100th article on Know Your Makeup! I am super happy as it is going to be about a lip product as I am a gruesome addict 😉 L’Oréal Paris recently launched their Infallible Sexy Balms in India in both “Bold” and “Sheer” variants. There seem to be five shades each in both variants. Sheer Sexy Balms have sheer color payoff, whereas Bold Sexy Balms have bold color payoff. Like their colors and packaging, they are priced differently as well: INR 499 and INR 475 for Bold and Sheer, respectively. I picked the boldest of bold shade in this range: “201 Wasted.”
Price: INR 499 for 3.39 g [BUY HERE: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Sexy Bold Lip Balm, 201 Wasted, 3.39g]
Shelf Life: 2.5 years
Ingredients: Not listed
Product Description: Introducing Infallible Sexy Balm: The first no compromise life-proof balm, enriched with moisturizing gel balm, provides your delicate lips with 12 hours of irresistible moisture. Formulated in Sheer and Bold finishes to fit every mood and occasion, this uber hydrating gel balm comes in a weightless velvet texture and vibrant pigments for a true kick of color. No stickiness, just a ton of moisture.
My Experience with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Bold 201 Wasted
Packaging: This sexy balm comes in a pretty black retractable tube with a metallic color-coded cap. Bold Sexy Balms have opaque metallic caps, whereas Sheer Sexy Balms have sheer plastic caps. The silver wordings printed against the black packaging looks elegant. The shade name is printed in a color-coded sticker at the bottom of packaging. The cap comes in the exact same color of the lip balm. Also, the cap shuts off with a click, making it travel friendly. It would have been great if ingredients list was provided.
Texture: This sexy balm has a soft and creamy texture. It gives a glossy finish without being sticky. It applies smoothly and feels comfortable on the lips. This lip balm is so lightweight and keeps the lips soft and smooth. As the name suggests, it has a bold color payoff. One swipe is enough to hide any kind of lip pigmentation. It has a very pleasant fruity fragrance.
Shade: “201 Wasted” is an intense deep wine shade. It is the darkest and boldest shade in this range. It gives a bold opaque finish. This color suits Indian skin tones very well. It is one such color that can change your look to a different level.
Below are swatches of all 4 shades of Bold Sexy Balms:
201 Wasted is a deep wine.
202 Adventure is a bright pink.
203 Yala Yolo is a true red.
204 Never Stop is a neon coral.
Below are swatches of all 5 shades of Sheer Sexy Balms:
101 We Wear Pink is a baby pink.
103 As If I is a nude.
106 Clueless is a neon pink.
109 Such A Babe is an orange.
111 Go Pretty Or Go Home is a mauvy pink.
Performance: As the name suggests, it is a bold sexy lip balm. Although it is a lip balm, it performs like a creamy lipstick with bang-on full coverage. It is a highly pigmented sexy balm. Its smooth, creamy texture glides on the lips easily and gives an even finish. It moisturizes the lips very well. It feels so lightweight. It is a non-sticky, glossy sexy balm that makes the lips smooth and hydrated. It makes the lips look fuller, plumper, and healthier. The formula is really soft and comfortable to wear. There will be no balmy feel on the lips. It does not highlight dry patches as well. It heals chapped lips and keeps the lips soft and supple throughout the day. It does not settle into fine lines. The color can be toned down as a lip tint, but it may not be as hydrating as normally used. Its glossy finish fades as time passes and settles to a satin finish. This bold sexy balm stays on for 4 hours. Then it leaves behind a beautiful stain, which stays put even longer. It does transfer but not crease. It cannot survive meals. However, reapplication is quite easy. This bold sexy balm needs a remover to remove the color properly. The only downside is that the lips stay moisturized and hydrated only as long as this sexy balm has its color in full intensity on the lips. Overall, it gives smooth, glossy lips with full coverage.
Pros of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Bold 201 Wasted
- Pretty color-coded packaging
- Intense deep wine shade
- Has a soft and glossy texture
- Gives non-sticky, non-greasy glossy lips
- Highly pigmented
- Moisturizes and heals dry lips
- Feels so lightweight
- Keeps the lips soft and supple throughout the day
- Leaves behind a beautiful stain
- Stays put very well
Cons of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Bold 201 Wasted
- Shade range
- Cannot survive meals
- Feels dry if color intensity decreases
- Ingredients list not provided
Would I Recommend/Repurchase L’Oréal Paris Infallible Sexy Balm Bold 201 Wasted
Yes, I would certainly recommend to those who like smooth, glossy lips with a comfortable formula. I would like to try other shades in this range.