Every season, the beauty brand L’Oréal Paris, one of the official partners of Cannes Film Festival, used to unveil a makeup collection in celebration of the event. This year’s new launch was their “Infallible Pro-Matte” collection. This collection consists of foundation, liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, and eye crayons. This is not a new collection and was talked about a lot when it was initially launched. However, it is new for us as it has made its way to India only now. I cannot stop myself from a liquid lipstick and that too matte, and thus, I picked the shade “Plum Bum.”
Price: INR 799 for 6.3 ml [BUY HERE: L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, Plum Bum, 0.21 fl. oz.]
Product Description: The Pro-Matte Sensation: Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, our 1st up to 16HR matte liquid lipstick. Intense high pigment shades create comfortable, lasting ultra-matte color. This full-coverage, long wear liquid lipstick feels light for all day comfort. With the pro-sculpt applicator, shape and add dimension to lips.
My Experience with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick Plum Bum
Packaging: This pro-matte liquid lipstick comes in a curvy frosted plastic tube with a twist-up matte black cap. Its see-through packaging makes it extremely easy to spot it on our stash. Except for the shade name, no other necessary information is provided on the tube. The pro-sculpt applicator works well in picking the right amount of lipstick and spreading evenly and smoothly on the lips. Its curved tip helps in shaping and lining the lips. Its sleek, leak-proof packaging makes it travel friendly.
Shade: “Plum Bum” is a mauve purple. It is not an overly bright color. It will work best across all skin tones. This shade is amazingly pigmented and covers up my pigmented lips in a single swipe. However, I find this color to get oxidized and become a tad bit darker as time passes by.
Texture: The texture of this pro-matte liquid lipstick is thick and creamy. It glides smoothly and evenly on the lips. It dries down to a matte finish within seconds, so any correction needs to be done immediately. Because once it sets, it is smudge proof, transfer proof, waterproof, and longwearing. It feels soft and nondrying on the lips. However, it has a sticky nature to it, which subsidizes later.
Performance: This pro-matte liquid lipstick is intensely pigmented with ultra-matte formula. It is full coverage and nondrying. It does not have a lightweight texture, and there will be a feeling that something is worn on the lips. It gives a velvet matte finish and does not accentuate any dry patches or fine lines. It makes the lips look fuller and plumper. It is 100% transfer proof, smudge proof, and waterproof. Its claim to stay on for 16 hours is very true as it stays put on the lips forever. It can survive food and will not look faded. It will look perfect throughout the day. The only downside is its sticky formula. However, it does subsidize after initial hours of application. Even if the lips are pressed together, the color does not crumble or peel. Reapplication does not work well with this liquid lipstick. With Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, it did not budge at all. An oil-based makeup remover is a must to remove it. Likewise, avoid eating food covered in oil; else the color from the inner lips will be visible. Although it is a dark purple color, it did not stain the lips. Overall, this pro-matte liquid lipstick has stayed just as full coverage as when first applied throughout the entire day.
Pros of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick Plum Bum
- See-through frosty packaging
- Beautiful mauve purple shade
- Gives a velvet matte finish
- Intensely pigmented
- 100% transfer proof, smudge proof, and waterproof
- Perfect all-day-long-wear formula
- Does not stain the lips
Cons of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick Plum Bum
- Thick and sticky formula
- Shelf life and ingredients list not provided
Would I Recommend/Repurchase L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick Plum Bum
Yes to both, because it is a beautiful shade and stays both full coverage and matte the entire day.