New at the Drug Store: L’Oreal

Over the last couple months it seems the drugstore is having some sort of holiday or something! There have been so many new releases from so many of the best drug store brands and it’s put a major strain on my wallet. Buttttt, the plus side is I get to share my thoughts on all the new products with you guys!

Infallible Lip Paints 

These lip paints grabbed my attention as soon as they released. Something about their packaging and overall display is just SO unique! Unfortunately I don’t have as strong of a love for the product itself. They aren’t bad, but I don’t find myself reaching for them everyday. The first thing that surprised me about this product was the applicator. For some reasons I had a pre-assumption that it would be similar to the Too Faced Melted liquid lipsticks (and a bunch of other bloggers/vloggers seemed to have the same thought!). This is not the case. The applicator is your basic doe foot with a slight dip in the center. It hugs the lip nicely and applies beautifully! It just was not what I expected.

As for the color range, it’s BOMB! I really feel like this range can work for anyone of any skin tone or preference. There is everything from soft nudes to bright blues and purples. I picked up two shades from the range, Taupeless and Spicy Blush. (I love these names, just sayin!) Taupeless is a beautiful cool toned grey/purple. I absolutely love this shade! Spicy Blush is a muted pink that I think is really wearable for everyday.

Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party

Ughhh, I was SO disappointed in this product. This isn’t a “meh” product to me, this is just a straight up dislike. I was really excited to try this product for a few reasons. First, the shade range is gorgeous! I was SO drawn to the green/teal shades in the range and hoped to try them if the black was a hit. (Clearly it was not..) Second, the shape of this felt tip liner reminded me a lot of my beloved Stila stay all day. And third, it was kind of expensive for drug store. I may be cheap, but $10 for a drug store eyeliner is kind of a pocket full.

So let me get to the point and explain just why I don’t like this. There is no pigment. None. Nada. Zero. Zip. As I first started to draw my wing I was pretty impressed, with the first (and only first) flick it applied a nice opaque, matte black color. But, as I continued to draw along my lid the pigment seemed to almost dry up. I couldn’t even line both of my eyes one time with full opacity before the tip lost total pigment. It applied super patchy where I could apply the product and by the end I literally couldn’t get any more product to come out. So yes, I paid $10 for one crappy application of eyeliner. Just one! I don’t know if I got  a bad batch, but judging by the 2.5 rating on L’Oreal’s website I’m guessing this product wasn’t a hit with many.

L’Oreal Infallible total Coverage Foundatoin

I’m so sad that the majority of this post is so negative! I’m usually so positive on here,  but I want to be honest about my opinions on these new releases. Again, I did not like this foundation. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews about it and from what I’m understanding those with oily skin LOVE this and those with dry HATE it. And unsurprisingly I fall into the combo/dry realm and really don’t like this product either.

So starting off with coverage, that it does have! If you have oily skin and are looking for a super full coverage affordable option, this just may work for you. The formula of this foundation is super thick and almost pasty. When I swatched it on my hand it completely covered the lipstick swatch stains. Applying this product was a little bit of a struggle. I’m still not sure what the best way to apply it is, I tried a brush and a sponge. I just felt like it caked up so much so quickly and was very difficult to spread evenly across the skin.

When I finally got this product applied on my face I was not happy with the results. Keep in mind, I applied moisturizer and a priming moisturizer before the foundation. I also exfoliate regularly. But this product broke up on my face SO much and clung to all of my dry spots very visibly. On areas like my forehead and under eyes, where I’m actually more oily than dry, it still broke up drastically. I’m inserting a few photos below just to show how bad the results were.

Sorry to get sooo up close and personal!!! I just really wanted to show just how bad this foundation looked on my skin, because it was way to bad to describe. But do you see how bad it is under my eyes and on my forehead!? My chin was even WORSE.

Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender

This sponge is better than the Real Techniques ones, there I said it. I don’t know exactly what it is about it, but it blends your foundation and concealers so seamlessly. One thing I really like about this sponge is that it doesn’t have too large of pores, I feel like it’s smooth texture allows for a super smooth application. The texture is slightly denser than the beauty blender when dry, but when dampened it transforms into a super “bouncy” sponge perfect for applying foundation! As far as the shape is concerned, I love how it has a flat bottom with rounded edges, I feel like it makes application so much quicker. I can cover my cheeks and forehead in seconds, but still reach into the crevices of my nose with the pointed tip.

Have you tried any of L’Oreal’s new releases? What did you think?
XX,

Shannon

 

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