August 15, 2018

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss Matte 405 The Bigger The Better

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss The Bigger The Better swatch

I bought this on a whim while reading a UK-based blog. L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss line has been around for many years but not in the U.S. We have Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss but I am not sure it is the same formulation not to mention the packaging looks rather cheap. I often see these differences between the brand's U.S. and European offerings and it upsets me sometimes. Thanks to eBay though, I bought mine under $5 USD and it was delivered for free. And, it turns out to be one of the best lippie purchases in a while.


L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss The Bigger The Better swatch

On top of the simple and slick tube, it also comes with this applicator which is very similar to Yves Saint Laurent Tint In Oil. This applicator does a seriously good job distributing the color evenly. 

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss The Bigger The Better swatch

The Bigger The Better is a blue-based fuchsia that almost flashes neon, you know, the kind I usually enjoy wearing on my lips.

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss The Bigger The Better swatch
(The swatch photo was taken right after applying the color.)

The formula is something I'd call demi-matte. It gives a soft matte finish and feels weightless and very comfortable on without the drying sensation. It doesn't settle into the fine line, nor does it make my lips look like a shriveled raisin. It does transfer a bit even after the color completely sets, but it's nothing crazy and a reasonable tradeoff for the comfort.

Here is an overall look with The Bigger The Better.

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss The Bigger The Better swatch
(Wearing The Bigger The better with a minimal eye makeup. Notice the color dries down to such a lovely matte finish?)

I own more than a few colors that are similar to The Bigger The Better, but this one looks most flattering under the harsh lighting situation so I ended up wearing it in my recent video shoot. You will see the lip color looks almost neutral in the video and the makeup doesn't look crazy. In real life? It was the extreme opposite. I don't judge YouTube beauty gurus anymore.


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I am very happy with my impulse buy and want to get more shades in the same formula. Unfortunately, the color range seems quite limited that now I'm looking at Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipsticks


Thanks for looking. Do you have a favorite demi-matte lip formula? Any recommendation?


6 comments:

  1. Your voice is simply beautiful! It is funny because the gloss looks subtle in the video but much more pronounced in the photo. I love the color on you and would totally pick it up too!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the video! We're working on more videos but making videos is a lot of work compared to just recording the sound. You'd be surprised to see how harsh those studio lights are! ;p The color is bright but wearable thanks to the soft matte finish.

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  2. That color is amazing!It really suits you so much! And the video is great too! :)

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    1. I agree! And, thanks for checking out the video. :)

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  3. That color looks gorgeous on you both in the photo and video. What a truly wonderful showcase for your beautiful singing and voice Lena! Brava <3

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    1. Hope you've had a nice relaxing weekend, Rowena. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! I love your new profile pic, btw. :D

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