L’Oreal Infallible 8 Hour vs. 6 Hour Never Fail Lipgloss


L'Oreal Infallible Lipgloss

I am a lipgloss fanatic. I prefer it over lipstick any day. But the trouble with lipgloss is how quickly it comes off. When taping my PA Live segments I always apply gloss on my way into the building…but by the time we start filming, it is usually gone. So while at CVS 2 weeks ago, I saw L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss and decided I’d give it a go. I picked up their new 8 Hour lipgloss (Red Fatale, 320), as well as the 6 Hour Lipgloss (Undeniable Mauve, 515) not realizing that besides the difference in color, there would be a difference in performance.  

6 Hour Lipgloss: The color looks richly pigmented in the bottle, but as you can see on my hand, it tends to have a sheerness to it. I wanted the color I saw in the bottle, so I applied 2 coats and let it dry. It was definitely shiny, like I like my gloss to be, and it stayed put for hours…until I took a drink and began to eat. Then it came off on the cup and although I still had color on my lips, it was much less so. Still I wasn’t disappointed because at least it was still on my lips, whereas a regular gloss would’ve been gone entirely. This gloss doesn’t feel sticky, but it doesn’t feel like regular gloss either.

8 Hour Lipgloss: Amanda rocks red and she is much lighter skinned than I am, so I decided I would really try to make a go of wearing red. I was sure to pick a red that was as true red as possible without that orange hue. As you can see from the swatch on my hand, this is a full cover gloss, and I was stoked. The red was very bright and I loved it. I did notice that it looked more like I painted my lips with lacquer than lipgloss though. Almost like patent leather on my lips. 8 Hour Infallible is not only supposed to last longer, but it is supposed to be more hydrating. I didn’t find that to be the case. This gloss came off onto my teeth when I would talk and I would constantly have people telling me I had red on my teeth. It would also bleed down into the cracks of my mouth, pooling color and product that when I talked, I could actually feel it and would have to keep wiping it out. And like the 6 Hour, when I ate or drank, the color came off and faded. I didn’t find that this gloss lasted 8 hours.

I’m definitely going to stick with the 6 Hour for however longer they make it (you can no longer find it on their website) even though the color is more sheer than I want. While I LOVE the coverage of 8 Hour, I just don’t think the formula is that good.

Have you tried either?



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Shannon began A Girl's Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. She has been featured in Glamour, VOGUE Australia, Woman's World, Nail Pro, SHAPE and on WBRE's PA Live. She is a go-to source for social media consulting when it comes to beauty brands.

3 Responses to L’Oreal Infallible 8 Hour vs. 6 Hour Never Fail Lipgloss

  1. Maria Palma

    I haven’t tried either one, but I’ve been curious about the 8-hour one. Glad I read your review because it saved me a few bucks!

  2. Reena

    Interesting, I used to wear a certain brand which I hate. After I ate something, all else fades away, I reapply again and again. Good thing they have this kind of lipgloss nowadays.

  3. Rainbow

    I have been using their 6 hour gloss for a few years now because it is the ONLY gloss that stays on my lips and keeps them moisturized. Acne medication has left my lips chronically dry, and this stuff was a life saver. But the 8 hour gloss is CRAP!! It is SO much thinner and doesn’t stay on at all! My lips were completely chapped within 2 days of using it! Why did they have to mess with perfection?? :(

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