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. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.