Review, Photos, Swatches: L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8HR Plumping Lip Gloss – How To Pick The Best Gloss
Are you looking for the perfect lipgloss that lasts all day with a wonderful sheen of color to brighten up any skin tone? L’Oréal has reached a break-through in designing an impeccable gloss They have recently introduced to their makeup collection, The L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8HR Plumping Gloss ($9.99).
When choosing the right gloss, it’s important to look at the shades and see how pigmented they are to get the look you are trying to achieve. The shades available in this range go from very light to dark — beautiful colors, which give definition to your lips; nothing too harsh or really dramatic. If you’re going for something more natural and subtle (for a more sheer effect) this gloss is great because the colors are not too pigmented.
This gloss is super easy to apply, as the applicator glides right on and defines your lip without any extra liner or additional products to use. It is mistake proof, which is an important feature as glosses often tend to glide off your lips and melt into the surrounding areas of the mouth throughout the day. Problem solved with this lipgloss! There is also no issue of staining with this product on the lips afterwards. It is not difficult to remove like other brands that are said to be long-lasting. Gently remove with a makeup remover liquid or cream (with cotton or tissue) or makeup up remover wipe, or even just a baby wipe.
How To Achieve A More Dramatic Lip
Also, if you choose to go for a more dramatic look the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8HR Plumping Gloss can be used by applying several coats to achieve your desired color. It is also great to be used as a top coat to add more sheen on another product or lipstick. You can go from a matte/creamy lip to a more glossy finish in seconds to switch things up. Another wonderful thing about this gloss is that you have the option of choosing one shade on its own or combining additional shades to easily to customize your own color.
How To Achieve A Plump Pout
A perfect suggestion on how to achieve a more plumper pout is by choosing two different shades: one that can be significantly lighter or just slightly lighter than the darker main shade you are using. Apply the darker shade on the entire lip (top and bottom as you would normally do). Then, apply a small dab of the lighter shade right in the middle of the lower lip, which will give it more of a glistening effect. This slight and soft addition of the second step of using a lighter shade creates just the right amount of shimmer to get that more ample lip effect. The gloss sets and lasts all day; you can definitely achieve this without worrying about the two shades blending together because of the long-lasting 8-hour effect of the gloss.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8HR Plumping Gloss also contains a natural ingredient, marine collagen, which provides additional nutrients to the lip. As as your body ages, your natural collagen decreases and that is what creates the fine lines and wrinkles around the lip area, causing a more aged appearance. The less amount of collagen your body has causes these problems that we would all like to solve. With the marine collagen that is infused with this gloss it additionally protects against these lines and wrinkles, as it rebuilds the skin and amplifies the effectiveness in stimulating the renewal and repairing of elasticity that diminishes as you age. So, this product not only gives you a glossy, beautiful lip color, but at the same time includes a natural aquatic ingredient from the sea, providing the essential functions of protecting and restoring the aging process, thus creating a more youthful look.
How To Use Lipgloss As Blush/Bronzer
The Infallible lipgloss is a definite for your lips, but it can also be used as cream blush or bronzer on your cheeks! Because of the non-tacky feel, it is great on cheeks as well! It sets into the skin just enough for a smooth touch, adding a pop of color to your face. You can create a wonderful, soft luminous glow as well as a dewy fresh look. This tip is perfect for people on-the-go, and for those who don’t want to carry around a ton of products in their purse, or if you have just simply forgotten your blush or bronzer!
As a blush or bronzer, it can be used over a base, foundation, moisturizer, tinted moisturizer, or just on plain clean skin. A moisturizer with an SPF is always recommended for protection from the sun. It lasts throughout the day and doesn’t smudge or fall down the face, especially in the hot, humid summer months that are upon us. It can be touched up or added onto for a brighter cheek. Also, keep in mind that the lighter shades can be used the same way as a highlighter. Tap onto the high cheek bone as well, for those wanting a more sheer effect.
Don’t be afraid to apply this trick, as its quite easy and very simple: To try this, first apply a small amount of gloss right from the applicator to your forearm or on the top of your hand and mix it a bit with your finger to warm up the gloss and get the right amount when applying to the cheeks. Then, dab the gloss onto the apples of the cheeks, with one or two fingers and lightly tap with your fingers outwards where the sun would naturally hit the cheeks — and where you would normally apply your basic blush and color to your face. It is applied the same way as you would with any other cream blush or highlighter.
When first trying this out, use a small amount of gloss at first to achieve this trick so you can see how bright or natural you want to go. It’s always better to start out lighter and then add more to develop a darker or brighter shade. It can easily be added and applied with several applications to achieve a more brighter look. You can use any of the shades on your cheeks also — corals, pinks, reds, berries, neutrals and mochas. The lighter shades are used best as a highlighter on he cheekbones. With this one product, there are so many possibilities!
- Dawn DeSantis, beauty expert and editorial makeup artist, Dawn DeSantis (www.dawndesantis.com).
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