L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen

The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen should be awesome, but it’s not. I really, really don’t get this product at all. They’re part of the ‘sculpting’ range and the theory is that you use the tip of the sponge to apply your pigment and then the side of the brush to blend it in. All well and good if you have XXL lips, but for mere mortals, the brush is really too big for any accuracy.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen

The end result was lips that looked a bit dry and blurry. I think part of the issue is the formula – unlike the Lancome Juicies, the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lip Pen formula is rather dry and it doesn’t spread evenly; it’s not even high pigment despite claiming buildability. I don’t know – for me these are a fail (I’ve just gone back and had another go to see if I’m being unfair, but didn’t get any better result at all), and it’s not really lip sculpting, is it? It’s just smudging some colour around.

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L’Oreal Paris gives with one hand and takes with the other!

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