L’Oreal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick collection review

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  • Manufacturer: L'Oréal
  • Availability: beginning winter 2011 through drugstores and midrange "all-in-one" stores (Ulta, CVS, Rite-Aid, Fred Meyer, et cetera)
  • Contains: 30 lip colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99 for .09 ounces / 2.55 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
L’Oreal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick collection

Drugstore lipsticks worry me just a little bit - because they’re not sealed. I once had an overly helpful SA at my local drugstore blithely pop the cap off a lipstick, test it on the back of her hand to show me the color, then put the cap back on and set that lipstick back up on the display. No sanitizing the lipstick, no saying “This is the designated tester now”, just…meh. (And this is supposedly someone who should damn well know better.) At any rate, I kept seeing these on sale, and finally decided to try them out myself when there was a sale AND a coupon. They apply very smoothly, and last a fairly good amount of time. The ads say “10 hour wear”, but in my experience I get about 6 hours’ wear before I need to touch up. (Maybe a little less time if I’m eating.) At $9.99 these are at the higher end of the price-range for drugstore lipsticks…but, like I said: watch for the sales. I own about six of these colors.

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Three Infallible Le Route lipsticks, swatched: Beyond Blushing, Charismatic Coral, and Eternal Rose Three Infallible Le Route lipsticks, swatched: Everlasting Plum, Fearless Fuchsia, and Forever Frappe Three Infallible Le Route lipsticks, swatched: Opulent Organza, Perennial Pink, and Pepetual Peach Four Infallible Le Route lipsticks, swatched: Rambling Rose, Red Fatale, Tender Berry, and Unending Amber

This collection contained:

  • Always Apricot —
  • Beyond Blushing — neutral medium pink creme
  • Blazing Sangria — warm medium red creme
  • Bold Bordeaux — deep wine creme
  • Brazen Bronze —
  • Charming Lilac — cool medium-light purple creme
  • Enduring Berry — cool medium pink-red creme
  • Eternal Rose — medium mauve-red creme
  • Everlasting Plum — deep cool wine-red creme
  • Forever Frappe — light warm mocha creme
  • Forever Fuchsia — bright cool medium-dark pink creme
  • Charismatic Coral — rosy coral creme
  • Molten Caramel —
  • Infinite Spice —
  • Intensely Mauve — tanned mauve creme
  • Java Jolt —
  • Lingering Mocha —
  • Mesmerizing Merlot —
  • Opulent Organza — medium-light orange-tan creme
  • Perennial Pink — medium light pink creme
  • Perpetual Peach — semisheer peachy-tan creme
  • Persistent Plum —
  • Rambling Rose — medium pinked rose creme
  • Ravishing Red — warm deep red creme
  • Refined Ruby — neutral deep red creme
  • Resilient Raisin — cool medium red brown creme
  • Rich Topaz — tanned gold creme
  • Tender Berry — medium cool mauve-red creme
  • Unending Amber — warm mauve-brown creme
  • Unending Kiss — muted dusty pink creme

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