I discussed the L’Oreal Infalliable Lacquer liner in my Drugstore Gel Liner Comparison post where I compared it to its sister product Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner. I’ve actually abbreviated this L’Oreal product’s name because it is a mouthful: L’Oreal Infalliable Never Fail Lacquer Liner 24H. Wow!
L’Oreal Infalliable Lacquer Liner
Now that I have had time to play with L’Oreal’s gel liner offering, I am pretty happy to report that it is a winner. Though I haven’t had any silly mishaps where I negligently DID wear it for 24+ hours unlike its Maybelline sister product, I can say for sure that it does last for at least sixteen hours without any issue, even in the heat.
Update 5/31 @ 10:03PM – this stands up to tears and Ponds makeup wipes pretty dang well. I was able to remove it with the Ponds wipe, but an oil-based cleanser (or straight up EVOO, Almond, or Argan would be great too) would make it easiest. This stuff is not budging in rain and is wedding-or-funeral friendly (crying).
In my observations from the comparison post, I noticed that the Blackbest Black L’Oreal Infalliable Lacquer Liner looked to be pretty glossy (in the pot) which makes sense given its name. This glossier consistency lends to a smooth, gliding application. I happen to prefer a bit more control and precision – but this does not make the product inferior. In addition to a smooth-glide application, this product delivers a nice, high-opacity glossy black line. I often tone this down by using a small brush to pat black shadow on over top – but again, that is a matter of preference.
I’m not a fan of the included brush (though I haven’t been, yet), so I’d recommend applying with a stiff angled-bristle brush. That said, I would definitely purchase it over prestige liners for the value, and I will definitely repurchase when I run out or when I carelessly let it dry out.
So because sharing is caring, because I like this product, and because for the love of cats May is now over – here’s a giveaway for one L’Oreal Infalliable Lacquer Liner in the perennially appropriate Blackest Black, hosted by Beauty Skeptic.
To enter, check out this nice widget from Rafflecopter! No purchase is necessary, it is hosted by me, and your information is kept private because I also don’t appreciate jerks giving out info. The only requirement is that you leave a comment and tick the Rafflecopter thingy below – you can earn extra entries by, “Liking,” Beauty Skeptic on Facebook, following Beauty Skeptic on Twitter, and tweeting a message.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I will contact the winner on June 7 (so I can get your prize shipped to you!) as well as announce it here on the blog. Good luck!