According to L’Oreal…
“This is the long-lasting, transfer-proof color you’ve been searching for—no fading, no bleeding. The high-intensity color glides on with a moisturizing feel that lasts up to 24 hours. The result: bold lips without the dry-out and no need to re-apply. High-intensity, transfer-resistant color. Longwearing formula stays put for up to 24 hours. Dual-sided tube locks in color and adds moisture”
Infallible 2-Step Lip Color hasn’t been officially released yet, so it’s not featured on the brand’s website yet. According to Nouveau Cheap, this is a new and improved version of L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact. I haven’t been able to find any info about exactly how this formula improves on the old one, but now that I’ve tried it, I’m not sure it does! I’ve read a few very positive reviews of this formula, but I’m not loving it.
I never used the Compact regularly, so maybe I’m not picking up on subtle changes, but this new formula seems just like the old formula to me. If you love the Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact and are looking for a replacement, look no further than Infallible 2-Step Lip Color–as far as I’m concerned, it’s the same thing in more modern packaging.
If you didn’t try the original formula before it was discontinued and you’re considering buying the new one, here’s a little review:
Infallible 2-Step Lip Color is a thin, liquid lipstick with a clear balm. It’s an impressive long wear product. Once it sets, it doesn’t transfer or bleed, even after you apply the balm on top. It’s important to apply the color in thin, even layers and let it dry for at least a minute before you add the balm.
You might not have this problem, but I defnintely have an issue with this formula fading after a few hours. It lasts well on the edges of my lips, but it flakes off the inside after about five hours, which isn’t great for a long wear lipstick. I can still wear this if I’m willing to touch up every few hours, but looks so much better if I remove what I’m wearing and start all over again.
It isn’t particularly moisturizing or drying, and Infallible 2-Step Lip Color is relatively comfortable to wear. You can keep adding layers of the clear balm if your lips are feeling dry.
For photos and swatches of five of the available twenty-four shades, check out this post.
With so many great lip stains out there, I can’t see myself using Infallible 2-Step Lip Color very often. I love that it doesn’t transfer, but I can’t get over the flaking and uneven fading. Try Lip Ink (reviewed here) for a better alternative!