This lovely, red lip is from L'Oreal Paris in their Infallible line. The name is simply Beyonce's Red. I picked this lippie up from Ulta this month because Judy, from It'sJudyTime had reviewed this lip color and touted it as one of her favorite red lipsticks. I was also in luck when I bought it as it had been marked down to clearance.
As you can see, it is a beautiful color. I love how it glams up my look, and I feel instantly sexier whenever I wear red lipstick.
As far as packaging, it is a little bit bulky, but that is because it has two parts to it. This isn't your traditional swipe and go lipstick.
As you can see, there is a red tube and a white tube that makeup the product. Both tubes slide up, out of the silver packaging for use.
The red tube is where you get the color from. This slides up and twists off. A slanted, doe-foot applicator assists for precise application of the product.
It is best to apply this product in thin layers, as it needs time to dry before another coat is put on. The product itself is very creamy, but it also dries almost instantaneously on the lips if you apply in thin layers. Therefore, I like to stretch out my bottom lip-almost like I'm smiling as it dries, to make sure that there is a nice even layer and nothing cakes up in between the lips.
After you have built up the red to your liking, the white tube on the other side of the package includes a clear lip balm to condition and moisturize.
This adds a nice, glossy texture on top of the lip color as seen below:
I prefer to wear it without the clear balm on top just because I like a more matte look whenever I wear red lipstick, but I did find that you need something on top later because this lipstick can be very drying.
I wore this out for drinks with some girlfriends, and by the end of the night, my lips looked shriveled and painful. Adding the clear balm on top brought my lips back to life. Therefore, I would not recommend that you leave this product at home if you are expecting to stay out for a couple of hours. You definitely need to bring it along for touch ups.
In terms of wear time, it did last pretty long but I noticed that the inner corners wore off first. It is kiss proof, which my husband likes and it's not messy-which means you don't have to worry about whipping out a mirror each time you take a shot or a drink. :)
So would I repurchase this? I wouldn't mind trying out another color from the range, but I don't think that I would buy this particular color again.
Do you have the courage to rock red lips?