From the moment I saw Eva Longoria’s lips in this L’Oréal ad, my mind went into a trance-like state where it repeated “MUST HAVE LIPS MUST HAVE LIPS” over and over again until I tore out the ad and stared at it. I thought that somehow by willpower I would glance in the mirror and my lips would be that exact shade of pink. I guess we all know where I’m going with this. It didn’t happen like that.
If you want to give it a shot, pick up L’Oréal’s new Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss in #206 Plumped Rose and see if you can do it as much justice as Eva does! I was in the Honda service department checking out earlier this week and my service guy had this BEAUTIFUL autograph of Eva framed behind him and I immediately said “John, how did you get Eva Longoria to give YOU an autograph?”
“Didn’t you see her? She was sitting right next to you in the waiting area.”
For a second he almost had me, I’m very gullible– seriously, and we joke like that. It was odd because I’d been testing this gloss and out of the sky comes a photo of Eva, almost like HELLLOOOOOO! Just review it already, you’ll never have lips like mine, get over it!
So here ya go…
8 new shades round out this collection and I honestly think I couldn’t have had a better range of everyday-wearable shades to choose from to test. Plumped Tawny, Plumped Rose, and Plumped Plum were all very friendly colors that I think everyone could put on and look great in. There are reds, browns, and corals to be had too– but you can’t go wrong with these. It’s pretty much what you see is what you get:
But did my lips turn out like Eva’s in Plumped Rose?
If we factor in things like lighting, her skin’s undertone, and the makeup artist than I would say yes! But it wasn’t realistic for me to expect that anyway– I just like making myself miserable apparently! I absolutely love the glass-like shine these give off, and they stay that way for quite some time. Not quite for 6 hours, and that’s okay because I think we’re all becoming very extreme in our expectations. 10 years from now, Toyota will have a car that’s ignition is started by putting your lip gloss wand in to it so you don’t have to carry key fobs anymore at this rate. And if that really does happen, I’d like to state that I thought of it first! With the amount of gabbing and sipping that goes on with me, 6 hours would be AMAZING, but more realistic is about 3. Anything over 3 is a miracle of epic proportions at this point, in that case Infallible Plumping Gloss passes the test. In terms of color retention, it also passes. Even though, when I sip on a beverage a little gloss comes off– the color is still very apparent and all is not lost. The texture of the gloss itself will probably be the deciding factor for you but I think we need to revisit our expectations when we consider it. On the lip, it can feel somewhat tacky. Not like your lips will stick together and you won’t be able to say a word (wait– another novel idea of mine!), but it’s a little bit gummier than what you may be used to. It’s not like you’re going to be setting up a kissing booth at the county fair, or are you? The scent/taste is almost a little on the perfume-y side for a minute but quickly dissipates into nothing. I don’t mind it at all. The applicator on the wand itself is KILLER.
Not your typical doe foot, and I love that because the coverage is so much more even. You can detail your cupid’s cusp and the corners of lips so much more precisely with this little heart-shaped pad. This deposits almost a film of color on your lips that should last a few hours like I experienced. Woo hoo! So maybe I’m not Eva, but I think I came close enough all things considered to warrant an Infallible Plumping purchase.