Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on April 26, 2016; launched L’Oreal Paris’ Infallible Cannes 2016 Collection as both celebrated significant milestones – the cosmetic brand completing 19 years of being a make-up partner to the most prestigious event in global cinema, while the actress marked 15 years of representing India at the Festival De Cannes.
“It is an absolute privilege to represent L’Oreal Paris and India in particular, at a platform that honours world cinema and beauty in equal measure. 15 years with Cannes have gone by in a flash and the journey has been immensely humbling and beautiful,”said Aishwarya Rai.
“I’ve treasured every moment at Cannes and I’m ever so thankful to L’Oreal Paris, members of the Indian and world media, my well-wishers and my family for always making this such a memorable experience. I’m looking forward to now creating some Infallible moments at the French Riviera with my L’Oreal family of amazing make up technicians and my co-ambassadors,” she said on the occasion.
In an afternoon dedicated to glamour and style, the actress unveiled her signature look for the grand event. (Source)
Coming to the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Range – Cannes Collection ’16, this range includes everything, from liquid foundation to compact to lip-glosses to eyeliners to lip-liners to some beautiful lipstick shades. Again, I would like to thank L’Oreal Paris for sending across the products from this range for me to try and review. This range has given me some amazing products that I have added to my daily regime. Here’s what all L’Oreal Paris sent to me:
1. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation (INR 1400)
L’Oreal Paris claims, “The Infallible Reno Liquid Foundation by L’Oreal Paris is a zero compromise foundation with 24 hour stay and maximum coverage. It is totally touch proof, resists extreme humidity and erases imperfections without drying out skin. This foundation’s texture is perfect for brush application. It glides over the skin, sets effortlessly and delivers ultimate coverage without a ‘layered’ effect.”
My Take on this product: This foundation is available in 11 different shades which makes it easier to find the right one for your skin-tone. You don’t have to compromise with something that’s lighter or darker but just the right colour. I received shade “300 – Amber” and it suits me well. Similar colour with a yellow undertone would be Golden Beige, as the one I use has a slightly pink undertone. While I prefer yellow undertones, this foundation came as a surprise and made me believe I could pull off pink undertone for once. Lightly scented, this foundation is very light, smooth in texture and blends easily. It doesn’t get cakey and stays up to 7-8 hours easily. But definitely not for 24 hours, as it claims. Another advantage of using this product is that it doesn’t transfer or absorb your skin moisturize. It stays put and hides all imperfections just perfectly. With SPF 18, this 30 ml bottle has become an everyday guest to my make-up kit and I would recommend this foundation to everyone!
2. L’Oreal Paris Infalible 24H Powder Foundation (INR 1250)
Loreal claims, “L’Oreal Paris Infallible Reno Powder Foundation provides ultimate hold with a non-drying texture for the most flawless skin finish. Pushing the boundaries of long-wear, Infallible Powder Foundation stays put with no fading or transfer for an all-day perfect complexion. The powder delivers coverage as high as a liquid foundation, an immaculate matte finish and long-lasting wear which will withstand the most extreme situations.”
My Take on this product: Available in four shades, this compact can be used as finishing powder or a liquid foundation and either way, it works great! I was honestly having issues with my previous pressed powder and this one replaced my previous one. This compact has two parts: the upper one has the compressed powder snugly placed and the lower part has a very classy mirror and a usual sponge. This fine-milled powder blends perfectly and sets the foundation right in its place. Although I tried using it as a powder foundation, I did not really like how it looked, a bit cakey, I would say. I’ve been using shade “225 – Beige” and it suits my skin-tone well (even after a bad tan!). I would recommend this powder for sure, but only for foundation setting purposes. You cannot really replace this with your foundation but as a setting powder, this gives you a matte finish and stays up to 4-5 hours (unless if you’re under the sun). Even after a touch-up, it doesn’t give a cakey or exaggerated look which is just what we want! Overall, a great product!
3. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss (INR 850)
L’Oreal claims, “Our No Compromise gloss is here. The formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and shine colour pigments, leaving lips hydrated with a high level of shine. Enjoy a glossy look, without stickiness. The lip shaper applicator contours and hugs lips for a perfect glossy pout, all day.”
L’Oreal also tells us how to use this product:
- Fill the applicator with the Mega Gloss Infallible Texture.
- Apply the lip gloss firstly onto the lower lip, from the centre to the corners. Repeat this on your upper lip, paying extra attention to your cupids bow. This way you will achieve a perfectly shaded effect, leaving the middle of your lips looking more intense and shinier in colour.
- For an even glossier effect, apply Infallible Lip Top Coat.
The lip-gloss shades part of this Cannes Collection ’16 are:
- MATTE FINISH – 407 Smoke Me Up, 405 The Bigger the Better, 402 Forgive My Sin, 401 Amen, 404 Rasputine Me
- NEON FINISH – 302 Hot for Hawaii, 306 More of Bora Bora, 305 Miami Vice, 310 Say Seychelles, 309 Sayonara Sunset
- DAZZLE FINISH – 210 Disco Ball, 208 Flash Dance, 202 Gloss me I’m Gorgeous, 206 For the Ladies, 203 Studio 54
- XTREME FINISH – 505 Never Let Me Go, 509 You Know you Love Me, 507 Resist Me, 504 My Sky is the Limit, 502 Hold Me Close
- CREAM FINISH – 103 Protest Queen, 110 I got the Power, 101 Girl on Top, 104 Mafia Gloss, 107 Who’s the Boss
My Take on this product: Out of all the shades, I received 3 from Dazzle range and 3 from Cream finish. Shades being: 210 Disco Ball, 208 Flash Dance, 202 Gloss Me I’m Gorgeous from Dazzle range and 104 Mafia Gloss, 109 Fight For It, 103 Protest Queen from Cream range. Unlike its claims, I found this lip-gloss to be sticky. Yes, it is a gloss but it doesn’t have to be this sticky! Also, while the shades last a good few hours, say maybe 4 hours, the dazzle shades don’t come off easily. Next morning you’re definitely going to wake up with a glitter face!
This gloss definitely does not absorb lip moisture which is a good sign. The gloss has a light fragrance that is pleasant and fresh. Also, the applicator shape makes it very easy to apply the gloss well, giving you a beautiful lip shape (many glosses end up messing up the lip shape because they’re all over the place). Coming to the cream shades, I am in love with these! These are perfect for the day as well as night. They stay for long, give a very elegant look and, shine just the right amount. I would say, go for the cream shades for sure and if you don’t mind waking up like last night you were with Tinker Bell in Fantasy-land, you can give the dazzle shades a try!
4. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (INR 1050)
L’Oreal claims, “L’Oreal Paris introduces Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick for luxurious, comfortable, and long lasting lip color. Infallible offers up to 10 hours of vivid-high definition color and shine, while hydrating vitamin E keeps your lips moist and comfortable, this makes Infallible the ultimate beauty indulgence. Discover a true color payoff in a creamy, conditioning base that applies evenly without flaking or fading.”
My Take on this product: With a hint of fragrance in each, these lipsticks are available in various shades. Right from light to dark shades, these lipsticks will suit any skin tone. The shades last long (up to 7 hours which is shocking!) and leave a beautiful tint on the lips. They don’t absorb the moisture and keep the lip hydrated. This lipstick does not break up after a few hours and instead of leaving residue, it simply leaves a light hint of colour and leaves. Easy to re-do too! These lipsticks are honestly a boon to us all! They last long, give a beautiful look, don’t flake and smell nice. What else could you ask for? Do I even need to recommend this product further?
5. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner (INR 650)
L’Oreal claims, “At last, the perfect addition to your long-lasting lipcolour collection, the Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner. Define your favourite Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour, Lipstick or Lipgloss with a long wearing liner designed to perfectly complement each shade. No touch-ups. No feathering. No fading. Rich and creamy formula goes on smooth and even leaving your lips soft and comfortable for hours. A sharpener is built-in for your convenience.”
How to Apply: Apply along the top and bottom lash line beginning in the inner corner of the eye and working outward. To sharpen, use L’Orals Dual Sharpener and turn the pencil gently to create a working tip.
My Take on this product: Almost as soon as satin, these lip liners last up to 4 hours, unlike what it claims (6 hours). The shades are all beautiful, them being: 307 Red/Wine, 507 Mauve, 707 Plum, 807 Brown, 809 Nude. But we have to say that for those 4 hours that these lip liners last, you don’t need any touch-ups which is great! No one wants to use lip liners that need constant re-touch or fade away. Also, one thing I absolutely Love about this product is that it comes with its own built-in sharpener at the bottom. How cool is that? I mean, you don’t need to buy another sharpener or use one from another brand and end up ruining the original product. No need to carry around anything else, this lip liner with built-in sharpener is a complete package in itself. Definitely recommend!
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