Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

A Barely-There, Sheer Gold-Shimmered Gloss

L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is sheer, gold-shimmered gloss. There is a very slight yellow tint to the otherwise clear base color. MAC Phiff is similar, just has larger sparkle particles. Bobbi Brown Bare has a colored mix of sparkle.

Something Shiny adds a modicum of shimmer, but it primarily adds shine.  It also seemed to warm up my natural lip color (giving it a warmer undertone, which is nice, given my natural lip color is corpse-like!).  Because the formula is slightly drying, it’s better layered over a lipstick to add a healthy dose of high-gloss shine.  The gloss has a thin consistency and gritty, tacky texture.  This particular shade smelled mostly sweet and fruity without the medicinal quality that some of the other shades have had.  When I tried wearing Something Shiny, the shine lasted for three hours, and the shimmer had vanished by the fourth hour–not quite the eight-hour wear promised.

The Glossover

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product

Something Shiny

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Pretty in the tube than on, it doesn't deliver much in the way of color or sparkle, just shine. Unfortunately, with the drying nature of the formula, it's hard to wear alone (or justify the drying quality without more shimmer/color).

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Phiff is similar, just has larger sparkle particles. Bobbi Brown Bare has a colored mix of sparkle.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Star Treatment Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Mainline Eyeliner. On cheeks: (your left) NARS Debbie Harry Blush/Highlighter, (your right), shu uemura G6-1 Glow-On Blush.

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5 thoughts on “L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Way too sheer! If this was polish I would return it. lol

  2. akatonbo

    This is definitely not as much gold as I was hoping for when I picked it up. I already have a couple of good choices for larger and brassier gold glitter (from Black Radiance, which is made by the same parent as Wet N Wild and you can really tell from how their shadow palettes are packaged), but I’ve been looking for a really good gloss with fine, paler/yellower gold sparkle and this was kind of blah.

    • Clare

      Try the new Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss All That Glitters. You can feel a bit of the shimmer, but it’s got pretty good pale gold color.

      • akatonbo

        Ooh, that IS a good one. Plenty of sparkle, still not exactly what I’m looking for but definitely a step closer. (Maybe what I need to do is mix it a little with something that I think is too brassy and the end result will be perfect. :))

  3. I hate the smell of these.