L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

A Budget-Friendly Sparkling Red Gloss for the Holidays

L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright red with gold and ruby red shimmer and sparkle. The underlying color is blue-based, but the addition of fiery gold shimmer makes it appear almost orange-toned at times. Dior Ceremony Red is bluer-based. MAC Ready to Roam is redder. MAC Totally Fab is more orange-toned. YSL Golden Red is similar but more orange-toned.

This is a new and limited edition shade for the holidays, which I grabbed at my local CVS a couple of weeks ago. I have a love/hate relationship with L’Oreal’s Infallible Lipglosses, because initially, I love, love them. They’re delightfully sparkly and pretty on, but they’re thin and have a tendency to feel gritty because of the thinness and high sparkle content. I feel like I fuss with my lips a bit more whenever I test one of these. There’s also this medicinal smell that sometimes reads “something sweet and fruity” or like menthol (honestly, it gives me an Icy/Hot kind of vibe, just more muted).

Sparkle Frenzy is semi-opaque and went on fairly evenly.  The tapered applicator holds a lot of product and allows for precision along the edges of the lip and the cupid’s bow.  This shade wore well for six hours, and it was in need of a touch-up after seven hours.  It can handle some drinking, but it won’t make it through a meal.  I love the way it looks, but I’m not keen on how it feels on: gritty, sticky, and a bit drying. While it wears well compared to the average gloss, L’Oreal advertises these as having eight-hour wear.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss
L’Oreal Sparkle Frenzy Infallible Lipgloss

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L'Oreal Sparkle Frenzy $9.99/0.21 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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That is one heck of a color! What a shame about the texture and smell though. If it wasn’t for that I’d go out and buy it today even though I don’t wear red lip colors.

Is this one a “plumping” gloss? I have several in both formulas, and while I find the “plumping” ones to have a bit of a “medicinal” scent/tingle, I don’t get that with the others.

oh, I’m totally with you on the medicinal smell! you hit the nail on the head there! 🙂 it’s kinda gross actually, I prefer the vanilla in MACs lip products although I hate, hate the plumping MAC glosses, they taste/smell/feel awful!

I f****g hate this lipglosses! I have two shades : a gorgeous fucsia and a rosy pearl that is super cute but both leave me with a gross goopy residue in the corners of my mouth I just don’ t get why that happens! And they don’t come cheap you know ….

I might have to pick this one up. I really love the sparkle.

Even though these glosses are sticky, I don’t mind too much because I know it helps with the wear.

What I love most is the flat wand. It’s really nice & you can get precise lines.

Gosh, why does the formula have to suck so much? This color is so gorgeous and I love the noticeable gold sparkle. Even with the negative review a small part of me still wants to search for this gloss in drugstores because the color is pure holiday perfection. I think I’ll resist though, I can’t deal with drying lip glosses in winter. Thank you for the review and swatch.

That looks beautiful on you. I’m not bold enough to wear such a bright red but it looks so great. I have a similar issue with that formula. I have a few infallible glosses and I find them gritty as well. They are pretty though.

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