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.

Sparkle Frenzy

LELimited Edition. $9.99.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

24 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
AnGeLwInGz Avatar

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.

xamyx Avatar

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.

bella Avatar

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!

Monica Avatar

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 ….

Nicole O. Avatar

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.

YellowLantern Avatar

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.

Lauren Avatar

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.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!