L’Oreal Aims for Infallible with Their New Le Rouge Lipsticks

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

Wearing L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in 812 Opulent Organza

Ironically, L’Oreal claims their new Infallible Le Rouge Lipsticks last up to 10 hours on the lips. I’ve only been getting about 6, but I think that’s still pretty great. After all, no one’s infallible. 🙂 Not even L’Oreal.


Whenever I hear about a new long-wearing lipstick, I think, “Geez, I hope it’s not too thick.” It seems like a lot of them sacrifice comfort for longevity, but this time L’Oreal managed to achieve both. Not only does the lightweight, non-drying formula feel wonderful (almost like a good pair of pajama jeans!), but it doesn’t have that cloying floral fragrance the company frequently adds (they’re also unflavored).

As for how they look, I’d say it’s like a satiny matte. The colors are rich and pigmented, not flat or heavy, and they look rather polished on the lips.

Unfortunately, packaging isn’t one of their strong points. I find them awkward to use and hard to open. I actually knocked over a cup of tea trying to pry the cap from the tube yesterday, but at least the plastic feels sturdy…

From left to right: 812 Opulent Organza, 421 Charismatic Coral and 130 Enduring Berry

From left to right: 812 Opulent Organza, 421 Charismatic Coral and 130 Enduring Berry.
Swatches from left to right: 812 Opulent Organza, 421 Charismatic Coral and 130 Enduring Berry

421 Charismatic Coral on lips

130 Enduring Berry on lips

On me, Infallible Le Rouge barely fades at all after meals. Definitely less than most lippies do, but after about 6 hours, the colors begin to exhibit signs of distress, settling into lip lines and looking cakey and uneven.

To say Le Rouge lasts 10 hours is a bit of a stretch, but even so, I think it’s a great drugstore product. Yeah, $10 is a lot for a drugstore lippie, but it’s also available in a slew of colors (30!).


PRICE: $10 (available in 30 colors)
AVAILABILITY: At drugstores, grocery stores, Ulta and online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. So how was the rest of your afternoon? You doing anything fun? My tummy’s feeling a little better now, but it’s still not completely right, which means I should probably stick to crackers for dinner.

I can’t wait to show you a picture of my new hair! I got my roots done and added caramel highlights. I promise to post a pic soon, but at the moment I’m about to pass out…


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  1. Tracy says:

    Awwwww-I hope you feel better soon. Can’t wait to see the new hair!
    6 hours is amazing! Must get these!
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  2. Nazih says:

    Opulent Organza looks gorgeous on you!

    • Melissa says:

      I second this! Really pretty color. As far as the others, I didn’t think much of Enduring Berry in the tube, but it looks really pretty on. I really like when we get to see swatches. Thanks Karen!

  3. Shannon says:

    So sorry you’re sick 🙁 Me, Nelson(orange tab), and Dudley(grey tab) send you head butts from the east:) Excited to see your hair. Thinking about bangs. Haven’t had them since I was a teen.
    Hope you feel better soon!!

  4. Citrine says:

    I don’t think I will like the shimmer in (or am I just seeing things?) the lipstick…love your hat though.
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  5. Denise says:

    I’ll definitely be checking these out.They look great on you. Bet your hair is gorgeous , hope your stomach gets back to normal soon!

  6. Britany B. says:

    I think I’ll buy the 2 colorful ones. It’s hard to find shades to go with my skin tone. I’m a NW45 in Mac foundation. I wish I was Nicki Minaj when it comes to bold lip color LOL

  7. Opulent Organza is gorgeous, and I love the name too 🙂 Feel better soon, and get lots of rest!
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  8. Nina says:

    if only for the name, i think im going to pick up opulent organza. the color is so pretty too – so its super win-win!

    im such a sucker for cute product names!

  9. enduring berry is gooorgeous! i swatched a shade a few days ago and it looked awfully dry even on my skin.
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  10. Vijaya says:

    Hmm… If I’m gonna pay ten bucks for a lipstick, it needs to be prettier. That plastic looks like it would crack SOOOO easily.
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  11. AnieJ says:

    Actually, I’m surprised how wearable these colors look! I’ve noticed that several brands have come out with really flattering colors for lots of skintones the past few months, namely the new Bobbi Brown lipsticks. I think I will give Opulent Organza a try just because it looks fabulous on you!
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  12. Rae says:

    These look fab! $10 for a lipstick doesn’t actually sound all that bad (regular ‘ol run of the mill Revlon Super Lustrous ones are $9 here in Canada), and I’m loving the sound of a lipstick without that awful lipstick-y fragrance and taste.

    Can’t wait to see the new hair 🙂
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  13. Lindsay says:

    You look gorgeous as usual. Can;t wait to see the new hair!
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  14. Tiffany says:

    the coral one is still calling my name…

    hope your tummy is feeling better today!

  15. Beckie says:

    I agree with you about the difficulty opening the tube! It is beastly. I thought mine was damaged. Not so good-
    Hope you feel much better really soon 🙂

  16. Laurina says:

    Those lip colors look awesome on you 🙂

  17. amy says:

    opulent organza and enduring berry are gorgeous.
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  18. Alka says:

    Wow – I am very impressed with how great they all look! I especially like the coral and opulent organza. I am definitely going to keep my eyes out for these at my local CVS! Combining coupons and extra bucks offers would be a great way to get these for cheap.

  19. Amee says:

    coral and berry looks awesome on you…..
    Karen i am eagerly waiting to see you caramel highlighted hairs!!!!!!!
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  20. Joyce B says:

    Drugstore lippies seem to be getting more and more expensive as is all drugstore makeup. And you can’t try colors before you buy. It’s nice to be able to return things, but I’d rather get the color right on the first try. I’ll try these because they sound good, but for a few dollars more, MAC would be my first choice and I can try them first. Hope you feel better soon!

  21. Winterbloom says:

    Those look very wearable shades. Unfortunately I do not like at all that scent most Loreal lipstick have, sickly sweet fruity one.

    I thought I needed a grown up vampy shade (Shanghai Express), tried it once and didn’t like the waxy smell, the dry feeling consistency and the color felt too out there. Now I found it again and I am in love. The waxy smell disappears quickly and the color pay-off and durability are amazing. And the color is so gorgeous.

  22. Rie says:

    Yeah, not too sure about the shimmer but Opulent Organza looks great on you!
    The packaging, like you said, isn’t its strength…
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  23. Michele DiCola says:

    While I do like the new L’oreal lipsticks, the caps open up in my purse and cause the lipstick the leak all over,

  24. Anka says:

    Opulent organza is amazing on you! It looks like a great nude color thats not so one dimensional. Do you think it would work on skin a few shades darker than yours? Also, your lips are amazingly un-wrinkly.

  25. S.J. says:

    I think all the colors look good on you! They don’t last too long though! I was crazy enough to buy 5 different colors…Well, I was actually feeling a little depressed at the time, which may explain the multiple purchase! I bought Rich Topaz, Tenderberry, Charismatic Coral, Intensely Mauve, and Brazen Bronze.
    Thanks for the pictures!


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