New In: L’Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip ColoursI try to avoid just popping into shops like Boots and Superdrug. If I ‘pop into’ either one I come out with mounds and mounds of new beauty finds that I really didn’t need. Last weekend I found myself accidentally ‘popping into’ Superdrug, and what did I come out with? The new L’Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours; three of them!

This new matte lip colours had me totally intrigued, especially as there wasn’t any testers in store, I couldn’t wait to get home and try them out. Now, maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I hadn’t heard anything about this product launch. I haven’t seen any promotional material, no one I know has bought them, and they are very, very hard to find online.


So what are these strange little lip colour sticks? Well, they’re a matte lip colour, housed in the cap of the stick, with this odd sponge applicator. You might have seen eye shadow packaged like this, but certainly not lip colour. And maybe theres a good reason for that…because I’m sorry to say, they are really strange to apply, and I just can’t get used to the sponge tip. As far as I can tell from the information I can find online, the sponge tip applicator is there to help you achieve an ombre effect, but who really wants to wear an ombre lip day to day?

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours Application


001 Silencio

This is a peachy nude, possibly a bit too nude for my complexion and not my favourite of the bunch. I was excited to try out a matte nude shade, however I do find this shade does exaggerate the lines in my lips.

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 001 Silencio

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 001 Silencio

004 Oops I Pink It Again

This shade os actually a lot more pink in real life, however my camera isn’t picking it up too well. I think this is the sort of bold redish pink that you could get away with during the day as well as the evening. I would love to see what this looks like with a tan.

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 004 Oops I Pink It Again

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 004 Oops I Pink It Again

008 I Gotta Feeling

This was a bit of a gamble for me, a purple. When I first opened I Gotta Feeling, I thought there was not way I was going to like it, but actually I really loved the slightly plumy, purple.

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 008 I Gotta Feeling

Made From Beauty L'Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours in 008 I Gotta Feeling


Although I’m not overly keen on the packaging, I am pretty impressed with the formulation. One thing these lip colours are? Weightless. Wearing them is so comfortable and light weight, you wouldn’t even know you had anything on your lips half the time! It’s a shame to say though, these are slightly drying, so I like to wear a lip balm underneath which helps with this. As I said about 001 Silencio, these do have a tendency to exaggerate find lines or chapped areas on the lips, so I would recommend a good lip scrub and a touch of balm before application. I am pleased to report the Matte Max Lip Colours do last up to six hours, which isn’t bad for a product so light weight. They will come off when eating and drinking, so bear this in mind!

Made From Beauty L'Oreal Infallible Matte Max lip laquer

Final thoughts

All in all, I actually really like the L’Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours. I can look past their cheap, light plastic packing and even forgive that strange sponge, as the formula kind of saves this product. Their biggest fall down would probably be that it can be very hard to get a sharp lip line when applying them, due to the foam thingy, personally I would be willing to use a lip brush to apply them to tackle this issue, but would you?

Will you be trying the L’Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colours? If so, what shade would you pick? Let me know in the comments below.


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  • hollycarole

    I’ve seen these popping up quite a lot recently on youtube and instagram and I’m just not sure on them at all, I really don’t like the look of the applicator :/ The colours you chose all look beautiful though.
    Love Holly x

    • You’re clearly more in the know than me Holly! I’m really not a huge fan of the sponge applicator, it’s just strange to be honest!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • “I gotta feeling” looks completely different than I would have expected from the packaging, but I love the color as it is on your lips.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yeah I was so surprised by the colour too!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with matte lip colours but I like the fact that these feel weightless on the lips so I’ll definitely give them a go! I Gotta Feeling is such a pretty shade!
    Brigitte x |

    • I know what you mean, they can be drying. I’m not sure about these if they are the best on the market, but they are weightless!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I”m the exact same, can never just pop into shops like Boots/Superdrug but luckily for me I’m rarely able to as my toddler hates it haha. Really intrigued by this new release, especially the weird applicator. I love the sound of the formula though, I could do with something lightweight that felt so natural on the lips, plus I love the shades you have here x

    Beauty with charm

    • It’s a bit of a problem isn’t it?! That’s where all my money goes haha!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I adore matte lipsticks, so I may have to pop down and grab one of these, as long as there’s a decent red shade! I’ve not heard anything about these either, so good to know they’re out there, thanks! x

    • There are actually a couple of red shades yep! Let me know if you try them!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • These look interesting, shade 4 is my favourite, i love a matte lipstick so I will have to check these out!