L’Oreal Infallible Mega Matte Gloss

L’Oreal Infallible Mega Matte Gloss, R149.95 each

LOreal Lips

What they say: Our no compromise gloss is here.

The formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and shine colour pigments, leaving lips hydrated with a high level of shine. Enjoy a glossy look, without stickiness. The lip shaper applicator contours and hugs lips for a perfect glossy pout, all day.

Fill the applicator with the Mega Gloss Infallible Texture. Apply the lip gloss firstly onto the lower lip, from the centre to the corners. Repeat this on your upper lip, paying extra attention to your cupids bow. This way you will achieve a perfectly shaded effect, leaving the middle of your lips looking more intense and shinier in colour.

What I say: It’s been a very long time I’ve been this excited about a gloss.

I say gloss, but these sit more in the realm of liquid lipsticks. There are a few other finishes available, but these matte ones are the business for me.

The colour payoff is just as good as a lipstick and the finish is as velvety as a cream matte lipstick. The difference lies in the comfort; unlike traditional matte lipsticks, you won’t need to use a lip liner with these glosses. The hydrating formula nourishes the lips and leaves them soft and supple, even after a full day’s wear.

The applicator is a bit of genius, too. The scoop makes precise application a doddle – no mess or fuss. It sits over the curve of your lips and deposits an even, smooth layer of colour.

Two very happy thumbs up for these three shades: Amen, Rapoutine-Me and The Bigger The Better.