The lastest L’Oreal Paris lipstick collection is Collection Privee: Les Nudes – individual nude shades created in collaboration with the L’Oreal Paris spokesmodels, Cheryl Cole, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, Liya Kebede, Eva Longoria and Doutzen Kroes. I have the selection above to show you.
This year a lot of brands have reinterpreted nudes – very loosely in some cases (some prime examples in my feature HERE) and again, these aren’t necessarily what I would call traditional nude – the pink (Doutzen’s Nude) is definitely pink and not nude, but I’m being picky. In any case, if it is to be believed, the spokesmodels have helped to create their own shades, so I’m not going to argue with Cheryl Cole over a nude!
As you can see from the swatches, Doutzen’s Nude in pink is barely there – it’s the merest hint of a colour, called, appropriately, Hint of Pink. Julianne’s Nude, Rosewood Beige, is designed for paler complexions (as is Hint of Pink). Frieda’s Nude, Mauve Pink, has hints of lavender in it and will suit those with caramel tones, while Eva’s Nude, Skin Peach, which I’m wearing now is best for darker hair and and golden skin tones. Actually, to me, it has almost brick tones to it and even though I am exactly right for the suggested tone match, I’d probably choose Freida’s Nude for myself. As far as texture goes, it’s quite a rich consistency with good coverage – I prefer something a little more glossy myself and these aren’t exactly matte but aren’t heavy on the sheen either. The packaging is L’Oreal Paris’s most luxy yet – it looks very premium with matte-ish black and gold.
They’re £8.19 in Boots but seem to be on the Buy One Get Another Half Price offer HERE.
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