Hold everything! I had actually stopped blogging for the day (admin, frantic tidying up before my mum comes to stay, emergency Tesco dash) but when these arrived by courier, I could not wait to blog them! If the L’Oreal Paris La Palette Lips sets haven’t arrived in Boots or Superdrug yet, they will be any day now. I couldn’t find them on-line, although I am pretty sure they are out in the US already.
These palettes remind me of the type of product that you could only ever get in duty free – and these feel just as covetable but they’re certainly not bank breakers at £12.99 each. The shades are a mix of matte, iridescent and satin finishes, although that’s not immediately obvious when you first open the palette.
The texture differences are much easier to spot once they’ve been swatched side by side, but as you can see there is a comprehensive red selection here. I had a little go at the ombre look that is in the main picture – it’s a little bit naughty because I question whether that lip look is achievable with this palette. I did get a very lovely ombre, but not blackened as it appears in the promo.
The nude palette is the same in terms of textural variations, but these are lovely nudes and have actually got me inspired to start using nude lip shades more often again. I used to wear a nude lip a lot, but I’ve gone to the coral side these days.
I feel pretty happy with these palettes – nicely priced, a good way to play with colours and the brush is perfectly decent as well. I will say that the formula doesn’t taste very nice – I have a slightly bitter taste in my mouth (don’t worry, it will go when I add cake 😉 but all in all, I’m very pleased to have them and will use the nude, in particular, going forward.
NB: Have just found them hidden away on Boots.com – they’re HERE. They’re on a 3 for 2 as well!
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