Thursday, 19 November 2015

L'Oreal Paris Exclusive Pinks Collection - Blake, Helen and Eva's Pink

Left to right:  Blake, Helen, Eva
A couple of years ago, L'Oreal launched a collection of nude lipsticks inspired by eight spokeswomen with differing skintones, and last year they did it with red - this year, they're doing it again, but this time with pink.  On the surface, pink is a less tricky shade to nail than nude - but still, if you're looking for a foolproof option, choosing the spokeswoman who's most similar to you in colouring is an easy thing to do.

I've tried three of the five shades - Eva, which is a peachy mid pink which looks pretty good on my cool toned skin, but is designed to make warm toned skin look brighter; Helen, a super-sheer opalescent pink for a barely there pink effect; and Blake, a bright, orange toned pink for a pop of colour.  All three are nice enough, and I find myself most drawn to Eva, which is odd given that it's meant for warmer skin tones; Helen, I think, is more obviously meant for my colouring, but I find it a little too subtle, verging on insipid.

The lipsticks themselves are lovely - a little waxy and cold on the lip initially, they soon warm up and glide onto the lip with a little resistance, imparting medium pigmentation as they go.  The colour is buildable, and the formula light and hydrating enough to look and feel good for a few hours before they become too dry.

At £6.99, these lipsticks are reasonably priced and offer a quick way to choose a new pink - but they're not quite as revolutionary as I found the nude range.  Find them now at Boots.

Disclosure:  PR samples

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1 comment:

  1. I had the same experience with the nudes collection- theoretically I would have looked best in Julianne Moore's nude (I am very fair with pink undertones) but I found that the one that suited me best was the Jennifer Lopez nude. I am excited for the pinks!


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