Tuesday, 26 April 2011

L'oreal New Makeup Collection

L'Oreal continue their reign, hiring every hot celebrity and fronting trends. This season: Colour blocking and juicy, tropical vibrant hues on nails and lips; neutral, matte eyeshadows for a soft and unexpected contrast. JLo and Frieda Pinto do the honours here with fantastic visuals:

I have tried the nail polishes "Resist and Shine Tropical collection" in Popping Pomegranate and Wonderful Watermelon, £6.12. They lasted around 4 days with no topcoat, before chipping began. I also tested out the Glam Shine Fresh lipglosses, £7.65, in Aqua Lemon Tonic, Aqua Curacao and Aqua Grapefruit. Grapefruit was a sheer but detectable peach, the others seemed simply a high shine (yes, "mirror shine") but no visible colour on application.

The standout product was the Colour infallible matte eye shadow, £6.99, in Pebble Grey. Housed in a very stylish clear cube, with more than 3g of product, it's an exciting sponge-like, densely pressed, pigmented matte powder. The collection shades are limited to 3 - two neutrals, (the grey and a beige, "Coconut Shake" ) with a pure blue ("Blue Curacao") there for variety. I will definitely be collecting these. I was so impressed with how long this formula lasted - even without an eyeshadow base.

Review here (vid) for swatches.

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