I will be reviewing the third lipstick from the L’Oreal Pure Reds Star Collection range. I am liking all three so far, and it is really difficult to choose a favourite. However, if the other two have been slightly off beat for you, I would suggest you try this shade. These are permanent collection in India (well, the SA told me so) as against the Collector’s Exclusive Red shades in some other nations. These should be readily available at all stores as well as online. The shade Pure Garnet seems close to MAC Diva and the shade “Pure Rouge” seems close to MAC Ruby Woo. Since I already have these MAC lipsticks with me, I did not buy the former ones.
Also, Pure Fire seemed too orangey for me (may not be for some); and Pure Brick is more of a brownish, a more mature woman kind of red. I wanted to buy all of them, but due to my “now broken” resolution of not buying any more lipsticks till I finish up a few and the “guilty conscience” of breaking it, I bought only three of them. You all should definitely try and buy these, you will definitely fall in love. And another note – I can never say no to Jomol 😛 Hence on her request, I have purchased the Pure Garnet shade and will be reviewing it next. So, this is not the end – “picture abhi baaki hai mere dost.”
L’Oreal Paris starts the new year painting 2015 RED! Presenting the Color Riche Collection Star range. A rouge for every woman. Discover a shade of red that is as unique as you are! The range includes 7 exquisite matte shades that are chosen by 7 ionic L’Oréal Paris ambassadors. The Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. The range is enriched with new Light Illum complex that delivers a rich matte effect. The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours.
How To Use:
Step 1 DRAW: To smooth your lips and define your lips outline your lips with a lip liner pencil.
Step 2 FILL AND ACCENTUATE: Apply your Collection Exclusive Pure Red starting from the cupid’s bow to corners. Step 3 FINISH: Use a lip liner pencil around your lips like an eraser to remove any excess.
The 7 Shades are:
Pure Garnet – Deep Wine shade Red picked by Sonam Kapoor (very close to MAC Diva).
Pure Scarleto – A warm toned bright Red picked by Blake Lively.
Pure Rouge – Cool Tone based Red picked by Frieda Pinto( very close to MAC Ruby Woo)
Pure Vermeil – Coral Based Red picked by Fan Bingbing
Pure Brick – Brown based Red picked by Aishwarya Rai
Pure Amaranthe – Pink Based Red picked by Gong Li.
Pure Fire- Orange Based Red picked by Li Bing Bing.
Rs. 995/- for 4.2 gm of product.
My Experience with L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Scarleto Lipstick:
Pure Scarleto is picked and signed by the L’Oreal brand ambassador Blake Lively, both here as well as in other nations. The lipstick has the same packaging as the “Moisture Matte” lipsticks. It has a transparent cellophane paper to wrap up the lipstick and all the details are written on this paper. Inside, it has a color block in the front for easy identification of shade as well as the signature of the ambassador. The lipstick comes in a shiny black packaging, which looks extremely gorgeous and high market to me, and is not a magnet for fingerprints. It shuts with a click and does not break or open in the bag. Though I would have liked a box packaging for such a STAR studded collection; even this packaging does not let me down.
This is a bright red color with warm undertones. It is going to look beautiful on all Indian skin tones whatever be the occasion. It provides that instant pop of color which makes putting on makeup almost unnecessary. It has a very mild floral fragrance, which does not linger once applied. The bullet tip is beautifully shaped to provide for easy application and detailing.
Texture: The lipstick is a very moisturizing kind of matte. It almost glides on the lips, feels lightweight and very smooth. After 5-10 minutes, it dries down to an almost matte finish, but it is never the extreme kind of matte. Preparation of the lips is not essential for application, however, since it settles down to a matte finish and may show the drier parts of lips more obviously, you may want to exfoliate your lips in the beginning.
Pigmentation: This shade is extremely pigmented, achieving 100% pigmentation in one swipe. As with other bold red lipsticks, you will have to be careful while applying this. It becomes completely opaque and can easily cover any pigmented lips.
Lasting Time: It lasts for 5-6 hours easily without food, after which it leaves behind a beautiful stain on the lips. With food, the lipstick does not get removed completely, rather it just dulls down a bit. Reapplication will not make it look garish or cakey. In fact, it will only enhance the shine and the moisturisation of the lipstick. Once set, it does not transfer much.
Pros of L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Scarleto Lipstick:
- Luxurious and sturdy packaging.
- Autograph of the brand ambassador on the lipstick.
- Color block helps in easy identification.
- The shade is a beautiful warm-toned bright red.
- Fragrance is very mild, floral, which does not linger
- Application is butter smooth.
- Finish is matte.
- Moisturizing on the lips.
- Full pigmentation in one swipe.
- Lasts 5-6 hours easily.
- Leaves behind a beautiful stain.
- Does not transfer much once set.
- Easily available in India.
Cons of L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Scarleto Lipstick:
Would I Recommend L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Scarleto Lipstick?
Yes, I will. This is a beautiful warm-toned red, which will look good on all skin tones and every occasion. The texture is beautiful and the ease of finding so many reds so easily under one umbrella is almost too tempting.
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