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I beg your pardon to be interrupting the eye products review series and I have a good reason to do so! I have broken my New Year resolution 😛 It lasted 15 days into the New Year (pretty good, I must say!!!). I am a sucker for red lipsticks and when L’Oreal releases seven new red lipsticks – simply ogling them from afar and not buying them would test the patience of a saint. Well, I am no saint and I do want red lipsticks! So after multiple visits to the local Shoppers’ Stop, swatching all shades and thinking about them closely, I finally bought three of them. These are three of the slightly different shades of the collection and since I have so many reds, I did not want to buy the same types again. Though all of them are super-duper pretty, gorgeous in fact, I have close dupes of the other four; so I decided to go in for these three- Pure Amaranthe, Pure Scarleto; and Pure Vermeil. This review will be about the shade “Pure Vermeil.”
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.
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 in this range 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-toned based red picked by Frieda Pinto (very close to MAC Ruby Woo).
Pure Vermeil – Peach-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 product.
My Experience with L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Vermeil Lipstick:
Pure Vermeil is picked and signed by the L’Oreal brand ambassador Fan Bingbing. 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 the 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.
Shade: This is a bright red color with peachy undertones. It seems a bit neonish on closer inspection, but is a very beautiful red in itself. It is going to look beautiful on all fair to medium Indian skin tones. 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 moisturising 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 almost 80% pigmentation in one swipe and full pigmentation in two. 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. Once set, it does not transfer much.
Pros of L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Vermeil Lipstick:
- Luxurious and sturdy packaging.
- Autograph of the brand ambassador.
- Color block helps in easy identification of the shade.
- The shade is a beautiful peachy-based red (a bit neonish).
- Fragrance is very mild, floral, which does not linger.
- Application is butter smooth.
- Finish is matte.
- Moisturising 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 Vermeil Lipstick:
Would I Recommend L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Vermeil Lipstick?
Yes, I will. As with so many iconic ladies in the past as well as now, we all have our exclusive shade of red, which is going to look the most perfect on us. Reds may be cool toned or warm toned or orangish/wine/coral/peach/brownish or just pure red. The choices are multiple and L’Oreal has brought all these options right at our doorstep – we just need to reach out to it. With an excellent quality and superb packaging, these are bound to be a hit among the ladies all around the world.
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