As Cannes Festival is on in the French Riviera right now I thought I’d show you a couple of things from the new L’Or Lumiere Cannes collection by L’Oréal Paris.
One of my biggest beauty regrets last year was not nabbing a single thing from last year’s Cannes collection by L’Oréal (it was limited edition!) & so I was heavily anticipating this year’s collection & I must say it does not disappoint one bit. The collection includes the Vivacious Moist Matte lipsticks, Super Liner Gelmatic eye liners, Infallible Mono eye shadows and Color Riche Nail Colors. I currently have two products, a lipstick & eyeliner. Read on to know what I think about them-
L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Gelmatic Pen in Deep Brown* (3 gms / ₹425)
L’Oréal Paris Moisture Matte Lipstick in R518 Flaming Kiss
When I first heard / read about this I was sceptical. Moisture matte sounded like such an oxymoron, so I had to check it out for myself.
I love matte lipsticks, but the texture can be a pain. Of all the ones I’ve tried tend to range from slightly drying (MAC Lady Danger / Nyx Matte lipstick) to very drying (MAC Ruby Woo). Even the ones that appear to glide on at first usually set to a very dry finish that constantly makes you aware that you have something on your lips. The Moist Matte glides on very smoothly (no tugging or pulling) & gives completely vibrant, opaque pigmentation in one swipe. I usually go over once more just to shape the corners & make sure I’ve filled it in properly. It looks a little shiny when first applied then settles down to a mostly matte finish. I say mostly because there is still a little bit of shine in there, in doesn’t look flat like a true matte lipstick. I’d say satin-matte (is that even a thing?) This is not something that bothers me in the least because I still love the dreamy finish but if you are a complete matte finish fanatic & you might not like that aspect although I’d still urge you to swatch it for yourself & try it out. It also stains a little, which is always a plus with lip products.
The color is a warm toned tomato red with a hit of orange. It’s an especially flattering shade for Indian skin as warm toned lipsticks tend to brighten our faces! (note: undertones have nothing to do with your shade like dark/fair. I for one thing this will suit any color, you just need to wear it with confidence).
And lastly let’s tackle the pricing aspect. I was a little taken aback when I first saw it myself. L’Oréal is more or less a drugstore brand & the lipstick seems to be priced rather high. But the formula definitely rivals high end lipsticks. And considering that MAC lipsticks are just 3gms (let me do the math for you – MAC lipsticks are 1.2 gms smaller & cost ₹100 more) I’d say that the product fully justifies the price. This is available in 10 colours in India.
L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Gelmatic Pen in Deep Brown