Over the holidays I picked up two of the limited edition L’oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Red Lipsticks and I fell a little bit in love. After reaching for those lipsticks over and over again, I thought I would finally try out the original Collection Privee Nude Lipsticks that started the whole craze.
The Collection Privee Lipsticks were inspired by L’oreal’s best selling line of True Match foundation, concealer and powder. L’oreal was one of the very first drugstore brands to recognize the need for a greater shade range at an affordable price and over the years their line has expanded to include the most variations of undertone and colour combinations available. L’oreal realized how massively successful their True Match line was and decided to release a line of nude lipsticks inspired by 6 of their spokeswomen including – Julianne Moore, Doutzen Krouse, J-Lo, Eva Longoria, Freida Pinto and Liya Kebede. These 6 lipsticks are designed to flatter and highlight the complexion and preferences of their respective poster girl. They offer the “perfect” nude lip for each of these complexions and the subtle differences between each shade make them suitable for all skintones from very fair to very deep.
Of the 6 lipsticks, I chose the two lightest offerings – Doutzen and Julianne. The lipsticks themselves are absolutely stunning, two beautiful pinky nude tones in gorgeous matte black tubes with gold accents and accompanying signatures. Both lipsticks are on the sheer side with more of a glossy sheen and light wash of colour. Doutzen is a pale, slightly frosty baby pink and Julianne is the perfect everyday “my lips but better” pinky nude. They glide on well with only a little bit of bunching on dry skin and they feel quite nice and subtly hydrating. Lasting power is not the best at 2 -3 hrs but for a lipstick that doesn’t require much effort to apply, that’s more than satisfactory. Overall, I quite like the Collection Privee lipsticks, they come in a shade for everyone and are the perfect everyday throw on and go lipstick.
The L’oreal Collection Privee Nude Lipsticks retail for $10.99 and are now part of the permanent L’oreal display at your local drugstore.