Saturday, 23 November 2013

Collection Privee by Eva - Review


Applying lipstick at the end of your make up routine is a bit like adding icing on a cake, it's the finishing touch and completes your war paint. I have been faithful to one lipstick for over 10 years and it is from a drugstore in France that my cousin sends over to me ( i can't pronounce the name so there is no way i can spell it out on here ). But as i get older, i have to accept that my make up must follow suit and lipstick is no exception. 

I can't wear red lipstick or anything dark for that matter so i stick to nude shades. I recently saw an advert for a new lipstick from L'oreal, well it''s a range of lipsticks if we're going to get picky and i had to give it a try.

 Instead of going into the shop and doing random swatches of lipsticks, L'oreal have a system on their site where you choose which ambassadors shade is right for you. The ambassadors are...

  • Eva Longoria
  • Doutzen Krous
  • Freida Pinto
  • Julianne Moore
  • Cheryle
  • Liya Kebede
To discover the shade that's right for you, you select an option from each down bar which is appropriate to you and these include your hair colour and skin tone. Pretty clever really.

I did mine and with my dark hair and olive skin ( i'm lucky enough to keep a tan for years so i'm never pale or in need of fake tan, i feel the envy ), my nude shade ended up being the one by Eva Longoria.

Love the packaging

Looks like i've got a ridiculously fat wrist here
Ok i grant you that the lipstick and the swatch don't look nude at all and when i received it in the post i wasn't all that enthusiastic but when you put it on your lips, it looks really good and is actually a nude shade. Clever. 

When you go to buy it, the L'oreal site redirects you to the Boots website and they cost £8.19 which i think is quite reasonable. Of course prices may differ from other stores/sites.

If you like nude shades then i would definitely recommend Collection Privee and coming from someone who can be quite picky when it comes to lipsticks, i'd take my recommendation as gospel

K x

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