Hello my beautiful friends,
I have been travelling a lot recently and this January has been a crazy month for me. I have been home for like 5 days in this entire month! 😀 I got sent this beautiful lipstick by L’oreal from their Pure Reds star collection. I loved the concept how they came up with a red lipstick collection. I mean come on, who doesn’t want all the red lipsticks in the world? 😛 I know we all do! 😀
They have a total of 7 shades in this range. All shades are assigned like a signature shade to a popular star. For example this shade I am going to be talking about today has been signed by our lovely bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor.
All L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Lipsticks
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Vermeil – Fan Bingbing
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Amaranthe – Gong Li
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet – Sonam Kapoor
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Fire – Li Bingbing
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Scarleto – Blake Lively
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Rouge – Freida Pinto
L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Brick – Aishwarya Rai
Like seriously, I wish I can get all of these beauties. I am specially tempted to get the Scarlto, Rouge and Brick shades, for obvious reasons 😛 Tell me if you know what I am talking about in the comments below 😀
Moving on, let us talk more about the lipstick here.
About L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection
L’Oreal Paris starts the new year painting 2015 RED! Presenting the 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.
G900993 – INGREDIENTS: DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, OZOKERITE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, KAOLIN, ISOHEXADECANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, ALUMINA, POLYETHYLENE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM, ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, BHT, TIN OXIDE, SILICA, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7, MICA, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 75470 / CARMINE (FIL. B161148/1).
Rs. 995/- for 4.2 g product. (I know it widens the eye for a second but we will see if it really worth it, in just a minute) 😀
In Detail L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet Lipstick Review Swatch LOTD FOTD
Talking of the packaging first, I don’t have much to say because it is clear how gorgeous it is. I mean who would not like this lovely lustrous black packaging for a lipstick. Inside it has the classic golden metal shell which adds so much class. On the outside, we have the signature of the respective starts who the lipstick represent. In my case, we have Sonam Kapoor’s signature. The shade details are mentioned on one end and there is the logo on the other end. Of course there is the color coded button like their moist matte collection which makes color identification so much easier.
Formula and Texture
Pure reds is a matte lipsticks collection. The formula of the lipstick is very matte. The texture is super smooth but one has to be very very careful while applying it because it is easy to go wrong with such intense matte lipstick shades. It glides on easily on the lips. Quite a lovely feature for a matte lipstick. It does not dry out my lips inspite of being an intense matte shade. In fact I find it better than most MAC matte lipsticks when it comes to the texture. It covers all imperfections and does not make the fine lines prominent.
Shade Pure Garnet and Pigmentation
In the bullet, it looks like a deep brownish maroon shade. But when we swatch it, it comes out to be this beautiful deep wine red shade. This is such a bomb.com shade for party evenings. The pigmentation is totally intense. Completely opaque in one single swipe. The perfect shade and pigmentation makes this baby drool worthy.
They claim a good 6 hours when it comes to staying power. But well, this diva outshined the expectation of its makers when it comes to this category. I mean I wore it in the morning and it stayed on me for the entire day. I did eat and drink but the lipstick was very much on my lips. I did not need retouching or anything. Basically the credit goes to the lovely texture and the super awesome pigmentation. This lipstick stayed put on my lips for a good 11 to 12 hours. This does leave a strong stain behind. So you will need a good quality make up remover to take the product off from your lips. I mean I wore this lipstick yesterday and as I am writing this, I still have a nice wine red stain on my lips which by the way looks totally gorg 😀
MBF views and Recommendation
This is one of the best matte lipsticks I have ever used and I would definitely love to try out more shades from the range. I am very impressed with the quality of the lipstick which in fact beats its super high end counterparts. The price is totally justified with a bomb lipstick like that. I would sure recommend you guys to try this out. When you apply it, please use a liner and line your lips first because it would help you be precise. Because with such super amazing pigmentation in a matte lipstick, it is easy to go wrong and we don’t want that.
here is our Pout selfie 😀 😛
PROs of L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet Lipstick
1. Gorgeous and intelligent packaging. Black and Gold hits all the right spots when it comes to a lipstick! Plus the color coded button is a life saver.
2. Beautiful formula and texture, glides on like a dream on the lips.
3. Intense pigmentation, single swipe gives 100 percent opaque finish.
4. Has the mildest floral fragrance, but hardly noticeable.
5. Bomb.com matte finish! Nuff said!
6. Covers imperfections and lip pigmentation.
7. Very long staying power.
8. Feels light and does not dry out my lips inspite of being a matte formula.
CONs of L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet Lipstick
none actually. But I would just mention some tips or may be you can call these precautions before applying this baby.
1. If you have dry lips, you might want to exfoliate and moisturise beforehand. Otherwise the finish may not come out to be perfect.
2. Use a lip liner my babies, or it might be a little difficult to work with such deep shades.
So tell me have you tried any shades from this range? Share your experience with us in the comments below 🙂