So, it seems that I sometimes join the new makeup/skincare releases bandwagon a bit later than most beauty aficionados — but better late than never, I say! Today my review is on one of the L’oreal Colour Riche lipstick collections that have been out for quite some time — The Nudes. You know the one I’m talking about. The collection of nude lipsticks that have been custom-made for almost every skintone, designed after a few notable celebs: actress Julianne Moore; actress Eva Longoria; singer/actress Jennifer Lopez; British/Indian actress Frieda Pinto; Dutch model/actress Doutzen Kroes; and Ethiopian-born model Liya Lya Kebede.
Each nude was made to suit not only these lovely ladies, but also anyone who may have the same or similar skintone. I chose Eva’s Nude which is suited for light-medium skintones. As I looked at all the nudes in the collection, I suspect that that Jennifer’s Nude may suit me as well, however, I thought I’d give Eva’s Nude a go first.
Firstly, let’s talk about the packaging. This is just beautiful. Black and gold sleek lipstick case — the case is a matte black and has a soft-ish velvet texture — very similar to the NARS Sheer Lipstick case. For a drugstore, affordable product, this definitely feels like a high-end product. It has a very secure snap closure and the special touch of Eva’s signature on the case adds a bit of fun.
The shade of this is a very wearable, neutral shade — a bit like an MLBB but very much more on the nude side of things. The smell is one of the typical L’oreal Colour Riche lipsticks (some describe it as “old lady lipstick” smell, but I don’t seem to mind it too much!). The formula is super creamy and very pigmented. It goes on quite smooth and doesn’t take many layers to get some good colour.
I would describe this shade as a warm peach/pink with a brown undertone. On me, this leans towards a peachy-brown tone which is a great nude shade for my lips. I find it quite hard to find a good nude — one that isn’t too white or that gives off a grey-ish tinge that makes me look like I have “dead lips”. You know what I mean? This shade does not wash me out and it gives my lips a bit of a natural brightness to my lips. I would say it definitely compliments my skintone. I think this would look amazing on with some peach blush and black mascara for an easy, everyday, natural look.
The wear-time of this formula is not that long-lasting, but on the other hand, it doesn’t instantly slip off the lips (like when taking a sip of water from a glass). The cream formula seems to stick to my lips quite well. I particularly like to swirl a bit of the lipstick onto my finger and apply onto my lips that way, pressing it in gently — I find this tends to make the lipstick last a bit longer.
I would actually consider trying out some of the other nudes in this collection. Of course, some may not suit my complexion as well as this one, but I’m willing to give it a try — like any other beauty product junkie, trying on for fun is the best part sometimes!!
I picked this up from Target on sale for $6.99 CDN. Like I said earlier, I find it quite hard to find a good nude lip product, so this one will be going on my list of re-purchases for sure.
I give the L’oreal Colour Riche Collection Privée in Eva’s Nude: a HIGH FIVE
Have you tried any of the L’oreal Colour Riche Collection Privée Nude lipsticks? Which one(s)? Like or dislike?
Thanks for reading!!