L’Oreal have done it again – another curated collection of pinks to suit any skin tone. The nude and red collections were a huge success but, being someone that normally reaches for pinks, this collection has got to be the one I was most excited for. Five ambassadors for the brand, Naomi, Julianne, Eva, Natasha and Doutzen, each with their own personal shade of lipstick and nail polish.
The formula of the lipsticks will be familiar to anyone who’s tried L’Oreal lipsticks before – slightly waxy, with buildable pigmentation and a lightweight feel on the lips. I find that, especially with the lighter shades, the formula tends to accentuate any dry patches on the lips immediately so a good prep session is normally a good idea before applying, as well as a good layer of lip balm. They were well throughout the day without feeling overly drying but, again, the lip balm helps with this.
Naomi’s Delicate Rose – more of a peachy-nude than a pink but still very welcome in the collection.
Julianne’s Delicate Rose – a light, sheer rosy pink.
Eva’s Delicate Rose – a rich, mauve-y mid-pink.
Natasha’s Delicate Rose – a brighter, more summery version of Eva’s.
Doutzen’s Delicate Rose – a stunning bright fuchsia with a blue undertone to it.
Eva’s Delicate Rose has got to be my favourite of the lot, it’s a little deeper, a little richer and really adds life to my complexion, I also find it has the most forgiving formula of the bunch. The two lightest shades in the collection have a bit of shimmer to them which can be quite noticeable on the lips when the colour itself wears off, so that’s something to be wary of – it’s particularly noticeable in Julianne’s. The two brighter pink shades, Natasha’s and Doutzen’s are both rather bold options, perfect for warmer weather – I think.
L to R: Naomi’s Delicate Rose, Julianne’s Delicate Rose, Eva’s Delicate Rose, Natasha’s Delicate Rose, Doutzen’s Delicate Rose.
The nail polishes in the range are just as stunning – I love the size of the bottle and the long, flat brush is perfect for precise application. These shades are all part of the permanent line, I believe.
101 Opera Ballerina – a sheer, ivory nude-pink.
102 Macaron Noisette – a shade I already owned, actually, and one of my favourite caramel-y nudes.
202 Marie Antoinette – a pastel pink.
208 So Chic Pink – I’d call this one more of a coral than a pink, actually, but it is definitely stunning.
504 Insolent Magenta – a bright magenta with blue shimmer running through it.
Although the lipstick formula wasn’t quite as impressive as with the Reds collection a year or so ago, they’re still workable if you’re willing to put in the effort with prepping the lips beforehand. If you’re a pink lipstick lover, make sure you find this collection in stores and have a swatch – one of the shades might just take your fancy. They should be appearing in stores now!
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!