Quick Swatch // L’Oreal La Vie En Rose Collection

Quick Swatch L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Collection - Naomi's Delicate Rose, Julianne's Delicate Rose, Eva's Delicate Rose, Natasha's Delicate Rose, Doutzen's Delicate Rose - Swatch & First Impressions

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.

Quick Swatch L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Collection - Naomi's Delicate Rose, Julianne's Delicate Rose, Eva's Delicate Rose, Natasha's Delicate Rose, Doutzen's Delicate Rose - Swatch & First Impressions

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.

DSCF0966aL to R: Naomi’s Delicate Rose, Julianne’s Delicate Rose, Eva’s Delicate Rose, Natasha’s Delicate Rose, Doutzen’s Delicate Rose.

Quick Swatch L'Oreal La Vie En Rose Collection - Naomi's Delicate Rose, Julianne's Delicate Rose, Eva's Delicate Rose, Natasha's Delicate Rose, Doutzen's Delicate Rose - Swatch & First Impressions

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!

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  • Oo you beat me by a day hahah! My post is up tomorrow :’) LOL. Eva’s is also my favourite !! I still need to get those nail polish swatch things.. I tell myself everytime I see one of your nail polish posts LOL.

    Katina Lindaa | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • The packaging of the lippies are so pretty! My fave from the line is Eva’s – a nice middle ground pink. I love their nail polishes too!

    xo Kat @ Katness

  • I spotted these at a My Beauty Spot counter about a week ago, I think! (Still not sure if that place is legit, but they sell stuff online, so… they must be?) I go kinda nuts about collecting things, and I *almost* got all of the reds (think I missed out on Frieda’s last time) so I might try for these depending on how I feel. I think I’m kinda surprised by didn’t get Blake’s Delicate Rose, and got Natasha’s instead. I don’t even know who Natasha is!
    Shae xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

    • I believe they are mostly legit, I’m sure the L’Oreal would be! I believe Natasha is meant to be Natasha Poly, a model, but yeah, I would’ve thought we’d get Blake’s!

  • So pretty! I think Naomi and Eva are my favourite :]

    xx Julia
    missjulziez.blogspot.com.au

  • They’re beautiful, aren’t they?

  • Shilpa Shetty

    So Chic Pink nail polish shade is awesome,..