Wednesday, 11 March 2015

L'oreal Color Riche Exclusive Nudes | JLo and Julianne | Review



You know when you see something in a shop and you just have to have it?
I was in Boots recently with a friend with no intention of buying anything when I came across the L'oreal Exclusive Nudes collection and I was smitten.
Usually I would never buy two products from the same line at the same time in case I didn't like the formulation or the colour pay off or what not, but in this case I had to both Julianne's nude and JLo's nude because they were actually perfect. Just, perfect.

I don't know how I was so oblivious to them before because I know they're not brand new onto the market but somehow I missed them.

The idea behind the collection is that L'oreal have teamed up with a group of famous women, all of different skin tones and undertones etc to create a collection of nudes which are suited to everyone.

I'm not normally one for a nude lip but these really stood out to me and I chose Julianne's nude and JLo's nude; both quite different colours but both beautiful.

On the left; Julianne's nude
On the right; JLo's nude.

Julianne's nude, designed by Julianne Moore is suited to those with a pale complexion and is what I would describe as a peachy, pink mauve shade.
It is a really beautiful shade and definitely the kind of pink that I tend to sway towards... something that's suitable for everyday and isn't too obvious.

JLo's nude, designed obviously by Jennifer Lopez (but I've also seen this called Cheryl's nude too?) is much more of a classic nude in my opinion. It is a more browny nude but there are definite pink tones within it too which makes it very soft and easy to wear, especially on a paler skin like mine as often I can find very brown based nudes too dark and sometimes harsh against my complexion.
Although mine and JLo's skintones are worlds apart, I actually prefer this on my skin to Julianne's which is surprising.


The formulation of these is beautiful. They are buttery and smooth and glide onto the lips with ease.
The pigmentation is great, too. The swatches above are only one swipe which, for nude shades is a lot of colour payoff.
I find that they last about 3 or 4 hours on my lips before they start to wear off. I wore JLo's nude out for a meal and drinks on my 21st birthday and I didn't need to touch it up all evening so it passes that test!
Even when the colour has started to wear off though, the buttery softness is still there and still feels as though it's giving the lips moisture if not any colour which is still a plus for me!

I think the matte black packaging is sleek and the gold signatures make each one unique.
These retail at £6.99 and there are 6 shades in the collection altogether, each catering for different skintones and needs which I think is a great concept. It makes it a lot easier to choose which is best for you given the information on who designed each one!

I would definitely recommend taking a look at the Exclusive Nudes collection if you're looking for a nude lipstick as you're guaranteed to find one to suit you.

Have you tried any of the shades from this collection?
Which one do you think is your perfect shade?

Thanks for reading,
Kirsten.