L’oreal Festival de Cannes 2013 L’Or Sunset Collection (2 Lipsticks I couldn’t resist!)
Aside from the drop-dead gorgeous Doutzen Kroes in the campaign visuals, with the “celestial” gold glimmer on lids, lips and nails, I was really drawn to 2 of the luxe gold-infused marbled Color Riche lipsticks in the collection.
But it wasn’t the gold swirls that sold me on them. (And you can see that despite the beautifully-retouched advertising, the gold shimmer in the lipsticks aren’t all that obvious once you apply them.) It was the wonderfully smooth texture. These are like sheer, glossy, balm lipsticks. They feel real good on, and you CAN see the gold glimmer up-close in real life, though they aren’t as dramatic as MAC Dazzle Lipsticks.
There are 2 other colors in the lip collection (a brown-gold and a rose-gold) but I picked the 2 shades I felt would look more flattering on me personally.
- Blackened Pearl: Beige-gold; this is by far my favorite lipstick out of the 4. The gold doesn’t show on camera because the base shade is so light, but it’s very pretty in real life.
- Smokey Rouge: Red-gold. This isn’t as bold and dramatic as it looks in the tube. It’s more a warm, glossy tomato shot through with a little gold.
The collection also includes 2 eye palettes (a neutral and a burgundy-and-dark-green set) but I don’t exactly need more eyeshadows so I passed on them.