L’Oreal has launched a new collection of nude lipstcks all designed to perfectly suit the different skin tones of their various celebrity faces – there are pinky nudes, creamy ones, more purple/taupe shades, coffee shades or caramel ones – basically something for you whatever your skin tone for one of those ‘my lips, but better looks’. I’ve picked out two of them to take a closer look at – one that I was immediately drawn to, and one that I thought wouldn’t suit me…
The shade I was immediately drawn to was the pinky Doutzen shade, it reminded me of Angel from MAC, one of my all time favourites and thought this would be great on my quite-pale skin. I liked the look of the J Lo one, but didn’t think it would work for me as thought it would be too much towards the slightly brown-toned rose shades that I don’t think flatter my skin tone. How wrong was I?!
When I applied them I found that the Doutzen one made me feel like I looked more washed out rather than perked up. But the J Lo shade gave me a healthy wash of colour, and really does nail the whole ‘my lips but better’ shade on me – in my opinion at least! What do you think? Which shade looks better?!
There are others in the range of course – Frieda’s is a lilac/taupe sort of nude, Eva’s is quite coral toned (and looks lovely), Cheryl’s is what I’d call a true nude – not too pink, not too brown. Then there’s Julianne’s – I love the look of this pinky nude shade.
The J Lo shade has made it into my day to day handbag for an easy to apply on the go shade that manages to look natural, yet perk me up too!
Next on the shopping list from the collection for me…Julianne’s or Eva’s! I do love a good nude (lipstick)!
Available from Boots