After a long absence from the majestical aisles of any drugstore, I finally stepped into my local Walgreens to refill on my favorite Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation. My eyes only glanced at the section next to me for a second when I spotted a display for the L’Oreal Collection Privee lipsticks. I have been patiently awaiting the spring U.S Release of these ever since I saw them featured on the blogs of my favorite European beauty gurus earlier this year. I snatched up two of the beauties from the collection to accompany me back to my humble abode.
The collection features 6 nude colors which suit varying skin tones from light to dark. I honestly just chose the two that I thought were the prettiest so you don’t have to follow the skin tone indications (you do you gurlll). Each lipstick is named for the beautiful celebrity that inspired the shade. These stars include Doutzen Kroes, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Frieda Pinto and Liya Kebede.
I am loving the sophisticated matte black packaging of these lipsticks paired with the classic gold tubes inside. I wish L’Oreal would ditch the old-lady packaging from their traditional lipstick line and opt for the sleeker design of these limited edition ones. My small worry concerning packaging is if the NARS-esque black material attracts more dirt and grime–but so far so good. Each lipstick runs for roughly $8.99 (CVS) to $5.97 (Walmart) depending on the drugstore.
Julianne’s Nude is a cool pinky-rose nude which was created to flatter fair skin types. It applies silky smooth and buttery but is definitely a more sheer wash of color compared to Eva’s Nude below. This lipstick feels super hydrating and comfortable but doesn’t provide the greatest wear concerning the longevity department. It reminds me of a lipstick and lip balm fused into one.
Eva’s Nude is a warm, earthy brown toned nude which was created to flatter medium, hispanic skin types like Eva Longoria. I love muted shades like these even on fairer skin tones like mine. It’s a great, non-offensive color that I would wear in a working environment for a professional makeup look. Like Julianne’s nude, this lipstick provides a lot of hydration and applies buttery smooth but with much more pigmentation. It seems to settle into the fine lines of my lips instead of laying over them like Julianne’s Nude so I usually pair this one with a gloss as a remedy.