L’Oréal has long been my favourite affordable beauty brand. Which is no wonder since it’s obviously French. And owned by the same company that owns such lovely luxe brands as Lancome & YSL. I especially rely on L’Oréal makeup when it comes to foundation, and both their cushion foundation and the True Match foundation are among my favourites. Their mascaras also tend to be infallible, and I’m currently obsessed with the Volume Million Lashes range. In the past couple of months I’ve added quite a few new L’Oréal bits to my makeup bag, so I thought I’d give you an introduction.
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L’Oréal Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette & Brush*
I must admit I’m not the biggest fan of contouring, and find it to be a bit of a faff. So I wasn’t really expecting to love this product, but surprisingly I did. It’s a handy little cream contour palette, with both a matte highlight & contour shade. To be honest I don’t see that much of a difference with the highlight shade, but the contour shade is truly lovely. The creamy products are much easier to apply and blend than powders, so even a contour novice like me can get those supermodel chiseled cheek bones.
The brush that goes along with the palette is also surprisingly brilliant. And especially the flat topped contour side makes for easy and precise application. I’ve also tried applying the products with a beauty blender, but I’d say that if you’re getting the palette, spring for the brush as well.
L’Oréal True Match Powder Highlight*
The highlighting trend is still going strong in the beauty world. And the drugstore brands are finally starting to catch up. Among the new L’Oréal makeup launches last autumn were the True Match powder highlighters. These are a bit of a curious product, since they actually have three different shades of iridescent powder. I usually just swirl my brush in all the shades, then lightly dust the powders on the high points of my face. The powders also come with a tiny brush, but I’d only use that in a pinch.
The shade Golden Glow is made of a shimmery gold, medium brown and a warmer tan. Since I usually go for a warmer highlight, this one was my favourite until I noticed that it can sometimes look a bit glittery. The shade Icy Glow consists of a shimmery champagne, light blue and pearly white, giving it a cooler, sometimes even a bit chalky effect. All in all these are great highlights for the price, but if you’re someone who loves their glow like me, I’d splurge for a more high-end option.
L’Oréal Brow Artist Plumper
I had been looking forward to trying this one for ages, since it’s not exactly new L’Oréal makeup. But it was always out of stock at my local drugstore. It’s a tinted brow gel that shapes and holds your brows in place. With added fibres to plump them up. I had been looking for something like this for lazy makeup days, when I want to look more undone but still tidy up my brows a bit. But I’ve actually ended up wearing this pretty much every day, either on its own or on top of my brow pen. I love how polished it makes my brows look.
L’Oréal Infallible Matte Max Lip Colour*
If there’s one new L’Oréal makeup bit I’m always excited to try, it’s lip products. And these are definitely something I’ve never seen before. The Infallible Matte Max lippies are matte lip pencils with a funky tear shaped sponge applicator. I actually love the applicator, as you can easily use it to blend the product to your lips. The product itself is in the lid, and has a very powdery matte texture that stays put for hours on end. Despite being powdery, the lipsticks still feel comfortable.
There are six shades in the collection. From nude to what looks like a crazy purple but is actually a berry. My favourites are the peachy nude Silencio, and the sweet pink Like A Virgin. Since the shades are meant to be buildable for ombre effects, you won’t get a full colour with just one swipe.
Have you tried any new L’Oréal makeup recently?
*products received through blog.