How’s your sunday coming along? Mine was a church-hopping kinda Sunday 😛 The only routine I don’t get bored of ever is attending mass on Sundays 🙂 Or else, I pretty much loathe routines. 😛
Anyhoo, today I bring to you the latest launch by L’Oreal Paris- L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks. And if all the wonderful reviews of these babies are to go by- L’Oreal started off 2015 with a bang! 😀 I had been waiting to check them out and review them for you all.
I’m sure you have all been through that phase where you would be struggling to find that “merawala red” (meaning-my kinda red) . Don’t say no.. I know you have. 😛 One says “I need my red a little dark” while someone else whines telling “yeh wala red nahi .. kuch aur hain?” (meaning- Not this red..do you have any other shades in red?) 😛 So L’Oreal Paris gave it some thought and introduced not just 2 or 3 shades of red but an entire range of pure red lipsticks called “Collection Star Pure Reds“. L’Oreal introduced 7 different reds in this range which are chosen by 7 gorgeous L’Oreal Paris ambassadors. With so many shades to choose from, I hope you find your “merawala red” 😛
So today I will be swatching and reviewing the entire range of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Star Pure Reds. Read on 🙂
Product Name: L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds Lipstick
They come in 7 shades in India
- Pure Garnet
- Pure Vermeil
- Pure Fire
- Pure Brick
- Pure Rouge
- Pure Scarleto
- Pure Amaranthe
Many say they can’t find them at all L’Oreal counters but they are definitely available in the L’Oreal counters in Shoppers Stop.
My take on L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks
Packaging: These L’Oreal lipsticks chosen by the 7 brand ambassadors come in 7 different shades of red all wrapped up in classic black glossy lipstick casing with the bullet enclosed in a golden bullet case. The fun part about these lippies are that they are signed by the particular ambassador on the lipstick case. Doesn’t it give that personalized touch? 😉 And it also makes identifying the shades wayyyy easier 😀 I absolutely love the packaging..they are attractive as well as classy!
Texture: These are creamy in texture that settle down to a matte finish. I wouldn’t call them too drying..it totally depends upon the shade you pick. I feel Pure Amaranthe and Pure Rouge goes on a bit patchy than the rest. The rest are creamy and glide on smoothly onto the lips. And as always, I would suggest you apply lip balm before you apply these matte shades. Some of the shades in the range are apt for winters and some are poppy and just right for the coming summers.
L’Oreal Paris has struck gold with the staying power with these lippies. I mean they stay put for soooooo long! I have tried Pure Garnet and it easily stays on me for 5-6 hours with meals and snacks and leaves a beautiful dark pink stain. Also when I swatched these at the store, it was really REALLY hard to get them off my hand even after multiple makeup-remover wipes. 😀
Pigmentation-wise Pure Garnet, Pure Vermeil,Pure Rouge and Pure Amaranthe deliver wonderfully even in just a single swipe! Pigmented lips don’t have to worry at all with these shades. The rest deliver well but with multiple swipes. 🙂
Ok enough talk, swatches now? 😛
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Garnet: This shade by Sonam Kapoor is my absolute favourite! ♥ In the bullet, it appears dark brown but on application it’s a gorgeous deep wine shade with red and brown undertones. It looks so much like MAC Diva !
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Vermeil: It’s a neon peach with red undertones. It’s a wonderful colour for weddings! “Bride-to-be”s take note! 😛
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Fire: Don’t ask me why they included an orange in Pure Reds range but this is a beautiful bold neon orange shade with slightly red undertones.
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Brick: Of all the reds in this range, this one is a slightly toned down red. Chosen by Aishwarya Rai,it’s very subtle on application and the bricky red shade makes it an instant hit amongst women in their 30s or 40s.
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Rouge: This one is the closest dupe of MAC Ruby Woo. It’s a neutral red that can look absolutely stunning on all Indian skin tones! Looove!
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Scarleto: This one is a bright red chosen by Blake Lively.
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Red Lipstick Pure Amaranthe: This one is not a red from any angle(yellow light makes it look that way though-for true colors check the swatches) but it’s a shade that is an absolute favourite already. It’s a stunning pink shade that anyone would fall in love with. 🙂
- Classy packaging
- Gorgeous shades
- Travel friendly
- Creamy textured and glides on smoothly
- Stays for long hours
- Easy to identify shades
Cons of L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks:
- Slightly expensive
The Jeromy Diaries Verdict
Although these are priced slightly on the higher side, nothing can be compared to the quality of these lipsticks.
On the whole, this new launch by L’Oreal is definitely something everyone has to check out to find some of the most gorgeous reds 🙂
On our TJD score card,
|A+||Excellent, MUST buy!|
|A||Very good, worth a try|
|C+||Go on, take a risk|
|F||EPIC fail! Stay away!|
L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks score a perfect Grade A+
So, do you think you will find your “merawala red” from this L’Oreal Collection Star Pure Reds range? What are the shades you like? Do let me know in the comments below. 🙂
Until next time,