I have seen a lot of people who are hesitant to wear red lipstick. Shades of Red make a pretty bold makeup statement and the wrong texture & shade can leave you looking washed out with yellow teeth.
L’Oreal Paris have introduced this amazing range of perfect reds to put a stop to all of those worries. They’ve designed a range of reds to complement all skin tones, Best of all- They have matched up shades to celebrities of all skin tones to help you chose your perfect color match.
This post is going to be a very lengthy one. In this post, I am doing swatch + LOTD of the Loreal Paris Pure Red Lipsticks. Here we go….
What does L’Oreal Paris claim about these gorgeous shades of reds
L’Oréal Paris starts the new year painting 2015 RED! Presenting the the Color Riche Collection Star range. A rouge for every woman. Discover a shade of red that is as unique as you are! The range includes 7 exquisite matte shades that are chosen by 7 ionic L’Oréal Paris ambassadors.
The Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. The range is enriched with new Light Illum complex that delivers a rich matte effect. The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours.
L’Oreal Collection Star Lipsticks come in 7 shades in India
-Pure Garnet by Sonam Kapoor
-Pure Scarleto by Blake Lively
-Pure Rouge by Frieda Pinto
-Pure Vermeil by Fan Bingbing
-Pure Brick by Aishwarya Rai
-Pure Amaranthe by Gong Li
-Pure Fire by Li Bingbing
More Pictures of the product
Swatches, LOTDs & my experience using these gorgeous Red lipsticks
All of them are slightly different shades in the red family that work with the different undertones of the skin, complementing you perfectly.
Comes in a classic black packaging – similar to L’Oreal moist matte range. applies smoothly. One can layer it to get the desired pigmentation. All of them are slightly different shades that work with the different undertones of the skin, complementing you perfectly. Definitely not just reds alone. A mix of bright shades. Priced at 995 INR each. The lipstick formula itself is a satin finish, so is super long-lasting.
I’d recommend using a lip liner with these just to get a really clean finish and pop a bit of lip balm underneath to prevent any dry feeling at the end of a day’s wear.
Enjoy the swatches! All swatches are taken in natural daylight without flash.
Time for LOTDs
Pure Vermeil : A bright red with peach undertones to it. This makes it a perfect day wear shade.
Pure Scarleto : A warm red lipstick picked by Blake Lively.
Pure Rouge : Shade that is hand picked by Freida Pinto. Beauty bloggers worldwide compare it to MAC Ruby Woo. Is it really a dupe – I will soon review it individually with Ruby Woo
Pure Brick : A shade chosen by Aishwarya Rai and I am sure, this suits all skintones and anyone can rock this shade!
Pure Amaranthe : A bright pink shade picked by Gong Li. I see myself wearing this a lot. My all time favorite color & second favorite lipstick from the range.
Pure Fire : Reminds me of MAC morange and colorbar obsessed orange a lot. A bold orange shade with red undertones to it. not as pigmented as other shades in this range. my least favorite.
Pure Garnet : My most favorite shade from the range. A deep burgundy wine color. closest dupe of MAC DIVA. I will do a separate post on that. This shade can be pulled off easily by every Indian girl. This one is endorsed by my favorite star, Sonam Kapoor. now, you know why this holds a special place in my heart.
-highly pigmented except for Pure Fire
-Staying power is impressive except for Pure Fire- almost 7-8 hours without drying lips
-doesn’t accentuate fine lines of lips
-color block makes it easier to identify the shades
– strong packaging.
One drawback that I found is the bullets breaking off at the base which makes the lipstick a little difficult to use. I store them in fridge because of this problem.
Overall, It has a velvety matte texture, pigmented except for shade Pure Fire that needs way more layering. One can always layer the color by giving 2-3 swipes for that bold, intense long wearing, non-drying color. Love the color round on the front part that makes it easy to pick the shade. One drawback that I found is the bullets breaking off at the base which makes the lipstick a little difficult to use. I store them in fridge because of this problem. Apart from that, I really like these and absolutely adore the shades in this collection. Red is one of my favorite colors and if you notice most of the lipsticks I reviewed in this blog would be red.
What is your favorite red from this range? Which one did you like the most on me ?
**Product send by brand for consideration. However, my review remains honest and unbiased.
I HV Frieda’s n love the shade.. Its indeed close to ruby woo… Awesome pics n fotd renji
thank you revu 🙂
Great review Renji! The shades suit you so well <3 You esp look very gorgeous wearing rouge and amaranthe!!
Thanks dearie 🙂
i absolutely want to try a shade from this range.. just wonder will hydrate my super dry lips and still look good a few hours later..
as its a matte formula, i’d suggest you to apply a lipbalm underneath…I use rose bud salve lip balm..its the best…
Every shade suits u a lot n yeah garnet looks best on u