Tuesday, July 26, 2016

L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "01 Ruby" & "02 Nude": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Created for Paris Fashion Week 2016/2017 by L'Oreal Paris beauty experts, the L'Oreal La Palette Lip ($19.99 CAD) is available in two different color variations. Each with five complementary colors, these lip palettes help create ombre lip effects or whatever lip looks you want to achieve. To see some swatches of both, click.......
L'Oreal La Palette Lip
The L'Oreal La Palette Lips come in very simple black rectangular compact. The lid has a clear window and the underside has a small strip of mirror. Each palette holds five cream lip products in pans; they each weigh at about 0.8 grams. Included is a small lip brush. The quality is actually pretty decent, it works well at applying the lip colors.
L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "02 Nude"
L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "01 Ruby"
The lip colors in the La Palette Lips feature a slick, shiny, and non-sticky cream formulation. The shades are all semi-sheer but they are all buildable. "02 Nude" holds a soft rose brown, two similar peach nudes, a mauve cream, and a medium chocolate brown.
L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "02 Nude"
"01 Ruby" has a deep red, a true red, a bold coral, a bright orange, and a terra cotta red.
L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "01 Ruby"
The colors can be worn alone or blended with each other to create more dimensions on the lips. Below are two looks I did using the palettes. For the "nude" look, I used the dark brown, the rose brown, and the soft peach. For the "ruby" look, I used the deep red, the true red, and the bright coral. I actually really like the colors in both palettes but lip colors in pans just aren't my favorite. They simply take longer to apply but I was able to really blend and customize the colors to achieve my desired look.
L'Oreal La Palette Lip in "02 Nude" & "01 Ruby"
L'Oreal is available at mass-market retailers and drugstores across Canada.