I’ve gotten to know some of the best selling and latest L’Oreal products during the Swatch & Shoot event of the brand which happened a few weeks ago.
The intimate gathering where beauty & make up lovers gushed over L’Oreal products was nothing short of fancy. It felt as if we were transported in Paris, having tea and scones.
L’artisan Cafe in Serendra, BGC is a place to be for bread monsters and coffee lovers like me. I’m coming back for more afternoon tea.
The beautiful spread made up of L’Oreal products.
TRUE MATCH GENIUS, Php 600
L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris brings to Filipinas the new generation of smart makeup: True Match Genius – L’Oréal Paris’ first 4-in-1 compact foundation for effortlessly beautiful skin anytime, anywhere. True Match Genius incredibly performs as a primer, foundation, concealer, and powder – all in one face makeup. Its unique smartphone-inspired packaging is a slim, stylish, compact that’s perfect for the on-the-go Filipina.
With its oil-free gel base, this cream-to-powder formula is all you need to achieve a professional finish delivered by four products in one. This multi-slashie product made for the multi-slashie Filipina comes in 6 shades.
BROW ARTIST CHISEL STRAIGHT, Php 400
Say goodbye to thin arched brows, and flaunt the straight brow trend with the new Brow Artist Chisel Straight, our first ever 2-in-1 brow mascara and liner. In just one application, it plumps up the eyebrows and gives a straight, fluffly brow effect for a young and natural look.
The secret lies in its unique chisel applicator that combines a mascara brush to fluff each brow hair, and a precise applicator tip at the end to shape the straight brow. For the most natural finish, it has a quick-dry formula that leaves a velvety matte look and weightless feel on the brows. The Brow Artist Chisel Straight comes in Fashionista Marron (light brown) and Effortless Mahogany (Dark Brown).
SUPERSTAR COLLECTION False Lash Superstar Mascara, Php 500 & Superstar Liner, Php 400
Let your eyes be the star with supersized, super-long, superstar lashes, all thanks to False Lash Superstar mascara! This international beauty award-winning mascara contains an extra dose of fibers in a glossy-black formula that extend lashes to superstar lengths. First, volumize your lashes with the supersizing primer, with 7 types of extraordinary oils that thickens each lash and help with growth. Next, extend and lift your lashes with the super-lengthening, fiber-rich top coat applied with the lash-lifting mascara brush.
Complete the superstar look with the super-flexible and super black Super Liner Superstar. With its unique corseted applicator, get a deep black line that precisely follows the eyelid’s shape with just one stroke – no mistakes, no mess!
COLOR RICHE VELVET PINKS “La Vie En Rose” , Php 400
Discover the perfect pink for your skin tone and achieve a sophisticated youthful look with the 7 delicate shades of Color Riche Velvet Pinks. “Most Filipinas shy away from pink lipsticks because they think the color looks unnatural on them, or that it’s hard to pull-off because it only suits a few,” shares Bea Dela Torre of L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris in the Philippines. “With our newest pink collection, Filipinas can finally have a selection of wearable velvet-matte pink lipstick shades that brings a light and fresh effect to anyone’s look. Each shade is custom-made to fit every Filipina skin tone to complement the natural pink shade of their lips”.
COLOR RICHE MATTE REDS, Php 400
In a sea of lipsticks, how do you know which shade to choose? Good thing Cosmo.ph tested 200 lipsticks, glosses, stains, balms, tints, and scrubs to evaluate which ones stand out from the rest. In the first-ever Cosmo.ph Lippie Awards, L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris bagged two prestigious awards with Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge.
In the Best Dark Colors category, Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet, the bestselling lipstick of L’Oréal Paris, was declared a winner. As described by Cosmo.ph, “this deep wine color was a favorite from the get-go. It’s a beautiful plum with strong red undertones that somehow looks so flattering on all skin tones.”
In the Best Reds category, Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Rouge was selected by Cosmo.ph as one of the best red lipsticks. “This neutral matte red works for any skin tone. It’s the perfect red that you can wear during the day. For a more dramatic look, you can build it up and get a vampy lip. It’s ultra-comfortable on your puckers and literally lasts all day long,” says Cosmo.ph.
COLOR RICHE LA PALETTE NUDE, Php 800
Master the art of nude with Color Riche La Palette Nude, the newest eye shadow palette collection from L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris. Inspired by makeup artists’ “must-have” palettes, La Palette Nude offers a symphony of nude tones specially curated by our makeup designers, allowing you to create infinite sophisticated eye looks.
Each stylish palette comes with 10 finely-pigmented nude shades in the most natural finish, in light and dark colors that flatter every skin tone. With an expert eye-designer brush and mirror, it’s the perfect compact for effortless eye shadow application.
Beige with 10 brown-nude shades
Rosé with 10 pink-nude shades
Because it was a swatch and shoot event, I went on and removed my make up to try some of the L’Oreal products.
Like a kid in a candy store, this spread of L’Oreal products made me forget I love bread & scones!
What I used:
True Match Genius (I forgot the shade)
La Palette Nude in Beige
False Lash Superstar Mascara
Color Riche Velvet Pink La Vie En Rose in Jasmine
True Match Genius is a genius! The cream to powder formula makes it easy to apply & blend. If you’re oily, this is something you might want to try. I like how light it feels on my skin–I used it as my foundation/powder and concealer around my eyes and chin. Coverage is buildable– I like how it has 6 shades to choose from which you can mix and match to your skin tone or use different shades as foundation, concealer and contour.
La Palette Nude in Beige was surprisingly nice. I like how the 10 finely pigmented shades lets me create different eye makeup– natural to smokey eyes. I didn’t have any eyelid primer but it held on for the rest of the day.
Superstar Liner makes creating wingtip easy with its corseted applicator–it allowed me to precisely line my eyes with ease.
False Lash Superstar Mascara is a double ended mascara that lengthens and volumizes. I didn’t curl my lashes that day so I was hoping the mascara would help push up my lashes–unfortunately it didn’t. The fiber though does its job of volumizing, while the other end–the jet black mascara lengthens the lashes even more. I don’t know if it’s just my way of applying it, but my lashes fanned out flat with it. Though it gave me superstar lashes–definitely long and thick, I wished it gave the curl my lashes need.
Color Riche Velvet Pink La Vie En Rose in Jasmine gives a natural flush of pink on my lips. It’s been a while since I last wore a non-matte lipstick. Feels unusual on my lips but I’m liking how natural and light it feels. I’ll be writing a separate post about the La Vie En Rose collection so you can see how each one would look.
And because I can’t get enough of matte lippies, I tried one of Cosmo’s Best Dark Colors, that’s L’Oreal Rich Matte Reds.
Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet and Pure Rouge. Between the two, I always choose the darker shade. I find it more flattering on me that reds, so I tried Color Riche Matter Reds in Pure Garnet.
Bang for your buck! This L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Reds in Pure Garnet is indeed flattering (on all skin tones). It’s matte but doesn’t feel as dry as most matte lippies are. Adding this to my growing list of favourites!
Hopefully, I get to try Brow Artist Chisel Straight next time!
L’Oréal products are available at L’Oreal Paris makeup counters nationwide.
You are stunning. I love your bone structure. Thanks for swatching these. Ive been meaning to try this out at the stores but don’t have the time.