If there’s one collection I’ve been excited to write about, it’s the new releases from L’Oreal. They have surpassed all expectations and seriously knocked it out of the park with their Merry Metals Collection and various other bits and pieces recently and I’ve been a very happy Blogger trying it all out.
When it comes to newness, L’Oreal don’t do things by halves do they?! I’ve said multiple times on my blog this year that the drugstore brands are really upping their game and coming up with some amazing products, and more importantly, some seriously impressive formulas. L’Oreal are in my opinion, currently at the top of their game with their goodies. So let me show you what’s new in L’Oreal land…
L’Oreal Cheryl’s Lip Kit (£9.99)
Everyone’s become obsessed with Lip Kits since Kylie Cosmetics made them a ‘thing‘ but they’re so expensive for what they are, and plus, when you live in the UK, shipping and customs makes them virtually cost the same as a month’s mortgage. Kinda. So I was very happy when L’Oreal created a three shade range of Lip Kit’s with everyone’s favourite Geordie, Cheryl, at the helm. I’ve got the ‘Paint It Peach’ set which is a gorgeous muted peach, and as all three in the range are – this one is a matte finish lipstick with matching lip liner. It’s a lovely formula that’s not too drying and a really pretty shade. I’m keeping everything crossed that L’Oreal will continue to increase their range of Lip Kits!
L’Oreal Infallible Merry Metals Glow Kit (£12.99)
Highlighting palettes are gorgeous aren’t they? Just so super pretty to look at! And I have to admit that I’ve not really found a drugstore version that’s wowed me for long. Until L’Oreal created the Merry Metals Highlighting Palette, because lets face it, it’s stunning. This five shade palette won’t break the bank at all and at under £2.60 per highlight it’s worth every penny. There are two pale ivory highlight shades, one burnt orange, one pale pink and one pale bronze. Meaning you’re getting the full colour coverage of highlighting shades, so it makes a very versatile little palette to have in your collection. The pigmentation is excellent too – very buttery, so the shimmer pigments show on the skin with even minimal application. I know I shouldn’t have favourites (okay, I should) but of everything, this palette might just be it!
L’Oreal Infallible Merry Metals Metallic Lip Paint (£6.99)
The L’Oreal Goddesses heard my prayers and finally released some of their lip paints in a metallic finish! I LOVE metallic finish lip products and I’d wanted them to release these here for months. I’ve got shades ‘Internet’ and ‘Lolita’ and both are really cute, and there is another one in the collection called Pixie, which is a pale pink. Lolita is a warm gold and Internet is a pale violet. Both would look lovely for party season! They’re quite a wet formula, so they feel more like gloss at first, which is nice and the pigmentation in Lolita especially is intense – it’s got such high colour payoff. For £6.99 it’s worth buying all three!
L’Oreal Merry Metals Gold Superliner (£6.99)
What could be better than a metallic eye liner at this time of year?! The Merry Metals Superliner in Gold is perfect for lining eyes this party season and it’s really easy to apply thanks to the special fine nib. I found it went on really nicely and the colour payoff looks great when you’ve applied a couple of layers. Perfect for party-ready eyes.
L’Oreal Merry Metals Glow Drops (£9.99)
Oh L’Oreal how you’re spoiling us with this new collection! I’m getting more and more into liquid highlighters this year so it’s been really fun to try these as a new version. The colour is sheer and beautiful and nicely shimmery for a great glow. These drops actual rival some of the counter brands I’ve tried in pigmentation and durability because once applied and set the glow stays all day. Plus it doesn’t melt into the creases on your skin and applies seamlessly. An absolute winner.
L’Oreal x Balmain Colour Riche Lipstick – 356 Confidence (£12.99)
Everyone’s been going crazy for the LO’real x Balmain Collab haven’t they, and I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t tried any of the Colour Riche lipsticks until this one arrived. I am now totally sold on them and can easily see why everyone’s raving about them. The shade Confidence is a warm gold tone peach with gold speckles, so it’s got a sheer finish that looks so pretty on my pale skin tone. However I can imagine it would look lovely on most skin tones to be fair. I will happily pay £12.99 for a good lipstick, because they will instantly change the way your make-up looks and this one is an all round winner.and absolutely something to ask Santa for!
L’Oreal Infallible Make-up Brushes (£various)
What Christmas-time collection would be complete without some fabulous brushes for great make-up application? L’Oreal have increased their Infallible range with some new tools, and I’ve been trialling the Blush, Concealer and Face Sculptor brushes. The blush brush is absolutely fantastic and it’s got a really lovely fan shape that means it’s also useful for applying highlighter (I use mine to apply the Glow Kit and it works perfectly.) The Concealer brush is the perfect texture for concealer but also eyeshadow – it’s great for both! And the double whammy is the Face Sculptor/Contour brush which hs one end for sculpting and one for contouring. This one is only £12.99 and a great tool for make-up lovers.
So that’s what’s new in from the lovely people at L’Oreal and I think you’ll agree there’s some pretty nifty pieces in the collection! I am a BIG fan of the Glow Kit and Glow Drops as well as the Metallic Lip Paints and Balmain Lipstick…basically, I’m loving everything about the new goodies!
Plus!! Right now if you by your L’Oreal bits from Boots, they have 3 for 2 on all L’Oreal products, so it’s even more worth investing in!
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