L’Oréal Paris for beauties on a budget.Who said you can’t find nice and quality makeup brands in the drugstore? Just have a look at these L’Oréal Paris newbies and you’ll be convinced otherwise.
Infaillible Total Cover, a colour correcting and concealer palette, features five full coverage, longwearing shades. You’ll find three beiges, which can be worn alone or custom-blended to cover up your under-eye area, spots and imperfections, the purple one brightens dullness and green neutralizes redness. It is best to slowly build up the coverage in thin layers, it will not only look more natural, it lasts longer as well. The creamy texture is quite dense, so to make the application easier, you can put a small amount on the back of your hand. Because of the warmth of your skin, the product becomes smoother to apply, and you can just dab it on with your fingers. Go easy on the green, it’s very pigmented, and you don’t want to end up with an alien-like green complexion!
Infaillible Blush Paint contains five well-pigmented powder blushes with a yummie candy scent. In the “Pinks” version, you’ll find cool and warm pinks, ranging from the subtle “Ballet Dream” to the coral-pink “Flamingo Dance”. I like the texture, it doesn’t feel dry at all and it blends like a charm. You can mix the colors and they are also buildable to create a more pronounced effect.
Infaillible Paint is L’Oréals’ range of liquid lip and eye makeup and gel pencils in bold colors. The strawberry-scented Lip Paint comes in a plastic tube with a sponge-tipped applicator wand. Lip Lacquer, the glossy version, is available in four shades, and there are six Matte colors as well. The matte version dries up to a true matte, that feels surprisingly comfortable on the lips. Right after application I was happy with the color payoff, but 201 Hollywood Beige, almost totally disappeared rather quickly.
Eye Paint is available in a primer and 7 colors with a metallic finish. The sponge applicator is a bit flattened to allow a more precise application. Once dry, they colors are long-lasting. My favorite one 202 Keep On Khaki, a warm olive green with a gold shimmer.
To remove your makeup in a gentle way, L’Oréal has developed Delicate Flowers, a range of three cleansing products: a milk, a cream in a jar and wipes, plus a lotion. Delicate Flowers is enriched with soothing extracts of rose and jasmine flowers and suit dry and sensitive skin. If you’re prone to allergic reactions, try it on your inner arm first, as the formula contains perfume and others.
So you see, there’s a lot of choice at the drugstore. Just take your time to browse, swatch and have fun!
For beauties on a budget,