So I actually attended this about 2 months ago but I haven’t been well enough to talk about it until now. I was quite excited, my first L’Oreal event! I grew up with L’Oreal products so to be invited to a launch felt very prestigious. This collection was timed to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival and it was a lot of bright colours and shades that felt ….tan complimentary? Does that make sense? Oranges and BB creams that would be great for skin with some colour. Maybe not so great for my pale skin but still fun nonetheless. I used to wear orange eyeshadow in high school (not pantone orange like we have now, this sort of copper orange because I loved how it made my green eyes stand out. I was ahead of the curve and never understood back then!).
This was my first time testing any BB creams and the L’Oreal one is crazy, it’s called “Nude Magique” and it’s white-ish in the tube and has what is called “smart pigment capsules”…it’s for “medium” skin which you will soon see I am not!
Ingredients! Something I always want to know…photographed here for your knowledge. Click to see a bigger image to read more thoroughly.
So you put the BB cream on your …arm and it starts off as this bead of grey/white and you begin to rub it in and it’s still white and it’s all very awkward and strange. But suddenly……….
Poof! BB cream pigment capsules explode onto your skin! They only had the 2 medium shades (which you can see are way off for me). I think it’s a cool concept. It felt like it took forever to dry on my skin but I used a lot of product because I didn’t really understand the concept. I’m not sure the whole exploding pigments bit is good for me as I can barely exfoliate my skin some days it is so sensitive but I like the concept (even though I’ve come across it before). I’d have to try the lighter shades to see if it works with my skin.
There were two eyeshadows in this collection, a purpley silver and a burnt orange colour. I was actually really impressed with these eyeshadows…maybe not as much the colours (even though I liked them I’m not sure I’ll wear them) but the eyeshadows themselves. It was like intense pigment but baked eyeshadow or somehow pigment compressed into a tight eyeshadow? I loved the colour payoff and just everything about these eyeshadows. I have never tried them despite walking past them in the drugstore a million times and now I really need to go and check out the other colours. Where have I been that I haven’t taken stock of this style of eyeshadow? Someone smart please tell me, is this what baked eyeshadows are!? I’m in LOVE!
There were a few nail polishes and lipsticks as well. Nothing really grabbed my eye as a must have but they were all nice. Just not really “me” or I would be more descriptive of them!
(I love the dark blue…..I just feel like I have a million of them already)
So many thanks to L’Oreal for inviting me along, it was very fun and interesting!