L'Oreal has recently released their own version of lip crayons in the form of L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss.
I had a glimpse at these when I was in Italy during the summer and they looked very promising under the bright light of Sephora. Well, they are still as glorious and perfect to brighten these Scottish autumnal mornings.
I find the packaging very attractive with the silver shine finish; the shades also are juicy and the tip glides smoothly on the lips.
The finish is glossy and I was pleasantly surprised with the colour saturation too.
909 Mad For Pomegranate* especially is a blue undertone red, steering towards magenta; the colour pay-off is fantastic with just one swipe and leaving the lips stained for few hours, even after the gloss has worn off. I've been wearing it constantly in the last week and also received compliments in the office.
I have a feeling that 914 Fall For Watermelon* could be a favourite for many ladies. :) It's a pinky peach with a warm undertone and the slightly silver shimmer enhances the glossiness, giving a mirror effect to the lips.
915 Die For Guava* is a true bubblegum cool-toned pink and understandably my favourite too.
It's gorgeous with only black eyeliner and tons of mascara for the perfect rock chick look.
|top-bottom: 915 die for guava, 914 fall for watermelon, 909 mad for pomegranate|
In conclusion, they certainly live up to expectations: non-stick, very hydrating (perfect for the drying central heating air) and enriched with flower extracts.
Have you tried them yet? They are currently on 3x2 in Boots and I'm very tempted to grab Dare The Dragonfruit too - a gorgeous berry shade with blue shimmer!