Saturday, 9 June 2012

A Little L'Oreal Haul

I don't often buy L'Oreal make up. If I'm going to buy something from the pricier end of the drugstore spectrum it's usually something from Revlon. However, I've tried a few L'Oreal products recently that I've really enjoyed (a Rouge Caresse lipstick and Telescopic mascara) so I wanted to try some more. Ideally I'd have picked up some more of the Rouge Caresse lipsticks but I'm on a lip product buying ban until I've completed the little challenge I set myself so I went for two eyeshadows and a nail polish.

There was a 3 for 2 offer on in Boots; does that offer ever end?! So even though I only went in for one product I ended up picking up another that I had my eye on and then added this little beauty to my basket. It's a Color Riche polish in the shade 204 Boudoir Rose and I've been pleasantly surprised by this dinky bottle of rosy pink delight. It's very small; only 5ml, but that's okay with me since I don't really use up entire bottles of nail polish. It's a great colour for me because it's a darker pink but it still looks quite neutral and much less offensive than my other pink polishes. My main complaint with this product is the brush. It's wide and flat which is great but the bristles are nasty so I needed three coats and a thick layer of top coat to combat the streaky-ness. This was £4.99 (well, it was 'free' for me).

I hadn't planned on buying the Color Infallible shadow in Sahara Treasure but I've never seen it in stock until now and I swatched it about four times before sticking it in my basket. It's beautiful. So pigmented and a brilliant taupe-gold-brown shade. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this and can completely understand why people have been raving about this. These shadows are priced at £6.99. 

Now, this was the product I was looking for when I went shopping. I'd seen a review of this on Adrienne's blog and just had to have it. I used to own MAC's Coral Crepe paint pot which was a similar colour to this Magnetic Coral shade from L'Oreal but I sold it in a blog sale because I wasn't using it enough and as it's a cream product it would only end up drying out. I don't have any other coral toned shadows in my collection so this is a welcome addition. The formula isn't as creamy as Sahara Treasure for some reason but it still seems relatively easy to work with. 

Have you bought anything from L'Oreal recently? If you have any product recommendations, I'd love to hear about them!

Stace xx


  1. I love the nail polish, it's a nice shade of pink!

  2. That nail polish is beautiful!



  3. love the colour of that nail polish!

  4. I really want to try some of the L'oreal infalliable shadows! The swatches of yours look lovely :) xo

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