Through the years, I’ve found some great cosmetics in the drugstore, and I’ve always looked to makeup products from L’Oreal as being just that much better than the rest. Even if you tend to favor high-end lines, if you try makeup products from L’Oreal, I think you’d be convinced that you could add a few of them to your routine and save some money in the process.
1 Visible Lift Color Lift Blush
Isn’t this beautiful? These cream-to-powder blushes may look like sparkle city, but on your face, it’s just a gorgeous sun kissed glow. Apply with fingertips or your favorite blush brush, and the color is buildable. The color names are indicative of their appearance: Pink Lift; Nude Lift; Peach Gold Lift; Berry Lift; Coral Lift, and my favorite pictured above; Rose Gold Lift. Makeup products from L’Oreal are by the same company (different division) that produces Lancôme!
2 Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
L’Oreal could add a new mascara every month (and I think they do!), and I’d still pick this one. Waterproof mascara will help to hold a curl better and prevent under eye smudging. All mascara benefits from the use of an eyelash curler. Starting at the base of your lashes, squeeze the curler for up to 5 seconds. Do the same as you work up your lashes about two more times.
3 HiP Studio Secret Professional Concentrated Shadow Duos
After your eyelids are primed, grab your favorite eye shadow brushes and have fun with these moderate intensity pigment shadows. Well, L’Oreal says these are highly pigmented, but the important thing is they are buildable, so go ahead and create the intensity you’re comfortable with.
4 Colour Riche Lipstick
With over 40 gorgeous shades to choose from, the intensely rich, hydrating formula of Colour Riche lipstick is a great choice for a drugstore lip color. Now, I have to say something about the smell. This lipstick is heavily fragranced and it will turn some people off; others might enjoy it, and others still will barely notice it. I notice it and I think it’s kind of fitting. It certainly doesn’t bother me.
5 True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
You’ll probably be able to find a nice match to your skin tone from among 33 shades, with 17 of those containing SPF. It offers a light to medium coverage that is buildable and blends well. For optimal results, try it with your favorite primer underneath and apply with your favorite foundation brush or Beauty Blender sponge.
6 True Match Powder
A truly nice drugstore powder and perfect for application with a powder brush directly over the True Match foundation for a flawless finished look. The sponge applicator that’s included is handy for touch-ups when a brush is unavailable.
7 Colour Riche Nail
With over 40 shades, you’re sure to find a color that pleases. The polish pictured is Club Prive, and for some reason I don’t see it in their current list of colors. However, this is such a beautiful summer color (faded aqua), if you can’t find it locally, you should be able to score a bottle online at Amazon. It’s worth the effort!
Would you agree that L’Oreal Paris is a better than average drugstore brand? Have you tried any of the products listed here? Tell us about your experience.