Beauty Review: Loreal Extraordinaire

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So, there are a lot of hybrid lipstick/lip gloss/lip balms out there. One of my favorites is by Almay. It’s super cute, fun, smells like Belgian chocolate, and looks pretty natural. However, there’s a new gal in town. I had the opportunity to try a sample of L’Oreal Color Rich New Extraordinaire. This stuff is anything but modest and natural. This one’s vivid, rich, and almost wet-looking.

The color I was sent is called Ruby Opera, and it’s a deep but vivid red. As soon as I opened the lip tube, I thought, “Woah, it smells like a tropical paradise!” I like the heart shaped wand –it’s cute, and it spreads easily. And here’s how it looks!

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Of course, how it looks when you first put it on isn’t the only thing you care about. I wore this lipstick while exercising, and eating, and just around the house. I will say that this lip color fades pretty quickly if it encounters any resistance. After I ate, it was all gone, even if I had just applied it. Exercising wore it down to a light stain. That being said, it lasted about 4 to 5 hours if I just wore it around the house and out on errands.

So do I like it? Yes. It’s a fun, expensive looking lip gloss. Is it the best out there? No. But, in my experience, most lip glosses have to be reapplied regularly. And for its price range ($8 at Walmart), it’s a pretty good buy.

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What do you think? Have you tried the New Extraordinaire by L’Oreal?

*** Disclaimers: I did receive a free full-sized sample as a member of the Marie Claire Velvet Rope Club. While I was not asked to write a blog post, I was asked to wear it for 4 days, and tweet what I like about it. I was not given any monetary compensation, and all opinions are my own. Also, I have included an affiliate link, if you wish to tryout the lip color yourself. ***

Loreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher

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I received a primer sample in one of my fashion magazines, and I decided to try it out! It’s Loreal’s Youth Code product line, and it’s called Pore Vanisher. While I can be iffy about face products, as I have super sensitive skin, I decided to go ahead and try it anyway. And I have to say that I’m really glad that I did!

The primer has a nude tint to it; it’s not super dark, but it’s a little darker than my skin tone (although that’s not saying much!) Thankfully the color is sheer, and didn’t look weird. In fact, it kind of worked like a light bronzer. The consistency was nice, and my foundation applied really nicely on top. I do think that it helped with covering up pores. That being said, it also blurred the fine lines on my forehead, and took out the weird redness that I often have around my nose and lips. I thought my skin looked really flawless with the primer, and that of course, is awesome! I still have a couple more uses with my sample. It is pretty expensive for a drug store primer –it’s $19.97. So, I’ll have to compare it to other $20 primers before I decide to buy it. That said, it’s definitely a great product.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Foundation: Clinique SuperBalanced Foundation in (01) Petal
  • Primer: Loreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher Primer
  • Eyeliner: Beautique Eyeliner in Deep Bronze (Sally Beauty Supply)
  • Mascara: Maybelline the Collassal Volume Express Waterproof Mascara in Glam Black
  • Eye Shadow: Clinique’s High Impact Eye Shadow Trio in Sugar, Sugar and Rose Wine Duo
  • Blush: Elf Studio Blush in Berry Merry
  • Lip Gloss: Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Lilac Love

 

Also, I added a couple of new pictures to my blog post: Having Fun with DIY Crayon Lipstick! Check it out!