L'oreal Velvet Pinks (Review and Swatches)
Jasmine is a light nude peach.
Primrose is hot coral pink.
Iris is a medium milky pink.
Nymphea is the shade worn by Solenn on her wedding. This shade is a natural rosy pink.
Fuchsia is a deep barbie hot pink.
Rebel lotus is a plum magenta shade.
Camelia is a cool tone pink with tons of blue undertones.
I wanted to do lip swatches of each shade but failed because I can't seem to identify some shades that i forgot to take a photo of Fuchsia.
These lipsticks have a very light feel and texture. One of the most comfortable lipsticks I have ever tried. This has a balmy feel to them which I really love. The colors are all wearable even the darker ones because they look like a heavily tinted balm when worn on the lips. The lipstick has an okay staying power. It does not bleed nor gets runny on the lips despite having a slightly glossy finish or sheen. Sadly, I am on the fence on these lippies. Despite its great formulation, I can't seem to make them work on my dark lips. I constantly need to pair then with a lip liner which alters the shade of the lipsticks when combined. I also think that this lipstick emphasizes the dryness and lines of my lips. Also, there are shades that look patchy and uneven when applied like Jasmine and Iris. I have seen other bloggers swatching these lippies and the colors looked great on them!!! I really think the culprit why these lipsticks did not work for me were because of my dark lip lines and I have been experiencing extreme dryness and chapping ever since i got pregnant.
Despite some shades not working for me, Nymphea and Rebel Lotus are exceptions in my case. These two shades looked even and apply beautifully on my lips sans lip liner. Also, they do not look patchy on my lips at all.
Price: 400 pesos per tube
What is your favorite shade from this line?
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