L’Oreal Collection Privée by Colour Riche review, swatches, photos | A Tale of Two Freidas

L'Oreal Collection Privée review swatches photos

A tale of two Freidas

If you didn’t notice it in Tuesday’s post (the nail polish half of the Collection Privée), there are two sets of Freida’s Nude in my photos of the collection. From group shots to lipstick swatches, it appears once on the left, and then again on the right.

This wasn’t some great ploy or easter egg, however — I’m not that good. Rather, I’ve been operating on auto-pilot for the past few weeks, and I completely blanked on the fact that the press kit for this collection included two of each of Freida’s products.

My apologies for any confusion!

L'Oreal Colour Riche lipstick swatches review

The Colour Riche Lipcolours ($10.99 CAD)

Packaged in matte black tubes with shiny gold accents, the Collection Privée Colour Riche Lipcolours are pretty darn chic for the drugstore — and at $10.99 each, they darn well better be. (What? It’s the drugstore; I like to keep my price expectations low!)

Each tube contains a sheer, pearl-finish nude lipstick. Like all L’Oreal Colour Riche lipsticks, these lip colours are fairly perfumed, so be sure to give a tester a sniff in-store if you haven’t used the line before.

L'Oreal Colour Riche review photos swatches - Collection Privée microshimmer

The microshimmer/pearl finish of the Collection Privée by Colour Riche lipsticks

Despite its darkness in the tube, Freida’s Nude applies as a very soft violet with a brightening sheen. Even on my very fair skin, it’s no more bold than a sheer Fresh Sugar lip balm or Clinique Chubby Stick, and picks up my complexion rather than muddying it (as many darker nudes will do).

Eva’s Nude is much more full-on; with medium opacity and a slightly thicker texture, it’s also more of a traditional frost. A warm, orange nude with only a hint of pink in its undertones undertones, it’s much better suited for skintones like Eva’s — against my complexion, it’s very noticeable and rather dated.

L'Oreal Freida's Nude swatches review photos

Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Freida’s Nude

L'Oreal Eva's Nude review swatches photos

Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Eva’s Nude

L'Oreal Colour Riche swatches review Collection Privée

L’Oreal Collection Privée by Colour Riche Lipsticks swatched very heavily L-R: Freida, Eva, Doutzen, J Lo, Freida

Doutzen’s Nude is for the light-eyed and fair-haired of the crowd, but like Freida’s Nude, this is a very sheer, luminous shade. The most similar shade to its nail polish counterpart, Doutzen’s Nude is a light, milky pink, and takes out my natural lip colour without looking dry or obvious.

Finally, J Lo’s Nude is another sheer one, a medium nude that would work well both as a “my lips but better” shade (on fair skintones) and a a no-nonsense natural nude (on darker skintones). This is my second favourite of the collection behind Freida’s Nude, but is a much more neutral shade. With slightly warm undertones contrasted with a soft, shiny pearl finish, I think it’ll be the most wearable across skintones and depths.

L'Oreal Doutzen's Nude swatches review photos

Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Doutzen’s Nude

L'Oreal J Lo's Nude swatches review photos

Collection Privée by Colour Riche: J Lo’s Nude

A few extra photos, plus the ingredients:

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour ingredients:

Lanolin Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Oleyl Erucate, Microcrystalline Wax, PPG-5 Lanolin Wax, Acetylated Lanolin, Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Arginine PCA, BHT, BHA, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Methyl-2-Octynoate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate.

+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Iron Oxides, Red 7, Red 28 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 22 Lake, Bismuth Oxychloride, Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine, Blue 1 Lake.

L'Oreal Collection Privée lipstick swatches review photos

Swatched L-R: L’Oreal Collection Privée by Colour Riche Lipsticks in Freida’s Nude, Eva’s Nude, Doutzen’s Nude, J Lo’s Nude, and Freida’s Nude, again. Swatched very heavily — at least 3 passes each!

L'Oreal Collection Privee Colour Riche lipsticks review photos swatches

L-R: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Freida’s Nude, Eva’s Nude, Doutzen’s Nude, J Lo’s Nude, and Freida’s Nude

Don’t miss the made-to-measure nude nail polishes included in this collection! 

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  • MFunnyValentine

    I'm liking the look of Eva's nude- but if you think it looks a little dated on your skin tone it might do the same for mine. I'll have to check these out in person, I think!
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    • I think it probably will, yeah — your skintone isn't too far off from mine!

      I really hate warm nudes on me, though, so you might be okay if you don't have that problem ;) I want to say that I'm a little more fair and olive than you are, which might be where the problem lies (for me)?

  • Ana Leote

    Beautiful Colection!


  • The matte packaging is so classy. Oh I can't wait to try these lipsticks. xx
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    • Let me know if you manage to find these in stores, Shang! I'm sure our other readers would love to know :)

  • angelaagaa

    can you suggest any dupes for eva's nude? it's my exact lip color but better! love it :)

    • I don't know of any off the top of my head, I'm afraid! I feel like it's a colour I would expect to see in L'Oreal or Estée Lauder's lineups, though, if that helps — you might be able to find something very similar in their permanent ranges :)

  • Stellagirl

    Lisa Eldridge advertised Cheryl's Nude, but I can't seem to find that as part of the display. Anyone know about this one?

    • Can I ask where you're from, Stella? Here's an excerpt from the nail polish post associated with this collection that you might find helpful:

      The Collection Privée includes many of the same shades in other countries, but there are a few points of difference. In the UK, there’s Barely Greige (Cheryl Cole), Barely Peach (Julianne Moore), and Barely Moka (Liya Kebede). In France, there’s Nude Taupe (Leïla Bekhti).