Thursday, September 19, 2013
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!
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.
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.
Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Freida’s Nude
Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Eva’s Nude
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.
Collection Privée by Colour Riche: Doutzen’s Nude
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.
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-R: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour in Freida’s Nude, Eva’s Nude, Doutzen’s Nude, J Lo’s Nude, and Freida’s Nude