L’Oreal, I dunno how you did it but you’ve made me a lover of lip palettes which I hate by the very way because they are so damn messy.
Earlier last year Maybelline released a Lipgloss Palette which turned out to be limited edition. I’m just hoping and praying that L’Oreal La Palette Lip sticks around and I’m also thinking to myself how great it would be if they introduced more shade variations in this little palette because I’d be all about getting more of these little guys.
Available in a Ruby and Nude these palettes contain 0.15 oz of lipstick in five different shades. Packaging is a little black plastic compact with a window in the front display the shades and a lip brush inside to apply the colors. I paid $11.99 for these at Harmons but I suspect once they hit CVS and Walgreens they might be a little higher. Considering a typical L’Oreal Lipstick is 0.13 oz in size and around $9 you might consider the L’Oreal La Palette Lip a little bit of an expensive option. Personally I thought it was just about right price wise plus add in the fact you aren’t stuck with a single shade of lipstick for this price but five of them and I think the price is just about right at $12 bucks. Although you likely won’t pay full price anyway as there are so many great drugstore sales and coupons that float around.
The L’Oreal La Palette Lip will likely change your mind about lip palettes in all around. My issue with lip palettes is they are pretty darn messy, aren’t always a great formula, and sometimes they aren’t always travel friend although there are lip palettes like Iman’s Deju Vu Lip Palette and Lip Affair Lip Palette that are just incredible. For me, L’Oreal fits right in here with those offerings. The formula is excellent, the lipsticks are pigmented, and you have a ton of shades at your fingertips to mix, match, and cocktail to create a ton of new different shades.
These lipsticks are soft, moist, and packed with color and they have no flavor or fragrance which is a complete plus as I dislike L’Oreal’s typical lipstick flavor/fragrance. They have a smooth, easy glide on my drier lips with a soft, smooth finish that has a hint of shine and full opaque coverage on a single layer. The included lip brush works fabulously to apply these. I love the fact that out of five shades I can mix and create up to 20 different new shades plus I can even create an ombre look (L’Oreal has some easy instructions and a diagram to create an ombre lip look on the back). These wore for a solid five hours on me without fading, migrating, or cracking. They remained pleasantly moist through the wear as well.
Out of two palettes and ten different shades not a single one didn’t work for me. All of these looked amazing and I was utterly happy I purchased both. I also loved the fact they weren’t messy to travel with and I was able to touch them up easily on the go. I simply wiped off the lip brush after each use so I didn’t make things sticky inside the compact.
The L’Oreal La Palette Lip proves that not all lip palettes are created equal (nor are they a mess to use). This little palette gives you the tools to create your own customized lipstick shades with a formula that’s super comfortable to wear and looks incredible on.
Very Muse Approved.
The L’Oreal La Palette is not to be missed. Do grab these your next trip to the drugstore.
Own ’em already?