L’Oreal Freida’s Nude Colour Riche Lipstick is another of the new limited edition L’Oreal Lipsticks that launched with the Collection Privee.
Each Collection Privee Lipstick is inspired by a past or present celebrity model and ambassador for L’Oreal and is a flattering shade of nude for that model’s skin tone.
L’Oreal Freida’s Nude Colour Riche Lipstick was inspired by actress and model Freida Pinto. Her shade is a very interesting color that will look fabulous on medium, tan, and caramel tones. Of course, you aren’t limited to those skin tones! If you like the shade I say buy and use it 🙂
Let’s take a look!
Each of the limited edition lipsticks have special matte black packaging with gold accents and a gold signature from the model who inspired the shade. It’s very luxurious packaging but also reminds me a bit of NARS packaging as I worry it will be a magnet for grit and grime if I decide to travel with it. So far the packaging has been holding up well on the shades I’ve tried but I noticed some of the shades I use often are kinda collecting makeup and powder fingerprints.
Freida’s Nude is a surprisingly elegant warm mauve with a frost finish! At a glance I was scared of the color since it seemed to translate as zombie lip territory to me but it actually isn’t too bad a nude on my medium fair skin. Of course, it’ll look best on a deeper skin tone but it is wearable should you have a lighter tone!
The formula isn’t as buttery as the other and feels more like a tinted lip balm consistency. I felt like I was applying some sort of balm during application and it even had a balmy finish on my lips. It isn’t moisturizing and feels a little dry through the wear but nothing too terrible. The wear time is around three hours for me, sometimes two and a half…it seems to vary but for the most part it is a shorter wearing lipstick. It does have a strong perfume-y fragrance and flavor.
Freida’s Nude is a unique and interesting shade however, it does suffer from a different set of quirkiness than the other shades in the formula department! These quirks should be taken into consideration prior to dishing out $11.99 or for it at say CVS…however, if you can grab it on sale I’d say it just might be worth a pick up.