29.10.13

L'Oreal Paris Collection Privee - The Freida Nude













L'Oreal have come up with a collection called Collection Privee which consists of a shade of nude lipstick for different skin tones. Using celebrity ambassadors for L'Oreal worldwide, it has catered a range of skin tones as we all know how difficult it can be to find that perfect shade of nude lipstick. I honestly haven't found one till date and if you've been a long time reader of the blog, will know that I cannot pull of nude lippies for the life of me. They make me look like a zombie or a corpse and no thank you, I quite like looking human.

I am pretty tempted to try out other nude lipsticks from the Collection Privee range but so far, I am quite impressed with the shade I have namely - the Frieda Nude. I absolutely adore Freida Pinto. From what I've read and seen of her, she seems like a genuinely lovely person. And let's not forget her flawless skin tone and ethereal features. Albeit not a typical Indian face, she has a fashion forward, global aura about her and I'm actually ecstatic the lipstick is named after her.

For caramel, golden brown skin tones, Loreal have kept the base of the shade to a mauvey lavender with a generous shot of finely milled silver shimmer sprayed all over it. It applies really well and coats the lip in pigment almost instantly, although sheerly. You can build it up but in my experience, I found that it becomes more glossy looking as it's built up in intensity. The only con I have regarding the shade is that if you have even the slightest of grey in your undertone or pigmentation around the mouth area, it tends to exaggerate that.

Besides that, it has the right amount of lavender to counteract dull, sallow skin tones and the right amount of pink to avoid a nude lipstick from looking too 'beige' or concealer like on darker skin tones. The formula of the lipstick is also quite hydrating and long lasting in the sense that even if it wears off, it does so gracefully without leaving behind patchy blobs of colour or chapped skin.

I like L'Oreals take on the cult favourite, decades old lipstick phenomenon that has always occupied the minds of ladies globally. Frieda Nude not being a typical nude lipstick shade, I feel the brand has been brave to remind women again that one-size-fits-all does not really work when it comes to a good shade of lipstick, let alone a nude one and that experimenting outside your comfort zone to find a flattering colour is a must.

12 comments:

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Stunning shade and it looks amazing on you. I tried it on, but it didn't work at all with my skin tone unfortunately, but I did get the Julianne Moore instead which worked really well for me :O). Xx

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Halima - Fashionicide said...

This looks absolutely lovely on you! It looks strikingly similar to the one Aishwarya Rai came out with years ago.

Lima

x

voyageofthemeemee said...

Freida is so gorgeous. And you are too girl!!!!!!!!!! Love that lipstick.

Voyage of the MeeMee

Katherine said...

Whoa that color looks amazing on you!!

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Shifa Fijiwala said...

You girls are too kind :)

@Halima - Yup I remember! Apparently only lavender pinks is what our skin tones can 'officially' pull off hehe

joleisa said...

Speaking of myself I don't like that much glitter but it looks quite nice :)

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J said...

would this work for pigmented lips?

J said...

Would this work for pigmented lips?

Shifa Fijiwala said...

@J - I don't it's bad in pigmentation at all. I guess people would have problems with the undertone of the shade and the added silver shimmer/glossed effect.

Sabina (Sabz) said...

this looks lovely on you! i have it and it makes me look so sick =( a real dissapointment

MEVISH said...

aww you look stunning! love that lipstick on you! you remind me of Deepika padukone in this pic

Sami said...

The colour suits you! I got this but wasn't keen on the pigmentation