Finding the right nude, or what they call in the blogsphere — my lips but better (MLBB) — lipstick shade can be quite a challenge. And I’m sure I’m not alone on this. There can be a lot of factors why it’s hard to find the perfect nude shade. One being we all have different skin tones and for a lipstick to be considered nude/MLBB it has to match your skin that it seems to be the same color. Our natural lip color plays a huge factor as well. Off the makeup counter it looks good, but once applied to the lips we feel disheartened because it’s not the MLLB lippie we want.
A few days ago I received this pretty package from L’Oreal. Okay now what is the connection of this with my opening paragraph, you ask? Well, L’Oreal brings forth a bunch of neutral hues with their new Collection Star by Colour Riche! It’s a limited edition collection made specially for the Asian market and this line boasts of five barely-there lipstick colors.
Now the question is, did I find the right match for me? Stick with me cos I will show photos and swatches. And you be the judge! :)
But before that, let me introduce to you the lovely STARS on the cover (as seen above) and which shades they represented. L-R: Doutzen Kroes (Barely Pink), Sonam Kapoor (Barely Plum), Jennifer Lopez (Barely Greige), Gong Li (Barely Moka), and Fan Bingbing (Barely Coral). I only know JLo but I’m sure the others are stars in their own right too.
The signature of each star is printed on the lipstick cap of the shade they represent, as shown below. By the way, I’m loving the sort of rose gold packaging and that the shade is clearly visible.
Pretty packaging aside, here is the moment of truth!