11 July 2016


A few weeks ago I was so lucky to be invited to the launch of the new L'Oréal Paris products for the second half of 2016. This launch event also covered skincare and haircare, but I will tell you about those in separate posts.

Like most other brands, L'Oréal is also jumping on the contouring craze with the introduction of the Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette. This palette contains two shades, a lighter shade to lift and highlight as well as a darker shade to create the illusion of a shadow and sculpt the hollows of you cheeks and temples for a combined more sculpted look.

The product has a gorgeous cream to powder consistency, that feels gorgeous on the face, and is super easy to blend. As promised it really also does stay put throughout the day, even on my combo skin.

It comes in two combinations, Light and Medium/Dark, and it comes in a long slimline case, which has a mirror on the inside, as well as a useful instruction booklet that shows you how to sculpt your face depending on your face shape.

No launch is of course compete without a new mascara, so L'Oréal is launching the False lash Sculpt Mascara. This mascara has a very unique plastic comb brush where you first use the tip of the brush to gently press the brush on your waterline to fill in between the lash roots. Hereafter you use the brush as you usually would apply mascara, and it volumises the lashes, coating even the smallest of lashes for a more fanned out sculpted look. I've always been a fan of L'Oréal mascaras, and I think this new one will be no exception - once I actually get a hang of using the tip to fill in between the lash roots without smearing the mascara everywhere!

Another on trend product is for the brows, and new from L'Oréal is the 2-in-1 Brow Artist Sculpt. My current brow favourite is the Brow Artist Plumper from L'Oréal as it is simply so quick and easy to use - and now L'Oréal is really taking it one step further with the Brow Artist Sculpt. It has a very unique brush that features a sculpting felt tip to give shape to the brows while the bristle brush helps style and fix brows, for more sculpted-looking brows. You simply use the felt tip to draw over the brows and follow with the brush part to shape and fix. It has a powder-to-cream texture, and gives a very natural look. I'm still unsure if it will take over from my trusted Brow Artist Plumper, but it's certainly a good contender. It is available in two shades; Brunette and Dark Brunette.

For the nails L'Oréal is launching three new pastel shades into the Infallible Gel Nail Polish Range. These long 'pens' features the nail polish/base coat in one end, and the gel activating top coat in the other end. These polishes leave your nails looking plumper and with a super shiny finish to resemble a UV manicure. The polishes have been enriched with a flex-resin that promises to make the manicure last for up to 12 days without peeling, chipping or cracking. I have used these previously and do love the look and intense shine these polishes give your nails, and while I do agree that they make your manicure look nice and shiner for longer, I unfortunately don't quite get the 12 days wear, more like a week or so, which is still longer than with your 'average' nail polish, so still pretty good. Also love the pastel shades, which is always nice to brighten up the dark winter days and clothes, plus they'll be perfect come spring and summer too. The Infallible Gel Nail Polish Pastels are available in three shades;
  • 40 Marshmallow Power
  • 42 Unlimited Lollipop
  • 43 Endless Candyheart

Finally there's the Colour Riche Le Vernis Super Graphic Pop, which is a new range of super bold colours. I love these Le Vernis polishes, they are easy to apply with a streak-free result, and they last considerably well, and the small bottles come at a reasonable price so you can justify getting several shades! The new Graphic Pop range include four new shades, including;

  • Pop Corn 240 - Achieve the perfect bright pop on your nails with this light yellow, solid shade with no orange undertones
  • Cloud Wow 241 - A cool sky blue shade for the cutest baby doll effect
  • Pink-O-Pop 242 - An iconic pink shade, with the perfect blend of pure rose pigments with a hot pink finish
  • Green LOL 244 – available grocery only Green is re-invented with the lightness of turquoise pigments and the depth of blue (not pictured)

In addition (and not pictured here!), L'Oréal is also launching a Blush Sculpt Contouring Palette, which is a 3-in-1 blush trio, where shades can be used individually or blended together exactly how you like it for a sculpted look with a luminous glow. These blushes look absolutely beautiful, so I definitely want to get my hands on at least one of the combinations. It is available in two shades;
  • 102 Nude Beige
  • 201 Soft Rosy

Also new is the L'Oréal Infallible Fixing Mist, which is a setting spray that helps set and stabilise your makeup to give it a more professional look while making it look just-applied for longer. With my combination skin, I'm always struggling getting my makeup to stay put, even with a primer, so using this setting mist may just be what my skin needs.

And finally, L'Oréal is also extending the colour range of its True Match Foundations, which is supposedly one of the best-selling L'Oréal foundations, to make sure it is easier to find your ideal shade. I've actually never tried this foundation, so must definitely check this out too to see what all the hype is all about.

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contouring Palette - RRP: $29.95
L'Oréal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara - RRP: $25.95
L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist Sculpt - RRP: $20.95
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Nail Polish Pastels - RRP: $12.95
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis Super Graphic Pop - $7.95
L'Oréal Paris Blush Sculpt Contouring Palette - RRP: $26.95
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Fixing Mist - RRP: $24.95
L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation

L'Oréal Paris is available from Priceline, variety stores and selected supermarkets and pharmacies

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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