Ooh la L’Oreal

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Seriously, L’Oreal is truly knocking it out of the park with their new releases. I’ve picked up so many products recently that an entire post dedicated to the brand was pretty inevitable. Thankfully, the products are quite fabulous and haven’t left my face for the past 3 weeks.

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Let’s start with the new Infallible Sculpt line which has a substantial range of products all with the promise to effortlessly sculpt the face in a natural way. I was instantly drawn to the Contouring Palette in 01 Light/Medium (£9.99) as there are not a great deal of cream contour/highlighters at affordable prices. I opted for the lighter shades as I wasn’t sure what the pigmentation would be like and if it was a true contour shade or not. I’m glad I went for the lighter option as the contour shade is perfectly matched to my skin and a dream to blend out. I tend to favour my Real Techniques Contour Brush for this as it applies the product really nicely. The highlight end is equally as easy to apply but I find it dries out a little during the day, leaving my skin looking a little drier than I’d like. That aside, this is a great, long-lasting cream product that I am really impressed with.

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I’m a big fan of L’Oreal foundations so it was no surprise that I ended up with the Contouring Base in Light (£8.99) which is a lightweight foundation designed, with grip technology, to fuse seamlessly with the cream products for a long-lasting finish. This gives really good coverage despite being lightweight and covers redness particularly well. It builds to a nice medium coverage and blends with ease onto the skin. I’m really enjoying using this at the moment, particularly with a Beauty Blender especially as I’ve recently had a lot of redness that has been a nightmare to cover up.

Brow wise, I usually stick to a pencil to fill in any sparse areas and I’ve struggled to find a decent brow mascara that doesn’t leave my brows clumpy or flakey. The Brow Artist Sculpt in Brunette (£8.99) looked interesting with it’s 2-in-1 brush and I’ve been enjoying using this to primarily set and make my brows look a little more natural post-fill. I’m not quite comfortable in applying without first using a pencil but I’ll preserve.

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Moving onto the Blush Sculpt Contouring Trio in Nude Beige and Soft Rosy (£7.99 each) which immediately caught my eye. I thought the sculpt formulation was intriguing – like the rest of the range – and these 2 of the 3 available shades ended up in my basket. Sounds about right.

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I am besotted with Soft Rosy as it’s the perfect pink for a soft pop of colour with a lifted, beautifully radiant finish. I would recommend you grab this shade immediately. For me, Nude Beige is slightly harder to work with as I find it’s more intensely pigmented and slightly more dense in application than the pink but if applied softly, it diffuses the contour/bronzer beautifully. There’s something wonderful about the formula of these blushes, though they look quite basic in the packaging they actually work very well to give a seamless and flawless finish to the cheeks. I often find my blush can look a little disconnected from my contour/bronzer for some reason but I’ve been reaching for these over my more expensive blushes because they just work.

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Moving away from the Infallible Sculpt range and I picked up the Infallible Fixing Mist Make-Up Finishing Spray (£7.99) as it was a new item on display. I’d been waiting for this to come out in the UK after picking up a bottle in New York last year. I’ve found this is completely different and I’m quite pleased. The scent is much nicer than the US version and you have to shake it really well as it seems to have a white, almost powdery substance in the bottom. The mist is micro-fine and sets your make up perfectly for the whole day. I’ve been using this daily and I’m really impressed with the longevity of my base, especially on an evening.

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I spied the Color Riche La Palette in Nude (£9.99) online and as someone who cannot resist a palette at the best of times, this lip palette threw me over the edge. It was sold out but I managed to spot it in a local store and like a reoccurring dream, it ended up coming home with me. This palette includes 6 of their best selling nude Color Riche lipsticks with shades from day to night. Sadly, nowhere does it say which shades so for all I know, I have them already. I love L’Oreal lipsticks, their formula is spot on and this palette is no different. The brush is surprisingly handy (especially for taking swatches) and I think this is a great little palette for a kit, travel or just to throw in your handbag.

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Finally, I bought the Volume Million Lashes So Couture Mascara (£9.99) after 1) forgetting to put bottom lash mascara on one day which annoyed me into a purchase and 2) never – shock horror – trying a Volume Million Lashes Mascara. That aside, I’ve been wearing falsies for a while now and my lashes have been looking a lil’ stumpy and this makes such a difference to my lashes. It gives an extra-black coating of mascara but more importantly, it gives great volume and length with zero clumps. I particularly enjoy it for my bottom lashes too.

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So there you have it, War and Peace on all things L’Oreal that I’m loving at the moment. Boots are currently doing 3 for 2 – what are you waiting for?

What’s your favourite L’Oreal product?

Love, Kate xo

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