A red lipstick is on every girl’s wish list and for me a red lipstick is a sign of confidence and power. Having that said, a red that looks gorgeous on your friend may not necessarily look good on you, so finding that perfect red lipstick is a daunting task. L’Oreal Paris hit the right spot with the launch of their collection L’Oreal Paris Pure Rouge. The Collection carries seven beautiful shades of red. Each one endorsed by well-known LÓreal ambassadors worldwide.
All the shades from the L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks have been appreciated a lot and it truly seems like every girl has finally found her favorite red in this one. The shades range from beautiful orange red to pink with red undertones to the deepest reds. Basically these lipsticks are customized as per different complexion with different undertones. I was also drooled by this collection like everybody else. Finally I got this shade from LÓreal counter, in Shopperstop. I tried out all shades from the collection and since I was looking out for a deep red in particular, I picked up the Pure Garnet shade although I wanted the other shades as much. I already have Pure Brick with me and it compliments my complexion a lot. Anyways here is how and what I love about L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Star Pure Reds Lipsticks in Pure Garnet endorsed by the ever gorgeous Sonam Kapoor.
The 7 shades from the collection are:
- Pure Scarleto- By Blake Lively
- Pure Fire- By Li Bing Bing
- Pure Amaranthe- By Gong Li
- Pure Rouge-By Frieda Pinto
- Pure Brick- By Aishwarya Rai Bachhan
- Pure Vermil – By Fan Bingbing
- Pure Garnet- By Sonam Kapoor
Product Name: L’Oreal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet Lipstick
Product quantity: 4.2 gm
Price: INR 995/-
Availability: Easily available in LÓreal counters all over and online as well
Pure Garnet (Shade) : Deep wine red
Texture: Smooth and buttery
Staying power: Up to 6 hours
Packaging: Very chic and elegant. The sleek black plastic packaging was just apt and to top it, a button that holds the shade color that makes it easy to identify the shade. The lipstick has the autograph of the respective ambassadors’ name printed in front and LÓreal logo engraved on the top of the lid.
My take on Pure Garnet: L’Oreal Paris has hit the bull’s eye with finding that unique red for every women and Pure Garnet is definitely a must have shade. It is very close to Mac Diva shade and as claimed by LÓreal it has a revolutionary and innovative formula that helps in creating a bold, luscious color that adds oodles of glam quotient to your personality. It is highly pigmented deep wine with red undertones. It glides on the lips smoothly and is super moisturizing. This is generally not the case with matte lipsticks but LÓreal Paris Pure Garnet stands true to its claims with this one, new Light Illum complex present in the lipstick gives a deep matte effect without drying the lips! However it does feather a bit and the color gets transferred easily. If you have dry lips then you must use a lip balm underneath as it might turn patchy or emphasize the fine lines on lips later just like other matte lipsticks. Staying power is quite good as it stayed for good 6 hours on my lips without touch ups.
Also Read : L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Star Collection Lipstick in Pure Rouge
Shade and pigmentation: Pure Garnet is definitely a shade that compliments all skin tones. Although it looks like a deep brown shade at first glance, when swatched it is deep wine red. Heavily pigmented, great texture and gives an opaque finish. It lasts up to 6 hours. You get the desired color in single swipe itself.
What I like:
- Classy glamorous packaging
- Beautiful shade
- Highly pigmented
- Deep matte effect
- Lasts up to 6 hours
- Good color payoff
- Superb texture and glides on well
What I dislike:
- The color transfers a lot
- Leaves a deep wine stain if wiped off
- Might turn patchy after sometime (use lip balm prior to lipstick)
My rating: 4/5
Final verdict: The L’Oréal Color Riche Pure Reds Star Collection Pure Garnet Lipstick is a great choice especially if you love dark shades. However it is not as great as the other shades from the collection in terms of quality. It does dry out if used without a lip balm underneath. With that said, everything else is awesome about this lipstick and I loved it completely.
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