Sunday, October 9, 2011

L'oreal Project Runway Collection...

Hey everyone! I've received a few tweets about L'oreal's new Project Runway collection, and while I only have a few products from the line- I thought I'd share my thoughts on what I picked up! :) I found the display at my local Walgreens, and all of the products have a bird theme... kind of unusual, but whatever! The collection includes various lipsticks, blushes, nail polishes, and eyeshadow quads (there were none left that I was especially interested in, so I didn't pick up the shadow. The quality of L'oreal quads has a history of being kind of hit or miss with me).

Everything I got happens to come from the "Sultry Raven" collection. The lipstick is Sultry Raven's Pout, the blush is Sultry Raven's Blush, and the polish is Raven's Strength. The lipstick is a beautiful creamy pinky-nude, and the blush looks lighter in person than it does in the picture... but it's a very soft shimmery pink. I actually wore it on top of another blush in the picture below, since it just seemed too light worn alone... but I think it is pretty as a cheekbone highlight. And the polish is sort of a pearly black. I had it on a couple weeks ago & I think it's a nice alternative to just a flat black.

These products are a bit pricey, but I got the lipstick and blush as part of a Buy One, Get One Half-Off deal. I wouldn't repurchase the blush (not that I'd have the opportunity, since this stuff is limited edition), but the lipstick is really pretty! :) It's creamy, and has the same feel as the other Colour Riche lipsticks L'oreal sells. As you can see- with no gloss on top, it has a smooth, somewhat shiny appearance on the lips. From the moment I looked at it in the store, I felt like it was very similar to one of my favorite shades from L'oreal's permanent line called Fairest Nude. Sure enough, they are practically the same in finish and color. Sultry Raven's Pout might have the slightest bit more pink, but it's hardly something anyone could identify. So if you're interested in that limited edition lipstick but can't find it- Fairest Nude is a dupe! :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog! :) Have you found anything from the Project Runway collection worth purchasing? Please share!


Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm off from work Monday through Wednesday this week! What will I do with myself? :D
  • Mom & dad visited over the weekend. We had a fantastic time!
  • I have some pretty fall potted flowers in front of my garage- I need to take some pics & share them!
  • Cardinals play again this afternoon! woohoo!
  • I have the Tarte Starlet palette... WOW. Review coming soon!

22 comments:

  1. I love the packaging on that blush--one of the few drugstore packages that is brush-friendly.

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  2. I can't wait for your review on the Tarte palette! I've been watching for all the holiday collection releases to decide which palette I wanted most, and I decided on that one. I just ordered it Saturday, and hope it comes soon!

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  3. Project Runway is my guilty pleasure, I think i'll have to grab these goodies just to say I have something from the collection!

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  4. I'm not sure when we'll get this collection in Croatia. We are so behind the US market.

    xoxo

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  5. I love your daily nuggets Em :D

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  6. Thanks Emily for a great review on the PR collection. i have not yet purchased any yet; however, i am really loving that lipstick! i will def have to pick it up! thanks for also letting us know about the dupe for it in case it is sold out! as Leann said, can't wait for your review of the Tarte Starlet palette. i really want to purchase it myself!

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  7. I'm thinking of getting that Tarte palette too, but I think I'll hold out for the Sephora F&F sale. But I'm not so sure I can wait that long! lol

    Thanks for your take on the Project Runway Collection. I think your blush you got may be a dupe (at least to look at it in the pan) for MAC's Well Dressed.

    So happy you got to spend some well deserved time with your parents. Enjoy your time off!

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  8. I have very light skin so I think that blush would look good :) Fairest Nude is my favorite lipstick, its so pretty :)

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  9. I got the cockatoo's blush and quad. its ok not the greatest! Great post
    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  10. I have the nail polish & the lipstick. I actually had fairest nude in my purse & took it out to compare. (: I liked the slightly pinker color, so I had to add it to my collection.

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  11. I'm so glad you did this review..I've been so interested in these products. I'm from St. Louis so GO CARDS! How about that Rally Squirrel..isn't he the cutest???

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  12. I ended up buying that lipstick too and I really love it. I also bought Owl's Night nailpolish. I have not tried it yet..but it looks really pretty. It's all green toad-like sparkles!

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  13. This sounds like a really interesting collection. I will have to check it out! I love that lipstick!

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  14. i was eyeing that collection after seeing it on project runway. it's so beautiful and i love that lipstick on you. you look great.

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  15. Please, please review the Tarte Starlet palette. I really need to know just how amazing it is because I cannot decide between it and the Puttin' on the Glitz set. There are sales coming up so I need to know as soon as possible.

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  16. I love the color of the Pout lipstick!!!
    Maybe I will check it out at a drugstore later:)

    Thank you for reviewing them.

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  17. I have all of the eye palettes and LOVE Raven and Owl. Given some of the looks you've posted, I think you'd really like Raven. The shadows are better than usual for loreal and the blushes are nice and subtle. Looking forward to more videos!

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  18. I have the Charming Cockatoo's Blush. Absolutely LOVE it! It is as good as any of my high end blushes. (I have medium skin tone.)

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  19. Just wondering if you have tried "Nutra Nail Gel Perfect" Nail polish and what results you have found?

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  21. I checked this collection out the other day at CVS and couldn't decide if I should try it. Thank you for your review on it! Glad to hear the dupe for the lipstick you tried since I own Fairest Nude as well. I've never tried a L'oreal polish and I just may have to try one sometime! Thanks again for taking the time to review :)

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