A couple of weeks ago I went to a super exciting event, it was hosted by L’Oreal and was an introduction to a whole host of new products coming our way from them. After such an exciting event, I could not WAIT to get stuck into the products to see what I thought. I’ve put a large amount of them to the test, so today I thought I would share my thoughts on each (what I love and what I’m not as bothered about) and explain how I’ve used them…
L’Oreal have released five new primers, and while I absolutely love some, I’m not so keen on others.
Pore refining primer – This one is my favourite of the bunch, purely because it creates such a lovely smooth surface to apply makeup on top of! It’s a thicker formula than the rest, which I have to admit I prefer as it really feels like it locks foundation in place.
Anti fatigue primer – This is one I’ve been dabbing under my eyes and I think it’s great for masking dark circles! The formula is quite watery, but nothing that’s too difficult to work with.
Mattifying primer – This is one for those of you who aren’t such a huge fan of super glowy bases. Personally, I prefer the pore refining primer, but I’ll be reaching for this when I’m feeling a bit too shiny.
Luminizing primer – Boy is this shimmery, definitely not one I would use all over but it’s great for adding to the cheekbones for a bit of extra glow! I also think it would work great as a liquid highlighter over the top of foundation.
Anti redness primer – I wanted to love this…but I really didn’t. It’s a really bright green, which I found tricky to blend and the formula is really watery so it’s hard to get an even coverage before applying your foundation on top.
Since the event, I’ve heard a couple of people raving about the foundation sticks so I was really excited to try them out for myself! Unfortunately, I don’t think they work well with the more watery primers (probably because they have a cream formula) but with a mattifying primer (or the pore refining one) they do give a really lovely natural finish that lasts all day. If, like me, you’re pretty pale, you can also pick up sticks that are a few shades darker than your shade and use them to really add some definition and shape to your face. I haven’t experimented with this yet, but I’m excited to see what results I get when I do.
There are also two new blusher sticks – Nude In Rose and Sexy Flush. Sexy Flush is the baby pink shade while Nude In Rose is a warmer, darker pink. Personally, I really love these and they’re super easy to swipe across your cheeks and pat in.
Finally, we have four new highlighter sticks – Frozen (holographic white), Slay Rose (icy baby pink), Gold Cold (gold) and My Jewels (icy nude pink). I love the variation in highlighter shades included in this, I probably won’t reach for Frozen or Gold Cold as often, but they will be useful for when I’m going for a more creative makeup look! Like the blusher sticks, these are super easy to swipe on and blend out, so I really rate them. In fact, I think these will be perfect for festival season when you need something that’s easy to transport and apply on the go.