I saw a picture of this new L’Oreal Lipstick on blogdorfgoodman. I saw it, and instantly wanted it. I then had to take my temperature to see if I was sick with fever because it was a) L’Oreal (Drugstore) makeup and b) Dianne Keaton? Ummm. I am SOOO not in her demographic. But that rose colored lipstick was calling to me.
I happened into Wallgreens one rainy Friday and saw the display featuring a squinty eye’d, neck covered Dianne Keaton hocking her new line of “inspired” makeup by L’Oreal. I’m not really a fan of Ms. Keaton. While I find her to be a decent actress she always seems to play the same character. Wishy-washy, whiny, doormat that triumphs in the end with her lips pouted in a sideways smirk and her fisted hand going across her chest in an upward “we did it” type movement. It’s just not for me. I am a bit harsh, so consider my remarks hyperbole in order to get my point across.
So why did I buy that lipstick? I think it was a moment of weakness. Some sort of switch in my head flipped on when I found out this line was hard to find and limited edition. I think it’s a limited edition switch. I must learn to turn it off. Thankfully the lipstick color is very pretty so it wasn’t a total loss.
The color is called Diane’s Rose. It comes in a white and silver plastic tube (Which, may I comment, it’s amazing they have not changed the design in over 30 years!) In silver Ms. Keaton’s Autograph adorns the bottom of the tube! How “special”. The lipstick has “L'OREAL” stamped onto the product….similar to what Chanel does for their Rouge Allure lipsticks. Nice touch I guess. The scent? OMG! The L’Oreal lipstick scent is the biggest turn off. I can’t stand it. I can’t describe it. Maybe you readers can help??? It’s awful and overpowering. I can taste it when I inhale while wearing the lipstick. Ugh! I hope I get used to the scent as I do love the color so very, very much…but that scent brings me back to days of High School wearing L’Oreal lipstick in a frosty pink with a blue duochrome, navy blue eyeliner and my asymmetrical haircut and one earring different than the other…let’s not even talk about bleached out jeans that were pegged at the end….::shudders::
So Let’s see. So far I have told you
I’m not a big fan of Diane Keaton
I hate the Scent of the lipstick
I LOVE the color of the lipstick
Ah yes. The wear! So if you love a color you hope that it wears well too. I must say that yes. L’Oreal lipsticks do wear well. It has a great slip (the way it glides over your lips) and seems to be pretty moisturizing. The lipstick isn’t too soft but definitely has a slick quality to it. The color is not as pigmented on the lips as it is in the tube. It’s a bit more sheer than I would like, but it’s buildable. The color match for me is a perfect “My Lips But Better” (MLBB) shade of rose. I have been infatuated with rose colored and pink lipsticks lately. Thankfully I think I have convinced myself that I am now merely chasing down dupes of colors I already own so no need to buy more.
This is a super shade if you can find it, an easy, no fuss, slick on and go, instant pretty lipstick. You can’t go wrong with it. This is a limited edition, limited release item. You butter run to your local drugstore to see if they still have this in stock.
Tomorrow I will tell you about the eye shadow quad that they sold with the lipstick. It had taupe in it so I “had” to buy it…but don’t get too excited. It’s not all that.