Monday, April 13, 2009

Purchase - L'Oreal Beauty Confidential inspiried by Diane Keaton Lipstick - Diane's Rose

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::

I digress.

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.


  1. That's a lovely color! I bought the Aishwarya Rai lipstick from L'Oreal, and it is a beautiful color too.

    I think L'Oreal's celeb lippies are actually quite good!

  2. That lipstick looks a lot better on your skin than it does straight from the tube... intriguing. But I agree that L'Oreal lipsticks have a signature stench. I had one, once. It's like, you can force yourself to put it on in the morning when you're doing your face, but when it comes time to touch up, you'll always pick the old standby kicking around in your purse rather than your brand new L'Oreal that smells like a perfumed corpse.

  3. Crap. The last thing I need is another lipstick but that looks so tempting...

  4. Hate to burst your bubble, but this packaging isn't over 30 years old. I think this square case came into being in the mid-1980s. Anal-retentiveness aside, this color looks great. I will now need to look more closely at the display and start looking for it in a few months at the close-outs stores. Sigh. Also, I for one, don't mind the stench. I used to, but woke up one day and it didn't bother me anymore. Old age, I suppose.

  5. the Loreal lipstick stench is what keeps me from buying, even though I like the shades and formulas. Yuck.. Although in high school I did wear the obligatory Loreal "Mica" shade. It was as ubiquitous as INXS, Bartles & Jaymes, and Rave hairspray.

  6. It's a pretty shade, but I will NEVER buy L'oreal again, I had a moment of insanity and decided to give drugstore make up a try since I spend so much $ at sephora. I tried the mineral make up and broke out in cystic acne (mostly on my chin). I'm still dealing with it, a year later. Yes, I'm very bitter still >=/
    Lmao@lynette "signature stench" hahahaha!!!

  7. That shade looks so pretty!

  8. L'oreal lipstick scent is yucky indeed. Try to wear a nice scented lipgloss/balm over it (without altering the colour too much)

  9. But the color looks so pretty =/ I can't say I've ever used a L'Oreal lipstick (for reals), but, who knows- I just have to put up with the smell for that color.

  10. Hi Jamilla: The Aishwarya Rai lipstick is still available on I would be tempted to check them out but the scent is deterring me. I might overlook it if it's a knockout!

    lynettepleasant: WIN!! Perfumed Corpse! Best Description EVER!

    Kristy: It depends on what color your hair is now. Did you go w/ black or purple? or both? If you are cool toned this may look a tad orange on you. But it's definitely a neutral rose color.

    SarahM: Oops. MATH FAIL! You are so right. Mid 80's not Mid 70's. Duh. TY for the correction.

    Shannon: Ah yes. Bartles & Jaymes. Such a great wine cooler! LOL. Mica lipstick? You remember the name? You rock. I wish I could remember the name of the l/s I used.

    Claudia: I don't blame you. Nothing worse than cystic acne. I have the scars to prove it too. There are other non smelly rose lipsticks out there. I think Paul & Joe have several!

    gio: It is pretty! I'm sorry I didn't get a pic of it on my lips. It is a bit deeper on my lips but still perfect rose.

    Birkinbagbeauty: Thanks for the lip gloss/balm idea! I will have to try that!

    Tanya: If you can find it you might as well try to see if you can put up with the smell!! Hope you are doing better! :-)

  11. The color looks pretty. I reminds me of a MAC Viva Glam color.


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