Thursday, 18 December 2014

LOreal Makeup & APOV Gift Swap

I took part in the 'A Piece Of Viola' Gift Swap. The lovely Viola from organised a gift swap for Christmas. You got partnered up with a fellow blogger and had a week or so to get to know each other, then send off your gifts!
I was partnered up with the very lovely Sarah from and we agreed on a £10 budget!

I received two makeup items from LOreal one being an eyeshadow palette and the other a lipstick, neither of which I've ever tried.

The eyeshadow palette is the Smoky Nude Lingerie E2 and contains four gorgeous nude colours. They contain just a hint of a sparkle and are just awesome basic colours. I've never tried LOreal eyeshadows before as I'm not a huge eyeshadow girl, I generally rock black winged eyeliner!
I am really impressed with this palette and I've been wearing it everyday since I got it. I love the colors individually as well as together so I think I'll be able to create alot of different looks with this one! 

These are the colors from the palette in natural day light, from lightest to darkest. It says the lightest is for highlighting, the second one is for the lid, the third is intensifying the outer corner and the darkest is to smoke out the base of the lashes.

The lipstick I received was LOreal Color Riche in Scarlette Creme 461.
As you may know I am very much into my matte lipsticks so this is a tad out of my comfort zone, however I have worn it for a few days so far and it is really nice for a change.
It glides on really easily, it feels really moisturising and leaves the lips with a subtle sheen. 

The only downside I've found with this lipstick is that it doesn't last that long, I find once I've had a cup of tea I need to re-apply so I will probably use this more for events & special occasions but it's definitely changed my mind on glossy lipsticks!

So overall I'm really pleased with my giftswap! It's opened my eyes to products I wouldn't have picked for myself and helped me discover a few new options!

What's your fave LOreal product?
Until next time,

1 comment

  1. Hi lovely,
    The lipstick colour is gorgeous! I’m so glad you enjoyed the swap :)
    I’m doing a round-up post very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
    Viola xo


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