Today, I wore my new L'Oreal Studio Secrets 411 lipstick. It's a lightly pink "nude" shade, and I bought it as part of my ongoing quest to find the perfect nude lipstick. What I want is a lipstick that'll make it not look too obvious that I'm wearing it, yet give me a polished look.
Here's how it looked on:
L'Oreal have arranged their Studio secrets by hair and eye colour, which is a fad I thought went out in the late eighties. I'm also bemused by the blurb on the stand that says "light brunettes" should go crazy with colour on the lips, then provide a selection of all nude shades to "go crazy" with. It's a nice lipstick though, gave a good coverage after just one coat, and didn't wear off too quickly. It lasted till lunchtime without really needing touching up, even though the transfer onto cups was dreadful. It feels moisturising when you're applying it, but I think after a few hours of it totally wearing off, my lips feel slightly drier than they did this morning. The colour doesn't quite work for me, I don't think, but it doesn't make me look dead, which is a nice change for a nude.
All in all, I give it 6 out of 10. Nice lippie, shame the packaging belies the price.