A few make-up pieces from the L’Oreal Paris The Hippie Statement range has dropped and I’m not waiting for the sunshine anymore before trying these out (otherwise we’d be waiting an eternity. BLOODY BRITISH SUMMER!).
New From L’Oreal Paris: The Hippie Statement
This bundle of make-up are meant to give you an easy, effortless way to looking great at the festivals this Summer. I’ve got a feeling it’s more inspired by Coachella than it is Glasto! Obviously, we’re not talking a full face of make-up here (because festivals) but just a few bits and pieces that you can fling in to your backpack to help you do your eyelashes and brows in no time at all!
Lets start with the item(s) that you’re probably not going to pack in to your festival bag: Nail polish. Apply these before you go and they should last the whole time you’re there and whilst the colour might start slowly start to fade towards the final days of the festival, it should stay pretty chip resistant.
Personally, I found that these L’Oreal nail polishes took quite a long time to dry (around the 10 minute mark!) and you’ll need to apply at least 2 or 3 coats, so you’ll need to be patient with them.
From left to right, the shade names are:
- Coachel Blues (shimmery sky blue)
- Silky Spirit (shimmery pink)
- Gyspy Couture (flamboyant pink)
- Boho Nude (sandy, grey nude) << My fave!
- Festive Orange (bold red-orange)
- Feather Green (creamy emerald)
I love that cosmetics companies are now making the formula of their lipsticks more light and creamy and less thick and gloopy. All three lip glosses from L’Oreal are easy to apply and comfortable to wear, and that’s not always the case when it comes to lipgloss.
From left to right, the shades are:
- On The List (sheer shimmery orange)
- Never Let Me Go (shimmery rose gold nude)
- Mafia Gloss (hot pink)
Mafia Gloss is my favourite for two reasons; It has no shimmer and it’s a cream formula. This one is the best out of the three and feels less sticky on lips while still giving a glossy finish.
The marketing blurb around the Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara is that it’s designed to help create a festival vibe. In reality, the whole point of us using mascara is to thicken, lengthen, and volumise our eyelashes… no matter where we are! A bonus if it’s waterproof which this one is!
This mascara gives an feathery, bushy-lash effect with their fuzzy kaleidoscope bristles and coats them in an intense black within seconds. When time is precious, you just want to use products that are hassle-free.
Super Liner Black Velvet*
I have never seen an eyeliner nib like this before. It’s really thick and fuzzy, which made me initially think that there was no way I could use it! But how wrong I was. It’s actually made for creating different looks like the one you see in the picture above, but that’s not a look I can pull off – whether I’m at a festival or not.
Instead, I’ve been making use of it on a daily basis just as I would with any other eyeliner pens. I use it to apply it on the upper lash time and it does quite a good job to create a thick cat-eye flick in an instant. The only thing bad thing about it is that the nib is too thick to get right in to the inner corners so I have to fill this in with their Super Liner Perfect Slim (which I featured in my 6 Highstreet Buys Under £10
Brow Artist Maker*
I’m quite in to eyebrow crayons these days but find that I am very fussy with the formula. It can’t be too solid and it can’t be too creamy. After trying L’Oreal’s Brow Artist Maker on my brows (well, duh), it appears that this jumbo pencil is a bit too creamy for me.
It applies on to my brows with no problems but it’s when I blend it that the product moves around on my skin, it doesn’t stay put. I would recommend this to someone who has thick brows and wants a quick fix in filling them in and intensifying them. But I have sparse brows and there’s really nothing to work with which makes them look very uneven after it has been blended with the small kabuki styling brush on the other end of the crayon.
Cushion Foundations have created a bit of buzz in the beauty world for the past couple of years and it is nice to see that it has trickled down to the high street with a more affordable price tag.
By replacing the brush with sponge pad, you tap and dab the foundation over your skin for a dewy, light and luminous finish. The coverage is light-medium but it’s buildable with a dewy, fresh look. And due to the weightless formula, it should feel comfortable to wear on your skin on a hot summer’s day I’ll put it to the test when we actually get a warm day… might be waiting for quite some time. I’ve actually forgotten what a sunny day feels like! But mainly, I like how quick and easy this cushion foundation is to apply.
It is currently on an introductory offer in Boots for £9.99 (usually £14.99)
Which make up product from L’Oreal do you recommend?