Oh now I've got your attention...
Well get your minds out the gutter you dirty bunch as there is no skin on show here just a collection of beautiful nude toned lipsticks in the form of L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipsticks each with it's own celebrity spokeswomen (their signature's are on each co-ordinating lip shade) and example of skin tone said lipstick should suit. It is rather clever and takes the guess work and general graft of finding the perfect nude lip shade. All in there is six L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche nude shades to choose from for light to deep complexions, five of which I have to share today.
L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick in Doutzen's Nude
This shade has of course been created with those with a cooler, light complexion in mind and I can't help but feel this light, milky pink would look great on fellow blondes. I personally found this shade to be too cool and stark for my complexion but it was not intended for my skin colouring so I can not complain. What I can say is that the shimmering aspect helps give the impression of fuller lips, the blue undertone will prevent teeth looking yellow and it glides on with such ease and is generally very comfortable to wear. Fans of MAC St Germain or NYX Strawberry Milk will most likely enjoy this shade.
L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick in Julianne's Nude
Despite not having a pale complexion nor red hair (oh how I wish) Julianne's Nude ranks as one of my favourite shades from the entire line up. Best described this offering is a slightly brown toned pink that gives a light rose flush of colour to the lips. Off the top of my head I would say this is pretty similar to MAC's Angel lipstick only this is a little more shimmery, less drying but not quite as long wearing. On the plus side this does not highlight chapped lips and is a great cool toned everyday pink hue in my humble opinion.
L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick in Cheryl's Nude
Cheryl Cole's nude is described as being a greige (grey cool toned beige) iridescent and has been creating to compliment honey toned skin. Technically speaking this is the shade that should suit me most as we are fairly similar in skin tone and yet I prefer Eva's shade. Cheryl's nude is a cool toned brown tinged pink that didn't quite garner any dupes but it is something similar to the kind of pink nude Kim Kardashian tends to sport if that is in anyway helpful? Maybe MAC Hue at a push?
L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick in Freida's Nude
A lavender based nude? Yes really Freida's offering is cool toned mauve pink that will perfectly compliment a carmel complexion or perhaps anyone who enjoys a cooler toned pink nude shade I'm afraid I don't have any dupes for this shade and will admit that I didn't find it all that flattering on my skin tone.
L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick in Eva's Nude
Simply put this is a beautiful shade, even if you are not of similar colouring to Eva I highly recommend checking out this sparkling warm golden apricot shade, it truly is beautiful. Again no formulation woes what so ever just a light almost coral wash of colour that reminds me somewhat of MAC's Kinda Sexy...well if it was sheerer.
In North America Cheryl Cole's shade has been replaced with Jennifer Lopez's offering which I simply must track down be it via eBay or Amazon. Oh the sixth shade that has been launched in the UK (I don't have it sorry) is Liya's nude which is a deeper offering for darker complexions.
On the whole not only do I think the L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipstick collection is a great idea that takes the fuss out of finding a great nude lip shade suited to your complexion but the formula is up there too. Light weight to the point that it almost feels gel like, shimmer particles that don't look dated but give the impression of fuller lips and with the average wear time of around two-three hours per application. I should mention that the L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipsticks are intended to be sheer and work with your natural undertones rather than mask them so the majority of shades are some what universal in that aspect. All in all a great budget buy!
You can find the L'Oreal's Collection Prive Color Riche Lipsticks* for £8.19 each via Boots - link and for the same price but with a buy one get one half price via Superdrug - link.
* PR samples sent for consideration of review.