“Because you’re worth it”
If you are in the UK, you have probably seen the amazing L’Oreal #YoursTruly True Match Campaign. For those of you who don’t know what this campaign is all about, let me break it down a little. It is basically a campaign that shows how the L’Oreal True Match foundation is suitable for all skin tones, from light to dark skin tones. L’Oreal claim to match ‘98% of all UK skin tones with their 23 shades’. The campaign uses well-known bloggers and YouTubers of all different skin tones and demonstrates what colour of the True Match foundation they use. See the campaign here.
The reason why I think this campaign is amazing is because there has been nothing like this before in the UK. You guys know my opinion on the UK beauty industry (here), and I struggled whilst growing up to find a drugstore foundation suitable for my dark skin tone. Basically, there were none. Yup! There was barely any foundations available for my skin tone. However, things are changing and on the back of this L’Oreal campaign, they have made sure that all UK drugstores have the dark shades available to test. Best believe that this is a positive change! The UK beauty industry is not there yet, but we are seeing a change.
I created this autumn look using only L’Oreal products to see if their products really do work for my skin tone.
Dark Metallic Eyes and Berry Lips
(I know the ‘rules’ say you can’t do dark eyes and dark lips together but rules are meant to be broken right? I wanted to see how dark eyes and dark lips would look together and I loved the way it turned out)
L’Oreal Brow Artist Shaper – Dark Brunette
I love this eyebrow pencil. It was dark enough for my brows, and was soft enough to do my brows. It has a spoolie to brush your brows into shape and it also has a wax crayon to set and finish your brows. I love it.
L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes – Black
I am not really a mascara person because I have no lashes whatsoever! I usually just grab my falsies. But I loved this mascara. The brush made my lashes look longer and added volume to them. I was amazed! I loved the fact that this black was really black, not a grey black but an intense jet black.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Quad – Magnetic Black
I wasn’t sure about this quad when I picked it up, because usually drugstore eyeshadows can be hit or miss in terms of the pigmentation and quality. However, this quad is life!!!! The matte black colour in this quad (#2) is really pigmented and easy to blend. The magnetic black shimmery colour (#1) was so nice!
I tried to follow the instructions at the back but I got confused. What I did was apply a light brown in my crease from another palette as my transition colour, then I applied the matte black colour (#2) from this Colour Riche Quad into the outer corner of my eye, carefully blending it out as I went along to ensure that there was no harsh lines. Then I used the magnetic black colour (#1) all over my lid. I really packed it onto my lid because I wanted that magnetic colour to really show up. I used the light grey shimmer colour (#3) to highlight my tear ducts. Lastly I used colour #2 to smoke out underneath my eyes.
I loveeeeeddddddd this look! I will be doing it again without a doubt. It was surprisingly simple considering that I am in no way shape or form a Makeup Artist.
L’Oreal Super Liner Ultra Precision – Black
This liquid liner has a thin brush so it is great for doing a winged liner.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation – 8N (Cappuccino)
You guys probably know how I feel about this foundation. It is actually one of my favourites. It gives you a luminous, dewy finish, it is easy to blend and it sets to a semi-matte finish. I use a primer underneath this foundation to make sure the foundation lasts on my oily skin but even without a primer it lasts longer than some of my high-end foundations! It is medium to full coverage so I find that one big squirt from the bottle is enough to do my whole face. Did I mention that it is only £9.99???!!!!
This is a great foundation.
L’Oreal L’OR Highlighter
(I could only find this in Superdrug’s, which is a UK drugstore. I couldn’t find this online which was strange)
This is a new highlighter, which I found in Superdrug’s (UK Drugstore). Let me tell you something guys, this highlighter is…..soooooo nice!!!! It is bae, it is life, it is the shizzle! Trust me when I say that this is a contender to the high-end highlighters such as BECCA and ABH. It is a powder highlighter, but it is so soft, it almost feels like a creme or mousse. To get the maximum effect, use your finger to dab the product on the places you want to highlight and use your brush to blend it out softly.
It is definitely one of the best drugstore highlighters out there, and for £7.99???!!! Gurl….do I need to say anymore?!!!!!
L’Oreal Gold Obsession Colour Riche Lipstick – Plum Gold
I used my MAC’s Current Lip pencil to define my lips, as I don’t really have definition on my lips. The packaging of L’Oreal lipstick is so nice. It looks expensive and most importantly, it looks good. The finish of this lipstick is similar to the Lustre Lipsticks in MAC.
The colour is a metallic plum colour which is pigmented and easy to apply. The only thing is that it transferred on my teeth a couple of times, probably because it isn’t a matte lipstick, and you may need to reapply throughout the day. However, the texture is comfortable on your lips and it is not drying in any shape or form. It almost feels like you are apply a balm. The colour is amazing and suited my dark skin tone perfectly. It is a great option for this time of year.