L’Oreal Collection Star Red Lipstick “Pure Amaranthe” by Gong Li
Its not very usual of me to stay hooked to a certain lipstick (lipsticks in this case) for long. More so if I am done with using and clicking them all for the review. Imagine me picking up one from this Collection Star “Pure Red” range blindly and painting my pout even though I have no plan to go out! Yesterday, we were watching “Khoobsurat” (What a cute movie! Love Fawad Khan <3 ) at home and I did it again to which my husband reacted with a curious glance and then commented “You are addicted”. Of course I grinned my approval. 😀 I am sure anyone would be if they had these gorgeous shades of red in that gorgeous finish and formula.
Anyways, Today I am going to show you my second favorite and most worn shade from the whole range. “Pure Amaranthe” by Gong Li.
Price: 995/- for 4.2 gms
The Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. The range is enriched with new Light Illum complex that delivers a rich matte effect. The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application. Pure pigments deliver intense colorand Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours.
My Experience with L’Oreal “Pure Amaranthe”:
“Pure Amaranthe” is the color of Gong Li, a Chinese actress about whom I knew nothing about before this launch! 😛 but the color is sooo pretty that it made me google her name and surprisingly the search results comprised of her images with barely there n*de lip colors. Not even the slightest touch of pink. :O I absolutely love how this looks on her in the L’Oreal Collection star campaigns. Man, she should wear more of these bright lipsticks! Or does it have something to do with Chinese film Industry! 😕 Anyways I am not the best person to comment on that, so let’s come back to the review. O:)
Amaranthe is definitely one of the most gorgeous pink lipsticks I own. The color is a flattering fuchsia pink with a red twist that brightens up my face with one single swipe. The color is one of those that looks stunning on almost all skin tones be it summers or winter. Personally I love how it looks on clean dewy skin and always make sure to use a good dose of highlighter on my cheek bone as well as brown bone with Pure Amaranthe! Healthy looking glow-y skin and bright pink lipstick is a lethal combination that is bound to draw attention and appreciation! 😉
L’Oreal Collection Star Lipstick “Pure Amaranthe” Swatch:
L’Oreal Collection Star Red Lipstick “Pure Amaranthe” Swatch on lips:
Pigmentation is superb as you can see, however is is not as insane as Pure Garnet which is due to the difference in texture between the two. Pure garnet is more matte and deposits a thick layer of color on one swipe. Pure Amaranthe is thinner, lighter and creamier in comparison. I still need a lip balm underneath to make my lips look healthy for a longer period of time, but it is definitely less drying than “Pure Garnet” . The color hugs lips like a stain and needs 2 swipes to go completely opaque.
L’Oreal Collection Star Lipstick “Pure Amaranthe” transfers a little immediately after application, but stays put for the whole day / night once it sets. To get a full proof all day last color I would recommend you to kiss a tissue after each layer of application and repeat it 2-3 times. Somehow with such gorgeous lip colors I do not mind putting in extra effort. 🙂
For me a lipstick has to be long stay to be in my most used lip-colors stash. Cause if it does not I avoid using it altogether because touching up a lipstick in public is so not me! These collection star lipsticks are one of those rare ranges in that stays on and on, has a matte finish yest is not too drying! My loyalty to MAC mattes has gone for a toss and I am not complaining!
Amaranthe does not feather or bleed. 🙂
The ccolors sets to a matte finish after a while and like I always say, bright lipsticks look amazing in matte finish. If you are more into glossy pout, you can go ahead with a clear lip gloss or balm above. Personally I prefer the velvety matte finish of these a lot better. <3
L’Oreal Collection Star Red Lipstick “Pure Amaranthe” on my wheatish skin tone
I have used a little bit of concealer to conceal my dark circles, a tinted moisturiser as a sheer base and have proceeded with a highlighter on my brown bone and cheek bones. There is a faint hint of shimmer pink cream blush on my cheeks and loads on mascara on my lashes. That’s it! A clean and clear radiant skin with a gorgeous pink pout! This is my favorite look these days and I am just loving the compliments I am getting for the lipstick and my skin. ^_^ BTW that dot on my right cheek is a pimple mark which I have not concealed deliberately! 😛
My Rating: 5 out of 5
My Recommendation: If you are about to pick only one lipstick from the range, I would highly recommend you try Pure Amaranthe. For those who love bright lipsticks, this range is a delight and trust me, the quality is worth the 995/- rupees you are going to spend on this. The color “Pure Amaranthe” is a great mix of bright pink and red that brings out the best in our kind of Indian skin tone that is not fair and not too dark! A great all season pink lipstick imo! 🙂