L’Oreal X Isabel Marant Lip & Cheek Gloss – Canyon Avenue (5783) R115
Introducing Wanted by Isabel Marant, a limited edition collection of her day-to-night, natural-to-smoking make-up essentials. The collection includes L’Oréal Paris X Isabel Marant Lip and Cheek Tint to subtly accentuate the cheeks and lips for that flushed-from-within glow.
L’Oreal Paris and French designer Isabel Marant collaborate to translate the effortless allure that defines her fashion into a limited edition collection of her most Wanted beauty products.
As part of the collaboration, Isabel has designed a multi-purpose lip and cheek gloss with a soft pink hue. The gloss reacts to the pH of your skin, to add a subtle flush of dewy colour to the cheeks and lips. It’s the perfect complimentary glow to your make-up look.
Here’s some thoughts on this formula!
So, if dewy is your deal you’re going to love this formula! I’ve actually seen a few different videos with suggestion to apply it as an eye gloss but I haven’t tried it like that yet since the color is very pigmented and strong! I’m not sure how I’d look with glossy bubblegum eyelids!
This comes in a simple MAC-like square barrel with bring print on it that says “AMAZE Cheeks, They Are All the Craze!” It’s $12 and holds 0.26 oz of gloss. I like the packaging, it reminds me of MAC or NARS and it looks quite modern and slightly edgy for L’Oreal.
I have to admit I was shocked as hell when I tried this out for the first time. A little tiny dab will get you VERY intense pink cheeks! It’s crazy pigmented so a little goes go a very long way. A lot of people have complained the formula is too sticky and sets dewy which is all true but there is a solution to that which I’ll explain in a little bit.
The tint comes with a slightly crimped up sponge applicator that fits along the contours of my lip line quite nicely. It smells like vanilla however, it has a perfume-y vanilla flavor I wasn’t keen on. I liked the formula a lot on my lips. It feels like a luxurious lip oil with a slightly tacky feel that spread easily on my lips leaving them with a highly glossy finish and a nice moisturizing feel. This is one of those self-adjusting pinks that stars out sheer but it gets more and more pink after several minutes of wearing it. Most people refer to it as a candy or a bubblegum pink! It’s quite intense probably the most intense I’ve seen in stains like this. I know the shade won’t be a hit with everyone but I tend to like shades like this so, I was cool with it. I did want to note that my friend has considerably darker skin than my own and she purchased this, wore it, and really knocked it out of the park! It looked amazing on her. For reference she’s a shade lighter than Lupita Nyong’o. On her lips, on her cheeks, and on her eyes it just really made her glow! She rocked it. So, if you are a WOC you might want to check it out!