L'Oreal Paris Cocktail Party - 2013 Product Launch

Hi Sparklies! 

Just so you know, there's a GIVEAWAY at the very end of this post! I purposely didn't put it in the title, this is really for my loyal reader who are always here with me and supporting my blog! :) 

On November 27, I had the honour to attend L'Oreal Paris' Annual Holiday party where they launch all the upcoming year products! They are always super innovative with their products and it's filled with surprises that makes me go gasping!  I also had a great time hanging out with fellow blogger friends and of course the L'Oreal Paris team!! *kinda rocks living in Toronto*

(Photo Credits: Emily)


Check out their Chocolate corner where they went all out with chocolate treats!! Thank goodness Emily took great pictures of it because I arrived a bit late because JC couldn't get off work early! *sigh!

(Photo Credits: Emily)

The event was held at the Trump Hotel, classy and chic, I loved everything there from the interior design to decorations by the L'Oreal Team. I kinda wished my room looked like that, yes with that studio set up too!! 

Colour Genius iPhone App


For the last minute people like myself, this is a LIFE SAVER! Gina from the L'Oreal Paris team walked me through this app at the event. You start by downloading it, duh! Just kidding! Start by taking a photo of maybe your outfit or your look, the app will pick up the colours and create a colour scheme for you. You can then pick the colour and choose your mood between Day/Night and the app will prompts you to choose if you would like to Match it, Blend it or Clash it! Based on what you pick, the app then smartly offers the optimal L'Oreal Paris nail polish colour and coordinates it with Colour Riche lipcolour and eyeshadow to get the desired total look.

So while Gina was doing the demo on me, she took a picture of me and from the corner of my eyes I noticed my big face on the tv screen! Instantly, I was like, CAN YOU PLEASE DO THAT AGAIN?!?! 


So THAT'S what happened! AHHAA :)

Colour Riche Nail Colour (New Shades)
Left to Right: Because You're Worth It, Not A Cloud In Sight (111), Now You Sea Me, Royalty Reinvented (107), Members Only (112), Crazy For Chic (110), Orange You Jealous (109)

Sorry my camera failed me that night and I wouldn't say this is the perfect presentation of the colours! I would love to swatch all of them for you guys!! These are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous for Spring 2013!!

My favourite shades would have to be Royalty Reinvented (107) but honestly, I would literally say all, THESE ARE ALL MY KINDS of colours for nails!!! AHHH!!! They're going to be available January 2013, Suggested Retail Price: $6.99

By the way, Because You're Worth It is already in selected stores. I saw them last night at Shoppers being part of the 35th Fashion Magazine Limited Edition. I also think that this colour would make a pretty half moon mani with all these pastel shades! 

Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolour
Shades in #182 to #193. Sorry I couldn't document all the names, but the below swatches are all in order!


Swatches of Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolour from #182-#193

The word of the street of the Beauty Community is that these are dupes for the YSL Vèrnis a Lèvres Glossy Stains. Since I have yet to try those out, I can only say, they do remind me of the Maybelline 10 Hours Lip Stains. The L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolour is made up of 30% water combined with light shine oils for a shiny kiss of colour with a subtly sensual wet look. There are 12 shades coming out in January 2013 and will be retailing for $12.99! I've tried them for a week now and I have to say they are watery and will need a few swipes to get the colour out for the lighter shades. As for the bright shades, they are extremely pigmented and THEY DO STAIN FAST!

I literally swatched these at the event and quickly took them off after about 30 seconds and I already saw stains on my arm. Pretty impressive. My favourite shades from the bunch: #189 and #191! Hopefully I get those on my hands soon :) :) 

Color Riche Eye Shadow Quads 
&
 Infallible The Super Slim 12H Eyeliner 

Color Riche Eye Shadow Quads are palettes with four expertly-coordinated shades that has been formulated with micro-milled pigments for for intense, crisp color that is never chalky or powdery. During the event, I was most interested in the Hollywood Icon (the one with lid opened) and Neon Skirt (not pictured). I usually like bright colours hehe. In the 2nd episode of Maquillage Mondays, we used two palettes and we found that they are easy to blend. It looks excellent in real life but the strong, shimmery colours, they do not show up as well on camera or film. The shimmery problem doesn't happen with the matte and sheen colours. Available in January 2013 for $11.99 each.


Infallible The Super Slim 12H Eyeliner features a delicate 0.4mm felt tip applicator. The eyeliner also ensures the formula last for 12 hours without fading, cracking, smudging or turning ash. Finally, this new product features a a sculpted grip. At the event, I got to swatch it and I found that the tip gives off just the price product each time. It does not explode with too much "ink" even you if you have a heavier hand. It also dries fast so there's no wait time. Worth a try if you need a new liner! Available January 2013 for $10.99 CAD

Ideal Skincare Line 


Ideal Skincare will be launching in February 2013. This new line of skincare is to provide complete skin hydration UV protection and skin-type appropriate treatments. There are different types of moisturizers and cleansers for all skin types. Moisturizers will retail for $12.99 while Cleansers will retail for $9.99.

Age Perfect Instant Glow BB Cream 


This is a new BB Cream by L'Oreal Paris that is created especially for mature skin. It aims to reduce age spots and the appearance of wrinkles over time. It is deeply hydrating and can illuminate the skin instantly for a bright complexion. There are also interesting ingredients such as soy proteins that will help strengthen and nourish mature skin. It will be made available in February 2013 for $26.99.

I'm super sad that I didn't swatch this at the event! I was told at the booth that I would be able to try this since it's in our goodie bag. So I was like, cool, I can put my mom to the test but if you saw my last post, I don't have it so now I have nothing to say about it! #fml

Visible Lift Colour Blush


Visible Lift Colour Blush features an energizing mineral called Tourmaline, and its purpose is to add radiance and luminosity into mature skin. The texture is creamy powder like and once it has been applied to the skin, it feels very velvety. There are 6 shades and will be in stores January 2013 for $16.99 CAD.

Powder Moisture Haircare 
&
Elnett Satin Heat Sprays


Powder Moisture Haircare is another line of hair care products that will be in stores in Mid-February! I'm actually very very excited about this line versus all of their other lines because it contains one of my favourite ingredients for beauty and skincare (and now it's in hair care), Hyaluronate, which is in short a moisturizing ingredient! I'm actually a huge ingredients geek although I probably can't pronounce most of them.

Side note: Another reason why I'm excited is because it smells like Green Apple to me! In the past, I never really blogged/reviewed about L'Oreal's hair care products because I was super bothered by the scent. Though, their hair care does work up to 80% of their claims! 

 L'Oreal Paris' legendary Elnett family has a new member! I'm quite a fan of their Elnett hair sprays and this is no exception! Elnett Satin Heat Sprays now has a new function to protect your hair from hot styling tools up to 230ºC / 446ºF! It can also lock in your hairstyle for three days (if you really don't plan on washing your hair for that long)! haha! There are 3 formulas for different styles - Curls, Volume, and Straight hair! Available now for $9.99

I should be having a review on this hairspray soon now that I've used it already :)


GIVEAWAY TIME!


Like I said in my last post, I always make an effort to give back to my readers as much as possible!  I wouldn't be able to attend these event if it weren't for all of YOUR support!! 

These items were part of a second bag because JC came with me. Some of the hair products are heavier so I didn't include them in here because it's going to be $$$ for me to mail them out. As for the mascara, I'm hoping to give that away when I review it :) 

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