I have quite a few lip palettes in my collection but many are too large for use on-the-go and they don’t usually come with a lip brush which I always seem to forget! L’Oreal’s La Palette Lip is different and definitely more usable. It contains 5 pretty hues in a travel friendly, lightweight compact that is equipped with a little mirror and a small but handy applicator.
The range of color is great for professional makeup kits or personal use and the pigments have a variety of undertones to compliment all complexions. You can also can mix, match and layer to customize and find your perfect red. My skin tone is in the medium range so I’m comfortable with all of these shades and the colors are tinted with deep berry, wine, brick-red, pink, and orange to help you transition through the seasons.
The texture is creamy and the base seems to contain a bit of oil so you can also use a finger for quick application. The pigment glides on well and provides sheer, juicy color that can be amped-up to medium coverage for more intensity. The finish is shiny, vibrant and luminous yet still quite rich and the texture reminds me of a gloss-lipstick hybrid with a light, comfortable consistency and lots of glistening moisture to prevent dry skin.
If you like having a selection of trendy colors on-hand without having to carry around several different lipsticks this is a great option and the back of the packaging even has instructions on how to create a fun ombre effect with dark, medium and light shades for contrast and highlight.