But lookit! Isn't it pretty. I have to be honest I had been completely bypassed the release of the L'Oreal Color Riche Exclusive collection last year. I've been on a bit of a perpetual spending ban for the last year and had been avoiding every make up counter I could so as to prevent frivolous spending. Obviously it hasn't worked 100% but it does mean a few things have skipped my awareness.
Eva's Nude (Inspired by/Designed for Eva Longoria) was recommended to me by Laura at www.editor-in-chic.com. I had put out a request on Twitter for some recommendations and this was right up my alley! Described by them as a "Barely Gold" I'd put it as a nice coral nude with a hint of gold, dare I say rose gold? Slightly dark and daunting in bullet form but light and airy on the lips. It's super moist as well so, although you'll most likely have to reapply after lunch, you'll forget you're even wearing it the rest of the day. As seen at the bottom I'm wearing it with an otherwise bare face (mascara doesn't count!) and it doesn't look stupid at all!
Thanks to NARS I instantly associate matte black packaging with a Luxe feeling so this coupled with the gold trim and celebrity associations really tricks you into believing you've spent way more than you have.
The Color Riche Collection is available at £6.99 from all the usual retailers however they're currently on a 2 for £14 offer at Boots so you may as well treat yourself properly!
Or you could forgo the extra lippy and spend £40 on skincare like I did. But that's a story for another day!