Matte-nificent Red Lipsticks!*

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With the recently concluded L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Matte Reds giveaway, a lot of women got so hyped up guessing the correct name of the collection! It was such a fun giveaway! When I found out that the focus of this collection were red shades, I only hoped for one thing - that I'll find the red shade I'm looking for. I want a specific red shade and I already have it in different brands but if you were to give me another one, who am I to refuse? I love the variety (of brands)!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds
L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds

When I saw the lipsticks on Instgram, I already knew which one I was gunning for. I'm glad they L'Oreal released that shade!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds
They were picked by/for the celebrities. Notice the signature on the tube.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds
I had difficulty making its real shade appear on camera

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Fire
Pure Fire on my lips.

Pure Fire is endorsed by Li Bing Bing. Remember the Asian woman on Transformers? That's her! This is the only lipstick in this range with a hint of Coral. I don't have a lot of lipsticks with hints of coral or something that is somewhat orange red because I didn't think it looks good on me. Honestly, it's nice to have to this in this range and I must say that L'Oreal has done a great job creating this colour because it looks good on me!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Vermeil
Pure Vermeil on my lips.

Pure Vermeil is endorsed by Fan BingBing, who portrayed Blink on X-Men! The one with portal power! This shade is reddish pink. It's not purely red. I think this shade has a lot of counterpart lipsticks from different brands. It's not a totally unique shade but I do understand why this is included in this collection. After all, not all of use want to use a pure red her whole life!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Amaranthe
Pure Amaranthe on my lips.

I find Pure Amaranthe to be the odd lot in this range. I don't know, it's pink on my lips. I like the shade but it has more pink talaga eh! This shade is endorsed by Gong Li.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Scarleto
Pure Scarleto on my lips.

Before finding out I was going to have a fast L'Oreal giveaway, I saw this lipstick at Target but never really paid attention to it. My mind was somewhere else. But when I saw the ad and saw Blake Lively, I told myself that I wanted the lipstick she was wearing. Pure Scarleto is endorsed by Blake Lively! I love her from Gossip Girl days! My mom said this shade looks so good on me.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Brick
Pure Brick on my lips.

Pure Brick is endorsed by Aishwarya Rai. I don't know her but I think she's an Indian actress. I read from a few reviews that this collection somewhat varies per continent when it comes to endorsers. This is a shade that I love because it makes me look matured - not old - just matured. It makes me look my age! No? Okay! Haha! I know I have a lipstick that is similar to this shade but I just can't remember what brand. My mom also likes this lipstick but I refuse to give it to her. Sorry, Emma.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Rouge
Pure Rouge on my lips.

Pure Rouge is endorsed by Freida Pinto. She also endorsed one of L'Oreal's Nude lipsticks last year. I'm not sure who she is (will Google later na lang). I gotta say this is the reddest red in this collection! The truest of the truth (may ganun ba?!) This reminds me of MAC Riri Woo/Ruby Woo. Now, why did I sell those lippies again? Haha! I thought I'm done with this kind of red but damn, this looks nice on me! #chairlift you guys.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Ruby
Pure Ruby on my lips.

In the states, Pure Ruby is endorsed by J.Lo! But here, it's endorsed by a different actress. I don't know who. It says 'chom' on the tube. This shade is very similar to Pure Rouge with a hint of pink. Just a hint. I love this lipstick, too. Lakas maka-fresh!

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Garnet
Pure Garnet on my lips.

Pure Garnet is endorsed by Sonam Kapoor. Oh my gosh, I love this lipstick! This is my ultimate favourite lipstick in this collection! Even before I received these lipsticks, I already made a comment on Instagram that I like the darker shade. I was told that it's Pure Garnet and by then, I knew. It's my new favourite! This is the darkest red shade in this collection but it's the prettiest IMHO! You can see guys, I'm biased. Pak na pak ang posing ko sa photos! It's such a vampy colour it reminds me of MAC Diva, Colourpop Dalia, and Happy Skin's Hot Stuff.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Garnet
The sexiest shade in this collection. Pure Garnet.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Garnet
Pose pa more.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Garnet

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds in Pure Garnet
Yeh, I just had to bombard you with 5 photos of me wearing Pure Garnet.

L'Oreal Paris Star Collection Matte Reds
For comparison purposes.


I love this collection because all the shades look good on me (according to my mom, LOL). Another thing that makes me love this collection even more is the fact that they are matte lipsticks! I love matte lipsticks! This is not your usual matte lipsticks as this is not drying on your lips. It doesn't tug when you apply it on your lips. It's quite moisturising, actually. Heres the killer part, it stays on your lips for a long time considering this is a drugstore brand. I didn't expect much about its longevity so I was really impressed that Pure Garnet was still intact on my lips during and after having dinner buffet. I even had to wipe off the lipstick using tissue because I got too conscious. I was wearing Pure Garnet and it s a dark shade of lipstick. It could get ugly if it starts to smear when I'm eating. It also left a nice stain on my lips and it was still there when I woke up the following day. Amazing, simply amazing! I totally recommend this to anyone who loves red lipsticks and/or matte lipsticks!

L'Oreal #MatteReds lipstick is available at all leading department stores nationwide. Right now it retails for PhP400 as its sale price. Regular price is PhP625.


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21 comments:

  1. Gusto ko yung pak na pak na photos, lol. Super trigger-happy when the lippie looks good - I know how you feel! In my recent post nga, sobrang dami kong photos using MAC Pink Nouveau eh HAHAHA kaloka GGSS lang =))

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  2. Ganda ng mga shades! Although di ko carry ganyan mga shades.Napakaswerte ng nanalo sa giveaway mo:) lakas talaga ng vibe sayo ng dark shades no? Iba yung pose mo sa pure garnet. May fierce factor! Hehe. All shades suits you well, for me ang pinakabagay sayo yung garnet, rouge and brick:) I like the brick shade too.

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  3. Marian April PangJuly 3, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    Wow, nag enjoy ako sa pagscroll down! Haha. I love all the shades, bagay sa yo lahat. I don't know but I love your choices when it comes to lipstick. Hope you can share more from your collection

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  4. Ang ganda kasi talaga nung Pure Garnet. Couldn't help but pose ng maarte :)

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  5. Sinadya ko yung pose ko for Pure Garnet kasi alam ko na yun ang pinakabagay sakin even before I tried it. Super ganda nya! Long lasting pa :) i like 5 out of 8 shades!

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  6. Ganda lahat ng shades. Mas litaw ang pagkaputi mo. If I'll get one, I'll go for Pure Ruby. hehe

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  7. definitely pure garnet! nung makita ko mga photos, hinahanap ko talaga yung prang may cherry hue at di nga ako nagkamali!.hehe..it looks so good in you! next to that is pure ruby. gotta get me one of these! :D

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  8. Lovin' the Pure Rouge shade but dang! Pure Garnet is the most fierce shade of 'em all, I can't lie! Ganda ng pagka red nila. :D Thumbs up!

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  9. Pure Garnet pa more! :D I agree that it's a great color; I used to prefer shades like it that are somewhat purplish. I can understand why you're raving about it. :) I like Pure Ruby too. (I think your mom is right too!)

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  10. im not much into red shade ms gem but i love Pure Amaranthe on you =)

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  11. With how you posed (at nag emote) on the photos, halatang favorite mo talaga si Pure Garnet. Well, i think lahat naman keri mo Ms.Gem kaya lang syempre iba yun kapag gusto mo yun ginagamit mo, mas komportable at mas kumpyansa ka sa sarili mo. I like Pure Brick and Pure Garnet, too! It's a good thing that you swatched them on your arms. I can easily compare them with each other that way. Nakakatuwa naman si Mommy mo, mahilig din sa lipstick. Remids me so much of my " mother nature". Gusto din nya arborin mga lipstick ko. Haay, kung pwede lang bumili ng lipstick every week!

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  12. Pure Rouge, Pure Ruby and Pure Garnet please! Haha. Kaso ang mahal. I think isang tube lang ang mabibili ko.
    Anyway, it's not that obvious Miss Gem that your fave among the shades was Pure Garnet. Haha. Hindi talaga, I swear! But in all fairness, ang ganda ng lipstick shade na yun sayo. (^-^)

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  13. Yeh mahilig rin mom ko kaya madalas binibigyan ko na lang sha :)

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  14. I think nakasale pa now for 400 :)

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  15. Pure garnet is the best :) you got lovely review ms.gem

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  16. Bagay po sainyo :)

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  17. You look good in everything. Why is the world so unfair!? Kidding aside, well i wasn't kidding when I said you look good in it. Haha. Personally, I think Pure Scarleto and Pure Brick suits you well.

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  18. Alam ko na yung angle ko :)

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  19. Sheena Naomi GrencioJuly 19, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    OMG! I Love the Pure Fire <3<3 <3 mukhang babagay siya sa lips ko :)

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