Tuesday, August 21, 2012

L'Oreal Brit Invasion

When I first heard about L'Oreal's London Fall collection I knew I had to find it. Anything relating to London/England/British/UK sparks my interest. When I saw the collection in person I was a bit disappointed. They had cute enticing names, but a lot of the colors were not new to me. I ended up passing on all of them except one Brit Invasion.

Brit Invasion


Brit Invasion is a taupe (that leans towards purple) with a golden shimmer.

I really like this color on its own, but maybe not so much on me. I have issues with taupes, they don't tend to look great on my skin tone. This one is a little more forgiving as it leans towards purple versus browns unlike other taupes I've tried. That being said, the formula and brush on this polish were not my favorite. I'm not sure if it's the brush that's the problem or the formula, maybe it's both!  I've had this issue with other L'Oreal polishes too. I don't know how to describe it other than the brush seems to have way too many bristles and it soaks it up too much polish. It makes the polish apply dry and streaky. I'm sure that made no sense. I'm sure a not great brush and formula would of sufficed, but I had to try to explain! Nice color, not so nice everything else sadly.

Happy Tuesday!

10 comments:

  1. I felt the same way. I like the idea but the colors are very 'meh'. This is the only color I picked up and actually looked at but I still ended up passing. *willpower!*

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  2. I keep looking at this color in the store but not sure if I'd wear it. It's really pretty though.

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  3. I had to have this since it quelled my lemming for Dior Exquis. I think it is pretty on you!

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  4. Ooooh I kind of skipped over this display when I saw it in the store but this one is really gorgeous!

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  5. I think it looks pretty on you! The color is gorgeous!

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  6. Ok - this color is one I keep seeing that has caught my eye...I only think I own 2 L'Oreal's and now there are 2 in this collection I WANT big time...but of course these 2 shades are goners...your comment that maybe this shade is not the best on your skin tone is going to make me feel better about not finding it...I guess I can convince myself it also would not look that great on me as I too have iffy issues on taupes that pull pink in quite often...the old lobstr hands appear. But...waaaaaah...I would sure like to give this one a try...we only have one little old store where I live and I even called places in the town that is 60 miles from here to see if they had it - nope! I keep thinking there has to be something in my stash that is like this - and ya know...I don't think there is...but time to go shopping in my own stash. Sad when you have more shades then you can really picture what they all are even from the database listing I have of them all!

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  7. this is the one i picked too.. i was kind of underwhelmed by it on me bc i didn't see much of the purple thats in the bottle!

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  8. The Lacquer TrackerAugust 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    This is gorgeous- I love this kind of combination for fall! I'll definitely be looking out for this one.

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  9. It reminds me of last year's Owl's Night, although I think this one has more purple.

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  10. I seriously love L'Oreal's polishes. I've never had a problem with their brush or formula... I guess it just works for me. ;) I've just now seen the New York Nudes in my area; I can't wait to see the London collection. This color's great, and it's lovely on you.

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