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Friday, December 1, 2017

L'Oreal Holiday Makeup Kit (ULTA): Review and Swatches

Sponsored: Hey Guys! I was sent L'Oreal's Holiday Makeup Kit to review. This kit retails for $29.99 and is exclusive to ULTA Beauty. There are 5 products in this kit and below are my thoughts on each.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)


L'Oreal Infallible Paints Metallic Shadow in Brass Knuckles and Rose Chrome 

$18.99 (3 pack/ 1 extra shade called Caged) - Supersweet

Through my years, L'Oreal has always made really good eyeshadows. I still have a L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duo. Well these prove no exception. Brass Knuckles is a gorgeous metallic gold and Rose Chrome is a beautiful metallic ballet pink. I always think of gold during the Christmas season, but not always pink. Pink can also be beautiful this time of year. Remember my practically perfect Christmas?

L'Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Devil's Matte-Vocate Red $8.99 - Supersweet

Before there were so many choices in lipsticks, my go to was always L'Oreal lipsticks. They were always pigmented, rich, creamy and long-wearing. Blake's Red is the perfect Christmas red! Perfect for the holidays. Red always makes a statement. I love red lipsticks.

L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Black $8.95 - Supersweet

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black $7.29 - Sweet

This is my first time trying L'Oreal's Voluminous Original Mascara. It has a full fluffy brush. Not a lot of mascara comes out on the brush, which is good. It separated my lashes. Definitely made them longer and gave them more volume. It gives a very lightweight and natural look. The way you would want your lashes to look at WORK. For evening or a party, this may not give you enough! You guys know I've recently become smitten with Tarte's Maneater Mascara (which is a nice balance between party & work). This mascara comes in 5 colors if bought on its own. This is also my first time trying L'Oreal's Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner! In fact, I've never even heard of it. LOL I'm really impressed with this creamy eyeliner. It IS budge proof for 16 hours! I used my hand to rub it and it didn't budge. I ran water over it, rubbed and it didn't budge. Only my cleansing balm removed it and I had to use a wash cloth to thoroughly remove it. This eyeliner also has a smudger, but you better smudge before it sets. Once it sets, there's no moving! LOL I also want to mention that this is a lighter black than you think. To get the black that I achieved on the back of my hand, you have to go over it twice. But the quality definitely exceeds the price. I'm impressed. This is a great set to try everything here! To purchase all of these separately would cost a little over $44. But if some of these don't float your boat, it's great you can purchase things separately (I included individual costs for each item). What has been your experience with L'Oreal makeup?



  1. I love Loreal eyeshadows too, I have some I bought a couple of years ago and they are still some I use regularly. That lipstick is gorgeous, the perfect red for festive season!!! xx


  2. I've loved L'Oreal lipsticks for years, too! That red is absolutely gorgeous and would certainly make for a great red for the holidays! Thanks for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  3. I totally agree Kim! Loreal has always made some of the best drugstore eyeshadows. Both shades in this kit are super pretty and holiday perfect. I bet that red lipstick looks gorgeous on you :D

  4. Oh I had no idea L'Oreal lipsticks were so good! They often go on sale here, I should check them out next time they do :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! I'm surprised it's December already, but excited too, we are going to put up our Christmas tree this weekend and we are going to a Christmas party today.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. This set does sound great, Kim:) I actually really like L'Oreal although I haven't used the line in a long time. I think they do the best mascaras...better than some higher end ones. And agree with Rowena...that lippie must look fab on you!

  6. I lovvvvve that lipstick shade. What a beautiful tone of red. I've never really used L'Oreal aside from their mascara's which I've practically used my whole life. I've only stopped because I started getting eye lash extensions so I don't need it anymore. But I did dabble prior with other brands (most paying double what I usually pay wit L'Oreal) and found myself still preferring L'Oreal


  7. I saw this set in store and was tempted to get it! And wow, the eyeshadows are seriously pretty and really packs a punch!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  8. I can't remember the last time I used drugstore makeup, but wow these eyeshadows are gorgeous! A smudge-proof eyeliner is a must have for me as well, and right now I swear by the MJ highliners, but I think I need to give the L'oreal eyeliner a try now. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  9. This looks like a nice set Kim! The shadows and lipstick are gorgeous! I love that L’Oréal liner too, it’s one of my go tos!! I’ve tries the mascara before and unfortunately it doesn’t work for me!

  10. I'll be honest, Kim - I know lots of people get great results from L'Oreal, but I've never found their products lived up to the hype. At least on me. I'm glad that they work for so many people because their pricing is very affordable, which is such a bonus.

  11. Oh wow, those metallic eyeshadows are such gorgeous shades! The gold would work fabulously for festive parties and YES to the adorable 'ballet pink'-esque shade.. dreaaaaamy.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  12. Those metallic eyeshadows look so pretty. I would love to pickup a set like this. I haven't seen these in stores, I'll keep my eyes open for them.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  13. Those shadows are so pretty! I have been eyeing them at the drugstore.

  14. Great review! Thanks for sharing!!
    Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  15. Yay for a super sweet review Kim !
    My fave here was that glorious shade of red-

  16. I wear eyeliners all the time, but I never remember to smudge it. Lol. Lovely colours Kim! Are you ready for Christmas yet? We're skipping Christmas exchange with the adults, just buying gifts for the kids.

    xo Jo

  17. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift. My mom and sister would love something like that. I especially like the red lipstick. So chic!

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