Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Drugstore Makeup Favorites: The Best of L'Oreal

Part 2 of my Drugstore Makeup series is all about L'Oreal!

1. L'Oreal Telescopic/Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara
This is my favorite mascara, hands down. There are 2 versions, the original Telescopic mascara and a 'better' version called Shocking Extensions. I honestly don't see a huge difference between the two mascaras, and I like them equally. They have tiny, skinny brushes which are perfect for bottom lashes. I wasn't sure if I'd love the long skinny brush at first for my upper lashes, but they make my lashes longer, and more separated than any other mascara I've ever tried. When anyone ever asks me about mascara suggestions, this is what I recommend. Go try it! 

2. L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Ironically, as much as I love this foundation, I've never really been able to find a shade that works for me. Their claim is that they have tons of shades to find the perfect color match for you. There really are tons of choices, and I suggest you buy more than one and try it out, and return what doesn't work. This foundations is also really great for mixing. I have a summertime shade that is too dark for me now, but I mix it with a lighter shade and its perfect. It doesn't make me too shiny (as long as I have a setting powder) and the coverage is great. Its one of my top 3 foundations. 

3. L'Oreal Colour Riche Lacquer Lip Stain
I elaborated on these a bit more in this post. These are great, super shiny, and really do last a long time. I love all the different colors, although I don't see much color in the lightest shades. I love this for a super-shiny colorful lip, and the staying power is pretty great. 

4. L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm
It took me a while to get any of these because I just assumed they were a different version of the Revlon Lip Butters (see Revlon post, link at the top of this post). I finally got one because I thought the color was really pretty, and I really liked it!! Its the same idea as the Lip Butters, Color Whispers, etc, in that its a sheer, semi-tinted, moisturizing balm. These actually have a bit more color payoff than the others of its kind, and are glossier. I don't own a ton of them but the ones I have I really like. 

5. L'Oreal Infallible Shadow
Let me start off by saying I don't like the Maybelline Color Tattoos, and I thought that these shadows were the same idea, so it took me forever to get any. I finally picked up Iced Latte and I love it. Its sort of like a pressed pigment. Its a looser powder that you sort of pack onto your lid. Iced Latte is a gorgeous creamy white color that looks great for highlighting the inner corner of your eye. It works really well if you add a bit of Mac's Fix+ to your brush, it makes the color even more pigmented. 

6. L'Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner
I never found a gel liner I liked until I tried this one. The brush is AMAZING and makes for great precision. I'm not good at liquid liner and just figured I'd never accomplish a dark, dramatic lash line that liquid liner gives.. but then I discovered this gel liner and fell in love. It really is the easiest I've ever used and goes on smooth and precise. I love the brush more than anything, and plan to save it and use it long after the liner is gone! 

I think L'Oreal is great at making products at Drugstore prices that seem to be the same quality as high-end makeup. With all Drugstore makeup, the products can be hit or miss. I don't really care for their eye shadow other than the Infallible pressed pigment kind, and the True Match is the only foundation I like. But the things that do work for me, I love! Which of these products do you have?

Stay tuned for next week's post on Maybelline! 


  1. I would definitely say L'Oreal is my fave drugstore brand, they make wonderful stuff!