Sunday, September 18, 2011

L'Oreal Color of Hope 2011

Since 1997, L'Oreal has been committed to the fight against ovarian cancer, and has raised more than $19 million for the cause. Each year, they release a Limited Edition Color of Hope Collection to help raise awareness and funding for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. $1.00 from each and every item sold from this collection goes to the OCRF. You can view all of products in the collection at the above link, and here's a look at the the items I picked up.

There are two palettes available, and I selected Sentimental Splendor. There are a total of four polish shades, and I picked up two of them, Whimsical and Valiant. The collection also offers two lip sticks and a lip gloss.

Whimsical is a subtle sandy pink shade, filled with tiny not-so-subtle matching foil glitter, giving it a somewhat metallic finish. This is a nice neutral shade that's dressed up with the sparkly glitter. The formula was very good, and I used two coats.



Valiant is a medium grey shade that also has matching tiny glitter, but it's a bit less sparkly than Whimsical. The formula on this was excellent, and required just one coat.



I picked up the Sentimental Splendor palette because I was drawn to the shades...primarily the green one, because it's a duo chrome. It looks like a deep green in the palette, but it flashes from a reddish brown to green, and it's far more obvious than I was able to capture in my photos. These shades aren't too pigmented dry, so I've been applying them with a spritz of Reviva Labs Rosewater Facial Spray on my brush first, for a deeper color. All of them except the green shade seem a bit chalky dry, so the wet method seems to work best for me.


I always like to support a good cause, and when there's nail polish and make up involved, all the better! Each year I always see some shades of products that I like from this collection, and I'm planning on using some of that green eye shadow shade to mix into a nail polish. Did you pick anything up from this collection?

8 comments:

  1. All the colours are very pretty. I love the light pink polish, I always have trouble finding ones that aren't super sheer. I will have to keep an eye out for this collection!

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  2. surprisingly, I really love the pink polish! I'll have to keep my eyes open for this collection

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  3. A really great collection and a good cause.
    but I'm not a big fan of Loreal, since they test on animals )=

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  4. Whimsical looks so nice, I like it

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  5. Very pretty, too bad about the lack of pigmentation!

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  6. Whimsical is really pretty. The palette is nice looking also. Nice to know that the shadows apply better wet.

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