L’Oreal Star collection – Pure reds

L’Oreal Star collection – Pure reds

Hello everyone! I am reviewing L’Oreal star collection- pure reds today. I decided to purchase three shades from this collection- Gong Li (Pure Amaranthe), Aishwarya Rai (Pure Brick) and Frieda Pinto (Pure Rouge). The range includes 7 winsome shades of red with a matte effect. The signatures of all the brand ambassadors are imprinted on the lipstick case. You can pick up a shade according to your skin tone. The pure red collection has a diversity of reds suitable for every skin colour.

Each lipstick is for Rs.995 (4.2gm)

Ingredients-  Jojoba oil, velvet spheres and pure pigments

Gong Li- Pure Amaranthe


This is one of my favourite shades from the pure red star collection. It is a beautiful pink shade that falls under the category of red. It is similar to hot pink or fuchsia pink colour. This shade suits me the most.

Aishwarya Rai- Pure Brick


This is a reddish brown shade. I don’t wear this shade quite often. I would recommend this lip shade for mature women. Otherwise it is a very distinctive mix of red and brown colours.

Frieda Pinto- Pure Rouge


This is a dark red shade. It brightens up my face. This shade is suitable for most Indian skin tones. It is a beautiful dark red colour. This shade also hides the pigmentation on lips. So if anyone has pigmented lips, should definitely try this shade.


I love the texture of these lipsticks. They give a matte finish and last for a very long time. They last up to 4-5 hours. The best part about this collection is that they don’t dry out the lips. They give a matte effect and are not very drying. The application is quite wieldy, as they don’t dry up fast and give a hydrating effect. I always use a lip balm before applying any lipstick. It is very essential to prep and hydrate your lips before the application of any lipstick. These lipsticks are highly pigmented. I apply it directly or with a lip brush sometimes. I usually apply two coats of these lipsticks. You can apply them according to your requirement. Even after eating or drinking, the colour doesn’t get faded. So the colour stays for a long time and doesn’t vanish completely. They are similar to MAC lipsticks. I am a huge fan of MAC lipsticks because of their eminently pigmented colours and staying power. After MAC, I totally admire this collection. I would definitely recommend buying a lipstick of your choice from this collection. Pure Amaranthe is my favourite shade out of the three shades that I have. I am planning to try two more shades from this collection- Pure Vermeil- Fan Bingbing and Pure Fire- Li Bingbing. I think these two shades would suit my skin tone.

Makeup tip-

  • Apply a lip balm before the application of any lipstick. These are matte lipsticks so it is vital to hydrate your lips.
  • Outline and fill your lips with a lip pencil before applying the lipstick. It increases the durability of the lipstick. You can use a nude lip pencil or a lip pencil that matches the colour of your lipstick.
  • Use a tissue after the first coat of the lipstick. Gently blot your lips to take out any excess product. Then apply loose powder to seal the colour. Then apply the next coat of the lipstick. It prevents creasing and also increases the staying power of the lipstick.
  • For a pout effect on the lips, use a lighter shade or a highlighter in the center of the lips.


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