I’m a huge lipstick lover, so when I heard that L’oreal was going to collaborate with Balmain on a lipstick collection I immediately knew that I had to get one. The collection Balmain created with L’oreal is quite a unique one in my opinion, as the colors are very different from the usual colors you find in the drugstore. There are some very cool and special colors in this collection, like greens and purples. This however doesn’t make the whole collection very wearable. This is why I decided to only get one lipstick from the collection, as I know I will actually wear this color.

The Colour

I decided to get the shade ‘Confession’, as this is one of the most wearable shades of this collection. It’s a beautiful matte nude color with some coral tones to it. I think this will be a perfect color to wear in the summer, but it could definitely also work during the colder months. It’s not a nude I would grab for daily as it’s slightly too orange for my liking, but it definitely is nice to have in my collection to change things up a bit every once in a while.

The Formula

The formula of this lipstick is absolutely amazing! I never expected a drugstore lipstick to have this amazing quality. Honestly, it is such a creamy lipstick which is quite rare for matte lipsticks. It’s so easy to apply, does not feel uncomfortable or drying at all, gives the most beautiful matte finish, and also is really pigmented.

The Packaging

I’m so in love with the packaging of this lipstick. It’s really minimalistic and classy which is right up my alley. Depending on the shade you get from this collection from L’oreal x Balmain, the tube of this lipstick has a different color. The shade I got has black packaging, which is my favorite of the whole collection. It looks really good in photos as it has a very luxurious look because of the golden letters.

Overall I really like this lipstick from the L’oreal x Balmain collection. The quality of it is really good and the color is beautiful. I have to admit, the packaging is my favorite part of the lipstick because it just looks so good! I also think it’s so cool that a big designer brand like Balmain has done this collaboration with a drugstore makeup brand, and to see the amazing lipsticks that have come out of this collaboration. I definitely would love to see more of these kinds of collaborations in the future!

The L’oreal x Balmain lipsticks retail for 14,99 euros. If you’re interested in getting one whilst you still can, you can find it here.

Did you get any of the L’oreal x Balmain lipsticks?

Kirsten x



  1. November 8, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Such a beautiful color!

  2. Naiya
    November 12, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    I love your page!! This is something I could follow. Nice work!!

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