L'Oréal — Le Réal Déal
Hair, it is said, is a woman’s crowning glory, andcouldn’t agree more. With their introduction of Féria’s Wild Ombré, (just the name conjures up floating visions of chiffon), the company has put the salon look of dark-to-light graduated hair color at the fingertips of every woman with 25 to 45 minutes to spare depending on her preferred intensity of shade.
consists of a three-part system—a , a and a —completed by a patented that precisely targets the locks to be lightened and the look desired. Since its application is instantly customizable, the results can range from subtle to sensational, depending on the whim of the woman whose crowning glory it is. Furthermore, it is suitable for all hair colors (whether natural or treated) and all types. As an added bonus, it protects the strands it lightens.
The product retails for $12.99 and comes in three formulations: 060 for medium to dark brown hair; 070 for dark blonde to light brown hair; and 080 for light to medium blonde hair.
According to the company, L’Oréal’s recent launch ofwas the first specifically designed for mature skin. It has a sheer tint of self-adjusting pigments and anti-aging ingredients that tone, treat, protect and reduce the signs of aging. Over time, the formulation works to reduce the dreaded age spots and improve the skin’s glow.
This is accomplished by ETR 195 salicyclic acid derivative, a proprietary formula that provides targeted micro-exfoliation to even tone and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and sag; vitamin C reduces discoloration, aging and cellular skin damage; pro calcium complex contains calcium microspheres that create a moisture barrier within the skin; soy seed proteins boost collagens that increase resistance to sagginess; and SPF 20, a UVA/UVB broad-spectrum skin protection that also helps to prevent future discoloration.retails at $16.99 for 2.5 fl. oz.
But no face is truly fair without a finishing touch to a woman’s skincare regimen. L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift brand provides the missing link with their, a finishing cream that provides instant gratification in 30 seconds by “blurring” dermal imperfections, such as fine lines, wrinkles and pores to produce a virtually flawless complexion. This effect utilizes the science of optical skin care, the new opti-blur technology, which essentially diffuses light in myriad directions, thereby “erasing” the undesirable elements. It also absorbs and disperses skin’s natural oils, partly thanks to silica, a group of minerals known for its oil-absorbing properties comprised of silicon (1%) and oxygen (99%). Revitalift Miracle Blur, which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores by 22.7%, also provides skin with an overall matte appearance.
With a lightweight and silky texture, Revitalift Miracle Blur seals any prior skin care steps such as moisturizers, serums or anti-aging treatments. It can be worn alone or underneath makeup. Formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30, users should reapply it if they wear the product outdoors for more than 80 minutes. While the product’s transformative effects will be most apparent on the over-30 crowd, Revitalift Miracle Blur can even be worn by teens and younger women who wish to smooth over a youthful skin’s imperfections. It retails at $24.99 for1.18 fl. oz.
If a skin sans flaw inspires awe and the hair is “wondrous fair,” then just how to primp the prettiest pout? L’Oréal Paris knows. The company took a shine to stain—literally—and then promptly combined the two.is a lightweight lip stain designed to deliver clear, luminous, long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine finish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). It has a moisturizing, water-based formula that is non-drying, hydrates for six hours, won’t bleed or feather and glides on easily.
Containing a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments, it comes in 12 fashionable yet wearable shades specially developed by the brand’s Paris-based color designer, appropriately named. has a wand specifically designed to complement the formula and apply the product with precision. In short, this is a product that lends new meaning to “lip service.” It sells for $9.99 each.
Now that hair, skin and lips are impeccable, can the well-dressed nail be far behind? You guessed it—not far behind. And as usual,hits the nail(s) on the head. Even if you are among those who are “all thumbs,” customized 3D nail effects are at your fingertips. Even for the novice, they offer a mistake-proof way to enhance dull digits. Easily applied, endless nail looks can be created with one sticker. Better yet, they require no dry time. These 3D nail jewels can be added to any nail color for a sparkly effect to delight both hand and eye.
The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Lingerie Collection comes in three shades—(gold), (silver) and (rose gold)—and retails for $8.95 per pack. Each one contains 18 stickers and nine nail sizes.
All the L’Oréal Paris products cited above are available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.