L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée Lipstick in Barely Peach By Julianne Moore – Review


Wow what a mouthful that title is eh?! But it is necessary due to this being the full name of this product, minus the review part of course.

I have to admit something, this is the only nude lipstick I own and thus the first nude lipstick I have ever bought! I’m not a huge fan of nude lipsticks, as our lips are naturally nude anyway, so I never see the point in applying a nude lipstick over the top! But that is just me.

However whilst I think this will be the only nude lipstick I’ll be buying, I rather liked this one as it was more of a light peachy pink shade than a nude shade.

I heard about the Privée range coming out from a couple of beauty bloggers online and although I’m not really interested in nude lipsticks, I still checked the post out, as well as the range the following week.

In the collection there are six shades to choose from, Barely Peach By Julianne Moore, Barely Parma By Freida Pinto, Barely Pink By Doutzen Kroes, Barely Golden By Eva Longoria, Barely Greige By Cheryl and Ebony Elegance by Liya. As you can tell from the post title, I went for Julianne Moore’s nude.

These are limited edition shades and each shade will suit someones skin tone, which I think is a good idea. It’s a shame these are only limited edition mind, as I rather love my lipstick!

I swatched all of the shades to see what they would look like on my skin tone and the only one I liked was Julianne Moore’s, I actually hated all the others but that’s probably due to the fact I’m not a huge fan of nudes anyway as my skin is yellow toned the peach and pink tones in Julianne Moore’s nude worked the best on my skin tone.

Although I fell in love with this after swatching it on the back of my hand, I put the tester back and didn’t pick it up to take to the till. I was rather good and left it on the shelf for a good couple of weeks before swatching it once again and buying it for myself. It was rather naughty of me to do that as I’d been buying a lot of lip products at that stage and I was meant to be Christmas shopping. However, this was well worth buying and it’s a great lipstick. I’m excited to be reviewing it!




As you can see from the first image as well as the three above, the packaging for this is rather elegant with its black matte packaging and gold writing. Depending whose lipstick you picked up, of course depends on whose signature/autograph you get on the front of the lipstick, which is in gold to match parts of the lipstick packaging. Plus the signature on the outside of the packaging reminds me of what MAC do with their Viva Glam lipsticks, which is a really nice touch.

This makes the lipstick look more than a drug store product and higher end like Nars, MAC, Illamasqua, etc which is nice and plus when I put this on whilst I’m out I feel like I’m using something more expensive, which is nice.

The lipstick clips into place using the gold clasp around the middle which is really nice as it feels like it’ll stay closed and my lipstick will be protected inside the bottom of my bag.




This is gorgeous peach shade with some pink tones in there and for myself who has a yellow skin tone, it suites my complexion a lot, which I really like. It glides on beautifully and leaves a lovely glossy shine behind.

This shade will work throughout the whole year, due to it being a nude and I’ve worn it a lot for work and when I’ve been having a tone it down day. It’s a moisturising lipstick too so I find that if my lips are feeling a little on the rough or sore side I can rely on this to nourish my lips as well as hide their bad state!

I really don’t have anything like this in my collection, which is why I picked it up. I do have a nude like peach lip gloss but I wanted a lipstick!

One thing I have to comment on with this lipstick, I’m unsure if all of the shades are like it but this smells just like Parma Violets sweets! I don’t really like these sweets all that much but the smell is rather yummy and it tastes like the sweets too when you apply it to the lips, which is a bonus! However if you don’t like Parma Violets then you aren’t going to like the smell or taste of this lipstick, sad to say.

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I love this lipstick so much and I never thought I would see the day when I’d buy myself a nude lipstick. I’m surprised at myself, but this being said I absolutely love this and I know I will re buy this in the future, even after it is discontinued as I will make sure to find it at market stalls, eBay and anywhere else I can find it!

It glides on beautifully, looks natural and beautiful as well as smelling and tasting of one of the sweets from my childhood! You can’t go wrong!

This isn’t a cheap lipstick mind and cost me £8.19 from Boots, but it’s well worth the money and I would gladly spend that much on this lipstick again.

I know throughout the summer this lipstick will be worn loads as it’s quick and easy to apply and when the summer is about I don’t like to wear heavy or bright lipsticks during the day due to the muggy, warm weather.

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So, what do you think of the L’Oreal Privée lipsticks? Have you seen any of them you would like to pick up? Maybe you don’t like them, if not, why not? Let me know all your answers in the comment down below and of course if you have any questions about this lipstick, feel free to leave them in the comments down below too!

Until next time, take care all and I hope your week is going well! My boyfriends back from his holiday now, which in all honesty is making me happy! I’ve missed him so much.


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