L’Oreal Privée Collection Picks + Swatches


The L’Oreal Privée collection is a limited edition collaboration with six famous ladies, channeling the idea that these are “nudes for all skin tones”. I was really excited for this collection since I favor nudes over brights most of the time, and ended up getting three shades:

  • Doutzen’s Nude (Doutzen Kroes)
  • Jennifer’s Nude (Jennifer Lopez)
  • Julianne’s Nude (Julianne Moore)


The packaging is absolutely stunning for these lippies. The tubes are matte black with gold etching and the inside of the tube is gold as well. They are very chic and luxurious, but at an amazing price point, around $6 to $9 depending on where you’re shopping.



Doutzen’s Nude, Jennifer’s Nude, Julianne’s Nude

When I initially saw swatches online, I thought Jennifer’s Nude would be my favorite. When I looked at them in the store, I thought Doutzen’s Nude would be my favorite. Funnily enough, my favorite is Julianne’s Nude.


Doutzen’s Nude– Peach


Jennifer’s Nude– Medium pink


Julianne’s Nude– Light pink

As you can probably tell, there’s not a huge difference in these when combined with my natural lip color. Each shade has a pearl finish and they are quite sheer. Another thing to note is that they are heavily scented with a perfumed, sweet rose scent. If you don’t like scented products, you will hate this. I have to say that I’m not a fan of the scent. It is very “granny’s powder room” to me. It isn’t a bad scent per se, but I don’t want my lipstick to smell like that either!

Having seen the entire line, I think the most universal and wearable shade is Jennifer’s Nude.

I’m still considering Frieda’s nude, but the scent is kind of turning me off from purchasing more, despite liking the shades.

What do you think? Do you mind the scent of L’Oreal lipsticks?

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4 Responses to L’Oreal Privée Collection Picks + Swatches

  1. budziak says:

    Haha granny’s powder room 🙂 They do look incredibly similar though. I thought they were more pigmented but that’s ok, I guess that’s why these nudes are so versatile, right? I’m liking Doutzen’s nude out of the three just from the swatches. P.S. You convinced me to call in a favor from a family friend and put in an order for Mangrove 😉

  2. Meghan says:

    I have yet to find a decent nude for my lips but think I’ll check out this line since these lipsticks (at least the ones you tried) seem to have a bit of pink or peach to them. Plus, I really like the finish on them. I’ll have to sneak a whiff of them first though to see if I can stand the smell!


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