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L’Oréal Top 10 Products Review 2018: Fall In Love With L’Oréal

Published on Nov 04, 2016 in Bath & Body

It seems as though many beauty, personal care, or cosmetics brands and companies do themselves the same disservice eventually. They spread themselves too thin by attempting to manufacture as wide a variety of products as possible before making sure that they’re producing their initial products on a high-quality level. Thanks to calculated, methodical, and deliberate growth, L’Oréal has not only managed to avoid this pitfall – it has written the book on avoiding it. Founded in 1909, L’Oréal spent the better part of the 20th century slowly expanding its catalogue, making sure it had successfully penetrated its latest area of personal care before moving on to the next. The L’Oréal timeline goes something like this:

  • 1909-1932: Hair Dyes.
  • 1933-1959: Soaps, Shampoos and Women’s Skin Care.
  • 1960-1967: Hairspray, Bubble Bath, and Perfume.
  • 1968-1990: Hair Toner and Men’s Skin Care.
  • 1991-2016: Specialized Skin Care, Ethnic Hair Treatment, and Oral Cosmetics.

It’s clear to see that L’Oréal has had the right idea – establish footing before making your next leap, that is the key to success! This has bred an extensive, diverse, and celebrated line of products that has been satisfying L’Oréal for over one hundred years and doesn’t appear as though it will be stopping to any time soon. Although narrowing a product family as large and as celebrated as L’Oréal’s is no easy task, that is exactly what we will be attempting to do here in our L’Oréal Top 10 Products Review feature! From makeup, to skin care, to hair color, hair care, hair style and more, these are our top 10 favorite L’Oréal products! Please note that while we do recommend these products, your mileage may in fact vary: when it comes to personal care products, the same product may not work as well for everyone! Your best bet at building your own set of L’Oréal favorites is simple trial-and-error: go out and find the products that work best for you!

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1. L’Oréal Excellence HiColor HiLights Hair Coloring Review

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L’Oréal Excellence HiColor HiLights

First off, you can’t go wrong with any sort of L’Oréal HiColor HiLights product – in my experience, and after hearing from friends with different hair colors who have used different versions of the product, all of the colors are quality-assured. With that being said, for the purposes of this review we will be focusing on the “Red” version of the hair color treatment. L’Oréal’s breakthrough HiColor products are capable of lifting hair by three-to-four levels without any sort of pre-lightening treatment, and boy are these results startlingly effective. In just thirty quick minutes, you’ll have the shade of hair you want without the hassle of having to go to the beauty salon or the cost of a big-money hair treatment. In my experience, the HiColor holds well and resists fading with impressive resolve, ensuring that your treatment will remain effective for days after its initial application. Also, let me just say that I’ve tried my fair share of out-of-the-box highlighting treatments, and none are as easy to use as HiColor! It won’t stain your skin and it won’t smell up your hair – all it will do is what is promised, it will highlight your hair.

2. L’Oréal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color Hair Treatment Review

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L’Oréal Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Color

L’Oréal Feria is the fire to L’Oréal HiColor’s ice. Offering over thirty different bold and exciting colors and shades, there is no shortage of possibilities in terms of coloring your hair with Feria – whether you’re going for bold, subtle, or traditional, L’Oréal is sure to have an option which works for you. I should know – I’ve used Feria for everything from subtle shading of my hair, to a full on Halloween-intense deep auburn when I was feeling daring. What really makes Feria colors pop is the shimmer effect which the coloring provides. Offering 3x highlights, Feria conditioner is designed to provide bold shades and even hydrates and conditions your hair in order to ensure that after using Feria, you’re good to go! Ultimately, my recommendation in terms of L’Oréal hair coloring would be to turn to HiColor if you’re going for standard, regular treatments and Feria if you want to try something new and exciting. Again, this really comes down to personal preferences, so try both to find out which you’d prefer!

3. L’Oréal True Match Powder Foundation Review

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L’Oréal True Match Powder Foundation

Cosmetics may be one of the most recent brand developments by L’Oréal, but boy do the folks at L’Oréal cosmetics have their makeup game on point! Case in point: L’Oréal True Match Powder Foundation. Offering coverage in over thirty different tones, L’Oréal’s flagship foundation is formulated with pearl pigments in order to enhance skin tone for a smooth, natural look. This also makes for a highly versatile product: True Match can be used for blot shine, blended with other L’Oréal products, or built upon for further skin coverage. L’Oréal suggests blending and coordinating True Match powder with True Match Blush and Concealer, and I couldn’t agree more with this recommendation – I’ve tried these products in conjunction with one another, and it makes for as high of a quality makeup treatment as you’ll find in over-the-counter products. Ultimately with True Match powder you’ll be getting a powder that doesn’t clog your pores, feels light on your skin, looks and feels natural, and is versatile enough to be used on its own or along with other makeup favorites – what more could you ask for?

4. L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup Review

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L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable

While we’re on the subject of L’Oréal makeup, let’s talk about another one of my favorites that has made itself a fixture of my daily routine: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup. Using what L’Oréal calls “Precise Match Technology”, True Match Super Blendable is made with coverage control in mind. L’Oréal also clearly has skin tone matching in mind as well – with over 50 different colors offered, there is truly something for everyone with True Match Super Blendable. The formula itself contains Vitamins-A and C, as well as wheat germ and grape fruit extract in order to keep skin nourished, protected and healthy – see, it’s not just Lush that likes to use fresh, natural ingredients! Select shades contain SPF-17 for maximum skin protection, and matte, natural shades ensure that your makeup blends seamlessly for a clean, clear look. As someone who has dealt with her fair share of makeup and skin care products, I can state above all else that this is one of the best products you will ever find in terms of value. I’ve used products that cost multiples of what True Match Super Blendable does which provide a fraction of the benefit – this is one product that is worth every penny.

5. L’Oréal Colorist Secrets Brass Banisher Review

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L’Oréal Colorist Secrets Brass Banisher

Here at Maple Holistics, we know a thing or two about unwanted brassy tones in blonde hair! From purple shampoo reviews, to guides, to tips and tricks,  and even DIY guides, this has been a subject we’ve covered extensively in the past because we know it’s a product that consumers are looking to learn about! Unwanted brassy tones are a serious problem for blondes, and L’Oréal has taken note of this as well, offering this brass banishing color balancing gloss treatment for blondes. For all kinds of blonde hair – natural, color-treated, or highlighted – L’Oréal’s brass treatment reduces brassy tones in just five minutes, providing a salon-like effect in one simple treatment. Full disclosure – my hair is not blonde, and thus I have not had the pleasure of using this product! With that being said, however, I’ve heard only good things from friends and family members, and as one of L’Oréal’s most celebrated products, it warrants highlighting here in our feature.

6. L’Oréal Infallible Pro Gloss Review

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L’Oréal Infallible Pro Gloss

Jumping back into the L’Oréal makeup category, let’s take a look at my absolute favorite lip gloss available from any cosmetics provider: L’Oréal Infallible Pro Gloss. In my experience, there are four distinctive qualities, or needs, that women most primarily look for their lip gloss to satisfy: color, shine, hydration, and hold. Well, regarding color, there are 20 different L’Oréal Infallible options in the lip gloss category – check. L’Oréal infallible offers both glossy and matte options for consumers – check. The patented formula ensures that the gloss keeps lips soft, smooth, and properly hydrated – check. Last, but not least, L’Oréal has prioritized hold and lasting power in Infallible Pro Gloss. The accompanying Petit Couer applicator is the icing on the cake of this great lip gloss, it works as well as any applicator I’ve had the pleasure of using. I almost feel guilty for getting to receive a new one every time I pick up a new bottle of Infallible!

7. L’Oréal Color Zap Hair Color Remover Review

It’s funny, people spend so much time discussing the plethora of options offered by L’Oréal in terms of hair coloring, but it seems like the subject of hair color removal almost never comes up! Well, it’s an important enough subject for ‘hair colorers’ that it warrants discussion – an unfortunate byproduct of hair coloring seems to be frequent buyers remorse, or dyers remorse if you will! (I’ll show myself out). It only makes sense for L’Oréal to produce a quality product to remove its quality hair colorings, and it has done just that with their Color Zap Hair Color Remover. Designed not only to remove coloring treatments, but to clear up uneven results or build up of color, Color Zap leaves hair primed and ready for a fresh coloring treatment, so you can switch colors on-the-fly if you so desire.

8. L’Oréal Kids Shampoo Review

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L’Oréal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Swim & Sport Shampoo

If you have kids, or were at one time a kid yourself, I have a hard time believing that you don’t have some familiarity with L’Oréal Kids Shampoo. Kids bath time and L’Oréal go hand-in-hand like few other brands and product categories. The most trusted name in kids shampoo for generations, L’Oréal currently offers a variety of flavors of kids shampoo including for different purposes and kids hair types! For example, L’Oréal  Kids Strawberry Smoother 2-in-1 Shampoo for Extra Softness is designed to treat extra gentle hair and offer a pleasant sudsing effect that kids absolutely love. L’Oréal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Swim & Sport Shampoo, on the other hand is, as its name would suggest, used for undoing the harsh effects of swimming at the pool and beach by removing salt, chlorine, and minerals from hair after swimming. Check out the full range of L’Oréal’s kids shampoos to see what they have to offer you and your kids.

9  & 10. L’Oréal True Match Lumi and L’Oréal Magic Lumi Primer Review

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L’Oréal True Match Lumi

You didn’t think we’d make it to the end of our feature without mentioning L’Oréal Lumi, did you? Boasting remarkably light and comfortable makeups, L’Oréal’s Lumi products are easy to use and as light as they are effective – you won’t believe what Lumi can do for your skin given that you will not be able to feel it! For starters we have L’Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, a buildable coverage makeup featuring 8-hours of hold and none of the weight or discomfort generally associated with stronger makeup types. L’Oréal achieves this with its patented formula which contains 40% pure water – a remarkable achievement to be celebrated by makeup consumers for years to come! L’Oréal Magic Lumi Primer, on the other hand, offers the same barely-there lightness in primer form. Blending in to the skin seamlessly, L’Oréal Magic Lumi Primer is capable of boosting skin liveliness and luminosity while making for a more natural-looking complexion, all in the form of a universal shade that suits all skin types and colors. Overall, you can’t go wrong with any of the products which fall under L’Oréal’s Lumi umbrella. If you’re looking for makeup that looks great, provides effective and extensive coverage, and feels great while doing it, look no further than Lumi.

Thanks for checking out our L’Oréal Top 10 Products Review – check out some of our other brand product reviews, including Lush, Urban Decay, Olay and Neutrogena – right here at Maple Holistics!