Other than Silkygirl’s new offerings, I spotted another new item in L’oreal’s display case – the L’oreal Star Secrets Makeup Kit. This is essentially a cardboard palette containing an eyeshadow trio, blush and lipstick and comes with an applicator.
I dug around for hours online but an online search yielded no information or pictures except this one I found on a Thai website/blog on Bloggang. I cannot read nor communicate in Thai and I don’t know if there’s a name, so I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed her photos.
In real life, the palettes are very slim and handy and are about the size of a little notepad. The colours aren’t very spectacular though, and there are 3 colours available here in Malaysia – the 2 above and another that I cannot recall. The Doutzen Kroes one is to me, the prettiest of the lot even if it might suit those with fairer skins better as the colours are quite light. I am in a grey eyeshadow phase so the grey shadow combination appeals to me. I think many agree with me because it was also the kit that was sold out consistently at the counters I visited!
In my online searches, I came across another manifestation of this L’oreal Star Secrets Makeup Kit.
This one appeals to be a slightly narrower version of the makeup kit we get here in Malaysia and has the eyeshadows, blush and lipsticks lined up vertically. There does not appear to be an applicator included for this.
This Star Secrets Makeup Kit is from the UK and even the colour tones looks a little different from the ones we get here. Its quite puzzling how L’oreal releases so many different versions of the same item the world over, and at the same time, never has any information on any of them online at all!
It really bugs me how I have to trawl around the web in foreign languages, trying to find out information on a product which should be easily found online either on the main website or on its off shoot. On a point of interest, the Asian sites for L’oreal only cater for Japan, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong (coming) and Russia (???). Not a single Asian site is in English and their Europe/USA sites which are, don’t have the same things we have here in Asia.
Please L’oreal, do keep your sites updated and please do something about your Asian customers who would prefer to read your sites in English!! (/end of lecture)
In a pinch, and if I forgot my makeup or needed makeup in a hurry, I’d purchase one of these makeup kits because its got everything in it and only retails for RM49.90. However, I don’t so I didn’t get it. They are limited edition, I believe… because I can’t read the Asian language websites!