When news broke about Lancome signing on Penelope Cruz alongside their latest celeb sign up Julia Roberts, I couldn’t help but suppress a bit of a giggle.
Penelope Cruz has been a celebrity face for L’Oreal for so long I’ve gotten used to seeing her eyes (mascara), lips (lipstick) and hair (hair care) in the pharmacies, drugstores and supermarket aisles. In fact, here’s a lipstick emblazoned with her signature by L’Oreal – L’Oreal Color Riche Ruby Crystal.
Now that Ms Cruz is a bigger star, I guess she needs a bigger sandbox in which to play so “graduating” to Lancome is but a natural progression. After all, they are all in the family as it were.
For now, Penelope Cruz is replacing Kate Winslet as the face for Tresor and I personally believe her smouldering looks embody the perfume better than Kate Winslet does
Anyway, while Penelope Cruz goes off to play with the big girls in the luxury sandbox that is Lancome, I will hold on to the L’oreal Color Riche Crystal lipstick I have in Ruby Crystal signed by Penelope Cruz. I was given this by a friend so I’m not sure if its still in stores. If you are keen on a short review and seeing a swatch of Ruby Crystal lipstick, hop on down.
The L’oreal Color Riche lipsticks tend to be on the sheer moisturizing side. I love that! It reminds me of Japanese style lipsticks – sheer and moisturizing with just a hint of colour. It makes a color like red so much easier to wear if you are afraid of the colour.
Ruby Crystal #726 is a warm sheer red with shimmer that looks a bit orange in the tube. I was expecting something redder from the name. I find the texture much improved from Coral Magic, my other celebrity themed lipstick.
On my lips, its a sheer red that is at once wearable and perfect for an everyday sort of look. I don’t see much shimmer on my lips as opposed to the tube though. I wear this one with everything because I can actually pair this with strong eyes! Its sheer which adds colour yet does not make the overall look too strong.
If you can find Ruby Crystal in stores, grab it. I think you’ll like it!
Do you know I’ve never watched any movie with Penelope Cruz in it? For the life of me I can’t even remember what movies she was in Help?