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.