I’ve always been a huge fan of L’Oreal products, and I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed something from them. They recently collaborated with Camila Cabello ( if you don’t know who she is, she’s the Zayn of Fifth Harmony) to create the Havana collection. To be honest, I was never really a fan of Fifth Harmony, but once I started to listen to Camila’s solo album, I got super into her music. She’s also going on tour with Taylor Swift and was absolutely incredible! So, I decided to invest in a majority of her collection with L’Oreal except for a few products. I purchased the: Gotta Give Liquid Brow in deep, the eyeshadow in shades, Oh-Na-Na, Control, Hot Havana and In Love and the lip dews in shades Lit up and Camila. Here’s what I thought about everything!
The packaging for this collection is super cute a bit different than L’Oreal’s standard packaging. I love the bright green and coral combination on the packaging. The flowers on the packaging give the collection a youthful-feel ( which I assume they were going for). I love that the flowers not only are on the cardboard packing but have found their way on top of the lip dew as well as other items in this collection. I personally would love to see L’Oreal keep their packaging a bit more fun in the future.
I was not sure how to feel about the name “lip dews” because I was like why aren’t they just called a gloss, I was confused about the difference and still am. The Lip dews are a thick pigmented lip gloss. The doe-foot applicator on these is massive, about the size of the shape tape one. So it’s easy and quick to apply before you head out the door. Like any gloss, they don’t last super long, but while applied they felt good and looked good on the lips. I am not sure I would repurchase this because personally, I am not a gloss girl.
Gotta Give Liquid Brow
This is another vaguely confusing product, it’s kind of like a liquid brow, but it also acts more like a gel. According to the product description, you are supposed to use it to line the brows and use it to fill in. I’ve found this product very successful for filling the sparse brow hairs, and it looks super natural on the brows. I still prefer a pencil to line my brows, but this is great if you just need to fill in. I would 100% buy this product again because it’s an all-in-one brow product that is easy to use.
I was so excited about the eyeshadows in Camila’s collection, but soon enough I discovered that they were all shimmers. I find that to complete a full look, I need some matte shades for the crease because sometimes shimmer shades look weird. The shadows weren’t particularly pigmented either. I had to use some Mac Fix + to help get the colors to show up. However, these shadows blended out lovely! If you were to get one, I suggest the pink one because it’s beautiful champagne shade and doubles as a decent highlighter. I wish the green was more pigmented. Despite the lack of pigmentation, the shadow lasted all day long through rain and sweat and the ocean. I found myself disappointed in the shades, and I would probably not purchase these again.
Overall, I found myself disappointed in this collection. It’s unfortunate because I was so excited about this collection. If you are looking to purchase a piece from this collection, I highly recommend that you pick up the brow product. If you are a gloss person, you might want to check out the lip dews.
If you were to do a collab with a beauty brand, which brand would it be and why?