It’s time for a makeup review! I’ve been talking a lot about drugstore beauty, and today’s post is no exception. The new L’Oreal Havana x Camila Cabello collection is absolutely adorable. The teal packaging and floral design is enough to sell anyone, but what’s really important is the formula. So, are they worth the shopping spree? I’ve got all the details (and swatches), so keep on reading 😉
L’OREAL HAVANA x CAMILA CABELLO
From the packaging design, to the product shades, and the fragrance of the lip glosses, Camila was able to work on each element to build a line that is authentic to who she is.“
Camila Cabello is a Cuban American singer/songwriter writer. I’m not familiar with her work, but she seems to be quite popular – and she’s stunning. The theme behind her collection is natural beauty, which is her go-to look off stage. She wanted products that created a glow, and that worked for all skin types. As for the packaging, she drew inspiration from her roots in Havana Cuba. It’s tropical, floral, and everything you’d expect!
This 14-piece collection is small, so I’m hoping to see an expansion in the future. We definitely need more packaging like this in our lives! It consists of three brow products (liquid), four lip glosses, four eyeshadows, a liquid liner, and two liquid bronzers. You can purchase them online, and wherever L’Oreal is sold.
HAVANA x CAMILA CABELLO EYESHADOW ($9.99)
First, I’m going to dive into the best part of this collection. These eyeshadows are creamy, pigmented, easy to apply…the list of positives goes on. They are SO good. You an apply them with a brush for diffused color, with a dampened brush for more intensity, or with your finger for a pop of foiled goodness.
LIP DEW LIP GLOSS ($9.99)
My second fav products are the Lip Dews. They are creamy and bouncy on the lips, not sticky or tacky, and smell incredible. Each shade is quite sheer, which you’ll see in my swatches, so I prefer to layer them over lipsticks. If you prefer a light wash of color, you’ll dig these.
HAVANA FLASH LINER ($11.99)
This chunky liner promises to create a cat eye in a flash. It’s got a marker like tip, and features a nicely pigmented matte black finish. At first I was apprehensive it was going to work, but in one try I created two even wings that were sharp and beautiful. The formula lasted all day, and was easy to remove at night (no tugging).
However, the second time I used this liner I had the opposite experience. My wings were thick, and I had to start over to make the “perfect” edge. I’m also not super great at winged liner, so it’s probably more user error than anything. But, I was able to achieve a fierce wing the first day, so it is possible.
SUN-LIT LIQUID BRONZER ($14.99)
The bronzer comes in two shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. I received two Medium/Deeps rather than one of each, so I can only give my thoughts on the one shade. In theory, I really like this. Liquid bronzers are great for natural looks, and usually their liquid formula is long lasting.
Sun-lit Bronze is rather glossy, and unlike other liquid bronzers (NARS is my fav), this applies splotchy with a brush and sheers out very quickly. With lots of patience, I can make it work…but it’s not my favorite. If you’re a bronzer newbie, stay away. This takes work to sit right on the skin.
GOTTA GIVE LIQUID BROW (11.99)
Onto the liquid brows. I found these to be a strange addition to such a fun collection. Why not a blush palette, or an entire eyeshadow palette (instead of just singles). Anyway, from the start I knew I wouldn’t be into these. My teeny tiny brows are definitely not right for this product. If you’re blessed with luscious brows, and only need a hint of color to fill them, you might enjoy this. The formula is nicely pigmented, and easy enough to work with. In small strokes, it can create the illusion of fine hairs. But, if you’re rocking sparse brows I’d stay away. If you build it up too much, it looks cakey and too pigmented (fake).
Overall, I enjoyed like this collection. The packaging is adorable, and the eyeshadows are stunning. The liquid liner was easy to work with, and the bronzer can be a fun add on, if you have the time to play with it. The brow products are ehhh, but I really hope they expand on this. I’d love to see a coral shadow palette!
What do you think of this collection? Will you be buying anything? Let me know!
Products were sent for consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.