OOTD and LOTD With L’Oreal L’Or Lumiere Cannes Collection

Does it ever happen with you that the mirror says you look good but when you take pictures, it’s an entirely different story? Well, that happens quite often with me and I guess that speaks volumes about my photography skills (or lack of them rather).

Anyway, L’Oreal recently asked me if I’d do a makeup + outfit post using products from their latest L’Or Lumiere collection. I usually stay away from such posts since I know the photographs come out really bad but this seemed like a really interesting challenge and so I agreed. So then, they sent me a Gelmatic Super Liner in Silver Mania as well as a Color Riche Moist Mat lipstick in Orange Power.

L'Oreal Color Riche Moist Mat in Orange Power and Gelmatic Super Liner in Silver Mania

Now silver and orange is an unusual combination and one that wouldn’t really go with my skintone (the silver especially) but I dug out my indigo ombre silk-chiffon dress that I had bought years ago in Paris and did very simple, quick (you know me…makeup has to be quick) makeup.

L'Oreal L'Or Lumiere Red Carpet Dress

It is a beautiful crinkled dress with black embellishments at the empire-line, an asymmetrical hem and ruffles down the front. Very elegant, fits beautifully, skims over my curves and yes, it is something I would wear (if invited) to the red carpet (since I don’t have the best designers of the world just waiting to dress me in their creations).

Here’s the look…

L'Oreal L'Or Lumiere Red Carpet makeup
Picture taken by the window in bright daylight.
Picture taken in yellow light.

Told you, didn’t I, that the pics have come out really bad 🙁

The L’Oreal Gelmatic liner in Silver Mania is a really bright silver and it would look horrid on me if I used it as a liner (will review it in detail later). So I smudged a bit on my finger and dabbed it on my upper lid like I would with a cream eyeshadow. Then I used a black gel liner to create a thick line on the upper lid followed by one coat of mascara.

L’Oreal Color Riche Moist Mat in Orange Power

L'Oreal Moist Mat in Orange Power and Gelmatic in Silver Mania swatches.

The L’Oreal Moist Mat lipsticks are exactly that…matte but creamy. They are very pigmented, don’t dry out the lips and last for hours (detailed review later)!!! Orange Power is a true Orange colour that is so au courant this season. It would look gorgeous on the red carpet and I wonder why nobody wore this colour. There were red lips and n*de lips but no orange lips.


Black nail polish is really not my thing (neither are blue, green and yellow polishes) but this one  just seemed perfect to wear with this dress.
Inspired by Aishwarya’s tousled waves in her gold Cavalli with red lips, I decided to let my tousled waves lose. Of course, her’s are the result of hours of careful styling and tons of products, mine are just wash and go :p
And here’s the final look…again, I wish I had better pictures but…anyway…..
So, what do you think about this look…the dress, the makeup? How would you have used a silver liner and orange lipstick? Hmm, I wonder what Sonam Kapoor would say about my look.
To be very honest, the makeup looked much better in person than it does in the pictures. I think I need to see some photography tutorials on youtube. What say?

33 Replies to “OOTD and LOTD With L’Oreal L’Or Lumiere Cannes Collection”

  1. Swati Ram says: Reply

    I agree, silver is a tough colour to go with our Indian skin tones. I has a super tough time creating a look as well.. I was sent orange and silver too. You did a super pretty look 🙂

  2. lovely shade!

  3. You look stunning dolly!! Love the dress!

  4. OMG! you look stunning… the photos are really good… keep such posts coming please 🙂

  5. Thanks Saumya 🙂

  6. Thanks so much Mansi 🙂

  7. Saumya Rastogi says: Reply

    love the makeup and the outfit 🙂

  8. You are looking fab.. the dress looks great on you..!

  9. Samannita Modak says: Reply

    gorgeous 🙂

  10. So many compliments!! I’m so flattered….thanks a lot for your wonderful words Shweta 🙂

  11. Everything is just so perfect .. Lovvve the dress .. and you look stunning man .. what figure .. **whistles** orange lipstick suits u perfect 🙂 .. double thumbs up

  12. Thanks Ila. Looking forward to seeing your red carpet look. The teaser pic was really nice 🙂

  13. ila johari says: Reply

    Gorgeous hair and dress dollie! You look pretty in the orange lippie!


  14. wow….super gorgeous 🙂

  15. Thanks Smita 🙂

    I couldn’t comment on your post on ur blog. Couldn’t find the “comment” section.

  16. Thanks Renu…i to love everything about this dress. The pics don’t really do justice to the makeup. And they’re was not a single nice full length pic…this was the best amongst the worst.

  17. super pretty…and no…nothing wrong with any pics… 🙂 you look lovely sweety…keep up the good work…

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  19. MyBeautyJunction says: Reply

    LOVE the dress, it is my favourite colour. It was a great idea to use the silver liner as a background against the black gel liner. What is wrong with your pictures? You should see mine hahaha.

  20. Haha…Preethi, you really do flatter me 🙂 . I have no workout routine at all. I keep thinking that i wasn’t to start gym/yoga but my time management is really bad. Guess i need to thank my parents for good genes n my sons for keeping me on my feet 😉

  21. Thanks Pooja. I’ll surely check out ur giveaway 🙂

  22. Thank you Dolon 🙂

  23. Thanks so much Bhumika. The first one us actually a fluke pic where i was holding my hair coz of the wind and accidentally looked away…lol.

  24. Thanks Dela…I’m honestly terrible with the camera.

  25. Preethi Prasadi says: Reply

    Dollie..the pictures are good..as i always say u have such a great figure that too after 2 kids…u r a santoor mom..and pls share ur workout routine the last pic is just superb

  26. Pooja Mittal says: Reply

    Who says pics are bad, u lok hit specially in the last pic.. I loved the silver color on kids and lipstick is soooo good..
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  27. Poutpretty says: Reply

    you look gorgeous! love the dress and the makeup and no the pics are not bad at all!

  28. bhumika_t says: Reply

    Woohoo..I loved it..esp the dress and the last pic..man I could kill for that figure after kids! And that orange suits u quite well..I also did this post tode in a saree :p And my FOTD pics dint come up good too..coz of the hair and lighting :/ Urs are much nicer..esp the 1st one in sunlight and u looking away..

  29. Nice, i actually like the pictures.

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