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Thursday, February 14, 2013

(UPDATED) Spotted: L'Oreal Spring 2013 Limited Edition Versailles Romance Collection

Not to be confused with the nail color of the same name from 2012's Parisian Spring Collection, L'Oreal has taken that name and given us the Versailles Romance Collection for Spring 2013. If you are a pastel lover, I think you're going to fall in love with this one! (By the way, thanks to reader Eymi for the reminder that L'Oreal came out with a polish named Versailles Romance last year--I had totally forgotten!)

The first person to bring this collection to my attention was reader Emilee on Facebook and, just today, reader Cyndiinphilly was kind enough to share some pics with us! Cyndi spotted this collection at her local Wegmans:

image credit: Cyndiinphilly for Nouveau Cheap
L'Oreal Limited Edition Versailles Romance Collection

UPDATED 2/15/13 - MORE PHOTOS ADDED!
Keep reading for lots of additional photos and info...

I just received some additional photos and insights from reader Tara, who also spotted this display. Take a peek:
The Limited Edition Versailles Romance Collection contains:
6 Color Riche Balms
6 Color Riche Nail Polishes
3 Color Riche Nail Lingerie Sets

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap


image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
Color Riche Balms (from left to right as shown in display):
946 Provence Romance
949 Bijoux Bijoux Bijoux
945 Sundays By The Seine
948 Laze In The Maze
950 Come To My Window
947 Legally Regal

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap


image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
Left to right:
946 Provence Romance
949 Bijoux Bijoux Bijoux
945 Sundays By The Seine
948 Laze In The Maze
950 Come To My Window
947 Legally Regal

Tara, who purchased ALL of the Colour Riche Balms in this collection, shared some insights with us. Tara writes:
Please note:  947 Legally Regal looks way more purple than it really is in my photos.  While it is definitely lavender it has a lot more pink in it irl and looks more like a pinky-lavender.  It also looks quite bright in my photo but it's more subtle irl.  
The sad news:  the baby blue balm (945 Sundays By The Seine) is totally clear.  *weeps*  The pastel yellow was clear also.  I would have been satisfied with the slightest hint of color from Sundays By The Seine but alas, I detected none.  The only color that really showed up well was 948 Laze In The Maze, a translucent blushy coral.  It's crazy pretty!  947 Legally Regal and 946 Provence Romance showed up on me after many swipes, giving my lips* a pretty blush of translucent color but it took 5 to 6+ swipes.  All of the shades had a nice slippery feel during application and felt very moist on the lips.  All of the shades had a bit of shine to their finish similar to the Color Caresse lipsticks.   
*Please note that my lips have almost no pigmentation and are very, very pale (they match my face, lol!).  Products with even the slightest tinge of color show up on my lips.

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
Color Riche Nail Polishes (from left to right as shown in display):
115 The Palace Life
117 Creme Puffs
120 Royally Yours
118 Pistachio Dream
116 Macaroon Me Madly
119 Lacey Mac

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap

image credit: Tara for Nouveau Cheap
707 Ladies In Waiting

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706 Chateau You Go

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708 Tart My Heart

Have you spotted the limited edition Versailles Romance Collection in your area yet? Thoughts?

Thanks so much to Cyndiinphilly for the first photo sighting of this collection, and a huge thanks to Tara for all of the great additional photos and insights!

28 COMMENTS:

  1. So beautiful! I don't think I'm going to grab anything from this one though.. I just look better in more saturated colors. :)

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    1. Same here. There's no way these would show up on my lips. But they're very pretty!

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  2. Then again, that peachy balm is kinda gorgeous.. Like I need another peachy lip color.. ;)

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  3. The yellow nail polish looks interesting...it's so rare to see that shade!

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  4. These polishes look so pretty but I have had such bad luck with these loreal polishes chipping instantly that I don't want to get anymore. Has anyone else had this problem ?

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    1. Yes me too! :( I get a good day or two, and then they chip even w a good base and top coat I do really love their colors too

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  5. Oh I am going to be so broke there are quite a few things that really caught my eye!

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  6. It seems that a lot of these polishes are along the same lines as the pastels in Zoya and China Glaze's spring collections. Since I love pastels, I'll be sure to check them out in store when I have a chance!

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  7. Yellow and white lip balms? O__O

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  8. Do you know if L'oreal will be releasing new shades of the Infallible shadows any time soon? They are my favorite!

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  9. I got the pink lip balm all the way on the left today (at Wegman's). It's beautiful on, a pretty wash of light pink. I was very intrigued by the light blue one but didn't buy it. :-)

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  10. I love my Color Riche balm in Plush Plum. It's a MLBB shade for me. I will def be picking up some of these other balm colors! I wonder if the white one is more like a plain clear lip balm than actually white.

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  11. I want them all! I'm curious about the yellow and blue balms, if they'd be a nice way to warm up or cool down a lipstick? The other options look pretty, too. Seems like there's a bit more adventurousness showing up in makeup again, which is so cool.

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  12. I love the nail polish colors. I may pick up a couple of those if/when i see a nearby display. Thanks for posting all of the pictures and descriptions too!

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  13. Ok, seriously, this is *exactly* the kind of thing cosmetics companies do that pisses me off in a first-world-problems way. CLEAR? Sure, you could argue that the market for a pale blue or yellow balm is rather limited, but then

    1- don't use those colors in your collection, then.
    2- don't include them in a lip balm line you freaking *call* COLOUR RICHE!


    Arrrrrr!

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  14. It's a shame that the blue and yellow shades are actually clear. Bummer.
    Ill be purchasing the coral. As usual.

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  15. I wonder if there will be L'Oreal Infallible Shadows with this collection.

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  16. I absolutely agree with Simonecanf Lindsay Z. Such a shame couldn't give the balms some color. Arrrrggg! I have begun looking for this display as I wantca couple of colors. Also want to try the nail stickers. Consider me excited?

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  17. Oh my LAWD. I need that blue in my life

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  18. These are totally Marie Antoinette inspired!!! I want everything!!!

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  19. I want more information on the beautiful polishes! Are they sheer or opaque?

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  20. I actually get some color from the Sundays by the Seine after only two swipes. It's VERY subtle, it looks like the lilac revlon lip butter that I have, but less noticeable. You may be able to build it up more. I like it a lot and I'm glad I picked it up.

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  21. I love the colors they chose, it's right on trend for all the spring pastels. I think mint is still going for the second year in a row. The mint Le Balm is interesting. I've heard Laze In The Maze is actually pigmented.

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  22. I ended up getting 4 of the balms and 5 of the polishes. I'll be getting the rest shortly. I'm obsessed.

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  23. Has anyone seen these nail polishes in canada?

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  24. Chantal as odd as it sounds, I scored the entire collection for $3 each at Dollarama. They are lovely opaque creme polishes, I adore them!

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