"Make-up for hair by L'Oreal Professionnel" says the intro to my press release from the L'Oreal Group, and darlings that was all I was missing in my life, cause all the other make-up I already have!
I was very excited when I first heard the news that L'Oreal Professionnel was bringing out Hairchalk (RRP: 18 Euro) in not one or two, but eight fabulous shades:
* Sweet Sixteen Pink (pink)
* First Date Violet (violet)
* Blue Ocean Cruise (blue)
* Garden Party (green)
* Coral Sunset (coral)
* Coffee Break (chocolate brown)
* Bronze Beach (bronze)
* Black Tie (black)
Now boring as I am, when the PR rep for L'Oreal Professionnel asked which shades we liked, I chose 'Bronze Beach' thinking I'll be 'safe' with that, so what happened was that she sent me an extra shade in Sweet Sixteen Pink, and thank God she did because Bronze Beach did nothing on my already caramel toned hair. I reckon this would be best on dark hair or maybe really light blonde hair. The pink one however, is a different story, a story I shall share with you below...
I also received some applicator strips, but I'm uncertain whether these would come with the product itself to be honest.
I did not use any gloves although it's advised that you do so (how wild am I?), and what you do is pour a bit of the chalk into a container and apply it directly onto clean dry hair. I used my applicator strips, but I reckon you can use an old toothbrush to apply it onto the hair also. Wait for a minute for the hair chalk to dry, and then comb through the hair to help spread it more evenly. And that's that! You can go as light and as subtle as you like, or go to town with it like I did.
|L: Before R: After|
Overall, this is VERY easy to apply and I've used about 20-30 drops of product to achieve this look. L'Oreal says it would last up to 3 washes, but my hair came out clean upon the first wash. My hair was left feeling a bit dry to be honest after applying, which is why I washed it off the next day. It left no residue on my pillow over night, which is a big bonus.
I would definitely use this again for a party of some sort, and I reckon the tube would last me for circa 5/6 other applications like the one I did now. All in all, I likey!
The L'Oreal Professionnel HairChalk is available to purchase now from L'Oreal Professionnel salons nationwide
Are you tempted to try something like this?