I’ve been checking out the Colorista colour line from L’Oreal since it hit the shelves. Here are my thoughts on the Washout Peach semi permanent with a demo too.
The Colorista line for me is something exciting. Looking like they have tried to jump onto the Bleach London band wagon and a trend which is still going strong – funky unnatural hair colour which look amazing! Still as much as this trend was appealing to me I do have to stop a minute and think,’I’m 41 years old. Can I really pull this off?’ Then I just sort of thought f*** it like I usually do and grabbed a tube of the Washout Peach. If washout isn’t for you there is also a Permanent and a Spray version.
Now there are a few reviews on this and a few videos too. The reason I chose to do a video/review on the Colorista Washout was because many posts/videos I saw weren’t on platinum hair. Platinum hair loves pastel dyes. Its true! I have only got to wash my hair once with purple shampoo and my ends are white! Mostly I don’t though as I kind of like the buttery yellow. Putting this Peach dye on my hair should be fairly intense. As its lighter than any of the colours shown on the box!
The downside is with my hair being bleached so light it won’t last very long. The video is far more detailed but I’m including a few images on here in still for those who haven’t watched it.
From the swatch you can see its a nice, intense peach like coral colour. This colorant doesn’t really have a smell which I don’t think I mentioned in the video. It does stain though so beware if you do get it on your skin.
My hair to begin with is fairly light on the mid lengths and ends. This is where am am concentrating the colour.
When I filmed the video I hadn’t decided how I was going to do it, but in the end went for an ombre like pattern taking some areas higher to give a highlighted effect.
Colorista was easy to apply and went on smoothly.
Massageing the product in was easy which I did on each area a few times to get good coverage. At the end I combed through my hair where the colour was applied.
According to the directions Colorista should be left on for 15 minutes (Pastel), 20 minutes (More vibrancy) or 30 minutes (Intense). I left mine on 40 minutes. My results were less than disappointing.
Wishy washy looking pastel naff-ness. Is that blatant enough for you? My video goes into a lot more detail about my dislikes. I did promise in my video that I was going to do it again. Going over the areas I did exactly the same to see if I can get a more intense result. After how long it lasted (See below) I didn’t want to waste my time.
This lasted in my hair (Getting back to my original colour) 1 wash! No joke I was completely mystified.
So to conclude, would I recommend L’Oreal Colorista Washout colours? It really depends on what you are aiming for. If you want pastel, something that’s going to last 1 maybe 2 washes? Then yes. If you want vibrant intense results that last look at La Riche Directions or Manic Panic. They all around the £4-12 mark and I think are better products. The Colorista experiment was fun, but so disappointing. I still love L’Oreal and their products but think where pastel and fashion colours are concerned, maybe they need to work a bit more on their range or maybe I need to try a different colour!!
To see my previous posts featuring L’Oreal click here.
I’m interested to know if you’ve tried the Colorista range? What did you think and did it work for you?