Tested: L’Oréal Sublime Mousse

Single or married, stay-at-home moms or fast-paced executives… Today’s multi-tasking women play many different roles. Their increasingly complex lives have led them to one desire: bringing out the best in themselves, simply and naturally. That is why L’Oréal Paris created Sublime Mousse, a new way to easily create a natural haircolor at home. Dying your hair should be a pleasure instead of a chore, they thought at L’Oréal, so they created a mousse that you can gently massage into your hair. Does the product keep its promise? StyleLab got the chance to find out!

After the presentation at the L’Oréal office in November, I got to take n°62 Delicious Light Brown home with me to try it out myself. I was a bit hesitant about the color at first, because I’ve been trying to go back to my original hair color (dark blonde) for about 2 years now, after I had a sudden impulse to dye it in Brazilian brown (which is almost black). I get that crazy sometimes. But because the color on the packaging looked very appealing and I was pretty curious on how easy the application would be, I decided to try it out. Hey, you must make some sacrifices if you want to be a blogger, right? 😉



The application:

Simple 3-step application:
Step 1: Pour the color into the revealer and combine by gently turning the bottle upside down twice without shaking.
Step 2: Put a knob of foam into the palm of your hand. Massage thoroughly into all your hair as if you were shampooing. Leave in for 30 minutes. Do not hesitate to use the entire bottle for an even result.
Step 3: Rinse hair carefully. Squeeze out excess water and apply the finishing balm to wet hair. This will nourish the hair, set the color and bring out maximum luster.

Before I start, I must say my mom dyed my hair. I never do it myself, so I’ve used her comments to write this review. The preparation was surprisingly easy. Just add bottle n°2 with the first, turn the mixture upside down 2 times, attach the pump et voilà, there’s the mousse! The pump does all the work, so you don’t need to shake the bottle the whole time to create the foam. The application was also a piece of cake. Just massage the mousse in your hair like you’re washing it with shampoo. There’s no need to part your hair and dye the strings individually, you can do the whole thing at once. My mom got that wrong and now my pony is a bit darker than the rest. She also said that there was too little product in the bottle for women with long hair like me. But that’s probably because she applied it like a regular hair dying shampoo. Oh, and the nourishing cream of the 3rd step has a very lovely scent. We both kept going on and on about it!

The result

I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the result at first. Not because I didn’t think it was pretty, but because it turned out to be waaay darker than the picture of the packaging. It’s not that clear on the photos, but in real life, it looks more like the color in the upper left corner of the ‘After flash‘ picture or the °53 Radiant Brown color. And because I tried to avoid ‘dark’, I guess that bummed me out a little. But overall I’m happy with the result now. I got rid of that annoying ‘roux’ shine when there was sunlight or camera flashes and because of the gradations of color, it looks really natural.

I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for an easy way to dye your hair at home. I would just choose a color that is one or two shades lighter than the one you’re anticipating for. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s natural, and that is how all DIY hair dying products should be!

The Sublime Mousse range comes in these 12 beautiful shades and cost €10,70.

L’Oréal ambassador of the Sublime Mousse is ‘Lost’-actrice Evangeline Lily:


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