L’Oréal Colorista vs Schwartzkopf Live – we put the best of the vibrant hair dye brands Head to Head so you can find out which brand is right for you!

Pastel shades are all the rage right now and bold, bright colours are livening up everyone’s tresses this year. L’Oréal Colorista and Schwartzkopf Live are two brands that are blazing a trail when it comes to the most stunning and intense hues to make our hair pop.

L’Oréal Colorista

What hair colours are on-trend this year?

In Hair colour ideas 2020 that you can do at home, colours such as Silver and Lilac are top of the list of on-trend colours to light up your life.

L'oreal colorista

Which hair colour suits me?

Knowing which of the fab new colour trends will look best on your takes more than picking a hair dye brand that you like. Finding the right shade to compliment you depends on your skin tone, pigment, the condition of your hair and even how brave you are!

Luckily we have a quiz for that! Take our quiz to find out the type of colours that will suit you! Just click the image below!


which hair colour suits me

Semi-permanent or permanent hair dye?

When it comes to picking the hair dye brand that’s right for you, many things can come into play. Price, reviews, ease of application and of course lasting colour results.

You’ll also need to decide is between permanent or semi permanent colour. We cover this in our rather amazing guide here Difference between permanent and semi-permanent hair dye explained. The basic differences are:

Semi-permanent

  • Is a slight tonal change
  • Covers and coats your hair
  • Can cover greys
  • Contains no peroxide
  • Last for about 10-12 washes

Permanent

  • More coverage
  • More change
  • Absorbs into your hair
  • Contains peroxide
  • Lasts 12-24 washes

For our L’Oreal Colorista vs Swartzkopf Live, we’re going to focus on permanent dyes to keep our colour game strong.

Which hair dye brand is right for me?

Without further ado! Here is L’Oreal Colorista vs Schwartzkopf Live and everything you need to know to decide which brand is right for you!

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TOP PICK!

Schwartzkopf Live Hair Dye

L’Oréal Colorista schwartzkopf live

Our all round winner for colour choice and vibrancy!

Schwartzkopf are a hairdresser fave and their range of colours and ranges make our head spin! Do we want Colour + Moisture? Lift? Intensity?! We want it all!

Head to Head with L’Oreal Colorista, this wins out for the range of colours and the rich, intense tone of colour for the end result. If you want bright, bold colours, this is the dye for you!


L’Oreal Colorista Hair Dye

L’Oréal Colorista hair dye

Range of colours:

There are 10 stunning colours available in the L’Oreal Colorista permanent hair gel range. From Silver to Bright Red, Blue and Copper. See below.

There are also even more colours available in L’Oreal Colorista Semi-permanent Washout range and their fab Temporary Hair Make-up.

They say:

  • Hair colour that’s blended with pure dyes for a high intensity shimmering bold result.
  • New long lasting permanent bold colours for all hair types with an easy to apply mix.
  • Comes with a post bold colour mask – for up to 6 applications.

Reviewers say:

“I had different tones in my hair and this hair dye evened out all the tones, it looks so much better. It’s the most lovely colour, I love it.”

“The conditioner you get with it makes your hair feel so soft and shiny and is better than all of the hair masks I have ever tried. So impressed!”

“I have tried all the other hair dyes but nothing compares to this one. The result is exactly like the colour on the box.”

L’Oréal Colorista
L’Oréal Colorista
L’Oréal Colorista

We say:

We are in love with Colorista colours. Brave, bold and daring, they all the have permanent, semi-permanent and temporary colours our heart could ever desire. But only 10 in the permanenet range.

For this review, we used Silver Grey, one of two gorgeous silver-grey colours in the range. The other being the gorgeous Smokey Grey which has darker tones.

We used this one pre-lightened, bleached hair to give it the best chance of achieving the cool silver colour. Application was easy but where it says gel, it isn’t and we found it quite runny and messy to apply! Get yourself a highlighting kit to help if you don’t already have one.

The hair conditioning mask that comes with all Live colours is gorgeous and we left it on for 20 minutes in a shower cap to really nourish our hair. It smelt divine and the result was smooth, soft hair we love.

Smooth, soft and vibrant results.

And the colour? We were over the silvery moon at how even the colour was – no patches or dodgy areas.

Silver Grey is quite a flat colour and was blue/grey at first but within a couple of washes it turned a beautiful silver-grey. It’s not as deep or intense on the box, it gives a subtler hue. This would be a great base for some pastel colour washing.

Overall score: 8/10.

Choose your colour:


Schwartzkopf Live Hair Dye

L’Oréal Colorista schwartzkopf live

Range of colours:

Schwartzkopf’s Live Colour has 32 types of permanent hair dye colour from a number of ranges. Colour + Lift comes in 3 shades – Ultra Violet, Tangerine Twist and Deep Red.

There’s also a Live Men’s Range, Lightener + Twist for cool pinks and Intense Colour for deep, rich hues like Cosmic Blue and Pure Purple.

They say:

  • 1 step lightening & colouring
  • Specially designed for naturally darker hair
  • Vibrant results
  • Fade resistant
  • The Colour + Lift formula gently lightens up to 3 levels and adds vibrant colour to naturally darker hair in one step.

Reviewers say:

“Totally love this hair dye! I had dark brown hair that had been dyed for years and looked dreadful. I put this on and oh my goodness! It is literally like the box colour.”

“When it fades it doesn’t go that awful gingery red most dyes like this do. I dyed it about three weeks ago and its faded to a lovely pinky purple.”

“I get compliments on my hair colour pretty much everyday ! Thanks for an amazing product!”

L’Oréal Colorista
L’Oréal Colorista
L’Oréal Colorista

We say:

Schwartzkopf are a hairdresser fave and their range of colours and ranges make our head spin! Do we want Colour + Moisture? Lift? Intensity?! We want it all! So we picked the best colour we loved – Ultra Violet from Colour + Lift.

This is a lightening hair dye so we tried it on dark brown dyed hair to see if it could lift our colour.

It was easy to apply and the colour was just enough for our shoulder-length hair. It smelt strong, not unpleasant, so make sure you apply it in a well ventilated room. You feel as through it’s really working and penetrating your hair.

Shimmering intense colour.

It looked quite blue to begin with! But it soon developed into a dark pink colour. (Watch out for dye on your skin!).

When we washed it off we were super impressed. The colour is a rich, vibrant hue of purple-pink. Not quite the colour on the box as it’s more red than purple, but has definitely lightened out hair a shade and there’s no trace of previous dye. If you’re after bright and bold, this is the dye for you.

Overall score: 9/10

Choose your colour:


TOP PICK!

Schwartzkopf Live Hair Dye

L’Oréal Colorista

Our all round winner for colour choice and vibrancy!

Schwartzkopf are a hairdresser fave and their range of colours and ranges make our head spin! Do we want Colour + Moisture? Lift? Intensity?! We want it all!

Head to Head with L’Oreal Colorista, this wins out for the range of colours and the rich, intense tone of colour for the end result. If you want bright, bold colours, this is the dye for you!

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