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Multi-Tonal Color System

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L'Oréal Couleur Experte is a permanent color system that features two-tones, one for your base color, the other for highlights. Kit includes Multi-tonal color base, creme developer, illuminating powder, illuminating creme developer, highlighting wand, creme conditioner, instruction booklet, and two sets of colorist gloves.
Detailed directions included in package.

Precautions: Hair color products can cause an allergic reaction which, in certain rare cases, can be serious. Therefore, before you use this product it is necessary to follow these precautions: do not use: if you have already had a reaction to a hair color or hair lightening product. If you have a sensitive, itchy or damaged scalp. Perform an allergy test with a portion of this product 48 hours before full application (see the instruction sheet). Avoid contact with eyes and skin (other than areas of application). If product gets into eyes, rinse with lukewarm water immediately. Wear gloves provided in kit. Thoroughly rinse hair after application. Do not use for anything other than coloring your hair. Do not use on relaxed hair or just after bleaching your hair. Do not use over compound henna or progressive color. Do not inhale or ingest. Keep product out of the reach of children. This product contains ingredients which may cause skin irritation on certain individuals and a preliminary test according to accompanying directions should first be made. This product must not be used for dyeing the eyelashes or eyebrows; to do so may cause blindness. This product contains persulfates and other ingredients which may cause serious irritant, respiratory and/or allergic reactions. Prepare and use only in a well-ventilated area. Enclosed insert contains important health and safety information. Follow the instructions.
Multi-Tonal Gel Creme Color Base: Multi-Tonal Gel Creme: Water, Deceth-3, Laureth-12, Oleth-30, Deceth-5, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA, Ammonium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Oleic Acid, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Oleyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Fragrance, p-Aminophenol, Ethanolamine, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ascorbic Acid, EDTA, m-Aminophenol, Polyquaternium-24, p-Phenylenediamine, Resorcinol, 6-Hydroxyindole, o-Aminophenol.

Micro-Fine Illuminating Powder: Potassium Persulfate, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Persulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Urea, Kaolin, Magnesium Stearate, Ammonium Chloride, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, VP/VA Copolymer, Polydecene, Sodium Metasilicate, Magnesium Peroxide, EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch, Sodium Benzoate.

Multi-Tonal Creme Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2-Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.

Illuminating Creme Developer: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2-Carboxamide MEA, Ceteareth-30, Glycerin, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Stannate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.

Multi-Moisture Creme Conditioner: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Trideceth-12, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.

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L'OréalMulti-Tonal Color System
 
4.6

(based on 1300 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (1068)
  • Great color (800)
  • Natural look (753)
  • Gentle (588)
  • Long-lasting (451)

Cons

  • Time consuming (171)
  • Color misrepresented (52)
  • Doesn't last (43)
  • Smells bad (38)
  • Messy (32)

Best Uses

  • Graying hair (699)
  • New look (546)
  • Touch ups (318)
  • Color-treated hair (167)
  • Thick hair (149)
    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent (827), Semi-permanent (105), Demi-permanent (29), Temporary (11)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (141), Wavy hair (103), Very curly hair (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (726), Survivalist / minimalist (386), Product junkie (111), Professional stylist (11), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

Easy highlighting!

By bwal

from Bainbridge Ohio

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Great Color
  • Long-Lasting
  • Natural Look

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graying Hair

    Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

    I've been using this brand with the highlights probably for at least 10 years. I always get a lot of compliments and people can't believe I do it myself. So easy. If I can do it, anyone can.

    • Commitment To Color:
    • Permanent
     
    5.0

    I have used many hair color products and this is the BEST!

    By PatG

    from Cape Coral, Fl

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Color
    • Long-Lasting
    • Natural Look

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair

      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

      I wish Ulta would carry more colors & keep them in stock....it's always a problem getting what I want!

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Most natural - have used for years

      By MeMe Kate

      from The Woodlands, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Great Color
      • Natural Look
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • Touch Ups
      • Want color with natural-looking highlights

      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

      I have been using this hair color for years - at least 10 or 15. I have more and more trouble finding it, so please don't discontinue! I have been some shade of blonde most of my life but now definitely mostly gray, so I probably go too long between color because I have no dark roots but do start to look washed out. This color is wonderful because you have a darker base color than you would normally use and then highlight as you wish. I get compliments all the time, especially right after I color, and people are always shocked I do my hair myself (cut, too). I save my husband a fortune in salon visits, although I do like high-end hair products. This is a bargain though! It takes an extra 30-45 minutes than regular color because of the second step, but well worth it. The color I use is Toasted Coconut, Natural Medium Blonde (8.0)

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I do buy this product often

      By Prom

      from Oakland TN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Great Color

      Cons

      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • New Look

      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

      I color my own hair and this multi tone color is great

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Product

      By JPinLA

      from Louisiana

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Color

      Cons

      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

      • Graying Hair
      • New Look

      Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

      This is a great product. Thanks to the highlights you don't get the "straight out of the box" look as with some other colors. I was cautious as I've never liked the Ash Brown color. I prefer red or golden tones. However, the highlights make the product. It's a great color.

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent
       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Beth

      from Melvin, mi

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Great Color
      • Long-Lasting
      • Natural Look
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graying Hair
        • New Look
        • Touch Ups

        Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

        I love this product. Well worth the money

        • Commitment To Color:
        • Permanent
         
        5.0

        I love this hair color! Hope the never stop making it!

        By Kimber

        from Paducah ky

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Great Color
        • Long-Lasting
        • Natural Look
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graying Hair
          • New Look
          • Touch Ups

          Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

          Great product

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Permanent
           
          5.0

          Always like it, simple to use

          By Imaowl

          from Castro Valley, CA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Natural Look

          Cons

          • Doesn't Last
          • Time Consuming

          Best Uses

          • New Look

          Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

          Routine

          • Commitment To Color:
          • Semi-Permanent

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Color and Highlights...at home!

          By Krista

          from Palmer Lake, CO

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Color
          • Natural Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graying Hair

            Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

            I do use a frosting cap for the highlights because I think it is easier. I get so many compliments, and no one can believe I did it myself, and...ULTA has the lowest cost for the kit!

            • Commitment To Color:
            • Permanent
             
            5.0

            I have bought this for years...love it!

            By B

            from Anderson, Indiana

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Great Color
            • Long-Lasting
            • Natural Look
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graying Hair
              • New Look

              Comments about L'Oréal Multi-Tonal Color System:

              Good do it yourself..great instructions!

              • Commitment To Color:
              • Permanent

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              • Q:

                Why are not more colors available as in the past?
                Asked on 4/8/2018 by Bev from Massachusetts

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi there! Some of our Colour Experte shades have been discontinued and are no longer available for purchase. We do still have a select few shades available, so we hope you give one of our current shades a try!

                  Answered on 5/7/2018 by Official Answer from L'Oréal from Brand Answer
              • Q:

                My hairs are jet black .. looking for a color change with highlights is this best solution and how many days will the color last looking for 2 to 3 months duration
                Asked on 3/22/2018 by Sammy from Charlotte

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Sammy! Our Couleur Experte kits are permanent haircolor so should last without fading for at least 8 weeks. However, you may want to touch up if you see new growth coming in. We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 3/22/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                I am trying to figure out
                #1 - which color is the lightest blonde and does not have an ash base because I cannot use ash on my hair or it will turn grey/green & purple?
                #2 Is there a chance that it will leave my hair brassy because most store bought products do?
                #3 can I use foil or do I need to use foils for the highlights?
                Asked on 3/6/2018 by sfvgal from Los Angeles, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  HI sfvgal! Discoloration will only occur if the hair is very light or pale blonde when using an ash tone. We recommend a neutral or a golden tone if you have any pale sections. Brassy results occur based on what your natural haircolor is. Haircolor can only lift two shades above your natural hair color. without turning brassy. The highlights will be able to lift higher than two shades without brass. We do not recommend using foils with this product! It can lighten the hair too quickly when wrapped in foils and cause breakage. If you would like further guidance, please give us a call at 1-800-631-7358 and provide the reference number: 4139566

                  Answered on 3/14/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                I have used this product for years and love it. However, I can no longer find the colors I used - Vanilla Icing or Biscotti. Have they been discontinued?
                Asked on 2/22/2018 by Sue from Indiana

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Sue! Unfortunately this product has been recently discontinued. We would recommend our Preference or Excellence 7 Dark Blonde as the base color and then our Touch on Highlights. These two products will give you a comparable result to what you were achieving with the Couleur Experte! You can view those here: https://www.ulta.com/touch-on-highlights?productId=xlsImpprod2160019

                  Answered on 3/7/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                I've been using L'Oreal Paris Couleur Experte All Over Color and Highlights 7.1 but apparently it is discontinued. What to use now - I have mostly gray, fine hair?
                Asked on 2/20/2018 by Jane from Lake Arrowhead CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Color Experte 2 in one color cherry chocolate. I just colored my hair a month ago. Is it to son to reapply the whole kit again or should I juts do a touch up on the roots. If I do all the color again will it be the same color as I dyed before?
                Asked on 1/5/2018 by Kathy from Chicago, IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Kathy! Thank you for your inquiry! If you have used this shade before, and applied the highlights, we would recommend just applying the haircolor on your roots and new growth. We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 1/11/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                What does the .1 or .2 signify in the Couleur Experte hair color?
                Asked on 12/29/2017 by Dee from Illinois

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Dee! Those numbers represent the undertones in the haircolor. For instance, a .1 means there is an Ash undertone while a .2 is more of an Iridescent undertone, and a .0 would mean it is a neutral shade. We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                Can I use just the highlights and not overall color? I just want to touch up my previously highlighted hair?
                Asked on 12/20/2017 by Val from Knoxville, TN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Val! Thank you for your inquiry! You can use the highlighting portion of the product to touch up your hair, or if you're looking for a highlighting product that is similar to the one provided in this haircolor kit, please take a look at our Touch-On Highlights! We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 12/21/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                I have naturally medium brown hair that I've been getting colored at s salon for years. The color is a caramel brown with all over chunky light golden blonde highlights. Actually I've had this same color so often that it appears predominantly blonde except the top 2 or 3 inches where the Carmel color is and it's about 50/50 there. I am thinking of using ginger twist in this product. What I would like is coppery red hair with golden blonde highlights. Will this do the trick? I'm worried that the red will be too dark and the highlights won't be prominent enough. Also, a bit worried that the red might look a bit pink on my highlights. And tips/advice/suggestions??
                Asked on 11/12/2017 by Jeanne from Jackson, MS

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Jeanne! Thank you for reaching out to us about our Couleur Experte Ginger Twist haircolor. It's difficult to assess how the results will come out based on this kind of communication. We would like to discuss this further with you in order to give the best advice and recommendations. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-631-7358 Mon-Fri 9:00-7:00 ET.

                  Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
              • Q:

                PLEASE SOME PERSON EXPLAIN ME HOW IS APPLY IN MY HAIR.

                IF DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE SEND ME I NEED TO KNOW IF IT IS BLOND ENOUGHT OR I NEED OTHER MORE BLOND.

                THANKS
                Asked on 9/27/2017 by ADRY from ARIZONA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi ADRY!
                  We are thrilled to know that you want to use Couleur Expert Haircolor and Highlights. However, we do not have enough information about your hair to be able to give you the best advise. Please call to speak with one of our expert hair color Representatives! we are available Monday - Friday 9:00am - 7:00 pm, Eastern time.1-800-631-7358
                  As soon as your call is answered, please give the Rep reference #3245558. We look forward to speaking with you!

                  Answered on 9/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
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