I realize I shared my love of the new L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick in a recent review but I hauled a few more shades so I thought I’d do some more swatches and a little follow up post about these.
A reader recently mentioned hauling Cotton Candy Pink (believe that’s the shade name) and didn’t like the formula at all. I personally loved all the shades I tried so I was surprised. But actually, she’s right, the consistency on some of the shades is a bit different and I ran into issues with Blushing Sequin as it wasn’t as lovely as other shades I owned and loved.
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Oddly enough Blushing Sequin was a shade that wasn’t as moisturizing or glossy in finish as the other five shades I own. After it warms up it definitely becomes easier to use but at first use the formula seemed to tug during application and lacked the shininess of other shades.
Thankfully this was a temporary fluke but just in case you’ve tried a shade and wrote the entire collection off because it was crummy just know the formula doesn’t seem to have a consistent run and some shades are proving nicer than others.
I think I’ve completed my run with these. I own seven of the sixteen shades now and I believe that’s all I need since some of the lighter shades would probably not look fantastic on me.
This isn’t a lipstick formula nor is it a gloss, it has a hybrid formula that mimics a lipstick in color but has a shiny finish like a gloss. It’s more of a tinted lip treatment but does have considerably more color pay off than you’d get from your average run of the mill tint. I find the shades enhance my natural lip color and give a very nice my lips but better finish. These are lighter and less balm-y than Revlon’s Lip Butters and considerably more pigmented and lighter in texture than L’Oreal’s Colour Rich Balm. I’ve been recommending me to those who felt like Revlon’s version was a little too heavy and pigmented as these have a lighter feel with a glossier finish.
The formula has a smooth, slippery feel with a buttery glide however, I did have a little hiccup with Blushing Sequin as I mentioned above. If you run across a shade like this I highly suggest diving back in and not writing the line off completely because of a fluke in the formula.
The shades I recently hauled were Blushing Sequin, Silky Java, and Sheer Linen. Silky Java reminds me of the recently released Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss in Dallas as it’s a lovely shade of rose based brown. Sheer Linen is a shade I’d typically avoid since I don’t do nudes well but this is such a sheer nude that it creates a nice natural lip look without looking evil dead-like on my lips.
Silky Java, Sheer Linen, and Blushing Sequin
Overall, these are turning into a favorite of mine. I must admit I find the $7.99 price tag of L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick a little on the high side since it’s not a full blown lipstick but I still recommend these on a hole. They are just a fabulous hybrid lip product that deserves a spot in your beauty arsenal.