L’Oreal is set to launch Colour Riche Caresse Sticks shortly here in the US. These hit the UK market with raving success a few short months ago and I was delighted that we’d be seeing them so early. Typically anything released in Britain gets to our side of the pond within a season or two but lately product launches are very quick to come on over and for that I’m extra grateful.
Although L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks are rumored to arrive here in June I already have a shade that I picked up online.
I blame Revlon Lip Butters for the hype stirring up for the launch of Caresse Sticks. I think a ton of people thought the Revlon Lip Butters were a smashing success, myself included, so anything in the realms of this type of product get makeup lovers quite excited.
Here’s a brief review of L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks but keep in mind that I’ll be doing a follow up review when they officially launch here in the US as I’d like to try a few more shades before having my final word on these.
Quite a few reader’s of Musings expressed their dislike of Revlon Lip Butters because they felt the formula was too pigmented and heavy. In this case, I’d say that L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Sticks will absolutely delight you.
The formula is nothing like Revlon’s version in the fact that these are lighter, glossier, and less balm like in texture. So comparing the two is near impossible as each has a completely different wear and feel.
For me, Caresse Sticks have a soft, easy glide on lips with a subtle glossy finish. The one shade I did try, Nude Ingenue, had a sheerer, touch of tint color pay off that enhanced the look of my lips without being overly pigmented. The formula is lightweight and comfortable but not terribly moisturizing but not drying either so it doesn’t sit unnaturally a top lips and even drier lips will find it wears fairly well without looking cakey or flaky. Colour Riche Balm has better moisturizing properties but far less pigment than Colour Riche Caresse Sticks, so you’ll find that this formula combines the lovely hydrating factor of Riche Balm with a better color pay off. As I said they aren’t terribly moisturizing but they have enough hydration to keep you happy through the wear without sucking moisture from your lips.
Swatched: Nude Ingenue
Overall, so far, Colour Riche Caresse Sticks are looking good but I admit the color I choose sucked some of the joy out of the product for me as it was a terribly unflattering shade of nude. I’m looking forward to seeing more colors and re-looking at these when they finally launch here in the US.
I think products like Colour Riche Caresse Sticks are testimony of how far drugstore brands have come in terms of quality! Hopefully they keep on this path.
Tried these already?