L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick ($7.99) is a new glossy finish lipsticks available in 16 shades for the Spring 2018 season. Ahh finally some blessed relief from all matte lipstick everything! Glossy, shiny lips for Spring! I’m so tired of the endless round of matte finish lipsticks and hoping that with the introduction of L’Oreal Color Riche Shine Lipstick we’ll see even more brands embracing a shiny lip look for the seasons ahead. Burt’s Bees already launched a new Glossy Lipstick a few months ago which has a little kindling of hope burning in my mind that more brands will follow along with the trend.
I think Colour Riche Shine Lipstick could fill a the spot you have in your heart for the long gone L’Oreal Color Caresse Lipstick as the formula is a little thicker but just as lovely. And if you’re in the UK or Asia you’ve already been privy to these in some format or another like Colour Riche Nutri Shine Lipstick or Shine Gelee and of course, in September/October the Colour Riche Shine Lipstick Collection was launched just in different shades and packaging compared to our version.
Let’s take a look at my review and swatches of L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick arrives in a crystal clear plastic barrel that holds 0.1 oz of lipstick. L’Oreal launched these in 16 shade selection so as of now they should be a permanent part of their lipstick collection.
As I said above I’m happy to see a shiny lipstick launching for Spring since I am rather tired of the endless rounds of matte. Shiny, glossy lipsticks are a big part of my makeup collection as I’m a fond fan of Japanese makeup and many of their lipsticks are shiny in finish.
I purchased two shades but I’m looking forward to purchasing more as I’m enjoying this formula and after my experience with Maybelline’s latest Powder Matte Lipstick it is a refreshing change to wear something lighter and glossier on my lips.
This texture is lightweight and glides onto lips like butter. The lipstick has a melty consistency that has an easy, smooth glide on my drier lips with a smooth, shiny, and glossy finish. It feels lightly hydrating and didn’t migrate of feather through the four hour wear time. The glossiness doesn’t last through wear, you’ll likely get about two hours of that shiny finish before it fades away a bit but the color does remain true for another two hours after. This formula feels very pleasant and comfortable on my dry lips without being heavy. The colors I choose both provided great pigmentation. I detected no fragrance or flavor.
All in all, I had a great experience with these. The shiny finish looks incredible, the lightweight texture feels delicious on my lips and lightly hydrating, and the color pay off was just right. I think they have a better formula compared to the Caresse Lipstick line which had a balmy texture in comparison and a little less shine. This is pretty much what you can expect from many Japanese brands as their lipstick formulas are quite a lot like this consistency.
I’d recommend trying them if you like shiny, glossy looking color.