August 13, 2013

L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color Review & Swatches

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte

L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Velvety Full Coverage Lip Colour is one of two new lip pencils introduced by L’Oreal for the Fall 2013 season. Actually when I purchased the L’Oreal Colour Ruche Le Matte Lip Color Pencil I thought it was a click pen liquid formula! They look like it right?

Turns out these are a twist up pencil! Well duh!

Take a look!

L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color is a matte color twist up lip color pencil that L’Oreal has introduced in a matte finish as well as a lacquer, glossy one (review on that finish coming soon). These have an easy to twist up pencil design and a slanted tip that applies easily on lips and allows you to not only fill but line lips as well!

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color Swatches

The pencil is richly pigmented with an incredible formula that’s comfortable to wear. I was shocked as I dislike matte lipsticks or lip colors of any kind but I found L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color fairly easily to wear. It has a soft almost satiny matte finish that doesn’t migrate during the wear. Color remains true to color and intense without fading for a solid five hours and doesn’t easily transfer either. I didn’t feel like the color was drying my lips out nor did it feather or creep around my lip line. During the wear my lips felt pleasantly hydrated, nothing too moisture but not dry either, and the formula had a lightweight barely there texture that was pleasant and not the least bit uncomfortable. The formula had no fragrance or flavor.

I tried the shade Matte-r of Fact which is a lighter berry wine burgundy. One thing I disliked about the color was I felt like it was a little too dark and left my inner lip line bare no matter how much I applied…so my lips had this very perfect color presence as long as they remained closed but upon opening my mouth it was obvious the color didn’t reach to my inner lips. This kinda looked weird….this isn’t really an issue with the formula just the application I guess so perhaps using a lip brush to get the color evenly applied will get you the best finish.

Overall, as a non-matte girl I’d recommend checking these out. The formula is quite lovely and well worth the pick up! L’Oreal Color Riche Le Matte Lip Color gain a Muse Approval.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color FOTD

Available now at drugstores for a limited time.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Corey

    Goodness this is pretty on you! I am gonna go out and hope I can pull it off as well…… Does it have a golden sheen or is that the light??

  • Louise

    This looks really, really nice on you! I am not much a matte girl, but this intrigues me. Thanks for the review!

  • Stephanie A.

    I was hoping for a review of these! πŸ˜€ That color is so pretty and perfect for fall, but I hope the inner lip issue isn’t from the formula.

  • jenn f

    its not a very flat matte which is nice. the berry color looks awesome on you!

  • Karena

    Wow, looks gorgeous on you, Muse!! I’m definitely gonna check these out. Very pretty!!! The one thing I don’t like about some L’oreal lipsticks is that they seem heavily fragranced – to the point where I have to remove it after a while (same with Lancome). Did you notice a fragrance to these? Thanks for any feedback!

      • Karena

        Hi Muse – I’m sorry, I missed that! Thank you for pointing it out to me! Glad there is no fragrance. πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          no probs at all! def try to mention fragrance etc in the reviews I do πŸ™‚

  • Queentutt

    It doesn’t look matte on your lips at all and I think this shade is gorge on you! I want it.

  • Kadie Lee

    I don’t know why I was expecting these to have an extensive shade range, but I could only find 4 shades at my local Target (which was the only place in Central FL that they’ve popped up as of yet). Are there really only 4 shades in the matte collection? I was to short to see if there were empty spots – Target, y u put new things on top shelf!?

  • SisterDuet

    I picked up 4 shades at Target today- 2 of each finish- after watching Lollydolly128’s video. Can’t wait to try them!! Thanks for your amazing, as always, review!

  • Hayley

    I’ve been looking for this product everywhere and can’t find it! I couldn’t even find it to buy on the internet. Any advice on where to get it? I’ve seen a few reviews and have decided that I have to try it out. Thanks! :]

  • Lisa

    This looks good on you! I just bought them in 3 colors. Feel like I have to run back and get some more πŸ™‚ I like your blog and you very much, thank you for being so positive and beautiful!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thank YOU lisa you’re too kind πŸ˜€ enjoy these, hope you love them!

  • Kristine

    I just wanted to let you know I have read a few of your postings and really appreciate the time you take to share your experiences. I am purchasing the L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Color ~ Matte-r of Fact based largely on your review. I hope I like it as much as you do.

    Thanks for all your hard work.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Kristine that’s lovely to hear! πŸ™‚ <3! I really appreciate it and I'm greatly flattered! I hope you like this shade πŸ™‚ Thank YOU for noticing my hard work!

  • Wendy

    I can’t find these anymore and thought they had been discontinued?