April 22, 2015

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick Review & Swatches

L'Oreal Doutzen's Red Lipstick

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick is one of several new lipsticks that launched in the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick Collection.

As you know L’Oreal curated a collection of red lipsticks in this release inspired by present and pass celebrity and model ambassadors. Doutzen’s Red is inspired by Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes. Technically, like Eva’s Red, Doutzen’s Red isn’t QUITE red but more orange. It didn’t surprise me though as Doutzen’s blonde hair and sunny skin plus her crystal blue eyes allows her to get away with such a fun, vibrant shade of color.

Take a look!

L'Oreal Doutzen Colour Riche Lipstick

L’Oreal calls Doutzen’s Red a fiery red and I can see some of that. This is a red with a very strong orange undertone. On my lips it pulls very much orange and it isn’t easy to detect any signs of red in the color. It’s a shade that be played around with easily so it’ll work great on a warmer skin tone on a girl or guy with brown eyes and hair but still also looks striking on someone with lighter blue eyes and blonde hair. It’s quite a versatile color and screams Summer which is in fact with Doutzen’s skin tone, hair, and eyes would be classified as for me as she’s very much a “Summer” girl.

It’s a funny thing about this new L’Oreal Collection Private Lipstick range as I’m finding that I really like the formula a lot more than I did the nude lipstick shades from the Collection Privee that launched last Spring! Not only are the colors more intense but they apply more easily and have a far superior texture and formulation.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Doutzen's Red

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Doutzen's Red Lipstick swatches

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick Swatches

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick has major downfall, the taste and flavor! I’m not keen on L’Oreal’s play-doh flavor! Yak! Aside from this the color wears strongly for a good five hours with opaque color coverage on a single pass. The creamy consistency strikes the perfect balance in a satiny matte finish that isn’t drying in the least and looks smooth and even with the first application and a few hours after! The formula is by no means hydrating but it isn’t drying either and doesn’t migrate of feather on my drier lips through the wear. It does stain lips a kinda cheese doodle orange after it wears away haha…so beware!

This comes housed in special packagingthat has Doutzen’s autograph in gold on the rubber barrel of the lipstick. I do dislike the rubberized packaging as it’s quite like NARS in this aspect and ends up collecting dirt and grime easily.

L'Oreal Doutzen's Red Colour Riche Lipstick fotd

All in all the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Lipsticks are proving a joy! I’m really loving these!

L’Oreal Doutzen’s Red Colour Riche Lipstick isn’t exactly red but it’s still a gorgeous Summer-y shade with an excellent formula if you can get pass the smell and flavor!

Available now at drugstores.

I purchased this item.

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  • Fancie

    This looks like a beautiful spring and summer shade. Love how it looks on you!

  • zVintageFashionizta

    The scent is unfortunate because it’s a really nice color.

  • Caroline

    I giggled at the cheese doodle description.

    Can’t wait to see the reviews of the other reds!

  • Bonnie S.

    I have tried, and failed, to use a variety of L’Oreal lippies. That old-lady smell (what is it? mothballs?) grosses me out so much that I throw away the tube in disgust. Some pretty colours for sure, but what’s with that smell! Ugh!

  • Eve

    I like the color. It looks like a fun bright for wearing to the beach, but yeah that smell and taste ugh. That weird perfume they use is why I mostly buy Revlon lippies instead when I buy drugstore makeup. I just can’t stomach the smell. Which is a shame, because I do love some of the L’Oreal colors.

  • Zovesta

    Fiery red? Yesplz. Didn’t expect to want any shades from this line, and yet…! Will be buying this one, too.

  • Genevieve

    A gorgeous colour and I am loving the fact that the formula is better. I haven’t always had success with the longevity of their lipstick formulas in the past, so I am pleased to read that this is better. But why oh why do they put in a fragrance/taste? It is so alienating. Lipstick should be fragrance free.

  • Ayman

    Hi Muse, Thanks for the great review and swatches. I really like your reviews and always check back and forth to get info abt new products. I have warm skin tone with brown eyes and hair but I don’t think this shade of orange would look good on me. I also bought another orange shade more on coral side from Essence long lasting lipstick but it’s too bright for my skin tone.

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Ayman! thank you very flattered to hear it πŸ™‚ Oranges are like reds, you really have to find the perfect one to go with your skin tone πŸ™‚ don’t worry! you’ll find one that suits you πŸ™‚