Pros: Reflective surface on top of lid acts as mirror, moist, hydrating, great color, great scent
Cons: I wish I had discovered this years ago
As some of you may know, Ive recently been trying out a lot of LOreal products. I never used drugstore brand cosmetics until this past year, and I have been having good luck with LOreal.
After having some success with a few LOreal products, I went to their website www.lorealparisusa.com and completed a wizard which recommended products and shades based on my skin tone and coloring. Colour Riche Lipcolour in Gilded Pink was one of the recommendations for me. When I saw it in Ulta I agreed that it looked like a good color for me, so I went ahead and purchased it.
I have fair skin with green eyes and dark brown hair. I prefer a natural look and I generally wear light pink or mauve lipcolour that looks close to the actual shade of my lips. I prefer the emphasis on my eyes so I dont wear bright lipcolour.
According to LOreal, Packed with ultra-hydrating Omega 3 and conditioning Vitamin E, Colour Riche Lipcolour keeps lips moisturized, soft, and supple.
The product comes in a 3 inch long square tube with rounded edges. The tube is champagne colored with a gold colored band around the middle where the lid comes off. The bottom has a sticker in the shade of the lipcolour and it has the name of the product and shade along with the shade number, Gilded Pink 108 in this case. The top of the lid has a gold colored reflective surface. This is so cool! You can actually use this as a mirror when applying your lipcolour or to check it later. It works well enough to even check for food in your teeth etc. This is really ingenious packaging in my opinion.
The first thing I noticed when I removed the lid was the scent. Many, many years ago I had this favorite lipstick that I used all the time. It was made by Lancome and had this scent that became burned into my memory because I was so used to smelling it. This LOreal lipcolour has that same scent. I cant tell you how happy it made me to smell it again and it instantly brought back memories.
The color of the stick is very similar to the sticker on the bottom of the tube. It looks like it has a little sheen or shimmer to it as well. When applied the lipcolour goes on smoothly and feels very creamy. There is no stickiness at all which is important to me and it doesnt make little gooey globs either. The color on my lips was perfect for me and was what I expected based on the appearance of the stick itself. It looks similar to the natural pink shade of my lips and gives my lips a moisturized natural look. This is not a long-wearing lipcolour but does seem to last me a few hours which is quite respectable in my opinion. It never turns sticky or goopy at all and remains moist feeling and looking during wear. Also, after applying the product I can still smell the wonderful scent on my lips.
Overall I am really impressed with this product. It lives up to the claim of moisturizing my lips and the scent is great. The color is rich yet natural and the reflective surface on the end of the lid is wonderful. This is one of my new favorite cosmetic products.
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