L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick Review – my thoughts about their moisturizing lipstick.
I am always looking for “the perfect lipstick,” but I feel like I can never get it quite right.
I have fair skin, but because I am about half Italian, I have yellow-olive undertones. So some colors like mauve tend to look really purple on me. And most nudes leave my lips looking like a weirdo zombie. So scary.
I just had my wedding hair and makeup trial, and the makeup artist mentioned that with my skin color, things like pinks would look best on me. I don’t know why, but I’ve never really thought about pink as “my” color. I guess some of them can look too bubblegum pink, so I have always shied away. But I love how she did my lipstick, so of course I went on an obsessive Ulta/Target/CVS binge to try out a few different brands. (we all have our thing, ok?!)
The first lipsticks I was excited to try are the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks. I saw them on the display case and was obsessed with how the L’Oreal lipstick cases look–like little ice cubes. They looked super sleek from the outside. they come in 12 different colors ranging from light nudes to deep plums and reds.
I tried four different colors–the deeper pinks–and have overall great feelings about this lipstick. It goes on super smooth and feels so light on my lips. It doesn’t seem drying at all, and the colors are really pigmented. They weren’t patchy and applied really easily.
I also love that they are shiny for spring. There’s just something about a shiny lip that is perfection. I feel like these could be layered over other lipsticks or mattes to give a little shine and hydration, too.
While they aren’t meant to last all day as long lasting lipstick, they do leave a bit of pigment behind after the gloss has worn down a bit. And I am a heavy (water) drinker. I am always looking for something that won’t wear off or look crazy after a few sips of water.
Here are some of my thoughts about each color that I tried, and a pic of how they looked on my arm. Colors in the photo are left to right: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Varnished Rosewood, Burnished Blush, Sparkling Rose, and Glassy Garnet.
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Colors in the photo are left to right: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Varnished Rosewood, Burnished Blush, Sparkling Rose, and Glassy Garnet.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick 904: Varnished Rosewood— a beautiful color that blends a little bit of rose with an undertone of brown.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick 906: Burnished Blush— a great daytime color that’s just darker than my natural lip color. Perfect for work or day events.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick 908: Sparkling Rose— goes on great, but was just a bit too pink for my skin tone. Would be great on fairer complexions.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick 926: Glassy Garnet— My favorite color! So rich and luxe looking. I loved the deep pink shade and its the perfect color for a night out. While it’s not a long lasting lipstick, this particular color leaves a nice tint behind.
I’d highly suggest picking one of these L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick gems up the next time you’re out and about! I’ve ended up using the moisturizing lipstick several times a week and it’s become one of my favorite makeup bag regulars.
If you swatch one, let me know!
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