Friday, 5 September 2014

L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire

This is such an overdue post! I got these L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire lipglosses in 4 colours when I was in Seattle.

I daresay, they are the most long-lasting lip colour I own, they fade evenly, and  paired with a good lip balm, they do not slip and do not dry my lips out nor accentuate my dry lips! They look really lush and glossy on the lips. I love how pigmented they are too!

From Top to Bottom: 303, 202, 201, 101
Rouge Allegro 303: a reddish-pink that looks quite bold. It matches quite well with simple eye makeup and light application of either coral/pink blush.

Coral Encore 202: a gorgeous coral shade that is very suitable as an everyday lip colour for school - I use this the most often, especially because it goes well with my NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal!

Rose Symphony 201: a rose-pink that goes well with my Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop. It's a sweet looking colour that's not too overwhelming.

Rose Melody 101: a really light baby-pink shade that is perfect for the nude-lip look when I emphasise my eye-makeup and want to tone down the rest of my face.

The glosses all contain micro-shimmer that's not chunky or too noticeable but instead, just helps create a nice glittery effect when viewed closed-up.

The applicator reminds me of those found with YSL Glossy Stains! Rectangular, and tapered at the tip.

I really enjoy using the applicator: it dispenses and spreads the lipgloss evenly, and is just the right size and shape to manipulate. The scent of the lipglosses bother me a little though. It's a rather faint floral(?) scent that definitely fades after a while, but still, something to note. With regards to the texture, it is definitely not as goopy as the Maybelline Colour Elixirs, but not as watery as the YSL Glossy Stains (review coming up in just a bit!). It feels slightly tacky for the first few minutes you have it on, but after that it's all good.

In comparison to my other favourite, the NYX Butter Glosses, the NYX ones are definitely more nourishing and moisturising. However, the stain that these L'oreal babies leave on my lips last waaaay longer than the NYX ones. The NYX Butter Glosses typically last 3 hours before I have to re-apply, while I can go 4-6 hours before having to re-apply the L'oreal Colour Extraordinare glosses.

It's such a pity that these aren't available in Singapore!!! I totally regret not buying more...but then again... hehehehe I have more than enough lip products already :P