It has been a long while since the appearance of a lipstick's outer package alone was enough to pull and entice me to check them out, swatch and eventually buy. But that was what happened with L'oreal Color Riche Lipstick. I was just idly browsing the drugstore, looking for nothing in particular when the display stand caught my attention.
There was a gorgeous picture of Fan Bing Bing wearing a very attractive fuchsia-pink shade on her lips. For once, I'm totally tripping over the advertisement. If you think Emma Stone looks super sell-able for Revlon's Lip Butter ads, you have another think coming for this ads.
Tell me I'm not the only one mesmerized! Anyway, as always, ain't nobody got time (nor budget) to pay for full price. Luckily, there was a BUY 1, GET 2ND AT 50% OFF promotion going on so I got myself two lipsticks to try.
Its gold sleek packaging reminds me so much of YSL lipctick, off the bat. What I like the most is the colored 'jewel' at the middle of the tube that indicates the lipstick shade. It's very different from all the lipsticks that I own. Very classy indeed!
The lip colour that Fan Bing Bing wore is Touch of Amaranth. The second colour that I chose is the classic red lippie. I much prefer Touch of Amaranth than Viva Red, to be honest. Touch of Amaranth is a bright fuchsia (blue-based pink) that's pretty unusual in my collection. It's pretty fun to wear while Viva Red isn't anything special since I have quite a lot of reds already.
Both formulas are very soft on the lips and leave an intense colour pay-off with only a single swipe. Impressed! However, I'm so-so on the finishing since I prefer my lip products to be matte. These give a slight shiny sheen and looks creamy and smooth on the lips. People with dry lips might appreciate L'oreal Color Riche much more than I do.
Staying power is on the upper side; they do transfer to cups and utensils but gosh, don't they stain beautifully! I love the stained look it leaves after a meal. These lipsticks are also unscented.
|From left: Viva Red, Touch of Amaranth|