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L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer

Posted Jan 10 2013 3:00am
When I heard the new L'Oreal lip product is a dupe of YSL Glossy Stain, I knew I had to get one. On the other hand, I was kind of skeptical. From my experience, most L'Oreal lip products have a scent that I'm not keen on. I thought it wouldn't hurt to try one.
Product Review: L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer in #184 Rose On And On

Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online
Price: $7.99 for 0.21 fl oz/ 6.3 mL

Made in USA

Description from the website: Discover a stain that thinks it's a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. Colour Riche Aqua Lip Shine Stain combines the power of a lip stain with lip-gloss luster. This next generation lip stain, formulated with a blend of light hydrating oils & concentrated pigments, delivers lasting color with a glossy finish. Packed with 30% water, Colour Riche Shine Stain leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours. The revoluntionary Colour Caresse by Colour Riche Luminous Lipcolour formula utlilizes L'Oreal Paris' exclusive Lightfeel System technology; a combination of polymers and strengthening base that feels weightless on lips. Packed with ultra-hydrating Omega 3, Vitamin E, and moisturizing Argan Oil. Colour Riche Lipcolour keeps lips soft, smooth and supple thanks to its high quality ingredients. Lipstain Power: Fresh color feels barely there. Lipgloss Shine: Lacquer shine + Non-Sticky feel. Caring Color: 6 hr continuous hydration.
Thoughts: When I saw this at Walmart, I knew the selection was slim. They did not even have the color the model was wearing.
Out of the ones they had, I choose Rose On And On. They list the name on top of the tube.

I actually like the packaging. It's very simple and classic looking. The quality of the packaging I have to say it's better than their eyeshadow quad, L'Oreal Colour Riche Eye Shadow. I reviewed one from their Smokey Eyes in Sultry Seductress . It's not as weak as the lid of the eyeshadow quad, but both products grab fingerprints. The lip stain gets less scratches and will not crack like the eyeshadow quad.

Like I said earlier, most L'Oreal lip products have scents that I'm not keen on. This product has a slight scent if you put the product to your nose. It smells like a fruity perfume. I only noticed the smell for couple seconds while applying the product on my lips. After couple seconds, you don't even notice it. In all honesty, I actually don't mind the scent of this product which is amazing in itself since 90% other L'Oreal lip products I cannot stand.
Here's a closer look of the tube. I think it's kind of cool having a clear plastic so you can see the color closer.
Here's a look of the brush. It looks similar to YSL Glossy Stain.
Swatch of the lip stain. It's a rosy color with slight sparkles.
Here's how the lip stain looks on my lips.

Overall opinion about this product... When you apply the lip stain, it's very cooling. It's not like lip pumping type of cooling sensation. It's just cold feeling that only lasts until it dries. I would say the cold feeling lasts for a minute or two. While it's wet, it's also sticky. Once it dries, the stickiness disappears. It lasts a long time. One thing I noticed about long lasting product, the shininess/glossiness disappears. It becomes matte. This product doesn't. The shininess/glossiness lasts the whole time until the product disappears! The lip stained stayed on my lips for a good 5 hours until I ate something. Even eating something, the stain disappeared but a  minimum. It wasn't the same as applying the stain, but it still looked good. Not only was the stain shiny, but it didn't look like a lipstick on my lips. It looked like a stain if that makes sense. It was extremely gorgeous! I'm not too sure if the other colors in this line looks like this. I will definitely be purchasing more of the other colors. I just hope it's as gorgeous as this one. I really loved this color and product!

Pros:
* Cheaper dupe of YSL Glossy Stain.
* Simple and classic packaging.
* See through packaging so you can see the color of the product.
* Sponge-like brush.
* Fruity perfume scent.
* Scent isn't strong; lasts a minute or two.
* Cooling sensation.
* Stickiness disappears.
* Long lasting.
* Shininess/glossiness lasts a long time.

Cons:
* Easily see fingerprints on the packaging.
* Sticky while wet.

Would repurchase: Yes!!!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


End of last year around November (I believe it was Black Friday), I visited a CCO.
I saw the cutest mini perfume. I couldn't refuse since I like the scent and it's oh so cute. I bought the DKNY Be Delicious Perfume. It's so adorable!
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