Monday, April 23, 2012

L'Oreal Color Riche Balm

Lipstick butters & balms are really becoming the next best thing. Revlon started the trend in drugstores with their Colorburst lip butters. Now L'Oreal with their Color Riche Balms.

I made my first purchase yesterday because I was curious how it matched up with the Lip Butters. As you know (or may not know) I adore the Revlon Lip Butters, I even named it my favorite all-purpose lipstick!

After trying these Color Riche Balms, I've found that they work pretty much the same as the Revlon Lip butters. These have an SPF 15, Argan Oil, Rose Oil, and Shea butter. They are very hydrating, but aren't pigmented like the Revlon Lip butters.

They claim to last 8hrs, but it doesn't for me. I pretty much reapply after eating or drinking anything. The moisture, however, DOES last a really long time. I don't need any type of balm when I wear this, and I realized that even after I removed it my lips were still very soft. The color is a sheer tint, and is because it is actually more of a balm than a lipstick (hence the name.)

The color I got was in Caring Coral and it pretty much matches my lip color exactly because it's so sheer. But it pairs great with my everyday eye makeup, so this is my new favorite everyday lip wear.

                            before.       after.

As you can see - no big difference. It adds a fair amount of shine, not like a lip gloss, but still nice. The sheer color is noticeable in person, the camera really doesn't do it justice. It has a pinkish/coral color, if that makes sense lol.

My recommendation: Ladies who want sheer color in an all-purpose lipstick (balm, color, gloss), this is perfect for you. It's not very pigmented, but it gives you a fair tint of color.

Have any of you tried this? What are your thoughts?

Stay Maganda! <3

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