Monday, September 7th, 2009

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick
Spicy Pink, Robust Raisin, Captivating Copper, Naturally Nude

L’Oreal Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick: Robust Raisin, Captivating Copper, Naturally Nude

L’Oreal Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick ($9.99) is a newly released lipstick formula from L’Oreal — similar to the orignial Color Riche line, but with an Anti-Aging Serum core. If you notice, there’s a small teardrop of “Anti-Aging Serum” that runs through the middle of the lipstick. These are designed to help improve the look of lips, including minimizing fine lines. The way the product does this is mostly by acting as a lip plumping lipstick thereby minimizing any lines.

This post features four shades:

  • Robust Raisin (#706) is a browned-down raspberry-wine shade with more of a glossy sheen than a frosty finish as is common with many of the other shades in this line.
  • Captivating Copper (#802) is a sheer brownish-nude that goes on glossy and doesn’t appear copper to me whatsoever on lips.
  • Naturally Nude (#803) is a coralish nude that goes on semi-sheer but still opaque enough to deliver color on my lips once applied. It has a slightly glossy sheen that also has a frost finish.

As in part one, these are lightly creamy, semi-glossy/frosty in finish (depends on the shade), and they can be sheer to semi-opaque in color pay off. The same two issues apply as well: packaging feels cheap (just give me plastic, don’t try to psyche me out!) and the scent is a bad mix of lipstick and stale perfume.

Again, I know some dislike lip plumping products, so I’d recommend checking out the original Color Riche line if that describes you. There’s a slight tingle, but it disappears quickly and isn’t painful (as far as lip plumpers go). I think these are a good buy when you can catch ‘em on sale — otherwise $9.99 a pop is more than I’d spend at the drugstore.

  • Product: 7/10
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 5/10

Recommendation: If you’re on a budget and are looking for non-drying lipsticks that give you decent color, L’Oreal’s new Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipsticks are a good choice!

Availability: Drugstore.com

See swatches


Robust Raisin, Captivating Copper, Naturally Nude


L’Oreal Robust Raisin Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick


L’Oreal Captivating Copper Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick


L’Oreal Naturally Nude Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick

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18 thoughts on “L’Oreal Color Riche Anti-Aging Serum Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Kharina

    I read this brand does animal testing….which is why I am not a consumer of their line.

    • M.E.

      Hi. Loreal is phasing out animal testing. As a result of the European ban on animal testing they needed to find alternatives. They replicated human epidermis in a petri dish. Yuck. Thank God I teach English and not science and thank God for Europeans who are way beyond us in environmental compassion.

  2. They look pretty on your lips. I’ve also read something about they are testing their products on animals. I’m not such a fan of L’Oreal though, many years ago I used to use their Lipglosses

  3. cmferrets

    thanx christine, u hould do a review on the matte revlon collection- on their blushes, e/s, lipstck

  4. Helena

    Robust Raisin looks so gorgeous in the tube… -sigh- I have one of the normal Colour Riche lipsticks. It’s creamy and opaque; I like it.

  5. Angi

    FYI – These are 25% off this week at Walgreens (week of 9/8) at least around here. I got one for $7.49

  6. inuchan

    Talking about lOreal… I was surprised to see this info on their main site:

    http://www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/brands-l-oreal.aspx

    Does it mean that all the companies that they own follow the same rules as for lOreal (and here, I wonder about animal testing?)

    • I do believe it depends on the individual brand as some brands are acquired and have a no animal testing policy prior to acquisition and because it’s part of the brand’s goodwill, it’s not something that usually is changed when bought out.

      I’d personally go to individual brands and look on their websites or send an email to customer service (or ask the local counter).

  7. christiv

    Yeah ,the colors are pretty but I would only buy them when they go on sale.. and loreal lipstick scent has been the same since the 90s when i started wearing them… and it does have the same stale perfumey scent but it really didnt bother me because the color payoff is decent though on many it might

  8. Mary Ann

    hi! i love the Loreal colour juice stick in “pink lemonade” and “personali-tea” but sad to say it is already been discontinued… is there any other cosmetics brand that have the same color as the said on Loreal’s? thank you… hoping for your reply.

    kind regards