Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to combine “luxuriously rich color” and “intensely rich hydration” for a creamy, moisturizing, and pigmented lipstick formula. The pigmentation seems to vary from shade to shade–some true-to-description, others are sheerer. Generally, they aren’t drying, but some shades are just a little moisturizing, others are moderately so, and then a few seem to be neither drying nor hydrating. The three I have here for you show how the formula can vary. They have a fairly strong perfume-y scent.

Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. This is not just shimmer–this is a genuine frosted finish, which isn’t for everyone. It had semi-opaque color coverage. It wore well for two and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is pinker, less frosted. NARS Mitzi (P, $26.00) is sheerer, less pink. Guerlain Rose Desir (LE, $49.50) is less frosted. Guerlain Romance (LE, $35.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage and no shimmer. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is not quite as warm, brighter. MAC Venus (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Sunny Seoul (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick ($8.95 for 0.13 oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage applied, and the consistency was lightly creamy and applied evenly. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating during that time. NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Playtime (LE, $16.00) is a touch lighter. NYX Pink Lyric (P, $4.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $15.00) is more magenta. Chanel Kensington (LE, $34.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Ballerina Shoes (135)

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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I Pink You're Cute (175)

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8.5/10

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9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

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Pink Flamingo (180)

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9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal I Pink You're Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal I Pink You’re Cute (175) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

L'Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick
L’Oreal Pink Flamingo (180) Colour Riche Lipstick

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The Dupe List: I Pink You're Cute (175)

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31 thoughts on “L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ooops the titles for all the lipsticks in the review are the same, Photo section looks good.

  2. Oooh I really like Ballerina Shoes as a day lip. The frost doesn’t look over the top in the photos.

  3. Stunning shades – I absolutely LOVE I pink you’re cute :o). Xx

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  4. Looks super natural! love the glam touch

  5. Veronica

    I think you forgot to change the name of the color when you copied the links, Christine. :)

    I only own one shade from this range, and while I find the formula fairly comfortable, something about the smell is offputting to me. I can usually put up with scents in makeup, but this hits just the wrong note of synthetic that I don’t plan to buy more from the range. Kind of shame, but ah well. :|

  6. I’m thinking to myself “Wow these lipsticks really bring out your eyes!” when I spied the eyeliner (is it?). Nice shade!!

  7. Rachael

    IDK if u noticed but in the description u have them all listed as ballerina shoes… I was confused for a min…but I pink your cute looks so much more bright in real life in the tube and on my lips at least. I’m def not a warm toned chick but I love this lippie….HORIBBLE smell..and I’m not one who has issue with most makeup smells. But I have sooooo many…I lipsticks and this a rare color when it comes to drugstore brands.

  8. You’re Cute is pretty :-) And I like the color of Ballerina Shoes but not the finish.

  9. Pink Flamingo looks gorgeous! I love the sheen finish – glad to hear that it could be a dupe for the CHANEL one.
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  10. Liz

    I hace a love/hate relationship with L’oreal lipsticks. One of my very favorite lipsticks that I used to wear all the time is a L’oreal couloir riche shadow. But the scent is so strong and annoying that it is hard to get past.

  11. Hey Christine: posting is still wonky. The labels are on the wrong descriptions and comparison swatches. giggle..this listing needs a timeout until it can get it’s story straight.

  12. “I Pink You’re Cute” Okay, that name is just cute.
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  13. Hi Christine,

    Will you be reviewing more from this line?
    None of these are appealing to me, but I’m curious about what others look like. :)

  14. I Pink You’re Cute & Pink Flamingo look great!

  15. beka

    pink flamingo looks cute. i’ve only tried one l’oreal lipstick (a deep burgundy…don’t know the name) and i didn’t like it. it felt like it was sliding all over the place.

  16. They all look wonderful, thank you for inspiring me to rethink pink. I have worn Loreal Colour Riche in Mica (silvery mauve) for years.

  17. Kat Neal

    Is I Pink You’re Cute at all similar to any of Mac’s lipsticks in Everhip, Jazzed, Cut a caper, or Flamingo?
    This would be immensely helpful! Thank you!

  18. Pink Flamingo is so pretty!
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  19. Katie

    Question: Maybe I missed it, but why do you do 2 close up pics of your lips (the ones with the product names below)? Is one taken when its first applied and the other at the end of wear? I’ve wondered this for a while. Thanks!!