Thursday, June 27th, 2013

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss ($7.95 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a subtly gold-shimmered mint green. I couldn’t think of any dupes from products I’ve reviewed, and the only sheer, green-tinged gloss that came to mind was MAC’s Spring Bean, which I believe is a little yellower (I haven’t had it in sometime, but I do remember it looking kind of yellow-y applied, plus shimmery). When I saw this at Walgreens, I had to pick it up; green gloss? C’mon, so fun! Alone, it’s a sheer dusting of gold and green micro-shimmer that give lips a glossy shine, but there’s no real green coloring of the lips.

Though the Colour Riche Le Gloss formula tends to be more pigmented than it is sheer, Mint Ice is incredibly sheer, so there’s no need to fear the color in the tube if it was worrisome. Of course, if you wanted a real pop of green you’re going to have to look elsewhere. My guess is L’Oreal made this deliberately sheer, though it’s still very, very sheer–it really doesn’t even change my natural lip color at all, just adds shimmer and shine–and given the permanent’s range opacity, it should be more pigmented.

The texture is slightly thick, kind of like jelly, non-sticky, and this shade lasts an hour and a half, tops, on me, which was disappointing.  It feels nice on, but it just doesn’t last (good thing there’s a lot of it in the tube).  It had a sweet vanilla-like scent but no discernible taste.  I wore it a few times back-to-back to get a better feel of how well it hydrated, and it was nicely moisturizing overall.

The Glossover

LE
product

Mint Ice

C-

It doesn't feel like a C- gloss on the lips, but it's very, very sheer and wears away quickly. If you like the idea of seeing a green gloss in your stash, but are just in the market for a shimmery, mostly clear gloss--and don't mind frequent application--it's still a nice formula in terms of how it feels on the lips.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

4/10

Application

5/5

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L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

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12 thoughts on “L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Adhishree

    Perhaps MAC Jealous could be a potential dupe?

  2. The idea od having a minty lipgloss sounds very funny! If these shade will be available in Italy as well, I’ll definitely buy it! ;)

  3. artemis

    it makes your lips less pink too(cause of the green) but yeah, i expected more green :D

  4. Deus

    Reminds me of Borealis cremesheen glass from the Daphne Guinness collab with MAC, I might pick it up since the MAC one was limited edition but beautiful as ever!

  5. This shade seems interesting, but at the same time I can’t say I love it.

  6. Yolanda

    Not at all like “Spring Bean”, which is REALLY yellow, like a green Mountain Dew LOL, I was told lip glosses with this color in them are supposed to cut down the pink on your lips or whatever lipstick you wear them over… in theory that makes a lot of sense, but in practice… well, it just feels like a waste of money to me to be honest.

  7. that is a bizarre product!! Just buy a shimmery lip balm or something! hahaha

  8. Ivy

    I love the formula of the Colour Riche glosses. Maybe this could be used to mix with other colors?

  9. YSL have something similar but in lipstick form and more frosty. I think it’s frosted mint or something like that.

  10. Kimmyyy

    I personally HATE the smell of this! It’s such a nasty, overly sickly sweet scent. I bought this in a pink shade several weeks ago and I wanted to gag the few times I wore it. Now it just sits in my stash. Uhg.