Today I’m reviewing L’Oreal Paris Color Riche lipstick in the shade Intense Ruby. This lipstick is part of the Cannes 2012 L’Or Electric collection and was worn by Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet with her black Alexander McQueen gown.
Price : Rs 785
What L’Oreal Paris says about the product :
This is not a lipstick.
This is lip pampering luxury.
This is a kaleidoscope of colour.
This is Color Riche.
Color Riche Made for Me is enriched with a combination of Omega-3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It has a soft and creamy texture and it leaves lips feeling moisturised, smooth with a stunning finish.
L’Oréal Paris laboratories have chosen rich colour pigments to give the best colour dispersion. Finally, intense shades that are luminous and easy to wear. Lips are enveloped in sumptuous colour that lasts all day, without feathering.
My take on the product
L’oreal Paris Color Riche lipsticks come in luxurious gold packaging that is my favorite amongst all the L’oreal lipsticks. The shade Intense Ruby is from the shades designed for brunettes. The cap fits into the notch in the tube with a satisfactory click and it is feels quite sturdy though there might be a little bit of melting of the lipstick inside the tube during extreme summer conditions (experienced with the shade Beige Creme).
The texture of this lipstick is amazingly creamy and yet it feels quite light on the lips. It is intensely pigmented and just a single swipe is required to give opaque color and coverage. It is quite moisturizing and lips feels soft and supple after application. It fills out the fine lines of the lips giving a smooth appearance. The lipstick feels really luxurious to apply and women with dry lips would love this product. The formula does not smear or bleed though it does transfer on contact. It has a creamy finish that gives a lovely healthy look to the lips. The lipstick is packed with pigment which stains the lips and hence the staying power is really impressive. I’ve worn this for the entire day and the stain that is left behind after full meals is quite strong and stays till the end of the day(10+hours) ! I love the fact that it does not get patchy or uneven but gives a uniform stain to the lips.
The shade Intense Ruby :
Intense Ruby is a true ruby shade with fine shimmer which is quite subtle and doesn’t translate onto the lips in a very obvious manner. The shimmer is non-gritty and does not cling to the lips. The shade looks very raspberry–ish on me once it begins to fade but the stain is very even and stays on for a very long time. It seems like a really bold shade but it’s quite wearable. Worn with just hint of liner and mascara, it looks really great and I’ve worn this on casual shopping trips as well and it doesn’t look overwhelming or too loud. It would be flattering on all skin tones and I would highly recommend it to everyone! I love rich deep shades that give an instant glam and sophisticated look to the face.Out of the 3 shades from L’Or Electric Collection, this is my favorite one!
The GOOD about L’oreal Paris color riche lipstick Intense Ruby :
- Elegant golden packaging
- Smooth creamy texture
- Intense pigmentation
- Gives opaque color and coverage in single swipe
- Very moisturizing – will suit women with dry lips well
- Fills out fine lines to give smooth appearance
- Does not smudge or bleed
- Stays on the lips entire day leaving behind a stain which comes off with remover
- Will be flattering on all skin tones
- Could have done without the shimmer (just my personal preference!)
How it looks on me :
L’oreal Paris color riche lipsticks comes in an elegant golden packaging and have a creamy, moisturizing formula that feels super comfortable on the lips. The packaging, texture and feel of this lipstick reminds one of high-end luxury lipsticks. The shade Intense Ruby is a true ruby shade with a hint of fine shimmer. It’s a beautiful shade ~ bold (but not loud), sophisticated and wearable! It had its moment of fame when Sonam Kapoor wore it for the Cannes 2012 red carpet and it looked great on her. Overall, it’s a very universally flattering shade and the formula is great as well. It is one of the stellar products from L’Oreal’s L’Or Electric Collection!
Rating : 4.75/5