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L’Oreal Colour Caresse Review

So it’s been much too long since reviewing anything! Since I’ve been on a beauty binge lately, I thought I’d share one of my favorite new finds!

I present to you: the US edition of L’Oreal’s Colour Caresse by Colour Riche. For all available colors, visit L’Oreal’s product page here.

Many say these are DiorAddict dopplegangers. I’ve never owned any DiorAddict, but I have played around with them at Sephora and I do think L’Oreal’s version is a much cheaper and viable imitation.

The nitty gritty:

Price: ~$10 (I bought mine at CVS- through 10/6/12, you get $3 extrabucks for every $10 spent!)

Color:Hue saturation and opacity varies from color to color. The packaging and product color is not a very good indicator of how the color will actually look. I’ve included swatches, but based on your natural lip tone and lighting, results will vary greatly.

From top to bottom: Cherry Tulle, Rose Taffeta, Sunset Angora

Consistency: Creamy and glides on.

Fragrance: A tinge of the L’Oreal lip perfume smell, but very tolerable.

Effect: Not like a gloss at all- more like a shiny lip balm or lipstick that won’t smear all over the place.

Longevity: Not super long-lasting. Anticipate applying this frequently. However, some shades provide more of a lasting stain than others.

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire microcrystalline, Simmondsia Chinensis Butter / Jojoba Butter, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance, May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 30 Lake, CI 175470 / Carmine.

Overall, my favorite of the three I purchased seems to be the Rose Taffeta so far, and the blogging world seems to agree. From my haul, I got Cherry Tulle (a true berry), Rose Taffeta (a touch of mauve to a purple-y pink), and Sunset Angora (a nude peach/pink).

So you tell me: what’s your favorite L’Oreal Colour Caresse pick?

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