Part of the new L’Oréal L’Or L’Or L’Or collection are five Color Riche lipsticks. I haven’t used a L’Oréal lipstick in a long time, so I was pleasantly surprised when this press kit landed on my doorstep.
I remember owning a couple of Color Riche lipsticks and liking them. Like the latter, these new ones have a nice intensity and apply evenly. They go on effortlessly and their name is no misnomer – the smooth texture and richness of colour is comparable to those of high-end brands.
That said, the angular lipstick tubes are a little dinky in that they feel a touch loose and light – there’s none of the heft or sturdiness of high-end lipsticks.
L’Oréal Color Riche Intense in 383 Pink Carat
L’Oréal Color Riche Intense in 385 Brick Lamé
L’Oréal Color Riche Intense in 387 Ruby Explosion
L’Oréal Color Riche Intense in 389 Bronze Goddess
L’Oréal Color Riche Natural in 390 Nude Treasure
All five contain golden shimmer. In some of them, the shimmer looks almost rainbow-like in the light. I particularly like Ruby Explosion and Bronze Goddess for their depth of tone.
Unlike many L’Oréal products that are now made in China, these lipsticks are manufactured in France, which makes their S$19.90 price tag seem rather reasonable.
Like the Colour Riche lippies of old, they have an artificial scent I’m not fond of (they carry a synthetic scent reminiscent of Magnolia’s raspberry ripple ice cream, only with a more perfumey edge) but if this doesn’t bother you, these intense lipsticks are something to try.
Image source: L’Oréal Singapore