L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Lovely Rose, Cheeky Magenta & Dating Coral
Whilst I am waiting for Revlon's tinted lip balm sensatition to drop into my local stores, L'Oreal has released something similar of their own called Rouge Caresse. When I first purchased these lipsticks a month or so ago, I hadn't heard anything about them in the blogosphere, but in the last couple of weeks, I have seen lots of (mainly positive) reviews. I really like the shades I have purchased so far, and I want to pick up a few more. There are only about 10 colours in the range.
The packaging is on the clunky side but it doesn't look as bad as it could do. I like that the tube fits snugly around the bullet to prevent the possibility of the lipstick from breaking. The lid also clicks shut very securely.
I took advantage of Boots' 3 for 2 offer and picked up a pale baby pink called Lovely Rose (top left), a hot blue based magenta pink called Cheeky Magenta (top right) and a peachy coral with a hint of shimmer called Dating Coral (bottom left). I was surprised how pigmented they all were - even when applied on my pigmented lips (bottom right). I had expected them to be much more sheer.
The first few times I tried each shade, the colour seemed to sit in my lip lines and cling onto the dry bits that I didn't even know I had. After thoroughly exfoliating though, they make my lips look smooth and plump. I still had issues with Lovely Rose and Cheeky Magenta streaking, though the latter is much less noticeable, and I assume this is probably because the lipstick has a lot of slip due to the glossyness when initially applied.
The glossy finish wears away after the first hour, and colour fades after 2-3 hours. They also have a light scent of sweets or candy, but it is very faint, and I can barely detect it when using the lipsticks. Rouge Caresse lipsticks do not dry out my lips - I am hesitant to describe them as nourishing or hydrating, but they definitely do not feel drying to me.
Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl, Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Microcrystalline Wax, Jojoba Butter, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogophite, Isostearyl Alcohol, BHT, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Geraniol, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum, Various Colours.
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks are available at Boots and Superdrug for £7.99