I had been looking for a perfect fuchsia colored lipstick, even bought a YSL one but ended up never using it cause the color just wasn't bright or strong enough. But when I got the Color Riche Intense in fuchsia, I finally realized I can pull off bright lipstick wirh my super fair skin. And this one is totally and 100% best out there.
This shade of pink works well on my oriental Asian skin. I was told by a MUA that my skin tone is slightly cool although my warm-toned sister wears it well too. I find this goes better with cool pink blushes rather than warm/coral/orangey ones.
I'm quite pleased with this purchase although I wish it was a touch more pink than red. (Looks almost red in some lights.) Also takes a bit of effort to remove, probably because of the rich pigment.
Have been using this for a while and the packaging still looks new which is great. Not embarrassed to whip it out in the powder room.
Great value overall.
Shade-wise, this is definitely what a Fuchsia is supposed to be: a bright, intense cross between pink and red. Iím a fan of MAC Girl About Town and Revlonís Colorburst in Fuchsia, and Líoreal Intense Fuchsia looked like a similarly strong pink with a soft blue sheen on Gwen Stefani and Freida Pinto.
Well, itís not. (Donít you hate it when shades get altered too much, courtesy of Photoshop?)
In real life, worn on the lips, the color is much more of a strong red with magenta-pink tones, which is fine if not for the fact that the liquid colorants used in the formula stain your lips a deep dark red, so as the day wears on your lipstick will start to look redder and redder, until it ends up a cherry shade and no longer a fuchsia, because the lipstick is not opaque enough to hold up against the red stain on your lips.
But ultimately, the thing I dislike most is the fact that it contains big, chunky, pointless flecks of fuchsia glitter that do not show up on the lips but make the lipstick feel slightly gritty and reminiscent of the cheap lipsticks a teenager might buy from a dollar store.
Save your money and go for Revlon Fuchsia if you want an intense pink drugstore lipstick for grown-ups.
Bright magenta pink / fuchsia. Doesn't dry lips. Great even for pigmented / dark lips. Comparable to Revlon Colorburst Fuchsia 008. Must also try the Pink Fever 285. : )