The bright colors leave a nice stain but it's not a product for everyday wear simply because IT DRIES MY LIPS! Ow. Cracking lips after two days of wear and lots of reapplication. I won't repurchase this.
Ugh, ended up throwing these out. They dried up my lips bad, and they sink into fine lines and I usually don't have that problem. Plus that packaging is just too fug. I like the concept and the colors and these really are a dupe for the Dior lipsticks but I'll stick to glosses, Liptars and regular lipsticks.
Where have these been all my life!?!?!?
I tried the L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm first and loved it. I normally stick to balms (Blistex, Chapstick...etc) and colored balms. Lipstick and lip gloss hate me. I usually don't like glosses because they're sticky. Lipsticks tend to be dry, they stick to dry parts of my lips, and then randomly wear off looking like crap (inner part of mouth has no lipstick outer ring has all the lipstick). It's not a pretty sight. So when I found this I thought of the balm version, how much I loved it and if I didn't like it I could return it. Well I guess I'll never return this. I bought this in 181 Sheer Linen and it's a hair lighter than my normal lip color. Looks pretty natural and nice on me. I do have to reapply this like a balm but it's worth it. It's a really creamy lipstick that doesn't cling to any dry spots on my lips. I don't feel an urge to put balm over this like I do with lipsticks. I cannot emphasize enough how much this is creamy and nice for lips. Unlike lipstick. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a non-drying lipstick.
So I am not a real lipstick gal. I don't like how heavy they feel and how most of them dry out my lips. I then saw these and thought it might be better then Revlon lip butters(Which in my opinion is)
I got "Rose Taffeta" and its a very pretty sheer mauve rose/ very little brown to it color. I love how it glides on my lips and it doesn't feel heavy and wax like. It doesn't make my lips feel that moisturized for being a balm like lipstick but that's okay.
It doesn't dry out my lips or enhance dryness if its applied before lip moisturizer. I do love the look by itself or with lip balm underneath.
The bad part is it doesn't last very long at all but I don't mind applying it a couple times through the day because I like how it feels on my lips and how pretty the color is on me. For some reason with my olive/medium complexion I don't like a lot of colors on me but this was a win.
I did find it to be a little expensive for a drugstore lipstick/lip balm but I see this lasting me quite a while.
And I love the packaging because its very stylish. A long gold tube. I can use the case as a little mirror. Which is helpful at work because its not exactly professional to be pulling out my compact in the middle of the day to reapply. Sometimes I can just apply without because I can swipe my finger of my lips and easily remove any excess.
It's a definite buy again once I run out, because I love the color so much.
Absolutely love these.
Incomparable to Revlon's lip butters, simply for the fact that I seem to be using these almost every day, unlike the Revlon balms which are collecting dust.
These glide on effortlessly, and provide moisturization long after they fade. They don't feel waxy but rather have a light buttery feeling.
The pigmentation is very good for a glossy balm, yet I can wear these over peeling or dry lips without it setting in the cracks. In fact, I usually wear these if my lips do look a bit chapped to create the illusion of hydrated lips and after an hour of wearing them, my lips seem to feel much better.
Good pigmentation yet thin consistency creates almost a plumping effect.
My favorite colours so far have been:
Silky Java: the perfect colour to accentuate Mauve coloured lips.
Rose Taffeta: very natural rosey pink
Fiery Veil: bright light-orangey red
Silky Java is like a sheer tinted lip balm. It's a slight color pay off of a nude mauve hue, but way too glossy. I expected this to be a little on the dry side with color that sticks to your lips. Nope it's the exact opposite. Since this was the only color I was interested in, I won't be trying the others.
Update: still love the color, but too much slip rarely use. 1/2013
I have these in several colors and have to agree with other reviewer, coming from a Dior girl, these are a good DS dupe for Dior addict lippies, this was actually my first thought upon trying them. Dior addict lippies are my fave and I wear them constantly and these are very simular in texture, lipstick shape, pigmentation saturation etc. They dont wear quite as long but most of these type lippies dont and you really shouldnt expect them to wear as long as its HE twin thats triple the price. I have several of the Revlon LBs and those are ok but I much prefer these. I prefer the shade selection of these as well.
If you have been lemming Dior addicts or normally purchase them and just want to save a few bucks, give these a try. While I cant say I will replace my D addicts with these, as I am a Dior girl at heart, I can guarantee I will be purchasing and using these as well!
This is a very similar product, but at Drugstore price, for Dior Addict lipsticks - same moisturizing sheer finish but with strong colors that you can easily build up. I have this in "Rebel Red" and it's a great true red for daytime and nighttime wear, goes from sheer to more intense depending on layers. Colors are as vibrant as Dior Addict Extreme (strong colors, like the red I have, the nudes look more like a gloss). I find this a great product. I know Maybelline and Revlon also have a sheer version of lipstick, probably trying to dupe Dior's, but I have tested them and the intensity of the colors, and the colors themselves, don't feel/look HE like L'Oreal does.
I don't think this should even count as a lipstick It was sheer on my lips. I felt like it should give better coverage especially for the price and being called a "lipstick". If you want something sheer you might like this more than I did. However I didn't even like the way it glided on - it looked weird on dry areas of my lips. It wasn't moisturizing.
I am not a lipstick gal, but I've tried things like Revlon Lip Butter, etc. The adds for this really made me curious since they said it had a super light feel. So I picked it up in Sunset Angora #176 which is their 'coral' color since it seemed different and I've heard you should go with your tone and mine seems to be a bit peachy over pink. I LOVED it instantly. It really does feel great, not suffocating and the color is nice. I don't know if I would say it lasts all day, but that's sort of expected when it's not a waxy type of lip color. But I prefer reapplying to having those ugly 'veins' that bleed out or goopy feeling lips!! And since it's drugstore brand, you can find it fairly inexpensive and L'Oreal always has coupons!
UPDATE: I still really like this, but it really does not last, a few minutes is pretty much it. But I really do like the color.