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. It doesn't last very long at all, 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!
LOVE THESE, I think I have about all the colors my faves are Violet Chiffon and Sheer Linen. These are full of pigmentation and are so smooth please try one at least you will love them!
I loved this lipstick. I got it in rose taffeta and it looks just like the girls in the commercial (although its not the same color.)
I love how it look and feels so light but it feels like a good true lipstick. I really want to check out other colors.
I have this in Violet Chiffon-beautiful magenta violet color which is quite pigmented(if you are cool pale brunette, especially if you have blue or green eyes, this is the color for you, it brings out light eyes like nothing else). However this is sheer moisturizing lipstick which I didn't realize before I bought it which is totally not my cup of tea. I normally prefer full coverage color. This one does leave a slight stain and fades evenly as the other reviewers said so for this formula, its pretty good. I won't purchase again but I give it high marks because for sheer color, this is pretty good(its just not my thing). I am PPP, dark hair, blue eyes, for reference
I have this in violet chiffon and blushing sequin. The product slides on so smoothly and is incredibly light and comfortable- it feels like a balm. The colour is bright and sheer. It's not super long lasting, but it fades nicely, not leaving patchiness or a ring around the edge.
Packaging is so ugly. Although easy to use.
Loving Rose Taffeta currently, and its the only one I have so far.
Pros: Very light weight, wears forever, and the colors are superb. Rose taffeta is a light dusty pink rose with a lot of mauve tones. Im NC20, on the yellower side, and its totally MLBB. Perfect for a neat and tidy finish to a stronger cheek or eye look. It feels much lighter than the Lip butters. The gold case is very chic looking.
Cons: Its $$, almost $10 at CVS and I think ~8 at Target. Coupons help a lot (I got mine for ~$3). Its not terribly moisturizing, but I have dry lips and these didn't feel grossly dry on mine, so it wasn't a big deal. The case is chic looking, but cheap and plasticky feeling, and Im sure it'll not survive a stern crushing.
Overall, great product. Would definitely recommend
I purchased this in 180 Silky Java a browned plum a tad darker than MLBB. Lovely color, goes on with a lot of slip, feels weightless on, wears like a gloss, but does leave a stain. Unfortunately, either I am allergic to something in this, or this really dried out my lips. I tried this on and off for awhile and the same thing happens. I get sores on the sides of my mouth and lips become flakey and then get sore. So sad because I really liked this. I'll stick to Revlon Lip Butters.
COMPARISON BETWEEN L'OREAL COLOUR RICHE CARESSE & REVLON LIP BUTTERS
Like Lydia07 said, these lipsticks are treading that middle ground between a balm, stick and gloss but have more color than the L'oreal Balms do/
The Caresse lippies are comparable to Revlon's Lip Butter, and as I have both, the main differences are in texture, feel and intensity.
These new L'oreal lippies are totally weightless and less balmy feeling than Revlon's Lip Butters.
Unlike Revlon's, L'oreal's may bleed
It is not as shiny.
Like Revlon's SS, I need to apply it in layers to get a colour.
Both products do not last long and I wish that that could be corrected.
In all, I prefer the Revlon Lip Butters over the L'Oreal Caresse because of slightly better intensity
cuter packaging (fishnet stockings pattern on lippie case);
they are also easier to open and close
have a thicker stick making application more speedy,
have what appears to be more product
have more shine.
I also enjoy the balmy feel of the Lip Butter.
If you do not want to feel your lip product, go for L'oreal Caresse.
I don't regret my purchase to try it out. I'm glad to have both in my arsenal.
If Revlon's was discontinued, I'd buy Cotton Pink again.
P.S. These may not be around for part of the permanent line -
so if you find a colour you love, best stock up! ;)