L'oreal Colour Riche leMatte & laLaque

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello everyone! 

School has officially started and it is quite a bittersweet feeling for most of you I imagine.  Hopefully many of you have friends and exciting activities at school to look froward to ;)

Today I wanted to share the new L'oreal colour Riche line with you. 
As a lot of you know, I specialize in Asian skincare and cosmetics because I truly believe they work better for my skin.  However, after hearing my friends Sam from Saaammage rave about these I went out on a hunt, determined to find all of them. 

Three Target trips later, I found all 8 shades!

This line is said to be limited edition but I have heard rumors of them being readily available come fall.  Regardless, I had to try them before they were all gone.  This line offers 4 leMatte and 4 laLaque shades. Unfortunately, two of the leMatte shades were a bit too dark for my lips even just judging from the packaging, so they did not come home with me. 

In case you were interested, they were 404 Matte-r of Fact and 403 No Matte-R What.  I imagine these chocolate nude shades will suit darker skin tones very well. 

I knew I wanted to do a swatch test on these for you guys so I bought the rest of the 6 shades. 

Let's move on to the swatches!

First we have 411 Never Lacque-ing.  This is the most natural pink in the entire line.  It is part of the laLaque family so it does show up quite glossy.  It is a natural mauve pink. 

414 I Lacque You a Lot. This is an in-your-face coral orange color that is a serious bold lip! Also a laLaque lip color.

 Next is 412 Lacquer-ized.  This is a total Nicki Minaj pink.  It is a cool tone pink that is super glossy. 

Last in the laLaque family is 413 Lacque-oinc. I absolutely love this red color, but unfortunately it was the most difficult color to apply since it is so dark and unforgiving.  It took me a few tries to get it right, but the result is stunning, no? 

Shade 408 She's so Matte. I originally fell in love with this color because the packaging color was my favorite.  However, after trying out the leMatte formula it seems rather underwhelming.  The colors is beautiful and texture is smooth, but the result is a bit feathered. 

Last we have 409 Matte for me.  This is a matte Christmas red.  I do quite like this color especially against my skin tone. 

These lip sticks are advertised to be a lipstick and lip liner in one.  I can see how this can duo both purpose for lighter colors but for bold colors these are a bit unforgiving.  Removing these lip colors is no joke! In fact they are all so pigmented that I had to use various makeup removers to completely remove the colors.  
My favorite out of the entire line would have to be 413 and 411.  I mean a super glossy red lip? Sign me up please! The 411 color is so natural you can wear it to the office or even to school on a daily basis.  I didn't fall in love with any matte colors, but the consistency is nicer than most matte lipsticks that tend to be drying.  

{left to right} 411 Never Lacque-ing, 414 I Lacque You a Lot, 412 Lacquer-ized, 413 Lacque-oinc,  408 She's so Matte, 409 Matte for me

I purchased these at Target for $7.99 each.  The price is a little on the higher end, but for the glossy shades I think they are worth it.  Last note, these do have the signature L'oreal lipstick scent that dissipates after 30 minutes of wear.  I must say, I am not a fan of any scents in lipsticks but for the results I'll endure. 

What is your favorite shade and will you purchase these? Leave me a message in the comments below!