L’Oreal’s new line of high shine liquid lipsticks, Colour Riche Extraordinaire, promise smooth, pigmented and glossy lips thanks in part, to the “precious micro oils” they contain. I took it upon myself to find out if they would live up to their claims! Tough job, I know. My first challenge was choosing which of the 16 shades to test. From nude, to red, there is most likely a color everyone will gravitate towards. Personally, I like purple lips a lot right now.
I chose Purple Prelude 403. Darker than lavender, and brighter than mauve, Purple Prelude looked like a good choice for me. The Colour Riche Extraordinaire lip colors retail just under $10. I scored mine free, thanks to my CVS Extra Bucks!
The lip glosses are housed in a gold tube with a clear area to view the shade. It took me a minute to figure out how to open the tube (Come on now, I can’t be the only one…). It looks like lipstick so I was pulling when I should have been twisting…anyhow…
The applicator is soft and a bit fuzzy, to grab plenty of product. I did not detect any scent or taste. The formula is thick, but not sticky. It feels very moisturizing and appears quite smooth. I loved the glassy reflective shine.
The first hour of wear my lips still felt smooth and moisturized. I would consider this a cross between a lip butter and a lip gloss. There was a bit of fading during the first hour, but I would consider the Colour Riche Extraordinaire to last longer than a standard lip gloss. My lips, which are always thirsty, felt comfortable and moisturized.
Despite the bright, rich pigments, it will not leave you with a stain effect. I was a little bummed about this, but that’s just because I’m lazy about re applying. L’Oreal does not make any claims that this is a staining product.
I am planning on trying other shades (for research, you know!). I would highly recommend these hybrid lipgloss/lip butter beauties. Have you tried the L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaires? I’d love to hear if you have or if you plan to!