L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Purple Prelude

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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.
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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.
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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!
xo Amber
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  • http://www.manifestdestany.com Destany

    what a pretty color! it looks nice against your skintone :)
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Thanks Destany!

  • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

    This is a great review, thorough. I am excited to try the one I got knowing that it’s moisturizing. Also, I thought it opened like a lipstick too lol
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Yay! I knew I wasn’t the only one lol!!

  • http://www.phyrra.net Phyrra

    It’s pretty!
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  • http://www.loveforlacquer.com Jess Scull

    I have so many of these on my wish list! They look awesome!
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  • http://www.CosmeticSanctuary.com Lisa Heath

    Love this shade! Great review

  • http://www.mybeautyjunction.com Renu

    Gorgeous purple! Shame about the staying power, though. I skive off reapplying as well!

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kath TheFabZilla

    It’s a beautiful purple! Perfect for 2014 pantone color.
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  • http://slashedbeauty.com Miranda

    I like the color! I wonder how these compare to the Maybelline Color Elixirs?
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      Miranda, I haven’t tried the Color Elixirs yet. I am really tempted to, but I really dislike the taste of the regular Maybelline lip glosses. I’m not sure if the Elixirs have the same taste!

  • http://glamorable.com Anastasia

    Lovely color, very Radiant Orchid’y :)
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  • Lisa Chakan

    I love the “stained effect” Amber, so I’m kinda bummed too. On me, glosses disappear so rapidly…what with sipping water through a straw all day, the stuff hasn’t a chance on my pucker! Pretty color, though! REALLY pretty color.

  • Justina

    I think I have that same one…and I LOVE it.

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    Thanks for the review. I think I’ll get this one. I need to pick something other than red, mauve or pink all the time.

  • marciaf

    Love the new look for your blog. Very sharp. It looks to me that you are getting in the arena of Radiant Orchid!

  • Ange

    Love that shade, I’m not sure I could pull it off though!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Love the packaging. I’m glad for the swatch, but I’d love to see it on your lips, too! :)

  • MyNewestAddiction

    That shade is utterly gorgeous! I am gonna go look at these!

  • Harshleen

    That’s such a pretty shade! I need to try one of these lippies!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    I love the CVS extra value bucks! I need to try these and compare to the Maybelline Color Elixirs.

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    These look wonderful, but I can never get over the way L’Oreal lip products smell!

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    I keep seeing these but haven’t picked them up yet!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    This looks gorgeous swatched!

  • http://www.glitterdiaries.ca/ Kelly

    Hey, I’m from your SITS tribe :) Love this colour & I’m surprised that I haven’t actually tried any of these out yet. This shade looks like a great place to start though :)

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  • http://talkerblogger.wordpress.com Talkerblogger

    Absolutely love these lippies !!! They really last long !
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    • http://daydreamingbeauty.com daydreamingbeauty

      What are your favorite shades?