03.17.2015
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Colour Riche Lip Gloss
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$8.95
Last Updated:03.17.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Colour Riche Lip Gloss is L’Oreal’s best lip gloss, period! It has a silky yet moisturizing texture that imparts sheer to medium color (depending on the shade) and leaves lips with a glossy finish free of stickiness. The shades are bound to please—and don’t be nervous about trying the deeper hues; each goes on softer than it appears.

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Ingredients

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tridecyl Trimelliatate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica Dimethyl, Silylate • Isopropylparaben, Isobutyparaben, Butylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, BHT, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica. [+/- May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minor—if there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreal’s makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands’ enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstore—imagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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03.19.2015
One of L'Oreals better lip products

Nice feel on the lips w/ good variation in colors.

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annie y.
07.27.2014
Blah!

For me, this lip gloss is so boring. I love that it doesn't have a scent, but I don't like the feel of it and it looks old-ladyish on - not sexy or pretty at all. Very disappointing.

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04.02.2013
Great product

This is an excellent product and well worth the money. I have spent a lot more cash on other lip gloss that is nowhere near as great as this. It has nice shine, great sheer colors, and doesn't feel overly sticky. Quite a bargain for the quality.

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