03.30.2015
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Colour Riche Le Gloss
Rating
$7.95
Category:Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss
Last Updated:03.30.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

L'Oreal's Colour Riche Le Gloss strikes the perfect balance of plush texture and lasting moisture with gorgeous color and shine. The squeeze-tube, slanted-tip applicator allows you to easily control the amount of this lightly scented, thick-textured (but not at all tacky) gloss you deposit on your lips.The shiny finish left behind is understated, so those looking for strong mirror-like shine will want to look elsewhere. The large shade selection contains colors that are neither too bright nor too sheer, imparting a wash of color that's true to what you see on the packaging.

Pros:
  • Thick texture smoothes onto lips easily, remains non-sticky, and feels luxuriously plush.
  • Shiny finish is understated—a good option for gloss lovers looking to avoid a mirror-like shine.
  • Wide selection of shades that are true to packaging.
  • Squeeze-tube, slanted-tip applicator is easy to use.
  • Keeps lips hydrated with a soft wash of color for two hours—that's better than your average gloss!
Cons:
  • None.
Claims
Ingredients

C18 36 Acid Triglyceride, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Alumina, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Isostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Saccharin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (Cl 19140), Carmine (CI 75470), 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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03.23.2013
Soft and Colorful!

I wore just chapstick for years. Lipstick usually feels too dry and most lip gloss is too slippery and shiny - I couldn't find a happy medium until now! This feels slick but not ridiculously so. My lips don't stick together and they feel moisturized, but they are given a nice subtle blush of color (162 Blushing Berry). I like that my lips look darker and slightly more colorful, but it's not so obvious I'm wearing lip color. Could be a few dollars cheaper but the tube should last me a while.

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