I also saw a display of L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm but I grabbed only one color being a good girl. :)
I wanted to quickly show these to you and share my initial thoughts and swatches. ^-^
clockwise from top left
Bronzed Taupe, Perpetual Purple, Midnight Blue, Golden Sage, Sultry Smoke
Once you unscrew the tightly sealed cap, it looks like this.
There is a plastic presser(?) with handle inside.
It is absolutely gorgeous.
To me, it looks more of a dirty pigeon kind of color but still nice. ;)
only non-shimmery color out of the bunch.
very very creamy
beautiful medium purple with shimmer
This one feels a tad crumblier compared to other colors.
surprisingly, my second favorite color.
a green being favorite, that says a lot to me. ;)
amazing dark blue with multi-dimensional shimmer.
(swatched with Q-tips)
(the colors in the same order as above)
indirect natural lighting
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm SPF 15
Tender Mauve is a soft pinkish mauve with tiny silver shimmer.
very natural and flattering color
*My initial thoughts*
The infallible eyeshadows are absolutely amazing!
They are super-pigmented and the wear is unbelievable.
(I haven't worn these on my list yet, but I have a difficult time removing them from my arm after swatching. I usually use baby wipes and this would get the job done, but this time it didn't work at all. I actually had to use cleansing oil and soap.)
Shimmer in these eyeshadows is very interesting and multi-dimensional and darker colors easily can be used as eyeliners.
I am very impressed with Colour Riche Balm as well. I even think this might be better than Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter. ;o
At least the color Tender Mauve feels more moisturizing and the tube looks a bit more high-end to me.
It also provides SPF 15 protection.
It is been a long time since the last time I got excited about L'Oreal color cosmetics, so this is a big development.
I shelled out more than $50 for this haul and you can count on me spending more on these in the future.
Hope everybody has happy & safe holidays.
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