5.17.2015

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss 258 Berry Chic


L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic


Despite the fact that I probably have more than a lifetime supply of pink lippies, occasionally I still find myself without one on the go. I usually buy something from a discount store nearby my downtown work place if this happens. L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic was the latest "emergency pick-up" that was supposed to be a one day thing, but I ended up really liking it.


I had tried a few when the Le Gloss range first came out but found they were not really my thing. The colors seem all quite sheer and they feel maybe too slippery. I am not big on tube lip glosses anyway. They are very hydrating on lips without being tacky and ideal for layering to add shine and moisture, if that's what you look for from lip gloss.

However, this particular shade, Berry Chic is very pigmented and even staining, which is a pleasant surprise!

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic swatch
See? 


Berry Chic differs dramatically from the other Le Gloss shades I've tried that it makes me wonder if it is the kind of pigment used. 
Maybe hot pink/magenta is more staining than others? 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic swatch
(From L to R
NARS Lip Gloss Priscilla)
These three lip products are all quite long lasting and leave strong stains behind. Other colors I've experienced from the same ranges act differently, so there is my little hypothesis.


L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic swatch
Sorry about those orange-y rims. 
I remember I was wearing that drying Rimmel matte lipstick then applied Le Gloss Berry Chic later on to ease the pain.


Here is an overall look.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic FOTD


Besides the fact this lip gloss is probably quite old since it is an LE shade from many seasons ago, I am immensely enjoying this hot berry pink lip gloss. Hence this humdrum blog post, because we are supposed to blog about something we love, right? It just effortlessly brightens up my complexion providing comfort and a long lasting color on the lips. Plus it was like $2.


I am not complaining that L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Berry Chic is distinguished from other Le Gloss shades, but why do you suppose a certain color performs differently from other colors even though they are from the same range? Any thoughts?




20 comments

  1. I think it probably does have to do with the pigmentation sometimes - if certain pigments show up better than others or are closer to the desired shade, they don't have to dilute/tweak it so much, which probably improves the formula...but that's just my theory. I think this is gorgeous! I agree that tube glosses are a bit messy to apply, and I don't always find them more hydrating, but this one does sound lovely, and it's such a steal!

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    1. I think the whole Le Gloss range is targeting a younger crowd (squeeze, swipe, and go kind) or someone who prefers layering gloss over lipstick. I am neither, but this slender tube with a slanted tip is quite easy to use. It feels oily initially (they say it contains Argan oil?) but sets nicely on the lips and stays comfortable. :)

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  2. Hot pink lips are definitely your thing! It's just one of those colors that always looks great on you. I tried one of these puppies a few years ago and liked it, but for some reason, one was enough. I remember loving the creme brûlée scent! It is super weird when one shade seems different from the rest of the entire line.

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! :)
      Nowadays I really am starting to think the pigmentation is case by case. Chanel lipsticks tend to be pretty inconsistent in terms of color payoffs. I like building a collection if I like the formula, so this is an inconvenience since I order online a lot. ;-/

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  3. So pretty on you! I wish this one was still around!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      This one is great but an odd ball. I don't think you're missing out although the Le Gloss range isn't half bad. :)

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  4. Ah, such a gorgeous bright pink! So up my alley and perfect for Summertime. Suits you perfectly :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen!

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  5. Ah this shade is just STUNNING! I would love to have Pink Ruby from revlon though! I don't have more than 2 hot pink berry/fuschia type glosses but totally could use another one right now! That's great that it actually leaved a light stain! I've seen I think only 3 shades selling here and for about $10-15 US as well...our drugstore items are not as affordable here! I totally will be looking for revlon's! Lena, I just tagged you to do the Addicted to Blush Tag! Do take a look at the questions on my blog!:)

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    1. Revlon Pink Ruby is super bright and saturated color! I can only wear it as a stain after blotting it out. Revlon and L'Oreal make great products in general, but I still think they are not worthy of highly marked up price. You guys have easier access to all the Asian road shop/ drugstore brands, though!

      And thanks for tagging me. :D

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  6. wow the shade is so pretty! It looks very bright and bold though which is rather unusual for tube lip gloss and $2 is a steal!!

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    1. Thanks!
      It was a steal and saved the day, but the comparison swatches remind me that I have to stop buying these hot pinks! LOL

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  7. What a great $2 find, this shade works so nicely with your skin tone. I too find different shades within same range work differently, my guess is the pigments too. It's too bad as sometimes I purposely buy another product from the same range after falling in love with something, and end up utterly disappointed.

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    1. The lip gloss was sealed and I don't have any issue with it, but technically I shouldn't be using old lippies like this (then that means I have to get rid of many from my lip stash so I choose not to dwell on it too much ;p).
      Since I've mainly online shopping these days, inconsistency like this does throw me off. I end up with pleasant surprises like this as well, though. :)

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  8. I think I only have a handful of lip gloss in my stash. The brightest pink I have is Rouge Dior Brillant in Soho - most pigmented too. I guess because I don't wear glosses much, I don't pay attention to them. However, I love to see others wear it, especially you because you wear them so well!

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    1. Thank you, Lily!
      I used to only wear lip gloss and still feel more comfortable wearing gloss than really opaque lipsticks, but I haven't bought lip glosses in a long time. I'm gravitated towards hybrid lippies as you probably well know. Funny how our taste and likings change over time. :)

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  9. This is much prettier and more pigmented than I thought it was! I love it when you go down to that drugstore, LOL!

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    1. Heehee, that store is my favorite! I think they buy discontinued products and other things from out-of-business stores, and turnaround is so quick that it makes me want to check back often. I can always count on for those "freshly discontinued" or seasonal LE drugstore makeup. ;p

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  10. Isn't that exciting? You never know if the color you pick is going to be sheer or super pigmented! Haha. Bright hot pink is really your color, Lena! You look fresh and bright! I have only one tube of the Le Gloss in a sheer pink shade. I should try to use it more often. :)

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    1. It is exciting! I used to feel tiny bit annoyed by the fact that we can't really expect consistency from a range any more, but maybe it is time to embrace all that. ;)

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