Jan 26, 2014

Review, Swatch - L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick 105 Pink Tremolo

L'Oreal impressed me in a great deal in 2013 with their Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain range, and continues to do so with the new Colour Riche Extraordinaire that came out recently.
I am buying far less drugstore makeup lately, but I have this feeling the Pink Tremolo won't be my last Extraordinaire.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick 105 Pink Tremolo

Transform lips from ordinary to extraordinary. Color is richer, lip surface is smoother and shine is magnified. Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application.

I am not a big fan of the bling-y gold packaging that attracts finger prints like crazy, but I must hand it to L'Oreal since it still succeeded to capture a high-end feel and simplicity.
Besides, lets not forget we have the same problem with some of the Yves Saint Laurent lippies. I have no real complaint here.
It is also nicely color coded as well, which would be good for me in case I acquire many of these. ;)

The tube is rather chubby and comes with a short fuzzy applicator.

Compared to the Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain applicator (on the right), it is not as angled but slightly bigger and fuzzier. 
Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick applicator performs very nicely and it feels great on lips. 
The color is distributed very evenly ensuring a better wear.

Pink Tremolo is a creamy hot pink.
(BTW, I love that all the color names of Extraordinaire are musical terms!)
The color is quite intense and pigmented. 
I would have to experience other colors from the range, but at least Pink Tremolo lives up to its "Liquid Lipstick" definition.

Very even opaque coverage with no blotchiness.

It feels slightly thick yet very comfortable on lips.
The finish is super shiny as you see in the swatch picture.

Overall look

If Colour Caresse Wet Shine is a perfect happy medium of stain and gloss, Colour Riche Extraordinaire has achieved the same of lipstick and gloss.
I did not expect it to last for long on my lips but surprisingly, it does! 
The color lasts on me for about five hours with normal drinking/eating and talking, and it fades away  naturally.
More impressively (and importantly), my lips stay soft and supple even after the color is gone.
I think I am in love!

It has a somewhat strong fruity fragrance which I don't mind personally, but it is something to consider if you are sensitive to scented lip products.
I have read reviews that Maybelline Elixir is comparable to Colour Riche Extraordinaire, which is another thing worth considering.

Thanks for reading!
Have you tried Colour Riche Extraordinaire?

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