May 3, 2014

Review, Swatch - L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick 403 Purple Prelude

While finding a couple of new stars like Dior Addict Fluid Stick (reviewed here) and Lancôme Lip Lover (reviewed here), I also have been adding more colors to my exiting favorites. The more I think about it, having color varieties in the preferred formula makes more sense. That is, of course, if buying more lippies ever makes sense in my situation.
(Ahem,) so I bought another color after my satisfactory experience with L'Oreal Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Pink Tremolo (reviewed here).

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick 
403 Purple Prelude

My opinion about this range is unchanged. 
This is a great liquid lip color with superb pigmentation, and its lip-smoothing effect is a sort of amazing. It is super moisturizing and comfortable on, too.
A solid drugstore ace except that it is rather heavily scented. However, a person's preference is a weird thing, I tell you. Extraordinaire is scented with something much stronger compared to Lancôme Lip Lover, and I still prefer the fragrance in Extraordinaire where I get a tinsy bit bothered by Lip Lover's. 

The simple color-coded gold tube that is borderline gaudy.

The bigger and fuzzier applicator is actually perfect to evenly distribute this particular liquid on the lips.

403 Purple Prelude is, well, a medium purple with cream finish.

The high-shine finish is very similar to Pink Tremolo, but Purple Prelude is slightly sheerer and not as loud, which makes it much easier to wear. It lacks the wow effect of Pink Tremolo, though.

I still prefer the Wet Shine Stain range (my all time favorite from drugstore offerings) mainly because it feels lighter and lasts a little longer on my lips than the Extraordinaire
I would probably wear my Extraordinaire less often as the weather gets warmer. To me, this is a richer and heavier version of Lancôme Lip Lover, which seems more suitable for the colder months.
My love affair with Dior Fluid Sticks will continue since they still feel light on lips while boasting the intense color clarity. (I actually bought another one. Did I tell you that? ;p)

Here is an overall look with Purple Prelude.

It was one of those days with non-smoky(sleepy) eyes (twice a year, maybe? I put on mascara on the lower lashes to compensate, which is a twice-a-year thing, too.)
I'm wondering if I have to start wearing the HD finishing powder on my neck, too. Ugh.

Truth is that I have been sporting L'Oreal Extraordinaire Purple Prelude quite often lately. I blame the winter/spring weather limbo in NYC, but I must say a right kind of lippie makes it bearable. Almost.

Have you tried L'Oreal Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick?

Products Used

L'Oreal Extraordinaire 403 Purple Prelude
NARS blush Oasis
L'Oreal Butterfly waterproof mascara Blackest Black
Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour Mermaid (discontinued)
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Light Vanilla (51)

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