Jul 13, 2018

L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick Polished Tango & Glazed Pink

L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick reviews

I got excited when I heard about L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks although I haven't bought many drugstore lippies lately. Believe it or not, Colour Riche Balm is one of the very few lip stuff that I actually used up and repurchased. This is a nice dupe of Yves Saint Laurent Candy Volupté but unlike the YSL it comes in a very flimsy case that cracks over time. The new Shine Lipstick range seemed like an amplified version of the Balm range and the lipstick case looked sturdy and even pretty. I had to try a few for myself.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick reviews
Glazed Pink (914) & Polished Tango (918)
(Obviously, it was too late when I found that I had placed the lipstick tubes upside down.)

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Glazed Pink Polished Tango review

Glazed Pink is a cool toned light pink with some shimmer and Polished Tango is a blushed medium pink. 

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Glazed Pink and Polished Tango swatches

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Glazed Pink swatch
Glazed Pink

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Polished Tango swatch
Polished Tango

I thought Glazed Pink would be more flattering on me but it is very pale and kind of washes me out. Because of its strong white base, it can look a little patchy as you see from the swatch photo. Polished Tango, on the other hand, is a very wearable neutral pink that would look nice on most complexions.

The formulation is rather impressive. It feels smooth and hydrating on and provides enough color and shine. Not a long-lasting formula, but it is excellent for what it is. I'd say it even reminds me of higher ends such as Chanel Rouge Coco Shine or Dior Addict. The lipstick case is a big improvement as well although not as luxurious as I anticipated (Note that I am spoiled by Korean and Japanese drugstore stuff). 

Here are a few overall looks.

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Polished Tango review swatch
Wearing Polished Tango

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Glazed Pink review swatch
Wearing Glazed Pink

Glazed Pink looks much better and applies evenly over a mauve lipliner like Rimmel Eastend Snob. Then again, Eastend Snob makes everything better.

L'Oreal Shine Lipstick Glazed Pink over Rimmel Eastend Snob
Wearing Glazed Pink over Eastend Snob

Bottom line an excellent drugstore lip range if you are looking for glossy colors with comfort. I might get a couple more shades for myself.

Have you tried L'Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks ($7.99 at target.com)? How do you like them?

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  1. I have a 30% off cvs coupon now I know what to get (before it was those random Korean brands)...I haven't looked at drugstore stuff for a while since I hoarded lots of Japanese drugstore ones. I wonder if it will outdo canmake and cezanne at the same price range.

    1. I was the same way and buying Korean brands more. I am not sure this will outdo canmake and cezanne because they are pretty darn good (LOL) but Shine Lipsticks are good options for someone like us (who still prefer glossy comfortable colors over matte ones.) And, there are a few pretty corals you might enjoy. Do let me know. :)


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