When the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stains were released guess who jumped up and down rejoicing and rushed to Sephora to purchase one in every color?! ME!!! Well, I only ended up buying one because I wasn’t too sure about how it would wear on me, though it got rave reviews. I was so excited about my purchase and went home excitedly readily plastering it on my lips. I had no complaints until I realized how it wore off, it was patchy and left serious bare spots and serious lacquered parts. I bought a very bright color so this was not very flattering at all.
I loved the color, I loved the texture and I loved the fact that you could layer the color for more intensity, but patchiness is not good at all in my book.
I was so disappointed, I returned it =(
Needless to say I was still obsessed and would always walk over to the YSL counter and just stare at the other colors and wonder, “What if I just tried another color?” But like a horrible ex boyfriend after a REAL bad break up, I was just too reluctant to jump right back in. Then, L’Oreal released the Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer which was supposed to be a dupe for YSL’s Glossy Stains. I figured what the heck at a quarter of the price why not give it a shot! And I don’t regret my decision on bit!
At first I purchased only one, Endless Red, I jumped in with a bright one, why not?! I loved it! the color went on sheer and is completely buildable. Living up to its name, the consistency is watery and feels light, cool, and hydrating like water! It doesn’t fade unevenly or feel plastic-y at all. The shine never wore off even after meals and drinks. The color does fade after eating but definitely nothing unflattering. L’Oreal states that:
“Packed with 30% water, Colour Caresse shine stain leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. A revolutionary luminous lip color formula utilizes L’Oreal Paris’ exclusive Lightfeel System technology–a combination of polymers and strengthening base that feels weightless on lips. Packed with ultra-hydrating omega 3, vitamin E, and moisturizing argan oil, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer keeps lips soft, smooth and supple thanks to its high-quality ingredients.”
The packaging is sleek, easy to tote in a teensy clutch or even just to throw into a pocket, and the applicator is so genius! The doe foot is not your traditional doe foot, it is almond shaped, which contours to your lips so nicely that I found no mirror was necessary. It also has a dip in the center which holds just enough product for one even swipe!
I enjoyed Endless Red so much so that I went ahead and purchased a more neutral color, Lilac Ever After. This color wore just as well, and usually I am not a fan of shimmer in my lip products but the slight golden shimmer added a nice luxe wet-lipped look to this already glossy finish. The color is wonderfully buildable, it starts off as a sheer purple-y nude and really builds to a sophisticated lilac color, and the golden shimmer gives it a kick that would make it suitable for every skin tone. It is the expensive looking, easy wear kinda lip gloss. IDEAL.
Now, I do have some complaints This is not the most kissable lip product at all! The scent is very chemically which is not very sexy at all. While the gloss is long lasting and never transfers, and so is the color, there’s no need to ever lick your lips…And no one else would want to! Your lips look luscious and enticing but the scent is not appealing nor is the texture. It is not slippery or creamy to the other person, it is quite sticky and even uncomfortable for you during the kiss.
My recommendation, L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer is great for everyday wear. The quality is great, the color and comfort of the gloss is beautiful and flattering! This a wonderful gloss for a night out with your girls, a wedding, a work day, anything really as long as there will be NO KISSING.
Have you tried any long wearing lip products that are kissable? Let me know!
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