Another quick drugstore review for you today! Smooth, lightweight, lip balm-ish lipsticks seem to be the trend among drugstore brands. L'oreal has a couple of versions... something called Colour Riche Balm (tried one of these and wasn't a big fan), and also these more lipstick-like products called Colour Caresse by Colour Riche. Kind of like L'oreal's response to Revlon's Lip Butters. The brand claims that these are glossy lip colors with a lightweight feel. They come in 16 shades, and the ones I picked up are Pink Cashmere (top two pics), and Rose Taffeta (bottom two pics). Color-wise, I think they're really pretty. You can see these two shades are actually quite similar... Rose Taffeta is just a bit deeper.
While I think these colors look pretty, my one concern is the way they feel on the lips. I was mentioning on Beauty Broadcast Live this morning- they feel kind of greasy. I'm not a fan of overly sticky lip products either, but sometimes when the formula feels too thin and doesn't quite grab the lips... you have to wonder if it's running outside your lip line. When I wear products like Revlon Lip Butters, Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Sticks, Maybelline Color Whispers or even Maybelline Baby Lips... something about those formulas isn't quite as slick. While they have some shine, they don't feel as if they're about to slide off the lips.
I really do love the trend of more comfortable lipsticks that can look shiny and feel moisturizing. This line from L'oreal isn't my favorite from the vast array of drugstore options, but they're not terrible either. The shades I have are very pretty, and I must say, Rose Taffeta is really growing on me. Doesn't it seem like one of those super-wearable shades that would work with just about anything? Still, while the shades are light and shiny, they're a little greasy and don't have very good staying power as a result. What do you think of these? Thanks for reading! :)
- Been watching the news coverage out of Boston as authorities search for suspect #2. Can't imagine how difficult/frustrating that must be for the many law enforcement officials involved.
- Got my package of freeze dried fruits & veggies from North Bay Trading Company! Such a good snack... tried the super sweet corn & it's SO good! (got this freeze-dried snack idea from Carrie Underwood!)
- After a really rainy night it looks like things are drying out here... thinking about all of you who are dealing with flooding!!
- New video coming tomorrow to my beauty channel! :)