L’Oreal Peach Fuzz (Colour Riche Lipstick and Gloss) – Review and Swatches
It’s quite funny. I made the jump from brands like ELF, NYX, Milani and Wet’n'Wild to MAC, Tarte, Too Faced, Clinique, Chanel and Burberry (all of which will be reviewed in due time) with little pain. Such was the transition that I ended up skipping a lot of the “higher-lower end” stuff like Revlon, Cover Girl and L’Oreal. The only products I’ve picked up were those that got rave blog reviews or that had some novelty value. L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipstick and Colour Riche “Le Gloss” in Peach Fuzz were the first of my drugstore purchases I made with no real input from anyone else. I just browsed the aisles and had semi-high hopes for the colors.
L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipsticks will set you back anywhere from $6.99-8.99USD. Mine was $7.99 at WalMart. The LeGlosses (no really – that’s their name!) run from between $5.99-7.99. It’s a bit more than i’d like to pay for something from a drugstore to be honest. If you start taking things like Tax into account I’d suggests saving up an extra $5 and buying a department store product over any drugstore product in this price range.
The packaging for the Colour Riche lipsticks is trying really hard to be high-end. It has a matte/metallic gold finish and a useless but pretty click-lock system. But the material FEELS and protects like any old plastic would. Plus removing the sticker leaves that weird tacky feeling on the packaging so I just left mine on.
leGloss’s packaging fared much worse. After about three days the gold lettering began to flake off. All the gold on the tube is completely gone now. The rest of the packaging is nothing special but I wish they’d used better ink for the lettering.
The lipstick has no window through which you can see the color, only the color sticker. The Gloss is clear but as you’ll see – the pigmentation is poor and thus you really don’t know what you’re getting until you put it on.
Neither item is particularly pigmented. Given the line name of Colour Riche, I would have expected some…oh…I don’t know…color?
The lipstick lasts less than an hour on me and leaves some considerable sparkle behind. The gloss, surprisingly, outlasts the liptsick on me topping off at about an hour and a half. Combined they still don’t last too much longer than an hour.
I’d also like to note that the lipstick has a very…cosmetic smell to it. It’s not a fragrance – it literally just smells like lipstick USED to smell before it smelled like flowers, vanilla or nothing at all. Grandma lipstick smell I call it.
For the combined total cost of $15 … I’d rather have gotten something else. Both of these lip products are just so remarkably average. Nothing special in any category and very short-lasting.
|LipstickValue: 2/5Packaging:4/5Color Accuracy: 7/10
Overall: F (47.5%)
|leGlossValue: 2/5Packaging: 2/5Color Accuracy: 2/10
Overall: F (32.5%)
All for now!