Saturday, March 30, 2013

Loreal Colour Riche Balm in Pink Satin

Lipsticks that disguise themselves as lip balms seem to be all the rage these days. With the Revlon's lip butters hitting the market hard in the past few months, many brands have now followed suit. And I don't blame them! Lip color addicts feed into the frenzy and there's always something to be had with the fun, and flirty varieties of drugstore goodies, primarily with lipsticks that focus on moisturizing formulas with varying degrees of color.

A few months ago, I was obsessed with the Revlon lip butters. Not long after, I won a giveaway that included two Loreal Colour Riche balms. And let me just say... these are LOVE! 






The Loreal Colour Riche balms are gorgeous gorgeous tinted lip balms in lipstick packaging. Very feminine and pretty to look at.

The texture is balmy and soft. I love the way it feels on my lips! Almost a gummy feel to it. It feels quite nice on the lips - non sticky, and buttery. It's like a nice layer of smoothness. Light and glossy, no filmy feel. 


The shade I have is called Pink Satin and it is oh so lovely. I'd say this shade is like a milky baby pink. It's creamy and smooth. There is only that hint of color that makes it rich in moisture and low in maintenance. Can be applied anywhere, with or without a mirror. This particular shades contains no glitter, shimmer or micro anything. It has a rich buttery sheen with a touch of  baby pink. 


swatched on tissue 




It's definitely something that's an all-in-one for me because the hint of color is absolutely wearable. I haven't tried the other colors yet but I have a feeling they are just as nice. The Revlon Lip Butters are equally amazing too but you can't really compare the two as this one is marketed more as a sheer tinted balm and the Revlon ones a lipstick. But they do have similar packaging, and a big range of shades. 

Like a MMBL shade - very natural shade. Hydrating AND moisturizing


shows the expiry date on the packaging





Overall, I'm very in love with this lippie. I think people who'd love it will be people who prefer balms over lipsticks and enjoy wearing lip products with very sheer coverage. For a drugstore product, I think these Loreal balms are gorgeous and a gal should own more than one!  They're priced at a reasonable $6-$7, and depending on sales and whatnot, could be less. Which is a YAY in my book, always!

Have any of you tried these lip color balms? 

25 comments:

mandy said...

I got a coral shade to try and I love the finish of it too! It makes me lips look so smooth :D

Cassandrapamela said...

This looks like something I would def wear!! I have been loving sheer balmy lippies lately because they are so effortless..

Btw I am having a giveaway running on my blog now.. Maybe you're interested to join ;) xx

Huong Lan Lee said...

It is a gorgeous colour! Definitely wearable in Spring :) Congrats on winning it :)

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TracyBeautyReflections said...

Really pretty and soft! I still haven't tried one of these yet. Must soon!

Julie said...

This looks amazingly moisturising, I so want to try. xx

Wanischa said...

I don't think I have seen this before but it looks lovely on you. Such a pretty pink for everyday wear.

donnadell.blogspot.com said...

very pretty colour. i think its great for everyday! :)

Buggiebean said...

I love this one! I like that it has a slight iridescence to make your lips look plump and full =)

JessyT said...

i have one too ina the dep berry color..i luv these they are really moisturizing for ur lips while give a hint of color

Lily said...

I love the packaging, looks so sleek. You can really see the moisture in the swatches :)


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Amyboo said...

Packaging is really pretty! The shade seems pretty sheer, but looks really good on your lips. :) I haven't ever tried any of the L'oreal balms yet...they are tempting though!
Thanks for sharing.~

Chloe said...

It does look very hydrating and the packaging looks simple and easy to use :)

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Karen Chin said...

Wow this balm looks gorgeous! It looks so nice to glide on and I love how the colour is sheer and natural looking :) I don't think these are release in Australia yet though!


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Olivia Kim said...

such preeeetty pink color!

-liv

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Pang said...

It's definitely more of a balm than a lipstick. The packaging is gorgeous.

Joy said...

Ooh, this looks lovely and seems perfect for everyday. I love the packaging. I don't think these have come out in the UK yet... Hopefully they will soon! x

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Rae_R said...

I am glad you like it because I just love this packaging and the color of this line. It's probably the best looking lip products that in the drugstore. I also like how wearable these are.

Melissa said...

Such a simple and pretty color.

<3 Melissa

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Matilly Rose said...

I love lip butters, I find lipstick drying and I can wear these and keep my lips soft, best of both worlds really! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am now following you on GFC and Bloglovin, I would love it if you would follow me back :o)



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sabrina said...

interesting!!

Lifeandlensofbeauty said...

its really nice the expiry date shows on the tube! this shade is definitely MLBB :) i hope they will be available at my local drugstore soon!!!

amynaree said...

what a darling color! although my lips are too pigmented for this to show

Steph Lau said...

So natruralllly pretty!

Christine said...

that's the best packaging ever! i wanted to get it because of the packaging alone. hehe, but the product works really good fortunately :) great post hun!

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Nancy said...

This looks so pretty on you! I LOVE Revlon Lip Butters so I thought I would love these too. I seem to have bad luck with these because they dry out my lips so badly. I wonder if it is the shades I used or just that the product does not agree with me. I am glad you like this one though! It looks lovely!