Based on my review of Maybelline Baby Lips, you should know that I’m a lip balm lover so be sure I’ve tried or am using every balm out there. Along with the YSL Sheer Candy and the Revlon Lip Butters, I had to try the “cousin” L’Oreal Colour Riche. Keep in mind, I look for SPF and moisture without the minty, irritating taste.
Pros: First off, the packaging of this balm is beautiful. The colorful cases with the gold tubes “class it up” and the balm ends up looking like a lipstick. Pink Satin No. 118 is sheer, light, and only leaves a little bit of color on the lips. Unlike the Revlon Lip Butters which are opaque and give full blown color, this Colour Riche Balm gives a pretty pop of color without looking like you applied lipstick.For some of the balms, there are speckles of glitter so the texture may be gritty. However, it applies easily and does not feel heavy like a lip gloss or salve. There is only a small amount of scent, similar to vanilla, but the scent disappears after a few minutes and is not noticeable at all. Lastly, the product has SPF 15 which is always a plus.Cons: The product, while giving a nice, girly color and defining the lips, is not moisturizing at all. It felt as if my lips were drier afterwards. The product did not last that long because it was so lightweight and after around an hour, I had to reapply. Unlike Revlon Lip Butters, there is a limited selection of colors and not everyone will like all the options. Lastly, this product tastes a bit funny because of the SPF - I wasn’t really bothered by it but I know some girls don’t like the “sunscreen” taste.Overall, I use the L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm for barely there color that adds moisture and SPF protection (with a pretty touch of pink!).
I was with my sister when she bought this, and I was excited to try it out too when we got home. I wore it only twice because at the time I was in love with my Lip Slicks and hey, if you were going to convert me, it would have to be truly awesome.When I applied the balm to my lips it glided on smoothly and it felt great on! It wasn’t sticky or waxy, and it felt moisturizing at the moment (can’t really review its lasting power because I didn’t wear it enough). Also, the SPF aspect of it is pretty cool and an important part of a balm.To start with the packaging, while it looks a little more polished than other balms out there, it seemed to be a little inefficient and cumbersome. I don’t like the long cap and L’Oreal’s trademark notch became annoying because as a balm there should be an ease in application when you’re on the go. Also, while the SPF is great in this product, I could easily taste a ‘soapy’ taste after I applied the balm, and that to me is a deal breaker in a balm. I can’t speak to their other colors, but Pink Satin was a milky white color with a slight tint of pink, that didn’t make my lips look good because it was too light and too sheer. The color was very one dimensional, and the white toned color didn’t flatter my lips at all.Stay Pretty, Miranda M. and Mackenzie M.
|Swatch - light pink color|
|Swatch - L’Oreal Color Riche Balm contains glitter sparkles|