Sunday, 1 April 2012

Review: L'Oreal Caresse Lipsticks In Tempting Lilac & Cheeky Magenta



I never find myself gravitating towards the Loreal stand for some reason. It's been so long since I've ever been excited about their new releases, or have even been consciously aware of them. There has been so much hype about the Loreal Caresse Lipsticks though and it was hard for me to ignore it. I wasn't excited about the lipsticks in general, but that changed when I fell in love with one of the shades. I happened to come across a swatch of 03 Lovely Rose and it was obsession at first sight. 

My cousin surprised me with sending me two Loreal Caresse lipsticks in Cheeky Magenta and Tempting Lilac. Both looked like something I would never try, and it felt like my cousin was giving me a silent nudge to try something new for a change.

These are Loreals version of the much hyped Revlon Lip butters. I haven't tried the lip butters so I can't compare the two, but the Loreal Caresse lipsticks are amazing in their own right. The packaging looks classy and expensive. They'd make a great addition to anyone's dressing table/vanity. The only  problem I have with the packaging is that it takes a little effort to remove the lid.  


The Loreal Caresse Lipsticks are cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. They literally glide on the lips and feel like butter. I am not someone who wears bright colours so when I saw these two I didn't know what to think for a second. Should I be excited or be running away? The ones I have looked really scary but once applied they weren't as pigmented as I thought they'd be.
 I've seen swatches of the Revlon Lip Butters and they're super pigmented and I was expecting the L'Oreal Caresse Lipsticks to have the same pigmentation,which they don't. These on the other hand are sheer but at the same time they have a decent colour payoff and give the lips a delicate shine. Also, these feel extremely soft and moisturising. 

L'Oreal Cheeky Magenta

 Cheeky Magenta is bright pink pink. On the lips it doesn't look as bright as one would expect, but still manages to pack a punch. It's something I have to muster up some courage to wear because it is a bold pink, and definitely out of my comfort zone. It's so pretty though and I have been wearing it a lot. This shade is so on trend right now.
L'Oreal Cheeky Magenta
L'Oreal Tempting Lilac
Tempting Lilac doesn't look anything like it's name suggests. It's a brown with a just a slight hint of purple.  It's not as pigmented as Cheeky Magenta is. On my lips it looks more of a muted 'my lips but better' colour with a brownish tinge-if that makes any sense. Trust me, I applied a generous amount. 

L'Oreal Tempting Lilac
Out of the two I like Cheeky Magenta better because even though it's a little out of my comfort zone, it's still pink. I love my pinks! The L'Oreal Caresse lipsticks are ideal for spring and summer because they feel light weight on the lips and will keep the lips moisturised. These last for about three to four hours (without eating or drinking).


These aren't available in Pakistan just yet, but according to the L'Oreal Pakistan Fanpage they're going to be releasing here "soon". I can't wait to get my hands on Lovely Rose.
I love the add for L'Oreal Caresse! You can check it out here. For all those wondering Barbara Palvin, the face of L'Oreal Caresse is wearing Aphrodite Scarlet in the advert (a great dupe for Diorkiss 578) and it's on my wishlist as well.
Is this something you're going to be checking out?

9 comments:

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  2. Both are such gorgeous shades.Perfect for summer :)

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  3. I have two shades from this lipstick line and I really like them. I really like your shades.

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  4. beautiful shades .. will def give them a try...

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  5. Cheeky magenta seems great for spring!

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  6. Aaaaah! I love cheeky magenta on you. You should wear punchy shades like this more often.

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  8. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..

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