March 10, 2014 - Review
At a recent stint in Oslo I stumbled into the L'Oreal concept store (I trying hard to make it sound very casual) and came over these new lip thingamajigs. They're really called L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche, at least they were in the store. I then ended up by buying two, one nude and one orange. I've had these for two weeks now, so let me break them down for you.
First of, these are some strange hybrid between a gloss, lipstick and balm, and I really can't pinpoint exactly what they are. In fact, I don't own anything quite like them, which is shocking if you take a look at my lipstick collection. But let's not dillydally and get down to it.
THE GOOD: The colours, oh the colours. I have the shade 'Rose Melody' and 'Orange Tempo' and both are gorge. Rose Melody is a pinky nude and pretty much a "my lips, but better " shade (or MLBB as it's called sometimes around the interwebs). Orange Tempo is perhaps the most perfect orange I've come across and very complimentary to my skintone. It's a deep tomato orange that borders on red, but is still orange. Best explanation ever, right? Application is smooth and they are very opaque in one layer. They're glossy and pigmented and feel very moisturising. The doe foot applicator is also very lovely to use without much hassle, and I quite like the packaging. To be honest, L'Oreal are really bringing it when it comes to packaging these days.
THE BAD: Time to look at the negatives, and unfortunately, there are some things I really don't like about this product. For instance they are very slippy and have very little staying power. One cup of coffee and they are pretty much gone. They hardly stain, but they are neither marketed as a stain. These move around a lot, and I had some issues with Orange Tempo bleeding, and lipstick doesn't often bleed on me. And because they are so very slippy they never set and they really aren't buildable. It's a shame really, because I'm loving Orange tempo.
And there you have the gist of it. Amazing colours, great pigmentation, but not really something I'm going to wear too much as they'll probably slip right off. Now I just need to find a long lipstick in the exact shade as Orange Tempo...