Sunday, 1 September 2013

l'oreal rouge caresse lipstick in 01 FASHIONISTA PINK

This has been a review that I've been meaning to write for a very long time but it has been pushed to the back of my pile of posts for a while now. However, I'm finally going to sit down and give you my thoughts on one of the most popular lipsticks of the summer. There have been a whole load of reviews on these lipsticks from many of the 'bigger bloggers' but I thought I'd throw my own two cents in!

Now I want to start this off by saying that I do love various aspects of this lipstick, but it hasn't really lived up to all my expectations and I have been left slightly disappointed. I had really high hopes because I'd always heard such great things about these lipsticks but I think I felt a little left down because of the colour. It's so pretty but comes out extremely sheer. However, that's not to say that I don't recommend these lipsticks, they have a really great formula!

To start off, the packaging is really lovely. It's so sleek and looks very elegant. If it didn't have a huge 'L'OREAL' logo on the side I would have thought it was from a much more high end brand! But onto the more important part, the actual product! The formula is super moisturising which is great for someone who has dry lips most of the time. I feel that when I use this I can miss out prepping before hand and the use of a lip balm as this lipstick pretty much does it for you. And, as the lipstick is so sheer, putting vaseline on the lips sort of 'washes' away any colour. 

But this was also the part I was most disappointed by. The pigmentation in this lipstick is pretty much non existent in this lipstick. When applied to the lips it is a super light pale/pastel pink and on the back of my hand it's a sort of milky lavendar colour. It's slightly like a 'my lips but better' colour with a slight sheen. My lips end up looking glossy and shiny (like a clear lipgloss with a slight pink tint) which is a nice look when you want something subtle. It's a great everyday colour and when I was testing it out for this review, I would take it out with me most days as it's a really easy lipstick to wear. It's also the type of lipstick you can apply without a mirror - just whip it out wherever and swipe it on with no need to worry about smudging! 

Unfortunately, on top of little pigmentation, the moisturisng properties of the lipstick also cause it to not last too long on the lips but I personally don't mind topping up or reapplying as it is lovely to use and feels very much like a lip balm whilst making your lips look lovely.

Now I did mention that this lipstick hasn't lived up to my expectations but I am still interested in the other shades so will be back in my nearest Boots store to pick up a few more in the near future! For this particular lipstick, I do feel the price was slightly too expensive, especially considering it's very low pigmentation. However, I do want to see what the other colours are like and whether the price is justified with them.

So there are my thoughts on this particular lipstick. As I said, it's not the best out of the whole range but I don't want this review to deter you from checking out the other colours. I also know that L'Oreal have released some similar lipsticks with a moisturisng strip in the middle of the colour (really badly explained, sorry!) which seem lovely and I would really like to try out as well. 

Sorry that this post has been a long time coming and that I haven't posted earlier since my last post but I've just been busy and quite ill for the past few days. I have a whole new schedule set up though so hopefully things are soon going to be back on track with posts coming much more often!

Today has just been spent catching up on blogs, reading Grey's Anatomy and getting stuff on my 'to do' list done. Can you believe that it's September already though?! I know we always think that every year goes quickly but this one especially so! It's my birthday this month but it doesn't even seem that long since my last one! I

'm going to go for a nice relaxing bath now before resuming my lazy regime of watching films and box sets (what else are Sunday's for?!). I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and to those of you going back to work/school this week, I hope it isn't too horrible! I have a couple more weeks yet before I resume to education but it's going to be one big change moving to university and I'm sure I'll keep you updated!

1 comment:

  1. This shade is aboslutely lovely!

    I'm holding a giveaway of a MAC Lipstick of your choice on my blog if you'd like to enter!


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