DARING LIPS - GLOW IN GOLD
COLOR RICHE 24K GOLD STAR COLLECTION
Available in 6 shades, S$21.90
Since its first launch over 30 years ago, L'Oréal Paris Makeup has continued to reinvent this lipstick formula to provide consumers with the richest colour and richest care. Now, the latest development is the introduction of Color Riche Collection Star 24K Gold metallic lipstick collection, where the lippies are enriched with lip-loving oils, velvety pigments and... (listen up here!) 24 KARAT GOLD! Yes, the brand is pampering us with real gold!
Even though they are metallic lipsticks, these are definitely not the old-school type of drying metallic lipsticks that makes one look 8 years older. This L'Oréal line still retains its Color Riche moisturizing formula...uh no wait, it's an improved version of it!
The Star item of this new lipstick line is in the shade G101- Le Gold. The versatility of its multi-functions of a lipstick, eyeshadow stick and highlighter makes it endearing. Not to mention you can also layering it on another shade to create on-trend ombré lips.
|From left: R601, RB602, P601, N601, G101, M601.|
All shades contain gold shimmers; while some contain slightly bigger speckles and others are more subtle. Details of shades as below...
G101 Le Gold: Gold colour with a combination of various sized gold glitters.
N601 Nude Gold: Sheer Pink with fine gold shimmers; looks brighter in the tube than it is when applied.
P601 Rose Gold: Pigmented Magenta (blue-toned) Pink with a light dusting of gold shimmers.
R601 Rouge Gold: Warm-toned red with more gold shimmers to reflect more orange than red.
M601 Mocha Gold: Vampish dark brown-red with medium gold shimmers. Suits all skintones.
RB602 Scarlet Gold: Cool-tone muted red with a bit of pinks underneath, and subtle gold shimmers.
Created some looks using the 6 lip shades.
Tell me which is your favourite? My favourite is .... haha make a guess!
It was so so hard for me to pick a favourite! All shades are very flattering to the Asian skintones, to my pleasant surprise. There is a wider selection of shades in other countries, so I believe L'Oréal Singapore carefully curated the 6 shades that they find more palatable to the local masses. Apart from Nude Gold, all other shades are loud & cheery with a party vibe. These colours look amazing on photos but they are not what I will normally use on a daily basis or for work purposes.
In terms of texture, it is creamy smooth and finishes with a beautiful metallic finish. Very moisturising; even after swatching on my lips for hours, my lips still feels normal and hydrated (unlike when I do other lipstick swatches, my battered lips bleed at the end of every session. le sigh. #occupationalhazard).
Longevity-wise, it can't compare to budge-proof matte liquid lipsticks, obviously. We can't compare apple to oranges right? However, it can still last me hours with light drinks, no food. Colour do transfer easily, so be careful there.
If I am forced to pick only one (Why, when I could have 'em all! They are so affordable!), I will go for the Le Gold since it is a very wearable gold and it is such a unique colour holding on its own as well! Le Gold lasts reasonably long on my non-oily lids too.
If this line of lippies are not value-for-money enough, I don't know what is. They are a luxury packed in a classy tube, under the guise of a super affordable price point!
L'Oréal Infallible 24H Foundation and Color Riche Collection Star 24 Karat Gold are available at all Watsons, Guardian, SASA, major supermarkets and selected departmental stores from January 2017.
Click HERE to read review of L'Oréal Infallible 24H Foundation.