Monday, 19 March 2012

NEW L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick Review



I find some weeks I just obsess over one type of beauty product. Sometimes it's nail polish, maybe foundation, but this week has been the week of the lip product... I just can't seem to get enough! So excuse me if I post about lip products every other day, it's just one of those weeks!

If you watch my YouTube channel, you might have seen that I picked up one of L'Oreal's New Rouge Caresse lipsticks the other day. I hadn't heard much about them at all so assume they must have just hit the shelves in the past few weeks. They appear to be (and are being fairly widely hailed as) L'Oreal's answer to the much-anticipated Revlon Lip butters.

First off for the packaging. I really love it and for the price I think it's great quality. It looks and feels more expensive than it is. The formula is much less like a balm or a butter than the Revlon alternatives. It's more like a lightweight gel. The product it most reminds me of is actually Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks (one of my personal high end favourties!).
The colour range is pretty phenomenal. Although there are only 10 shades, I like every single one. I found it very hard to chose which colour to pick up. (They are currently on 3 for 2 in Superdrug and Boots. I almost bought three different shades but managed to resist until I'd tried my first one... just in case!)
The colour I settled on after 10 minutes of frantic hand-swatching was Aphrodite Scarlet. Despite the name, it's actually more of a pink than a red, with a beautiful shimmer (which is what sold it to me!) It feels light and moisturising on the lips and actually has a good colour payoff. The colour is sheer but still pigmented (if that makes sense!) Although it's not an opaque product, the pigment really shows up on the lips and gives them a lovely shine.
They have a subtle, but pleasant scent and although they don't last an age, I'll most definitely be picking up more of these on my next trip to Superdrug. Fuchsia and Tempting Lilac are next on my list!
As for how they compare to the Revlon Lip Butters? Personally I find these to be a very different formula. They are much lighter, and while the pigment packs quite a punch, I find a lot of the Revlon shades to be much more opaque and creamy, like a lipstick. I personally can't say which is better as I think I like them both equally for different reasons, but I can say that these most certainly give the lip butters a run for their money!

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks are available now from Superdrug and Boots, priced at £7.99 each (but currently 3 for 2 YEY!) (P.S: I'm not sure if these are available worldwide, but there is a product called the 'Color Riche Ralm' available in the US that looks very similar - If anyone can clarify if these are the same/replacement product I would be very grateful!)

I love these new lipsticks so much, I'd love to share one with a lucky reader. If you'd like to win your favourite shade, all you need to do is:

1. Follow me on Twitter

2. Tweet me telling me what your favourite shade is, along with your email address

The small print: This giveaway is open worldwide. Entry is open until midnight (GMT) Monday 26th March 2012. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments entered and announced in my next giveaway on 27th March. **The winner from last week's giveaway for the Rimmel Foundation is BethLoveBeauty**

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43 comments

  1. These are gorgeous! I'm off the enter the giveaway :)

    http://polka-dots-and-bow-ties.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Oooh, I'd love to win Fuchsia, I'm sometimes not sure if bright colors suit me, but with the formula being quite sheer I think it'd be much more forgiving. I follow you on twitter already, GFC: jayde xo, email: jer92@hotmail.co.uk

    http://www.badromancejayde.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These look amazing!!
    http://www.allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  4. I've heard a few good things about these now and might just have to pick one up! £7.99 is a great price too :)x

    http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love the first one. Beautiful.

    http://beleza-natural2012.blogspot.com

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  6. Woohoo! I won the last giveaway! Thanks Fleur!
    I have tweeted but, my email is bethlovebeauty@hotmail.co.uk
    Thank You xxx

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  7. They look amazing! I think i might have to try these!
    I would love to try the Revlon lip butters as well though!
    Love your blog!

    http://eausobeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. I have one of the Color Riche Balms. I bought it, thinking that it would be like the Revlon Lip Butters. It was a tad disappointing. I bought the color Rose Elixir, which is one of the lighter shades. It wasn't very pigmented -- it felt more like really, really nice lip balm and had a slight tint. You can't tell that I have much color on my lips when I wear it. It smells great, though! I had considered purchasing one of the darker colors to test the pigmentation, but it just didn't feel worth my $6.99 when I know that the Revlon Lip Butters are so good.

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  9. This is an amazing article, makes me really want to try out the product.
    I know I really shouldn't write this but it would mean a lot if I could get a few people to read my blog
    Chat with ailsa
    I'm a huge fan of you fleur and would love if you could check it out x

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  10. Ooh! I cant wait to get my hands on these!

    -Lily <3
    lacefleur.blogspot.com

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  11. These look amazing!!
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  12. These look so good. The colour range is really impressive. Think I might be tempted into buying some of these AND the Revlon lip butters.

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  13. I saw these the other day and very nearly got some! I resisted but I might just have to go back now. I hadn't heard anything about these until a few days ago though, they seem to have just sprung up out of nowhere! Lovely colour :)

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  14. these are really great! i have one in Coral something (cant remember the name) and its great!!

    http://www.hellomissniki.blogspot.com

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  15. Absolutely adore the pop of pink! Just what we need after such a long miserable winter!

    LILx

    www.lust-in-london.blogspot.com

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  16. love the packaging!

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  17. Hope they give my Revlon Lipbutters a run for their money!

    www.dianecristi.blogspot.com

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  18. These look interesting, although I try to avoid L'oreal for personal reasons. Makes it hard when they bring out good products though! xx

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  19. I really like lipsticks that are moisturizing because I've tried so many that become dry as the day goes on. From what you've said this one is good so I might have to try it

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  20. i swatched these today and they're soo nice! love the packaging as well :)

    calmandchic.blogspot.com

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  21. They don't really look like they would be compared to the colour riche balms simply because those are so sheer, although I do like them better than the lip butters they're just not as pigmented. The lip butters are overrated in my opinion.

    What I have been loving of Loreal's is their 6hr infallible lip gloss. This looks interesting but haven't seen them here in the states.

    Melissa
    t-g-life.blogspot.com

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  22. Haven't seen them in the U.S. yet but I can't wait to try these!

    www.julianneinjune.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks lovely and entered the giveaway! Hope I wins ^_^

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  24. I love these!! I have a review on my blog with this shade plus four others :) eatsleepbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Ooh some really nice shades there but I don't have a Coral lipstick so I figured it'd be nice to ask for that one. I've tweeted you.

    My email address is balmainbeauty at gmail dot com

    www.balmainbeauty.com

    twitter.com/balmainbeauty

    Karen

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  26. I bought this in 'Dating Coral 301' and it's so so pretty! I'm going to be wearing it all Spring!

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  27. I've seen the tv add for this and I really want them!

    Check me out
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  28. ooo loving the packaging of this! must buy one, so shiny and nice. lol x

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  29. Such a pretty colour!! It looks great on you! I can't wait to play with these live when they arrive in Greece:-)

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.com/

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  30. i hope they sell these in my local drugstore! the revlon lip butters are good but I had expected more :\ thanks for doing the review! x

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  31. Cannot find the revlon lip butters in any of the boots I come across (and I live in London!) so might purchase one of these to make it up for it in the meantime

    http://nourishedbysarah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Gorgeous! Must buy :)

    Ysis from lebeautygroup.com
    xx

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  33. Hi, I quite like the red colour but at the moment I'm too afraid to try bright colours! I would love to try this out and see whether this bright colour suits my lips and overall skin tone. My favourite shade from these are Fashionista Pink! My email is samiya_shakir@hotmail.co.uk :)

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  34. Have just done a blog post on this too! I bought this one (06 - Aphrodite Scarlet) but agree like you said, its much more pink than red! I also got 202 - Implusive Fuschia and 03 - Lovely Rose. I love them all. Feel free to check out my post for swatches etc! xCx

    http://saidshewhat.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/loreal-rouge-caresse-lipsticks.html

    @cjread

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  35. I know that it's not relevant here BUT I saw the Hunger Games movie yesterday!!!
    I wrote a review about it on my blog:
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  37. These seem very close to Loreal 'the balm' tinted lip balms that came out in Canada a couple months ago.

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  38. I was devastated when the colours I wanted were out of stock so jealous!

    katiesbeautyworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. So beautiful, I really want to try this out!!!
    Thanks ^^

    ♥♥♥ http://cottoncandyc.blogspot.com/

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  40. Packaging lust!!

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    x x x

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  41. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing..

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