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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

L'Oréal Colour Riche Balm - Limited Edition POP Shades

L'Oréal has added four limited edition shades to their Colour Riche Balm range.  The four POP shades arrived just in time for the holiday season when I like to reach for more pigmented lip products.  The cost and packaging of these are identical to the other balms, but these have a sticker on the top identifying them as POP shades and limited edition.

Left to Right: Ballet Show, Dragon Fruit, Lilac Sweetness, Vineyard Peach

The four shades in numerical order are as follows:

171 Ballet Show - a warm pink
172 Dragon Fruit - a vivid reddish pink
174 Lilac Sweetness - a mauve/plum
176 Vineyard Peach - a deep coral

Here are close-ups of the shades and swatches:

Left to Right: Ballet Show, Dragon Fruit, Lilac Sweetness, Vineyard Peach

Top to Bottom: Ballet Show, Dragon Fruit, Lilac Sweetness, Vineyard Peach
These retailed for $5.99 at my local Target.  If you are a fan of lip butters/balms but yearn for a bit more pigmentation, these are the balms for you.  They do have a mild, fruity fragrance which I notice more when applying to my lips.  The fragrance, in my opinion, does not linger very long, unlike the color, which has a bit more staying power, thanks to the amped up level of pigmentation.

Overall rating: Booyah!  I love sheer lippies with a soft, sheer texture.  These offer just the right amount of color without being too overwhelming.  The shades can be layered for more "POP."


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