l'Oréal,  review

L’Oréal Rouge Caresse lipsticks review

Today I want to talk about something a bit different from usual…
you know, I’m not a big make-up junkie, but there are a few products that I love to use in my daily routine, and these are: my Garnier BB cream (not always), mascara, blush and lip products.
Talking about lip products, I have a small collection of lipsticks and a couple of lipglosses, but I think they can be difficult to wear during the day time, so I was looking for something a bit less pigmented but still noticeable. 
You’ve all probably heard of the Revlon lip butters (don’t lie, you know you want them too!!)…I wanted some of them so badly, but then I heard how much their price is here in Italy and I changed my mind (about 13€, while in the US they’re just about $7!). 
But then I came across the l’Oréal Rouge Caresse lip sticks….and it was love at first sight!
I noticed that their consistency was pretty similar to the Revlon lip butters: they’re very moisturizing and a bit less pigmented than a usual lipstick. So I decided to get a couple of them: n.06 Aphrodite Scarlet and n.04 Rose Madmoiselle.
Oggi voglio parlarvi di qualcosa di un po’ diverso dal solito…
premessa: non sono una grande intenditrice di makeup (però mi piace parecchio!), ma nella mia routine utilizzo alcuni prodotti base che di solito non mancano mai: la mia Garnier BB cream, mascara, blush e prodotti per labbra.
Riguardo questi ultimi, negli anni ho collezionato diversi rossetti e qualche lipgloss, ma trovo che di giorno siano un po’ difficili da portare, specialmente quando sono in giro per l’università, e così cercavo qualcosa di più portabile ma pur sempre visibile sulle labbra.
Penso che il prodotto che rispecchi perfettamente la descrizione siano i Revlon lip butter, che tutti ormai probabilmente conoscerete, ma quando ho scoperto quanto costano in Italia (attorno ai 13€ contro i $7 americani!) ho deciso di lasciar perdere.
Poi però mi sono imbattuta nei l’Oréal Rouge Caresse, ed è stato amore a prima vista!
Ho subito notato che la consistenza era più o meno come quella dei Revlon, molto cremosa e i colori sono meno intensi di un normale rossetto, inoltre le tonalità presenti si avvicinavano molto a quelle dei sosia della Revlon. Dunque ne ho comprati un paio: il n.06 Aphrodite Scarlet e il n.04 Rose Madmoiselle.
The first one I tried on was Aphrodite Scarlet, which is a beautiful fuchsia (I thought it was red looking at the stick, but I was wrong!). It applied like a dream…it gives to my lips a lovely touch of colour and it’s very glossy too, so your lips won’t dry. I love it!
Il primo che ho provato è stato Aphrodite Scarlet, che si presenta come un bellissimo fucsia sulle labbra, nonostante lo stick sia di un rosso sgargiante. L’applicazione è stata perfetta, e dona alle labbra un bel tocco di colore anche molto lucido. Lo adoro!

Next on is Rose Madmoiselle, which I would describe as a true pink colour. I was looking for something like that for ages, and now I’ve finally found it! I’m so happy :) Again, there’s nothing wrong about this lipstick, I absolutely love everything about it. 
Il secondo, Rose Madmoiselle, lo definirei come il classico rosa per eccellenza. E’ un colore fresco e vivace, una tinta che cercavo da molto tempo e ora sono finalmente felice di possederla :) Non c’è niente che non vada neanche in questo rossetto, è bellissimo.

In conclusion: If you’re looking for something more decent and moisturizing than a true lipstick, then this is the product you’re looking for. It comes in 11 beautiful shades, perfect for spring, and you can find these in drugstores or perfumeries for 9,90€ ca. 
Only downsides: after an hour or so they begin to dry a bit, and their duration isn’t the best, so you’ll need to re-paint your lips during the day.
Concludendo: se state cercando qualcosa di più discreto e idratante di un semplice rossetto, questo è il prodotto per voi. Si presenta in 11 bellissime tonalità, perfette per la primavera, e le potete trovare in profumeria e simili al prezzo di 9,90€ circa.
Le uniche pecche di questo prodotto sono il fatto che dopo più o meno un’ora cominci a seccarsi un po’ e perda la sua lucentezza e che la durata non è tra le migliori, dovete sicuramente applicarlo più volte al giorno.

UPS: 
– Nice colour selection
– Very moisturizing
– Quality packaging
– Decent but still noticeable
– Not so pricey
DOWNS: 
– Needs to be retouched during the day
– Dries a bit after one hour or so
– Can’t be exposed to the sun and heat because it will melt
  • Very pretty, both colors are great! I love L’Oreal lip products, sadly these are not available here (yet?) I would surely buy some.

  • I have 01 Fashionista Pink, the colour is too light but I like the consistency so I want to buy another one. Rose Madmoiselle looks very pretty!

  • These are beautiful! I bought two of the Revlon lip butters but neither color was very flattering. These look interesting, I’ll have to look for them next time I’m out and about!

  • these are so beautiful! i really want to get one (or two :P ) but here in the netherlands they are €15,- and that’s much more than i’ve ever spend on a lip product..

  • Rose Madmoiselle is beautiful! :)

  • Molto carini, e il prezzo a differenza di tanti altri non è eccessivo!

  • They both fit you but my personal pick would be the second one

  • I love the packaging of these and the colours sing of spring! Hope we get them in Australia!

  • You really had great collection of lip products here. I also like L’oreal because it does not fry my lips unlike any other lip products. I like the set of colors you had here.

  • bellissimi swatch :) pero’ sul pagina web di l’oreal non trovo la nuance “rose mademoseille”…sai come mai?

  • I love the packaging, so beautiful :)

  • I am desperate to get my hands on some of these, they look lovely xxx

    http://www.misslv.com

  • I agree that these are great for those who aren’t fan of opaque lipsticks. But, they are too sheer for my taste and they look more like lipbalms than lipsticks. Still, they have some pretty shades available :)

  • Oooh, I want Aphrodite Scarlet, so lovely! But I simply cannot spend more money on lip products, I went insane a bit lately. *blush*

    • the packaging of these and the colours sing of spring! Hope we get them in Australia!