torek, 17. oktober 2017

Balmain x L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick Collection (Confession, Fever and Domination)

A couple weeks ago the Balmain and L'Oreal lipstick collaboration was finally released. It was designed by Olivier Rousteing and features 12 "tailor-made couture" lipsticks, housed in three different lipstick tubes - plain black with golden detail, as well as marbled blue and green ones. Their matte formula is supposed to be rich in pigments and infused with camellia oil to provide comfortable and moisturizing wear on the lips.

I picked up 3 lipsticks, all in more wearable shades (although I was very tempted by the deeper purple shade). The packaging looks really elegant, especially the green marbled one, but is still made out of plastic, like regular L'Oreal Color Riche lipsticks. These lipsticks contain 4,2 grams of product and have a distinctive 'L'Oreal' type of a scent - it is slightly stronger than I'd want it to be, but it doesn't really bother me, since I don't notice it anymore about a minute after application.

I have the shades Confession, Fever and Domination and they all have really nice pigmentation (full opacity with one swipe), they glide smoothy on the lips without any tugging, have a comfortable slip and a velvety matte finish. They don't feel drying and at the same time I don't find them to be particularly hydrating either.

Confession is a peachy coral and if my lips are not in the best condition it can cling to dry patches. It transfers slightly when drinking, doesn't last well through eating and stays on my lips for good 4-5 hours. I really like the shade of this one and I can see it working for a range of skin tones.
Fever (green packaging) is a red orange that is definitely out of my comfort zone, but oddly, actually looks kind of flattering. The finish is slightly more matte than with Confession from the start and also transfers slightly when drinking, doesn't last through eating and stays on the lips for 5-6 hours. It wears off evenly.
Domination is a stunning blue based red. Out of the three it has the best staying power - it stains the lips slightly and actually lasts really well through eating - especially if I work it into the lips as a stain first and apply another layer of lipstick on top (I was surprised that it looked almost intact after a full meal and drinking the other day).

Comparison swatches:
Applied to the lips:

I really like the creamy velvety formula of these and am pretty happy with the shades I got, especially because of the lack of swatches online when I was placing my order. My favourites are Domination and Confession, but Fever is also growing on me.
Most of the range is still available from different retailers online (you can have a look here or here), but I have no idea if these will ever reach our drugstores (I doubt). 

2 komentarja:

  1. Jaz bi zase itak vzela Fever. Mi izgleda najbolj unikaten in ta zelena embalaže je odlična. Sicer pa dvomim, da pridejo k nam, pa tudi niso ravno poceni.

    Na tebi so mi vsi odtenki všeč, še posebej Domantion <3

    1. Zelena embalaža je res čudovita in odtenek Fever mi je kar prirasel k srcu (so mi pa vsi trije precej všeč). Tebi bi Fever tudi zelo pristajal :) Hvala <3