Saturday, July 14, 2012

L'Oreal Pink Cashmere Colour Caresse Lipstick Review!

L'Oreal Pink Cashmere Colour Caresse Lipstick

L'Oreal Colour Caresse Lipstick ($9.99) is a new spin on L'Oreal's popular Colour Riche Lipsticks. They deliver a pop of luminous color to the lips, with a smooth, lightweight, non-heavy or sticky feel and a shiny finish.

Pink Cashmere is a light-medium vibrant pink with a subtle glowy sheen.

The Colour Caresse formula is in some ways like Revlon Lip Butters - they are a lipstick/lip balm hybrid, applying to the lips smoothly like a lip balm, and providing a good amount of color like a lipstick. They are sheer upon the first swipe, but the color can easily be built. The pigmentation is comparable to the MAC Lustre Lipstick formula.

Pink Cashmere on my lips (it's a bit more vibrant in person)

Application is a breeze with the smooth, glossy formula, but I personally don't find them to be moisturizing. To be fair, I don't think I've ever discovered a moisturizing lipstick, but the Color Caresse formula seems to sit on top of my lips like a glossy film, without ever penetrating my lips (YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks do the same thing for me). If you don't have a problem with dry lips, you might find these moisturizing. They contain Jojoba Butter, which is really nice, but for my dry lips, applying a good lip balm before (or after) is needed with these.

There are many "weightless" claims for this lipstick, and I completely agree that it's a featherweight, comfortable formula.

The lasting power isn't the best, it diminishes after 1-2 hours, but leaves a light pink stain behind. Not really a big deal, as it's pretty expected with a lip balm type of lipstick.

It has reflective gold packaging, which is pretty cute and chic, but is a major trap for finger prints (as is any reflective packaging).

Lastly, I almost want to say these lipsticks are unscented, but they carry the slightest sweet, kind of fruity scent. It is so sublte that I really have to inhale the lipstick to know it exists. A big plus in my book because I'm not a fan of the standard scent of L'Oreal lipsticks.

Overall I like these lipsticks, and if I happen to run across a good sale, I'll be picking up a couple more shades. But if I had to choose Revlon Lip Butters or L'Oreal Colour Caresse, I'd have to go with Revlon Lip Butters because they feel a bit silkier on the lips.

The Round-Up

  • Great pigmentation - in between a lipstick and lip balm
  • Glides on the lips with ease
  • Lightweight
  • Shiny finish
  • Leaves a light stain on the lips after the lipstick has worn off
  • No obnoxious scent - yay!
  • Isn't particularly moisturizing on my lips (results will vary from person to person) and further dries out any dryness present on my lips.
  • Isn't long-lasting, fades after an hour or two.
Price: $9.99 at your local drugstore. I've spotted it for $7.98 at my local Wal-mart. Prices will vary based on location.


  1. I saw this in stored but wasnt tempted....It's not on the top of my wishlist really..

  2. Pretty! I've been wondering about these and was excited to see your review. Thanks!

  3. Cute packaging and color. Glad to see a review have not seen much on these.

  4. love this!

  5. Pretty! That packaging looks really luxe.

  6. Beautiful shade, perfect for the summer, and nice packaging. Great review as always!:)

  7. Gorgeous shade and great review!

  8. I haven't seen these yet but I love the color (and the packaging is cute too). I love Revlon Lip Butters so I might have to try these out too. :)

  9. Beautiful!!!!!

  10. Great review! I originally picked up this color as well, but I have to say I wasn't too impressed with it. After the way everyone over seas raved about the Caresse lipsticks..I was just expecting a little more. I also found this color to look a little too unnatural and strange on me :/

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  11. I'm in love with the packaging, not with the wear.