This product took me by a total surprise!!
I usually have very dry lips, but this product was like heaven on my lips!
For some color, I usually apply 3 layers though for it to really show (But the shade I bought was very nude color)
I only have one shade right now, but I am definitely willing to try brighter colors in the future.
This is my 2nd favorite tinted lip balm after Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter. This L'Oreal balm feels lighter on your lips than the Revlon balm, it isn't quite as moisturizing, and you feel like you need to reapply it more often. But it's still a very good product when your lips don't need a lot of moisturizing. It feels nice and light on your lips and has a very pleasant vanilla scent and no flavor. (I find myself reapplying it often just because I like the scent so much!) I like the look of the packaging but I wish the little gold nub wasn't there so I didn't have to line it up to put the cap back on.
I can't comment much on pigmentation because the Nourishing Nude shade is very close to my natural lip color. It enhances the natural color a little but it basically looks like you're not wearing anything on your lips - but sometimes that's exactly what you want! I want to try some other shades to see how they look but Nourishing Nude is a very good shade for a no-fuss-makeup kind of day.
Love the color!
Since I live in England, my lips tend to dry out quickly and often, so I have to find a lipstick that nourishes and protects my lips. This one certainly fits the bill! Not only is the color GORGEOUS but my lips did feel moisturized and nourished right after I put it on. I really don't think the color lasts for 8 hours like it says, but otherwise this is a nice lip stain!
i just some thing to find a balm with a color lipstick. that one of some girls using balm color help heal the lip away. so i bought yesterday i like the nude color match with balm. finally my balm purschase already got it. i m enjoy the products made. that haul what i having the items with me. i like the parts. :)
Perfect for Everyday!
I am not a huge fan of lipstick, especially not on an everyday basis. This product provides the perfect amount of color along with great nourishment for my lips. I prefer it over the other balms on the market currently. It is not sticky or grainy. I love it.
So, I've been searching for tinted lip balms and this is one of the ones that I wanted to pick up. So I picked one up at Target earlier this week and I've fell in love with it. Even though the first time I used it I was on the fence I've came to really love it. It's VERY moisturizing and the color pay off is pretty nice!! I'm soooo ready to go back and get some more to add to my collection ;) L'Oreal did a great job here ;)
Nice shine, feel and look- but not very pigmented!
I've been obsessed with the whole tinted lip balm/lip butters/sheer lipstick craze, so I decided to check these out. The packaging is adorable- feminine, classy and decadent. I've carried this around in my pouch/purse, with no melting or caps coming off to be seen. The bullet of the lip product has the same slanted top as the Revlon lip butters. The bullet looks a vibrant, light pastel pink. You have to apply at least three layers of product to get a swatch on your hand to show any hint of pink. These have a brilliant, silky shine, but Pink Satin leaves a very fine hint of pink on the lips, if any. You must coat your lips at least three or four times to get any real sense of pink color. Pink Satin has a buttery, slightly greasey feel on the lips, with a beautiful shine, almost that of a gloss, and a hint of pink. A pink lip liner or lipstick would help make the pink pop, and Pink Satin would make a great gloss over that. I am dissapointed with the lack of pigmentation, especially since the product in the bullet is such a pretty pink. However, I still enjoy the product's feel and look, and its wear time is at the most 1 to 2 hours, way longer than Maybelline's Baby Lips. I don't feel a significant moisturizing effect, and it has a somewhat weird taste/and fragrance,( that I've read other Beautylish folks have found other L'oreal lip products to have) but thats alright. Will I be rushing out to buy every shade? No. But I'm content with Pink Satin, despite its lack of pigmentation. In a quick jiffie, this could even be used as a high shine, high lighter.
I have the rose elixir color, it is an amazing product...
It is really moisturizing, and it gives a pretty shining result
For me personally, I dont need to put any lip gloss to make it more shining, because this product definitely does it for me already...
Also, it is not very pigmented, therefore it does give a really nature result...
L'Oreal Color Riche Balms are slightly tinted, glossy balms available in 8 shades. I have Rose Elixir, the second lightest shade of the collection. Color Riche Balms have SPF 15 and contain Shea Butter as a moisturizing agent. Unfortunately L'Oreal products are tested on animals, and this balm contains non-vegan ingredients such as carmine. L'Oreal promises that this balm will give kissable, luscious color that will smooth the lips instantly, all while delivering 8 full hours of continuous hydration, resulting in lips that are softer and more supple. I'm having a hard time finding conclusive information about where L'Oreal products are made, but after some digging, I found that 20 of L'Oreal's 37 production plants are in France, 8 more in the US, so It's safe to assume that this product was made in one of those two countries. I purchased my Color Riche balm at Rite Aid for $3.75, with a $4 off coupon. The MSRP is $7.95, but I've seen prices vary from $5.25 to nearly $9, so these balms can get quite expensive.
May I say that the Color Riche balm's packaging is beautiful? It's so fancy and elegant! I give it 5 Quites. It looks so high end compared to most of it's drugstore counterparts. Lol I'm ranting about packaging again. A square, gold base with gold twist up mechanism is matched up with a pink, translucent, plastic cap that snaps on securely. The cap slants slightly and features the word "Balm" in gold lettering, written sideways. This packaging is a thing of beauty, but also functional and sturdy. I've dropped this tube onto concrete with not even a scratch of damage done.
In the tube, Rose Elixir appears to be a medium, neutral, rosy pink. However, once swatched onto the skin or lips, Rose Elixir shows it's true color; clear. There is a slight, super sheer pink tint, but it's negligible. If you have any natural pigmentation to your lips, this won't add any color, just a tad of glossiness. Don't get me wrong, the glossiness is pretty, and natural looking, but I was really disappointed with the near complete lack of color pay off. I mean it's called Color Riche. I assume that would mean it's rich in color, but I'm no French expert. Honestly, I don't feel like L'Oreal was upfront with how sheer their Color Riche balms are. Pretty sure they mentioned "luscious color" in their product overview. Luscious and Sheer are not synonyms. I have a feeling L'Oreal was trying to play on their Revlon Lip Butter fad with this product, but didn't bother to come up with as pigmented of a formula.
Despite failing in the color category, this is a pretty good balm. The texture of this balm is kinda a median between the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters, which to me, are dry and waxy, and the greasy, slippy texture of Maybelline's Baby Lips balm. On the lips, it wears very comfortably, like a smoother, more moisturizing Chapstick. After L'Oreal's balm has sunken in a bit, it feels like what healthy lips should feel like. Silky, smooth, and a little bit moist. It's really enjoyable.
But do you really get 8 hours of continuous hydration? Sure, if you apply this balm 3 or 4 times in that eight hour span. From one application though? No. It's really about two or three hours of moisture. I feel a definite need to reapply after hour three. I don't really mind though, in my opinion three hours is a good amount of wear for what is essentially a clear balm. Unfortunately, because of frequent reapplication, I'm going through Rose Elixir rather quickly, not that you get a ton of product in the first place.
L'Oreal claims that their Color Riche balms continue to condition the lips even after removal. Normally I'd totally discount a claim like that. It doesn't really make sense does it? But I kinda believe it. Even with fully bare lips, my lips look much smoother and healthier since I've started using this product. Impressed.
These balms don't have an assigned flavor, but they do have a taste. Rose Elixir has a light but noticeable sunscreen taste and smell, which I partially expected considering the SPF content. To me, it's mildly pleasant, but others might find it bothersome.
L'Oreal Color Riche Balms are one of those products that has so many pros and cons that I can't really give it an appropriate amount of praise or hate. It's one of those product that you have to take a (slightly expensive) risk on and try for yourself and form your own opinion on. This balm is beautiful, never have I had such a perfectly packaged product before, the moisture and conditioning it gives is fantastic, and it's natural, glossy shine is pretty, but the utter lack of color payoff is a total put off, along with the nearly eight buck price tag. Rose Elixir is a product I'll enjoy while I have it, but I won't be repurchasing, unless I have another $4 off coupon.