29 Dec 2015

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick: Laetitia's Pure Red

L'Oreal and Maybelline were never my prefered brands of makeup. Outdated stands make everything even worse and it usually makes me angry to see a full range of products abroad. So let's say I'm a bit of a rebel when it comes buying their products. Still, due to recently beloved line of Maybelline Creamy Mattes, (which I've ordered online for the same reason as above) I wanted to give a fair go with sisterly L'Oreal Color Riche line that's supposedly pretty matte. Glorious Laetitia's Pure Red was the only one that caught my attention before the release of new La Vie En Rose line, as I'm not much of a red lipstick fan.
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L'Oreal in Maybelline nista bila skoraj nikoli prva na mojem spisku najljubših znamk. Priznam, da kar nekaj produktov niti ne poznam, hkrati pa je za to malce kriva tudi slabša ponudba v Sloveniji. Dejansko me kar malce razjezi, ko raziskujem boljše, dobro založene police v tujini. Zato me raje opredelimo kot tiho upornico proti slabo založenim policam na našem kozmetičnem trgu. Ker sem dejansko navdušena nad novo Maybelline linijo Creamy Mattes šmink, sem se končno odločila tudi za nakup sestrske linije L'Oreal Color Riche, ki ima večinoma mat učinek. Laetitia's Pure Red me je prevzela z vampirsko močjo v sami tubi, obenem pa me ostali svetlejši odtenki rdeče niti niso tako mikali. Vse dokler ni nedavno prišla na naš trg nova kolekcija roza rdečil La Vie En Rose v istem mat učinku...







Laetitia's Pure Red is not the darkest red in my collection and it has quite a big portion of berry undertone within. I would say it's a berry dark red with hidden pink tones. It needs to be applied at least in 2 coats to get fully opacity and vampy looking effect. Quite frankly, I expected more from the color itself. While it looks intimidating night red in the tube, it transfers rather berry-esh and warm, think Mac Rebel as an example. This might be a good news to some and it's quite an unusual mix of red, berry and pink. In terms of texture, I can only say it's pretty matte, similar to regular Mac Mattes. Applies satin and slowly drains the moisture within 5 hours. Honestly, my lips like a small raisin after 5 hours. Literally. Lipbalm is a pure handbag necessity with this lipstick. Other than that, it's pretty longlasting and has a strong staining power. It has a granny-like lipstick scent while packaging feels luxurious compared to standard L'Oreal lipsticks.

Laetitia's Pure Red dejansko ni tako temna kot se zdi na prvi pogled. Vampirsko črno rdeča se ob stiku s kožo prelevi v nosljivo bordo rdečo z močnim roza/jagodnim podtonom. Kar izgleda kot popolna izbira za vsako žensko, je mene malce razočaralo. Vedno sem na lovu za nenavadnimi odtenki, kar pa Laetitia's Pure Red dejansko je in obenem ni. Z dvema slojema pridobite popolnoma prekrivno satenasto formulo, ki se sčasoma prelevi v mat zaključek. To je lahko odlična novica za vse, ki iščete dolgo obstojno in glamurozno rdečo z odtenkom jagodičevja. Po sami teksturi je dokaj podobna klasičnim Mac Matte šminkam, obenem pa ustnice po več kot 5 urah tudi malce izsuši. Kar je dokaj normalno za mat zaključek, vendar bom ostala kritična. Po 5-6 urah so bile moje ustnice že sicer podobne majhni rozini, vendar se da to odpraviti z balzamom v drugi roki. Če se dotaknem še obstojnosti, Laetitia's Pure Red je resnično dolgo obstojna pri več kot 6 urah in pusti tudi klasičen ''odtis'' na samih ustnicah. Omenila bi tudi tipičen vonj L'Oreal šmink, ki malce spominja na babičina ličila, embalaža pa deluje dokaj razkošno in trpežno.



Formula is worthy of checking as it's still pretty unusual to stumble upon a good matte lip in the drugstores. However, lipstick itself is pretty pricey (about 13€ if I'm not mistaken) so try catching them on annual sales. Yes, I expected more and I would love to see a bit more deeper and cooler effect. I still love it yet I'm not totally in love, if it makes any sense. Also check Mateja's review as Laetitia's Pure Red looks darker on her. I had to check mine twice if I even bought the same shade as lovely Mateja. Also, I've never experienced such a ''raisin lip effect'' before but it might be just because I hadn't had enough water these days. Smaller lips, beware. It's not the most flattering matte lipstick on the market. If you're willing to look-over that fact, you'll actually enjoy it as much as I do - occasionally or regularly in Autumn.

Sama formula L'Oreal Color Riche je dejansko odlična za drogerijski izdelek. Tukaj pa ni tako odlična cena, saj presega skoraj dobrih 13€. Priporočam nakup ob sezonskih znižanjih, saj jo lahko ujamete tudi za 30% manj cene. Priznam, da sem pričakovala malce več dramatičnosti in vampirskega učinka, kljub temu pa bo Laetitia's Pure Red stalnica za jesen. Naj še enkrat opozorim, da šminka izsuši ustnice s časom, zato se oborožite z balzamom za ustnice. Mogoče pa je krivda z moje strani, saj v teh delovnih dneh nisem posvečala dovolj pozornosti pitju vode. Če ste pripravljeni prezreti dokaj izsušujočo formulo, potem boste lahko uživali v vsej njeni lepoti tudi vi - občasno ali pogosteje v jeseni. Odtenek je na voljo v DM in Muller poslovalnicah.