Saturday, October 20, 2012

L'ORÉAL Color Riche Caress in Cotton Pink

I am a sucker for great advertising. I checked out L'ORÉAL's Color Riche Caresse collection because it promises "a wearable and gentle caress of color". I also needed a pink lip color, since I realized I was really lacking in the light pink department. Enter Cotton Pink!

I love the packaging! So classy, but it better be for $9.99. The price is one of the reasons I usually stay away from drugstore lipsticks like this. I am always afraid they will disappoint.
This is a thinner lipstick and there isn't a ton of product, but the lovely gold tube is a consolation. I also am a fan of the strawberry-esque smell of the lipstick.
I think I will feel very glamorous using it...but now to the color!
This is a paler pink with blue undertones, and yet it still has a punchy pop to it that makes it a little more fun and girly.
This is nicely moisturizing and really does feel like a little hint of color, almost like a colored balm. I am happy with the color and it feel weightless on my lips, however that means it only lasts about an hour and a half.
Final Thoughts: They have a good shade range, so if you aren't partial to the heaviness of lipstick, try these out!
Price: 7/10
Staying Power:7/10
Packaging: 10/10
Color/Wearability: 10/10
Quality/Branding: 9/10
Total: 43/50 = B = Pleased Panda
Do you like the Caress line? Tried it? Love it or leave it?
xoxo PrettyPanda


  1. I read somewhere that these are their answer to the YSL lipsticks and the Dior Addict lipstick line. The finish looks really similar, and the packaging is like a poor person's version of the YSL gold. Is L'Oreal cruelty free now? Because these are mighty tempting.

    1. According to my research, LÓreal will be finished with all animal testing by January 2013, where it is mandating that all of their companies stop. So I am sure they will probably still be making this line in January...and yes these are VERY similar to YSL (I have swatched those at counters) and the formula is nearly the same. The packaging is just cheaper.

  2. I was bad. I bought another Dior. But it looks smashing on, and that's why I got it. LOL.

    1. That is enough of a reason in my book! What color?

    2. Stiletto! I'll wear it the next time we go out/meet so you can see it.

    3. Perfect! I am excited to see it now!


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