I bought this because I wanted to treat myself and I thought this looked like a nice colour lipstick from a brand that is often endorsed by some of my favourite female celebrities. The specific variety and shade I'm reviewing is the L'oreal Color Riche Made For Me Naturals in shade 232 Cashmere.
The lipstick comes in an attractive gold casing which has a rectangular shape. I really liked the case at first but as I began to use the lipstick I started to see some problems with it. The top of the case can only be replaced one way as it has a click-in tab on one side.It's time consuming to have to line up the base and the top every time. The case also appears to be quite fragile as mine has cracked down one side. My base also rattles as if something has come loose inside of it!
You must twist the base to push up the inner lipstick product. The lipstick has a slanted edge and is mildly scented. The Cashmere 232 shade is a brown shade with a golden shimmer. It actually looks like it would be a much darker colour but once it is on the lips it isn't as deep and dramatic as you might imagine it to be. The colour thins out and it has a reddish-orange tinge to it whilst the sparkles are tiny light reflecting particles that glow gold and silvery. I personally am happy to wear this colour both during the day,for special occasions and at night time. I feel it's quite versatile because it's not a statement colour but it looks quite glamorous and it makes me look healthier and happier.
The lipstick has a nice consistency which allows me to apply it directly to dry lips should I choose to do so. You can also apply a balm beforehand if you want a less precise application. I find the lipstick feels just okay on my lips. It feels like it is protecting my lips from dryness and chapping but it also has a slightly greasy feel and I'm not overly keen on the tacky feeling I notice when pursing my lips together.
The staying power of this lipstick is not as good as I hoped. Due to the greasy consistency of the product the colour slips off the lips and transfers easily onto things like drinks and food. I do find I have to re-apply this throughout the day.
Overall I really like this shade of lipstick as I feel it suits me and it makes me look bright and alive. Things I would change about the lipstick are the case and I would also like the lipstick to be a little bit longer lasting. This cost me around £7 which I think is a good price for a big brand name. I would try other shades in the range and would recommend to ladies who like to try different make-up items.
Color Riche Made for Me is enriched with Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying / It has a soft and creamy texture and it leaves lips feeling moisturised, smooth with a stunning finish.