25 May 2012

L'Oreal Lip Caresse sheer lipsticks review and swatches

Not often does a product make me break my blogging rules (yes I have blogging rules, I know, I'm sad), but one of these three lippies lept onto my lips (several times) before I'd taken any snaps.  Bad blogger, naughty lipstick.  I'll let you guess which of the three it was.


These are three of the L'Oreal Lip Caresse Sheer lipsticks in the shades fashionista pink, sweet berry and aphrodite scarlet.  They're a cross between lipstick and lip balms - similar in idea to Revlon's lip butters, but in reality really quite different.  

All three of the shades are sheer and moisturising, just like a lip balm.  And the palest one in particular - fashionista pink - applies well even without a mirror and gives my lips a lovely milky pink glow.  Have you guessed yet?  Fashionista pink is my fave, and hopefully I disguised it well in the pictures, but it had been well loved by the time I photographed it!

Sweet berry is a shade that confuses me a bit - the metallic shiny end of the lippy (I love that feature by the way, and have these lined up in my glambox with those ends facing front) tells me it's going to be a purple sort of colour, but in reality it's more of a brownish shade like the colour of the product label.  Brown's not my favourite colour for lips as I think it makes me look older than I am, so when I wore this I applied it with a delicate touch to get a paler wash of colour.  

Aphrodite is a lovely fresh coraly-red that's not at all scary or garish to wear, even if you're afraid of bolder colours, because of the sheer formula.  

These lipsticks are a lovely mix of colour and moisturisation - they're much firmer products than the Revlon lip butters, and go on smoother on my lips, but they're not as pigmented, although I think that's the intention.  

Fashionista pink is going straight to the top of my favourites list this month, it's love!

L'Oreal Lip Caresse sheer lipsticks cost £7.99 each and are currently on 3 for 2 at Boots.  
*PR sample

7 comments:

  1. Oooh, I really want to try these. Fashionista Pink looks a bit too pale for my taste, but Sweet Berry looks fab! I've been looking for something a bit sheerer than the Revlon Lip Butters so here's hoping that this is the product for me! :) xxx

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    1. There's a couple of darker pinks in their range too - I swatched one called Cheeky Magenta the other day and it was lush xx

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  2. Sweet Berry looks really nice! Been lusting after these every time i'm in boots or superdrug!

    xx

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  3. I had my eyes on fashionista pink but after seeing it swatched it looks a tad too light!

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    1. On me I find it just right, but there are a couple of other pink shades in their range which are darker / more pigmented xx

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