I remember seeing this newly released stains first on an American blog! My first thought was how long it was going to take until we Canadians saw them popping up on our shelves. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw these at Shoppers Drug-Mart just the other day. I call this post a first impression because my opinions are based off just that. I haven't purchased the product but I did swatch it and get a feel for the it.
What is it- This new addition to the Loreal family is a joint hybrid between a wet gloss, and a stain. It's meant to hydrate while giving the lips a beautiful tint of color.
Packaging: The product comes in a gold tube, there is clear part near the top where the color can be seen. The gloss comes with a doe-foot applicator that is somewhat flexible in order to get a flawless application. The applicator is smaller in size however, it is more thicker then others I have seen, this makes it easy to cover the entire lip area with one swipe.
Pigmentation: I swatched 4 colors in total, two darkers shades, a coral, and a pink. Out of them all I felt that the darker ones performed the best, they were completely opaque with one swipe! The coral and the pink although gorgeous act more as a tint as they are incredibly wet and slippery therefore one may need to apply a couple more coats to achieve the desired look. Needless to say, I love the lighter colors, I think it's just based on personal preference.
Overall: I like this product a lot, I like that it's compact, and I like the application of it. It's light weight, and does not feel sticky when applied. When I first tested it out on my hand I saw an instant amount of shine, the colors were bright, and the wetness was evident. When I got home I noticed that the product dried to a matte finish, even when I tried to rub the product off it didn't budge!
Have these Color Caresse lip stains caught your attention? Is it worth buying?