Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New Loreal Color Caresse Shine Stain: First Impression

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?

18 comments:

  1. You're so right, the darker shades are much more pigmented than the lighter ones. I got Infinite Fuchsia and Lilac Ever After. Love the Infinite fuchsia much better. The glossy effect doesn't last long on my lips though. So I would wait until it dries and then apply my lip gloss. Overall, it's a pretty good product.

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    1. They are! I found that I didn't get a good solid swipe with the lighter shades. I found that the shine wore off to, I just didn't know if the product actually claimed to stay shiny throughout, so I didn't bother to really touch on that because I was unsure.

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  2. I got endless red and I really like it! It doesn't stay glossy for more thanan hor or so, but the stain is nice and I too just pop clear gloss over it.

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    1. I found the same thing on the back of my hand, it was shiny upon application but it eventually faded.

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  3. I haven't tried it, but I will definitely give it a second look at SDM this weekend since it will be 20x the points ;)

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    1. I wouldn't definitely wait for something like that to come up! At least your getting a little more in return:)

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  4. I saw these but didn't realize they were stains. Those dark ones look amazing but I can't believe these are regularly priced at $14; Shoppers is getting way too expensive.

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    1. I cannot believe it either, drugstore makeup is really getting expensive. I would never buy it from Shoppers, Wal-Mart always has the cheapest price for cosmetics!! You can actually get it for a couple dollars less!

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  5. definitely caught my eye! these products are all over the blogosphere! I'll definitely have to wait for a sale... SDM ... is crazy expensive for drugstore!

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    1. I agree! Try Wal-Mart, definitely a cheaper alternative:)

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  6. I am soo excited to try these out once they come out in my country! They look absolutely gorgeous! <33

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    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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    1. I really want to at least buy one too!! :)

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  8. I don't buy L'Oréal products but wow, these are damn pricey in my opinion for what they are, they offer a wide selection of shades though x

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    1. I think they are quite expensive as well especially at Shoppers Drug-Mart. Drugstore makeup prices are definitely on the rise:(

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  9. Those colours look so pretty! But, geeeze they're expensive. Do you think they're too creamy?

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    1. They are!!! I find them really slippery and wet until they dry, not too creamy.

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