L’Oreal Colour Caresse by Color Riche Lipstick in All the Usual Colors…

A little stopover at Walmart when on vacation two weeks ago (I forgot my exfoliating gloves!) yielded a triplet addition to my lip color collection…I just couldn’t resist the pastel colors and creamy shine of this formula!

From L-R: Cotton Pink, Sheer Linen and Merino Mauve.

Retailing for $9.99, the Colour Caresse lipstick line is ultra-light, smooth and glossy.  The texture feels moisturizing (and not the lightest bit sticky) when applied, but I don’t get the same hydration effect as if I was wearing a lip balm or moisturizing plumper like RBR Devlish Nectar (which I sometime use as a base for this lip color).

Cotton Pink is a light cool bubblegum pink with some shimmer…excellent color payoff with just one swipe.

Sheer Linen is a medium nude with no shimmer…definitely the darkest of the three (similar to By Terry Terrybly Nude) but also the sheerest.

Merino Mauve is a milky pale pink with subtle shimmer…can be applied easily without a mirror to add an instantly lovely glow.

These lipsticks are sheer but quite pigmented. 

The lasting power is medium…I found it needed to be reapplied every few hours which is no problem for me since I enjoy the act of adding more lipstick throughout the day.  The shine is pronounced but not overly-glossy and the color seems to wear evenly.  Overall, a beautiful drugstore option.

A combination of Merino Mauve and Pink Cotton.


Bottom Line: At $7.49 each (I got mine on sale), these little gems are a steal…I don’t find them to be the most moisturizing lipsticks in the world, but the color payoff, smoothness and sheen are brilliant.  Definitely worth a try!

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Comments (10)

  • Arianna Ventura Reply

    hi dear..i love u blog and now i follow you.
    Please follow back? :))

    August 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Hello Arianna,

    Thanks for reading and for the follow! I will make sure to peruse your blog soon!


    –The Beauty Professor

    August 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm
  • Niki Reply

    im wearing sheer linen today and i love it!!! its so pretty! cant wait to try some of their other colors!

    August 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Lovely! It is a really beautiful color and I bet it looks amazing on you, Niki! At under ten dollars, these colors are definitely worth experimenting with.

    Take care…xoxo,

    –The Beauty Professor

    August 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  • JoanneP @ The Convenient Beauty Reply

    Lovely color picks! I'm still pondering on the shades. If only I can test them out before buying. Hate returning makeup! Thanks for the lovely review xx

    August 29, 2012 at 12:21 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Joanne! Testing (or the lack thereof!) at the drugstore is the worst…so limiting and inconvenient. I hope you find some colors that you end up loving!! Keep me posted ; )

      –The Beauty Professor

      August 29, 2012 at 1:43 am
  • yessie (cinnamonandzoeykisses) Reply

    I saw drugstore and had to take a look! I'm all about drugstore (I'm on a serious budget) and haven't bought one if these yet! glad to see some stuff I could possibly own on here:)

    August 29, 2012 at 12:24 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      So good to hear from you, Yessie! You absolutely cannot beat the price and they look and wear just as well as the new Too Faced lip cremes which are almost three times the price! Let me know what you end up picking out…you always pick flattering colors ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 29, 2012 at 1:45 am
    • yessie (cinnamonandzoeykisses) Reply

      Thanks:) I've been keeping a low pro as I'm between jobs and seeing all these pretty stuff makes me sad! I've been blogging but not much shopping! But I'm still on IG 🙂

      August 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Thanks for the update, Yessie…I hear you–reading beauty blogs inevitably gets me wanting to buy things I definitely don't need!! Finding a balance is a challenge but so healthy. Just followed your blog ; ) Always enjoy your IG pics!

    Take care and talk soon!

    –The Beauty Professor

    August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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