How excited was I to spot these in Dubai! The new L’oreal Rouge Caresse lipsticks (released after the L’oreal YSL-dupe Shine Caresses) weren’t available in Australia yet, so am happy to pick up a few to try out.
The website states that the Rouge Caresse are available in;
’12 luminous shades. Formulated with 50% less wax than traditional lipstick, the revolutionary Lightfeel System delivers a feather-light finish that’s never sticky or heavy.’
So how do they fare? Read on!
The packaging is a silver bullet in clear casing with the colour of the product lacquered on top, which makes it easy to pick out in the stash. It also closes with a satisfying click as the two halves slot together. Weirdly enough this packing looks nothing like the ones displayed on the L’oreal USA website where it’s fully opaque with a strip of colour in the middle. However the product and tube inside is similar I think.
The shades I have are;
Dating Coral- a pale neutral pink that is nice for a no nonsense look, it just evens out the lips and gives it a pretty glossy shine.
Aphrodite Scarlet- the shade I was most excited about but most disappointed by as it just looks like a slightly darker version of Dating Coral!
Rebel Red- a rather gorgeous juicy apple red, which was what I hoped Aphrodite Scarlet to be.
Rock ’n Mauve- a deep orchid fuchsia (is that meant to be on trend this year?), it’s more pink in the shade and turns more purple in the light.
The formula feels really comfortable on the lips. It’s light and hydrating and I can swipe on a few layers without it catching on my lip lines. The deeper colours are pigmented with a translucency that gives my lips a fuller pout and a lovely glitter-free shine. They remind me a lot of the Revlon Lip Butters but without the creaminess- these are more gel like which works well in Dubai’s hot summers. I just really like the way they feel, they are fabulous.
Still trying to figure the price tags in Dubai, but L’oreal lippies typically retail for USD$9.99 .