Whilst I am waiting for Revlon’s tinted lip balm sensatition to drop into my local stores, L’Oreal has released something similar of their own called Rouge Caresse. When I first purchased these lipsticks a month or so ago, I hadn’t heard anything about them in the blogosphere, but in the last couple of weeks, I have seen lots of (mainly positive) reviews. I really like the shades I have purchased so far, and I want to pick up a few more. There are only about 10 colours in the range
I took advantage of Boots’ 3 for 2 offer and picked up a pale baby pink called Lovely Rose (top left), a hot blue based magenta pink called Cheeky Magenta (top right) and a peachy coral with a hint of shimmer calledDating Coral (bottom left). I was surprised how pigmented they all were – even when applied on my pigmented lips (bottom right). I had expected them to be much more sheer.
The first few times I tried each shade, the colour seemed to sit in my lip lines and cling onto the dry bits that I didn’t even know I had. After thoroughly exfoliating though, they make my lips look smooth and plump. I still had issues with Lovely Rose and Cheeky Magenta streaking, though the latter is much less noticeable, and I assume this is probably because the lipstick has a lot of slip due to the glossyness when initially applied.
The glossy finish wears away after the first hour, and colour fades after 2-3 hours. They also have a light scent of sweets or candy, but it is very faint, and I can barely detect it when using the lipsticks. Rouge Caresse lipsticks do not dry out my lips – I am hesitant to describe them as nourishing or hydrating, but they definitely do not feel drying to me.