L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture – Perfect Red Review

Hello peeps,
How are you all doing? I picked up a few lip liners from L’Oreal which seem to be some new launches. I have already reviewed Berry Blush.


Price: Rs 699

Product Description:
L’Oreal Paris introduces a lip liner range to bring out the best in every woman. Couture precision defines your lip curves. Couture colors match the color riche lipstick palette. Couture formula is a good balance of precision, glide and color.


My Experience with L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture – Perfect Red:

Packaging: The couture lip liners look exactly like colour pencils with a cap. They are long and sleek which makes them super travel-friendly. I loved the pattern or call it the texture embossed over the packaging which makes it look different from the regular Color Riche lip liners. The colour of the pencil is the shade colour itself which makes it easy to spot the shades if you own a few of these. The cap stays on very tight and does not get separated at any point from the liner. I use a regular sharpener to sharpen these and they get sharpened nicely but it causes a lot of product wastage. Plus I just sharpened it twice and the size became so small. Hence, I can easily predict that this will last me only a few uses which is why I would call it expensive.


Shade: The shade “Perfect Red” is very pretty and a bold red with loads of orange hints. I wouldn’t call it a perfect red because it has an equal proportion of orange and red, so yes, it does look orange too at times. It isn’t a blood red; in fact it is a very warm red. If you cannot carry extremely bold reds, then this one is for you which goes a little subtle on the lips yet portrays that boldness. I love this shade because it instantly brightens up my face making my skin look glowing and clear because this grabs all the attention. It will definitely suit any make-up look that I create, be it day-time or evening-time. It will also complement all the skin-tones and has the power to cover mildly pigmented lips.


Texture and pigmentation: The texture of the lip liner initially was very hard but I sharpened it and that gave me a creamy texture. I stretch my lips and then apply it for a smooth application. At times, it is so creamy that a pointy piece of the lip liner just breaks off. The pigmentation is quite buildable; one swipe would give a subtle red and 2-3 swipes would make the pout super perfect and poppy. It does not settle in fine lines and does not accentuate dry patches too. But it does transfer to cups.

hand swatch

Staying power: It stays for around 7-8 hours without any meals or probably light snacks. And with full meals it lasts up to 5 hours on my lips. After a meal, the colour mildly loses its intensity. But it also leaves a strong stain which stays for the entire day.

lip swatch

Pros of L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture – Perfect Red:

• The lip liners are super sleek and long hence extremely handy.
• The packaging has the lip liner shade which makes it easy to spot.
• The texture is creamy and glides smoothly on the lips.
• It covers the lips completely in 2-3 swipes.
• It is a very hot and a bold red with orange hints which makes it look very sexy.
• The shade will suit all the looks and will complement all the skin-tones too.
• It does not dry out the lips very much.
• Does not settle in lines and does not accentuate dry patches too.
• The lip liner perfectly provides a nice definition to my lips shaping them nicely.
• It makes the lip colour applied on top last longer.
• It stays for 5-6 hours on my lips and survives little meals too.

Cons of L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture – Perfect Red:

• The tip is creamy and breaks with pressure.
• A lot of product wastage is caused during sharpening.
• It will get over very soon.
• Expensive because it will hardly last a few uses.

IMBB Rating: 4.2/5

Will I Repurchase/Recommend L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Liner Couture – Perfect Red?
I might try the other shades from the range but not as of now. These are expensive, so I will hunt for something better than these. Totally recommend because the quality and the shade is awesome.

Conclusion: No doubt L’Oreal stuff is expensive, but the ranges are amazing and totally worth the price!

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