L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone

L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone

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L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone


(As this is the one of the most searched for criteria since recession 😛 at least it is for me, I would shamelessly yet truthfully admit 😀 ) around 690 INR per lipstick for 3.6 gms.

Product Description:
Color Riche Made for Me is enriched with a combination of Omega-3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It has a soft and creamy texture and it leaves lips feeling moisturised, smooth with a stunning finish.

Ingredients in L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick:

Lanolin oil, sesame seed oil, oleyl erucate, microcrystalline wax, PPG-5 lanolin wax, acetylated lanolin, beeswax, disteardimonium hectorite, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate, rosa canina fruit oil, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, argan oil, BHT, BHA, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, calcium sodium borosilicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, methyl-2 octynoate, polyethylene terephthalate, polymethyl methacrylate. May Contain: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 7, red 28 lake, yellow 6 lake, red 22 lake, bismuth oxychloride, yellow 5 lake, carmine, blue 1 lake.

Information Written on the Lipstick Case:



Loreal Color Riche Lipstick

Frankly speaking, this is the packaging that I adore next to Chambor’s navy blue packaging with their gold rose insignia on the top. The lipstick comes in a very attractive pale gold case (I obviously am referring to the colour, not the stuff its made of 😛 ) with super classy gold rings round the sides and the top of the case is pure golden which incidentally also reflects the nose of mine, as ten times its actual dimensions.  So yeah, it might just give our very own Bappi Lahiri a run for his err., gold-i-ness? 😛

My Take on L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone:

Yeah, the lipstick looks good and even appeals to my nasal senses. 😀 This has a very faint earthy-lipstick-y smell which is barely-there and doesn’t go against the lipstick.The lipstick contains argan oil which has anti-ageing properties. Argan is a queen amongst oils. Here are a few factoids that L’Oreal might consider for the next campaign. Argan is a powerful antioxidant due to high levels of tocopherols (vitamin E). In this regard, argan oil puts olive oil in the shade with twice the level of tocopherols and ten times as many gamma-tocopherols.

The colour is sheer and copper-toned.  There are visible gold shimmers in the lipstick, so its ideal for a night-out or for nightwear.  This looks good on dusky complexions as well.

It is pretty long-lasting and doesn’t transfer much into napkins or cutlery unless you vigorously scrub it like in advertisements the eager-to-please daughter-in-laws scrub their pots and pans with the latest scotch-bright or Mr. Muscle or whatever stuff the companies are paying them to act for 😛 )

The lipstick is creamy and moisturizing on the lips, but not sticky like Fevicol (imagine your lips being glued to that glass of juice XD ,well on the positive side,your hands will be free to hold your clutch and adjust your hair 😛 ), okay enough of my nonsensical thinking, here’s the cons of the lipstick.

This was gifted to me by a cousin sister who lives abroad, otherwise I am not yet much into lipsticks; I tend to give liquid lip colours more importance, but now that I have started on lipsticks, I find that this is a pretty wearable shade especially with indo-ethnic wear, say in jeweled tones or slight metallic tones (imagine a copper-ish fitting kurti).  This shade would complement it perfectly.  This is perfect for those bollywood-style shaadis or even for exuding pretty-Indian-divaness in her gorgeous tanned or otherwise complexion.

Loreal lipstick

Pros of L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone:

  • Creamy and moisurising on the lips.
  • Shade will suit most complexions.
  • Can be used as a cream blusher or bronzer due to its sheerness  (I have tried it and it does work :P, talk about multi-utility thinking :D).
  • Its L’oreal and has a certain level of brand worthiness. So, it really isn’t disappointing.
  • Available in other shades which one can explore, in the range of plums, pinks, peaches, and corals for those who aren’t really into beige or browns.
  • Shade isn’t overtly shimmery and is wearable.
  • Lives up to its claims of being moisturizing and giving a good finish.

Cons of L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone:

  • Does not show up well in pictures because of its sheerness.
  • Though it has sufficient lasting power (when untouched after application), it transfers into napkins or cutlery, maybe cause if its creaminess.
  • This shade in particular might not show up well on pigmented lips. In such a case ,the lips has to be embalmed in a relatively high coverage foundation and then this lip colour has to be applied on top of it if you want to go for a relatively heavy made-up look for an occasion.

So that’s it. This lip shade is ideal for those who love beige and copper-ish colours with brown undertones.  I might repurchase other shades in this range, mostly in peach and corals and reds, those are the colours that favour me and vice-versa 😀 You can check out the rest of the shades on their official website.

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20 thoughts on “L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Sandstone

  1. The second pic looks so nice…and loved your artwork he he!! 😀 Good review Arja!! 🙂 I’d love to try this shade with smokey eyes!! 🙂

  2. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: All of you <3 yep the colour is pretty hard to carry off – it would do better as a bronzer than a lipstick it seemed to me :silly: :silly: Glad to know you enjoyed the pics and the swatch hehe you guys get so creative with your own snaps – i hardly could resist but experiment a bit myself :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. But the range is promising – the other colours like red rhapsody and tender pink are amazing – have been reviewed too in this blog – worth a try :tongue:

  4. Hey nice review arja. :yes: :yes: :yes: I too have a color from this range…pure burgundy. Though i’m not a big fan of the color..but love its creamy & moisturizing texture. 🙂 🙂 I likeeee the fragrance too :love: :love: :love:

  5. Yes the product is satisfying – just my luck to get the wrong shade 😛 loreal doesnt disappoint much does it 😛

    :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for the read and the feedback every one

    @oopsi : i always relate browns with chocolates 😛 vochelle ones 😛 but this look will go with glam eyes and light nudish lips..would be cool you know – arab princess type – something to do with sand dunes and deserts.. :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  6. Hey Arja.. Love reading your article and all those nosensical things :lol2: :lol2:
    colour is too muck chamki chamki type.. but loved the scrubbing desciption 😆 😆

  7. I like the second picture…so amusing. :dumb: :hihi: But I won’t feel very comfortable wearing this lippy. 😥
    But the texture seems pretty good. 😀 Nice review,Arja! :shying:

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