Hope all of you are enjoying the rainy weather! We are experiencing chilly rains here which just adds to that wow factor to the whole green environment. Moreover, I love to see how my little doll walks down without any fear of getting cold and gets drenched in the light rain shower. She just loves rain drops and exclaims loudly as if she is so happy and enjoying the beauty of nature! Aah, but I must admit that now I am a mum and I usually stop her from playing in the rain while she gives me that angry young gal look 😛 I used to love rains irrespective of weather and now suddenly, I worry and fear going out in the rain for it may bother my little bundle of joy! Suddenly, I realized that now I use words like weather is bad or unsafe for kids unlike earlier days when I used to wait for rains. I wish I could bring back my old days and stop all those obstacles like cold, fever, infection from touching my little bundle of joy rather than stopping her and breaking her little heart which is so precious and divine. Anyway, let’s move onto today’s review which is a pre-valentine gift from hubby 🙂 It is a gorgeous liquid lip balm from L’Oreal. Well, it seems L’Oreal has also come up with this innovative Colour Riche Extraordinaire lip gloss into the market after Maybelline launched lip polishes. L’Oreal launched some 16 shades under Extraordinaire lip gloss range, super hit and amazing! I wish I could get all of them; however, I still managed to get 4 of them 🙂 Here’s the first one – L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Gloss in Coral Encore.
$9.99 for 0.18 Fl oz (5.5 ml), I got it for $ 7.97 each.
Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methylstyrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Argania Spinosa Oil / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Nelumbium Speciosum Extract / Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Parfum / Fragrance [+/- May Contain], Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake.
Transform lips from ordinary to extraordinary. Color is richer, lip surface is smoother and shine is magnified. Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments. Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application. Use the wand to apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.
These gorgeous lip glosses come in a golden packaging; however, its totally different in shape from other L’Oreal stuff. At first, it may look like lipstick, just a bit fat and small with twist over cap. The whole packaging is sturdy, opaque except a broad transparent oval patch on the front tube of the gloss which gives a clear idea of shade inside. Overall, a simple yet stylo, classy packaging with better creamy formula as compared to their Caresse wet shine stain. The smell is more or less similar to caresse wet shine stain.
My Experience with L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Gloss – Coral Encore:
I must admit that I am in a serious makeup phase, especially lip products tending towards summery shades irrespective of the weather. I wonder why I am getting all coral and oranges while the weather is so rainy and chilly, where reds and plums are more suitable. Thanks to Valentine’s and Rose days (however my hubby says its roz jaisa hi day :D), I got these gorgeous extraordinaire stuff, that too when I had already shopped for Maybelline lip polishe 😛 Honestly, there is not a single difference between lip polish and extraordinaire except their packaging and shade range at first sight, but if you love L’Oreal, then nothing would stop you from loving these extraordinaire lip glosses even if you own similar stuff from other brands 😀
Talking about the shade “Coral Encore,” its a true coral shade with hint of orange when I look at it in artificial light while it seems more pink deep coral in natural day light. Sometimes I feel I am color blind 😛 Really this coral, orange and pink seem same while clicking pictures, but in person, they are way different and gorgeous shades in their own spectrum. This coral shade is soon going to be my HG summer coral for it does not gives me a tanned look and does not wash me out. I am hopeful it will suit most Indian fair skin tones apart from a few medium skin tone beauties as well! It goes well with my coral tops and dresses , I cannot expect it to compliment every outfit though! The tiny shimmers are very subtle and I don’t think they would bother me in summers. The moment I wear it, I can feel a pretty glow and subtle look even with those shimmers on my lips.
The next feature is its color payoff which is sheer to medium on my lips. In one swipe, it gives a translucent juicy coral hue while 2-3 swipes are enough to get a buildable color payoff without bleeding or feathering on lips. My lips are getting pigmented these days (blame my careless schedule and negligence :P) and hence I feel some shades really don’t come up to my expectation. Still, after a lot of scrubbing and lip balm sessions, I can see that this gloss covers light patches of my lips though it will not cover dark patches unless I layer it on and on.
Coming over to the texture, it’s really creamy and luxurious which will soften and hydrate lips as long as it stays; however, it should be always worn on well scrubbed lips for clear and clean finishing else it might fix on dry patches, if you know what I mean! It is also non sticky and perfect for juicy glossy tint. It stays for pretty long hours, like 4-6 hours; however, it may not survive a single heavy meal. If I wipe my face, it would come off completely, else it fades away slowly, leaving behind a pink coral sheen and a few shimmers. It has all good properties of a hybrid lip color, lip stain and lip balm except the fact that it transfers and might settle on dry areas if lips are chapped badly. Overall, I would say if you own Maybelline lip polishes, then you might not regret skipping these extraordinaire unless you love to hold and try different beauty products irrespective of their resemblance with your existing beauty stash. I hope you got it :))
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Gloss – Coral Encore:
- A creamy, smooth lip gloss formulated with precious micro-oils and rich pigments along with high shine.
- A beautiful true coral gloss with hint of orange and sparkles which are subtle and not over the top, an apt summery shade.
- It is really creamy and luscious, which gives a luxurious feel on the lips.
- It smooths and hydrates lips as long as it stays, apart from imparting a juicy and shiny coral pigmentation.
- Just one swipe gives true coral sheen with juicy shine; however, it’s way too sheer to cover blemishes on lips.
- In 2-3 swipes, it may cover light patches and give medium coverage depending on intensity of pigmentation and natural color of lips from person to person.
- It does not bleed, does not feathers on lips.
- It is not sticky, just perfect for a glossy juicy shine.
- The shine and gloss stays for 4-6 hours on the lips without heavy meals and just occasional snacking and water/tea sips.
- It suits my face very well and I feel it may compliment most fair, medium Indian skin tone beauties.
- If we wipe it off intentionally after meals, it may come off completely without any tugging or pulling, else it fades slowly leaving behind a glossy coral shine with traces of silver sparkles.
- Amazing rosy smell, similar to Caresse Wet Shine Stain.
- Super simple yet classy golden packaging.
Cons of L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Gloss – Coral Encore:
- Transfers a bit.
- It may settle in the dry patches if lips are really chapped and dry, though it’s not bothering unless we are really lazy to take care of our lips 😛
- It won’t heal the lips, just soften and hydrate them as long as it stays.
- Might not cover deep pigments and the actual color pay off may vary according to natural lip color.
Well, I may say extraordinaire is better than L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain in terms of texture and color finish, so if I ever need to choose between the two, I will definitely opt for Extraordinaire. Even if I need to decide between Maybelline lip polishes and L’Oreal, then I would wholeheartedly go for Extraordinaire 😀 However, I am done with extraordinaire as I have 3 more shades to try and after that I may look for some other new launches 😉 😀 How about you gals, are you excited to try Extraordinaire?
Please forgive me for the pics and swatches, it was really hard to get natural and clear crisp shots, its so dark outside :((
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