Today I’m going to review the much hyped, ‘to-be-launched’ lipstick by L’oreal Paris from the Rouge Caresse collection. The shade I’m going to be reviewing is 01 Fashionista Pink. I bought this lipstick last summer while I was on a vacation abroad. And now that L’oreal is finally launching these lipsticks in India, I thought of reviewing one of the shades I own from the Rouge Caresse collection.
What Loreal says about Rouge Caresse: Don’t just stroke your lips, caresse them. Lips say yes to this Caresse. A flutter of soft light-weight feeling color. Its delicate texture glides onto lips creating a veil of color with a luminous shine. Available in 10 bright and eye catching shades.
Product quantity: 5 ml
Product price: around HKD 100 (approx INR 850)
Shelf life: 36 months
My take on L’oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick Fashionista Pink:
Starting with the packaging, it’s very similar to the L’oreal Paris Infallible lipsticks, only this one’s gold in color and has a transparent cap (which I’m afraid might break if I drop it once more; it already has some cracks on it 😛 ) the sticker at the bottom is a light pink in color and denotes the shade of the lipstick along with its name. Overall, the packaging is very elegant.
Coming to the lipstick, I have to begin with saying that it feels like a lip balm on lips. No, actually the texture of this lipstick is more like a cross between a lipstick and a lip balm. And because of this reason, it makes for a great winter lipstick since it’s so moisturizing. The texture is very much similar to the texture of Revlon lip butters. The rouge caresse lipsticks leave lips looking glossy. But the color payoff is a big turnoff. At least 6-7 swipes are required to get the actual baby pink shade on lips. Though the lipstick glides onto lips very smoothly, it does settle into fine lines. Another minus is the staying power. It barely stays on my lips for 2-3 hours (but I don’t mind reapplying it ).
Fashionista Pink is a baby pink shade. Though it looks more like a milky pink on my lips. I love wearing Fashionista Pink with a smokey eye look. The formula of this lipstick is currently one of my favorites, considering how moisturizing it is!
Pros of L’oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick Fashionista Pink:
• Elegant packaging
• Makes lips look glossy
• Very moisturizing
• Glides onto lips very smoothly
Cons of L’oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick Fashionista Pink:
• Pigmentation is not very great
• Doesn’t last long
• Settles into fine lines
• Won’t suit some skin tones
Will I repurchase/ do I recommend L’oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick Fashionista Pink?
I won’t repurchase this shade because it didn’t suit me much. But I do recommend this lipstick to those looking for a baby pink lipstick.
IMBB rating: 3.5/5