I am a hoarder of makeup. A few months back, L’Oreal had launched a beautiful collection named L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lip Tints in India. It had 8 shades in the collection, and had already taken the world by storm. It was by far the lightest, most long lasting, hydrating and glossy type lip color I had ever come across. And don’t forget the wand with the hole in the centre. Some said it was a dupe for Yves Saint Laurent’s famous glossy stains. Of course, I can believe that; since L’oreal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent both belong to the same L’oreal group. I said, so what???…As long as it is a good quality product, I am all in favour for it.
A few days ago, while I was perusing the cosmetics at Shoppers’ Stop, I casually looked over at the L’oreal counter and actually remarked…Ohh…Don’t you have some new stuff???…And pat came the reply…Of course, they did. It was staring at me, but I was too blind to see it. You see, on the heels of the super success of Lip tints, L’oreal Paris have introduced six more shades in the 2014 Summer Collection and named it L’OREAL PARIS SHINE CARESSE PEARLY SHEEN. I quickly swatched it and picked up three out of the six (wanted to pick up more…but Hubby dear was glaring at me!!!!!!)
These lip stains also have very pretty names ..(How I hate lip colors having only numbers…Yes..Inglot….I am looking at you). I picked up maya and ruby too….and will be reviewing the Lip tint cherie today.
About the Product:Unique water-based lip tint with a modern shine and long lasting, intense colors. The next generation lip color that combines the texture & shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain! Delivering a lasting color with a subtle glossy shine. The unique formula comprises of 30% water and 60% oil provides an exceptionally high level of moisture, allowing for 6 hour hydration. Concentrated soluble color pigments create a subtle wet look with a weightless feeling on lips.
Price: Same as before-Rs 499/- for 6ml of product
Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Aqua/Water, Trimethylsiloxy-Phenyl Dimethicone, Ethylcellulose,Sorbitan Stearate,Alcohol,Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Hydroxypropylguar, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,Hydroxycitronellal Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, /Linalool, Magnesium SlicateSlicaCitronellol, Alumina Polyethylene Terephthalate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Parfum/Fragrance. [+/- May contain CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, C77491, Cl17200/Red 33, Cl15850/Red 7, Cl19140 Yellow 5, Cl17200/Red 33, Cl15850/Red7, Cl19140/Yellow 5, Cl42090/Blue1, Cl45380/Red 22 Lake, Cl45410/Red28 Lake, Cl15850/Red6, Cl15985/ Yellow 6 Lake, Cl15850/Red7 Lake,C;75470/Carmine,Cl1914*0//yellow 5Lake, Cl42091/Blue1 Lake]
My Experience with L’Oreal Shine Caresse Pearly Sheen Lip Tint – Cherie
There are two things different in these lip stains from the previous ones which I noticed immediately. First of all, there is no box packaging. Why L’oreal….have you become a cheapso??? The box packaging gave an overall air of luxury to the product. Now, it is simply wrapped in a cellophane paper, on which all details are crammed up,,,..verydifficult to see unless you have Owl’s vision. Second, this product has shimmer in it. Even the previous version had shimmer, but those were very tiny, visible only under light, again with Owl’s vision. The shimmer in these lip tints can be seen through the tube itself.
I am glad L’oreal has not changed the packaging and the wand. It comes in a Golden color, tapering tube, with a transparent window to make out the shade if you have more than one. The wand applicator is also the same, very soft, tear drop slanted shape, with a small hole in the centre, so as to control the amount of product transferred on to the lips. The wand closes the mouth of the tube with a click, so it is quite secure and safe in your purse.
The formula is the same as before. It is extremely light weight, very easy to apply. It gides on my lips like water, and gives a very weightless feeling. The shimmer particles are, thankfully, not visible, but they do give a nice sheen to the lips. The fragrance is the same, floral rosy kind. Do apply the lip tint with a light hand, unless you are dressed up for a party. Since initially it seems a pale Berry Pink shade, but within 5-10 minutes , it sets to a deep Plum color.
It does give a moisturised and hydrated feel to the lips. After the stain sets in 10-15 minutes, it is non-transferable. It stays put with light snacks; with a heavy meal, it may lose its shine, but the color stays intact. There is no feathering or bleeding. It is non sticky, and does not enhance the lip lines. It does last long….With a heavy meal, the stain stayed put for 10 long hours, till I actually removed it with a remover.
I do feel that if I am not drinking water frequently or reapplying it, It gives a slight puckered feel to my lips after 2-3 hours. It fades evenly, but it is extremely long staining; It seems as if your lips are actually that color.
Pros of L’Oreal Shine Caresse Pearly Sheen Lip Tint – Cherie
• Very Light Weight
• Attractive and sturdy packaging
• Good Quality Wand
• Very Smooth application
• Good pigmentation (between lipsticks and lip balms)
• Long lasting
• Fades evenly
• Leaves a stain after it has faded
• Non sticky
• Nice, dewy finish
• Does not transfer once it has set (after 10 -15 minutes)
• Does not settle into lip lines
• Sheer to moderate coverage
• Will easily cover even pigmented lips
• Tends to darken a bit with time
• Pleasant Fragrance (though I would have liked it to have no fragrance at all)
• Shimmer particles not prominent on lips
Cons of L’Oreal Shine Caresse Pearly Sheen Lip Tint – Cherie
• No Box packaging (as in earlier version, but anyways, I throw away the box)
• Gives a slight puckered feel to my lips after 2-3 hours (if I do not have anything to drink in between)
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I recommend L’Oreal Shine Caresse Pearly Sheen Lip Tint – Cherie?
Yes, I will. There is nothing wrong in it at all, even the cons are something which I had to really think about. These will look lovely with day or evening wear and last really long. This is perfect shade on all skin tones, and for all ages.
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