Saturday, 8 February 2014

L'Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Coral Encore

L'Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in 202 Coral Encore

A few weeks ago I raved about a new release by L'Oréal, the Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks. I first picked up the color Rouge Allegro (see my post about it here) and I knew that it would not be my last purchase from this line. I didn't last long before picking up a second one (I blame the $1 off coupon that I doesn't take much to incentivize me!) 

Coral Encore is a vibrant pink coral and it is just as lovely as Rouge Allegro. The formula of these liquid lipstick/lipgloss hybrids is amazing. They apply so, so smoothly and feel very creamy on the lips, but retain the high shine of a gloss. They are beautifully pigmented, with excellent lasting power. As I mentioned in my review of Rouge Allegro, they are quite different from the L'Oréal version of the YSL Glossy Stains (the Color Caresse Shine Stains). They are much less sticky when applied.

Coral Encore is a beautiful shade. Orange lips are huge for spring, and while this version of coral is far from orange, embracing coral is a great way to take steps towards being brave enough to rock an orange lip regardless of your skintone! 

L to R: Coral Encore, Rouge Allegro
Compared to Rouge Allegro, Coral Encore is definitely much warmer, with a subtle orange undertone. I have yet to try out any of the paler, more nude shades from the line, but these bright shades are phenomenal. My only complaint is that they are retailing around $9.99 at most stores (L'Oréal often has coupons floating around, though). Drugstore prices are quickly inflating to near what one would expect to pay for a mid-end product at Sephora or Ulta, without the benefit of being able to test out and swatch the color first. But, if you are US-based, just make sure to buy from a store with a good return policy (I prefer CVS). And although I am griping about the price, it's definitely worth it for these!

Have you tried any of the Colour Riche Extraordinaires yet? Which ones are your favorites?

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