Wednesday, August 19, 2015

L'Oreal Le Matte & La Lacque: Review & Swatches

If I were to dream up the perfect lip color, it would be smooth, creamy, comfortable, long-wearing and pigmented. But can you ever have all of these things in one little package? Not possible right? Wrong. L'Oreal has done it, and they’ve done it twice.

The re-release of the Color Riche Le Matte and La Lacque Lip Color Pens was definitely a huge deal to me. I got my hands on some of them a few years ago when they were originally released as a limited edition collection. To say the least, I was very sad to not be able to repurchase these lip colors, as were many others. Thankfully, due to popular demand, we can celebrate their permanent return with new and exciting colors.

I am in love with the formula, which has a wear of about 4-5 hours and easily provides a beautiful even coverage. The fact that I do not need to touch up often is ideal for someone like me, who needs a lip color to last throughout an eight hour work day. However, I do find that wearing a clear lip liner helps not only the longevity, but also any feathering or bleeding along the lip line. 

The Le Matte shades are not drying on the lips, and feel very lightweight. If you’re looking for more of a shine, the La Lacques will give you a subtle gloss while still providing that full coverage color payoff with just a few swipes on the lip. The matte shades tend to have a little less pigment than the lacquers, but again, both are long-wearing. They both also have a nice light floral scent. 

The packaging of the retractable pen is nice and sleek, with each color corresponding to what you will see inside. Each tip is slightly pointed for easy application. I’m a sucker for catchy names, and I have to say I think the name selection for this collection was pretty clever.

I picked mine up at Target for $8.99 a piece, however, these can also be found at Ulta for $1 more.

Now let’s see the 6 shades I have collected so far!







Needless to say, I am in love with these lip colors for the simple fact that they are everything you would want in a lipstick for an amazing price. Since we’re hearing that they are going to be a permanent item with L'Oreal, I wouldn’t say you necessarily need to rush to the store to pick them up. However, I would say that you shouldn’t wait because the hype is real girlfriends. Let me know what you think!

To see lip swatches of these colors, visit my Youtube channel for a video!

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Brittany Lima | Beauty Bartender

Brittany is a full time professional makeup artist & educator from Philadelphia. Whether she's working on a client or filming YouTube videos, she's always finding a way to share her industry knowledge. Her sassy yet congenial Northern attitude is what makes her most relate-able to her viewers. She can't live without music, YouTube, cheesecake, Instagram, pasta, and laughing.

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1 comment :

  1. These are on my wish list for this season! Can't wait to try them out :)


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