Loreal Color Riche Lipstick Collection – Review

Loreal Color Riche Lipstick Collection Review


I had the pleasure of receiving Loreal’s latest Color Riche lipstick collection to try out thanks to Influenster. Today I am going to share swatches and my first impressions of this collection! All opinions are my own. Even though I was gifted the collection – I will ALWAYS be 100% honest in my review. Read more about it over on my Disclosure policy.

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My first impressions of the packaging is 4/5 stars! I really love the look of the purple/black/& tan packaging. They look sleek. HOWEVER – the clear packaging was a flop in my opinion. I find the clear packaging (in person) looks a bit “cheap”. Although Loreal is a drugstore brand, I still think packaging is really important. Having your product look “upscale” even if it’s not, can make quite the difference! So for me the clear packaging wasn’t a stand out compared to the packaging of the black/tan/purple.

Loreal Color Riche Lipstick Collection Review


Loreal lipsticks usually never disappoint! I really love the quality of their lipsticks. This particular collection ranges from mattes to shine finishes! I personally LOVE the matte shades more than the shine shades. The reason being is that sometimes the shine shades aren’t as pigmented as the matte shades are. I still LOVE the shine shades though, just wish the color payoff was a little more intense. I still find myself wearing them, especially for everyday looks that aren’t needing to be as dramatic.

I love the way the product feels on my lips. It glides on smoothly, and the matte shades aren’t drying like most matte lipsticks. Something that I can’t stand about Loreal’s lipsticks though is the scent. It’s very florally and smells almost like those toy babies I used to play with when I was younger. (can anyone else relate? HAHA!) It’s like a cheap florally scent. I don’t know how else to explain it. 


now for the fun part! SWATCHES! I did two separate batches of swatches.

Loreal Color Riche Lipstick Swatches

Shades from top of hand to bottom: Matte Caron 800, Power Petal 976, Ballerina Shoes 135, Matte Moiselle Pink 703

Loreal Color Riche lipstick swatches and review

Shades from top of arm to bottom: 908 Sparkling Rose, 920 Lacquered Strawberry, 580 Peony Pink, 980 Rebel Rogue


Overall, I was pleasantly pleased with this collection. I really enjoy the matte shades the most! The color payout isn’t bad. It lasts relatively long for a drugstore lipstick. These shades have me excited for fall!

Which shade is your favorite? Have you tried the collection out yet? Do you agree that Loreal lipsticks need to change up their scent? Let me know in the comments!!!!

Loreal Color Riche lipstick review and swatches!


Thanks for reading!

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  1. July 13, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I agree with your assessment about the packaging! Looks much nicer in the black, purple, and gold. I never use matte lipstick, I have always been a shine girl. However, I keep telling myself I need to branch out and try the matte! This sounds like a great option for me to try at a lower price point. Thanks for the review!

    • ellduclos
      July 14, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you! You should definitely give it a shot (:

  2. July 13, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I haven’t and I can’t wait to get my hands on Matte Moiselle Pink 703.


  3. July 13, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about the scent! It reminds me of my grandma’s makeup, but not in a bad way. lol There’s really not a better way to say it.

    I LOVE that dark red color. I’ve got to get my hands on that. Love the post!

    • ellduclos
      July 14, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Right!! Exactly!! & thank you so much!

  4. July 13, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Love how rich these shades look! My favorite one has got to be Rebel Rogue. Thanks for sharing!

    • ellduclos
      July 14, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      That’s a good one!! (: Thank you for reading!

  5. July 15, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I love Influenster! Those lipsticks would be great for fall! I agree the clear packaging looks cheap.

    • ellduclos
      July 16, 2018 / 1:57 am

      Me too!!!

  6. September 25, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I trust the quality of L’Oreal lipsticks. Matte is my fave finish. I like their packaging too, it’s simple yet classy.

    • ellduclos
      September 25, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Right!!! Same here (:

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