Jun 3, 2011

L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick - Aishwarya's Beige (809)

If I had to pick one lipstick that I had to pick as my favorite, mostly because I can wear it for any occasion and with any colour, the choice would be this one - L'Oreal Color Riche - Aishwarya's Beige.

review swatch LOreal Color Riche Star Secrets Aishwarya
review swatch LOreal Color Riche Star Secrets Aishwarya

The colour is a very neutral pink-based brown and is the best option for me when I want to go for an almost-no-lipstick look, and I am quite sure, it would look just as natural on most people.  Just like the other Color Riche lipsticks I have tried, this one too is nondrying and stays about 3-4 hours.  I have never tried longlasting lipsticks, and this is how much time most regular lipsticks last on me, so for me this is quite normal.  These lipsticks have a faint smell, which I don't know what to describe as, but it is not an unpleasant smell, and I haven't had a problem with it.

review swatch LOreal Color Riche Star Secrets Aishwarya

On the case of the lipstick, you will find engraved the signature of the star it's named after.  In India (and elsewhere too), I have noticed two varieties of this lipstick - one is what I have shown in the picture - a glossy pink-brown/beige with no shimmer.  Another variety that I have seen more commonly is a light brown lipstick with a lot of shimmer/frost in it.  The two have different numbers, though both are named Aishwarya's Beige.  I am not sure about the accuracy, but I remember reading a while back that L'Oreal had released a special edition of Aishwarya's Beige for her marriage, and the shade I have is I think that one.  In India, this particular shade also has an extra embellisment of engraved flowers apart from Aishwarya's signature on the case.  Between the two, I would any day pick this one rather than the apparently more popular shimmery brown version.

review swatch LOreal Color Riche Star Secrets Aishwarya beige lipstick fotd' border=

I found it quite difficult to get a swatch of this lipstick, so here's how it looks on me :P  A perfect lipstick to pair with darker eye makeup or if you are looking for a subtle almost-not-there lipstick.

Cost:  About Rs. 750 ($8 to $9 when I last checked)

So, what about you?  If you had to pick one lipstick that you could use just about everywhere, which one would it be?