Sep 22, 2011

L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets Liptick: Kerry's Rosewood (225)

Another of the L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets range of lipsticks, the one I am reviewing today is Kerry's Rosewood (225).

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loreal color riche star secrets kerrys rosewood 225 lipsticks nude pale peach pink reviews swatches fotd

A pale pink lipstick with a hint of peach and tons of silver shimmer in it, the only reason I bought this lipstick was I was in love with Star Secrets range and wanted to pick up just about every colour I could lay my hands on :-|  There I said it...and no, it doesn't feel any better, but let's just move on to the review :P :D

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Like all lipsticks from this range, the black casing features the signature of the brand ambassador it represents - Kerry Washington in this case.  I love the simple yet classy packaging, plus I have had these lipsticks for a long time now (don't ask!), and the packaging looks just the same as new, so no complaints on that.

On to the colour itself, it is a nude/pale pink colour with silver shimmer mixed in.  The hint of peach to it is not really obvious on me, but I feel it makes a difference and gives it a bit of warmth.

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loreal color riche star secrets kerrys rosewood 225 lipsticks nude pale peach pink reviews swatches fotd

The texture is quite creamy, and it never dries out my lips.  While this colour might not be the best pick for my tanned darker skin, I would have still loved it but for this shimmer.  The lipstick itself doesn't stay very long on my lips, disappearing in about 2-3 hours without me putting in much of an effort into removing it.  However, it leaves behind the shimmer which then travels all around my mouth.  It's messy and quite embarassing - I look like I made a mess of trying to apply some kind of shimmery stuff around my mouth.  Not.nice.at.all.

Cost:  About $9.00

On my lips, this is how it looks.  I pair it with a darker eye makeup to avoid looking washed out.  My lips are on the darker side and this lipstick is kind of sheer, so it tends to not look all that pale.

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Eyeshadow used:  L'Oreal duo (Dashing)
Overall, while I love the texture and even the colour, I do have a big issue with shimmer.  Would be a good choice so long as you are not anti-shimmer like I am.  Also since it tends to sheer out a bit (probably because of the shimmer particles), so if you have lip pigmentation issues like I do, then you might want to use a lipliner to even out the colour - or not bother too much about it :D

Also Read:

L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets - Diane's Tuberose (208)
L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets - Mila's Plum
Shady and Dashing - L'Oreal Hip Eyeshadow Duos
L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets - Aishwarya's Beige 

30 comments:

  1. I like the color, the shimmer is kinda too much though. You look so pretty Rads :)

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  2. Thankoo Appu..ya it is just too much of shimmer/glitter :(

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  3. Hi Sara...I just wish it had a little less of the shimmer factor, though :)

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  4. That eye makeup is really pretty! Honeslty i dont really like glittery lipsticks.. just not my thing.

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  5. luv ur eye makeup rads. :) dnt like the lippy personally bt somehow i feel it does suit u. u lookin all pretty pretty with the smokey eye n shimmery lip :)

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  6. Though I like shimmers I think it looks a bit too glittery on the lips :(

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  7. Have to mention that your smokey eyes are wowwwwwwwwwww..

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  8. u look v pretty here! :D
    Loreal does some of the best or better lippies and then mess it up with some issue or other (if nothing wrong they dont stock it well!) :D
    I like their shine gelee but is so creamy it melts! This one's so ur color sans almost glitter!

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  9. Gaea - I have the papaya something shine gelee...that didn't work out too great on me :| And this one ..they ruined it with the shimmer :(( I love their lipsticks when they get them right :D

    Aarthi - thank you :) Ya it's just too much of glitter :(

    Thanks, Jyoti..is look okayish cos the glitter didn't get picked up by the camera :D

    Tanvee - is the same here..glitter/shimmer..and even frost...I don't like so much :D

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  10. me no like the shade....but awesome eye makeup radsu.....what have u used ??

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  11. Hi Shivani..thankoo..I used the Loreal shadow in Dashing..have added link to it in the post.

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  12. Hi Rads - I must be the only one who loved the shimmer in this lippie :) and loved your smokey eyes too. I must say that your skin is looking great - soft, smooth & glowy.

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  13. oh if you like the Shine Gelee formula, u must try the sweet tea - that has become my nude on lip color. v subtle and am sure would go on urs too greatly. but i hate storing it in the frigde (esp here in chennai have to!)

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  14. Wowww..how horribly hot is Chennai??!!!!! My main problem with the Shine Gelees at least in India is the price..it costs around 700 and I just cannot agree to paying that much for it :| :| :|

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  15. Sabrina - that's just the lighting I think and of course some help from foundation and the blush :D

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  16. I can totally relate to the shimmer going everywhere..I had a lip gloss with the same problem :|
    The shade is sooo pretty na but

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  17. I didn't have a tester to try out before buying and I never thought it would be that bad..the colour looked quite nice in the tube :D

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  18. This looks so gorgeous in case..but turns out to be a bit frosty na...with shimmers and all..you seem to be carrying it so well..me can't wear such shades!! :( :(

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  19. Naaah it doesn't look good on me either...is just the camera doesn't pick up the frosty shimmer so much :D

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  20. I totally fell for the packging radhika.. so pretty.. umm like loreal lipsticks.. is it? Bt shimmers like kinda chunky..I mean softer more blended shimmers would have been nice.

    grrr.. i had to change my full profile to comment on your blog. It was a major issue logging in and logging out of two emails so i changed it. thsi one was the total gadha profile but I guess it was time i moved one. It is totally handled by others now. A little sad but am okay. :)

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  21. i like how your skin looks here. breakdown pluulllezz :D

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  22. oh damn the post is about a loreal lipstick.. The tagging on the sidebar is wrong radhika.. i mainlly saw the pics and read the conclusion part of it... and then i scrolled up the read more i saw it is the loreal lippy. :|

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  23. Awww..is okayyy...am sure you all busy with IMBB anyway...you will get over it :*

    Skin?? Guess it's just the lighting. I used
    - moisturizer
    - Chanel Le blanc base
    - YSL foundation
    - Illamasqua Ambition blush...thats it.

    Is just lighting only I am sure :D

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  24. Heheheee which one did you read??!! And ya the sidebar thoda mixede up...I thot nobody will notice :|

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  25. no you have written maybelline gel liner title two times and the av.. whatever is showing as if it's the name of the lippy. :|

    the sidebar looks just fine.

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  26. that blush is totally suiting you... *smuuuggg*

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  27. i am your sidebar savior. :D :D

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  28. Ugh...I hate shimmer lipsticks but love that color! Diane's Tuberose is my go to lipstick.

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  29. It's Mila's Plum for me...they did mess up the colour with the shimmer/glitter overload, imo :D

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