L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick - Andie's Rose Carmine (203)

L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets - luxurious, creamy rich lip colour with omega-3, argan oil, and vitamin E to keep lips soft, smooth, and supple

L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets is a range that represents some very beautiful actresses who are L'Oreal's brand ambassadors.  Andie's Rose Carmine is a bluish rose-pink colour and represents the lovely Andie MacDowell.

Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick Andies Rose Carmine 203 lipsticks reviews makeup looks fotd
 Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick Andies Rose Carmine 203 lipsticks reviews makeup looks fotd

I love the packaging of the L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets lipsticks - a simple black and gold packaging that carries the signature of the star the lipstick represents.  The lipstick itself is quite smooth, packs decent pigmentation, and doesn't dry my lips.  Andie's Rose Carmine, as I mentioned earlier, is a bluish-based rose-pink lipstick with a frosty finish.  I feel the bluish tint comes from some bluish shimmer in it, but no shimmer particles are seen separately as such.  The pink itself is a bit too bright for my skin colour, and the frosty finish makes it even more difficult to carry off.

Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets Andies Rose Carmine 203 lipsticks makeup looks fotd
Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick Andies Rose Carmine 203 lipsticks reviews makeup looks fotd
Depending on the light, the lipstick looks darker or lighter pink, but I think I would best
describe this as a "rani pink" at most times just cos it's so bright :|
I hadn't swatched this before buying (not usually possible to at drugstores anyway), so I was quite disappointed by how this turned out.  Over time, though, I have learned to be more tolerant of brighter lipsticks and learned a trick or two to make them work too :D  Here's how it looks on me:

Loreal Color Riche Star Secrets Lipstick Andies Rose Carmine 203 lipsticks reviews makeup looks fotd
I used a lip brush to apply the lipstick which I feel helps tone down the level of brightness quite a bit.
Used MAC Siahi to line the upper lashline and forgot to do anything else :P :P :P
Foundation:  Chanel Perfection Lumiere.
This isn't a colour I would have picked up had I known how it would turn out.  The L'Oreal ad had made the colour look like a deeper pink, and this is nothing like that.  I suppose I could use a lipliner/lipgloss and get it to that colour, but I was expecting the lipstick itself to give me that color.  Now that I bought it, I have just learned to make it work.  If you love bright colours, this might be a good pick for you, and like all L'Oreal Color Riche lipsticks, the quality is quite good.  These lipsticks are strongly fragranced, so sensitive noses beware :D

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipsticks Cost:  About $7

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13 comments:

  1. Wow that looks nothing like what I would expect from the package.I normally love these lipsticks, but I'm glad I didn't pick this one up. Thanks for swatching.

    P.S. Diane's Tuberose is my favorite lipstick of all time!

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  2. It doesn't really work for me..but I guess you like bright colours :)

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  3. Awww..you looking so cuuute.....but I liked it on you Rads....though it is quite bright..but you've made it work so nicely!!! :)

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  4. What are those blue and red lights behind you? Compu desktop?

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  5. Modem/wifi lights blinking :D :D :D

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  6. It looks nice with a darker gloss over it..but that's the only way I can use it..this tho I just did for the post. I don't use it, otherwise :(

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  7. It's pretty! Quite metallic though, it seems. I do hate how L'Oreal lipsticks are so strongly scented :(

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  8. It does have this strange sheen to it..and I am pretty sure L'Oreal would do better if they toned down the scent of these lipsticks :D

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  9. rani pink :D
    btw it looks good on uu! as in a rani ;)

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  10. I didn't really like it that much, Aarthi..am not too fond of bright frosty lipsticks :)

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