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First Impression | L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lip Pens

When these were released on the US market in limited quantities it seems like beauty lovers went nuts. L'Oreal Paris, being the good opportunists that they are, brought them back.

"Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen

Velvety Matte Color.
Pigment Rich Color.
Perfectly Precise, no sharpener needed!


Description: Velvety Matte or Irresistibly Glossy Pigment-Riche color, perfectly precise
Introducing Colour Riche Le Matte & La Lacque, the newest format in lipcolor. The sleek, sophisticated pen offers highly pigmented color that glides on effortlessly in one precise stroke. Available in 2 iconic finishes, creamy Matte & smooth Lacquer. Use it anywhere, anytime – it’s the newest makeup designer must-have.

How To Use: Apply starting in the center of your upper lip.Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth.
Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

Colour Riche La Lacque Lip Pen

Irresistibly Glossy Color.
Pigment Rich Color.
Perfectly Precise, no sharpener needed!
"

They're five shades available per range. The L'Oreal site has them retailing at $9.99USD for 0.032 oz. / 900 mg but I'm sure that varies from store to store. I'm yet to see them in any Barbadian stores. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lip Pens www.modenmakeup.com
T - B: 'Choco-Lacque' , 'Game, Set & Matte' and 'Lacque-y You'

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque 'Choco-Lacque' Lip Pen swatch www.modenmakeup.com
'Choco-Lacque'

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen 'Game, Set & Matte' www.modenmakeup.com
'Game, Set & Matte'

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque Lip Pen 'Lacque-y You' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
'Lacque-y You'

Pros
L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lip Pens www.modenmakeup.com

Cons
  • There's a distinctive floral/powdery scent to these that lingers for a bit
  • The colour of the packaging is not exactly the shade of the product. Look at 'Choco-Lacque' in particular
  • Limited shade range
  • 'Game, Set & Matte' did apply smoothly but it took quite a few layers to reach some semblance of opacity and it still looked patchy to me. In all fairness that could just be due to the lightness of that shade.
  • Only the ingredients for the La Lacque formula is listed on the Company's website: "SODODECANE, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, ISOHEXADECANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, CAMPHOR, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, ALUMINA, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE,BHT, ARGANIA SPINOSA OIL / ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OIL / SAFFLOWER SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, SILICA, TIN OXIDE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, MICA, CI 75470 / CARMINE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE, CI 16035 / RED 40, CI 73360 / RED 30, CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 15850 / RED 6 LAKE, CI 73360 / RED 30 LAKE, CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 16035 / RED 40 LAKE, CI 17200 / RED 33 LAKE]"
This a solid offering from L'Oreal into the lip crayon market. I don't know why they choose to scent their lip products like that but that's more of a personal thing.

Thanks to Victoria for the hook up!

#ShamlessPlug there's a few of these available in The Marketplace.

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lip Pens www.modenmakeup.com

*update*

A positive feature I forgot to mention is that each product name is on a sticker at the top of the cap. No losing the name due to it being on external wrapping only.

L'Oreal Colour Riche La Lacque and Le Matte Lip Pens www.modenmakeup.com

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