Sep 21, 2013

L'Oreal La Laque and Le Matte Lipsticks

L'Oreal recently expanded their Colour Riche line with eight new lip crayons, half are matte and half are shiny! I really loved the varitey in this line, plus all of the colors looked gorgeous in the packaging.  I'm a sucker for a good lip crayon, but the formulas aren't anything special. I was a bit disappointed in these, especially after hearing countless rave reviews. 

I could only find seven of the eight pencils available. It took me forever to find these, I had to go to about five different Targets! I'm unsure if these are limited edition or not, the display at Target didn't say they were, but I've seen others online which stated they were. Who knows? 

Here are the applicators. The lipsticks is slightly pointed at the tips, but it wears off immediately after the first use, and there's no sharpener included- boo!

Swatches from left to right: She's So Matte, Matte-r of Fact, No Matte-r What, I Laque You a Lot, Never-Laque-ing, Laque-onic, and Laquer-ized.

She's So Matte is a bright coral.  Matte-r of Fact is a vampy browinish red. No Matte-r What is a beigy brown.  I Laque You a Lot is a bright orange red.  Never-Laque-ing is a dusty pink. Laque-onic is a bright blue toned red, it's my favorite of the entire line! Laquer-ized is a bright purple that has a bit of pink in it. These swatches are all one swipe. I hate the cheesy names.. haha! 


Claims: "Shiny/Matte full coverage lip color." Those are the only claims I could find. 
Pigmentation: The pigmentation on both formulas is excellent. The pigmentation is the best thing about this product. The colors are all very intense with little effort. 
Finish/Texture: The finishes are matte and shiny, as you can tell from the names. The mattes feel extremely dry, my lips felt terrible after wearing one. The laques felt creamy going on, but they aren't hydrating. They sit on top of the lips, and it's one of those lipsticks you can feel when you are wearing it. The formulas weren't comfortable for me. 
Lasting Power: Both of these formulas weren't very long lasting, which was surpsing to me. I only got about three hours of wear before they started to get patchy. They did stain my lips, but in a very uneven way. This is a lipstick that needs a lot of attention-babysitting really. 
Scent: The scent is that strong powdery/floral smell that L'Oreal has in it's original lipsticks. It's unpleasant to me, and it may really bother some people. 
Packaging: These come in a slender, plastic twist-up tube. The tips are slanted, but they quickly turn into nubs, and there's no sharpener included. 
Price/Availability: I paid $8 each for these at Target

Likes:
  • Very pigmented
  • Variety of finishes/colors 
  • Pretty packaging (I think it looks nice for L'Oreal) 
Dislikes:
  • Lasting power is mediocre- 3 hours at most
  • The formulas weren't comfortable on my lips
  • Wears off into a patchy stain
  • Strong powdery/floral scent
  • Limited edition- I think (also very difficult to find) 
  • A bit pricey- these aren't worth $8 
Overall:
I had high expectations for these, since L'Oreal lip products are usually good quality. Plus, it almost seems like everybody in the beauty community has raved about them! I loved the idea of a lipstick in pencil form, especially in matte and shiny finishes, but the formulas are just disappointing. 

The mattes are very drying, my lips felt chapped after I had worn one for only a few hours. The laques were creamy going on, but the formula just sat on top of my lips. I could feel it, in a slightly sticky way. I had slight feathering, and I did get a weird patchy stain on my lips after the color wore off, which only took three hours. The scent is of very strong baby powder and flowers. The packaging looks pretty, but there's no sharpener, and the laques get a little gooey in the tube, since they are so creamy. 

Overall, these lipsticks need a lot of babysitting. When I wore these, I had to constantly check in the mirror. I felt like my lips needed a good lip balm the whole day, which is an awful feeling! They just aren't worth the hype in my opinion. They are very pigmented, but that's the only good thing about them! I only kept Laque-onic, because I just loved the color. 

If you would like to see lip swatches, please watch my video review! 

So many people have raved about these, what do you think? 

Bloglovin' | Facebook Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter | YouTube |  

32 comments:

  1. I like the two red shades from laque line and the second from the left matte one :D It's a pity that they are not hydrating ://
    macabre-moon.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love love love the colours! It's sucks they aren't that great though, I love a good lip pencil xx
    Life of Verity

    ReplyDelete
  3. I picked up Lacquer-ized and No Matte-er What. Lacquer-ized is literally one of the best lipsticks I've bought all year!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I watched your video and was a bit gutted as they just sounded so fab in principal.. although I have to say they all look so gorgeous in your swatches above! Especially the glossy La Laque formula's xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was eyeing these at walgreens today and wanted to get a couple of them so bad but I didn't want to spend $8 on a small lip product that I didn't know if I would like... Once again I love coming to your blog. It's such a money saver on what to buy and what to leave on the shelf.

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow so pigmented .. thanks for the share dear.. you are truly a lippy addict <3

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I loved the look of them in your photos (the colours are gorgeous too) but I'm disappointed that they fade unevenly and don't last well! I'm looking for a new product similar to Revlon's JKBBS because I'm wearing them to death and usually L'Oreal do such great lipsticks! x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Its a shame these don't last very long on the lips!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's so sad that the formula is bad... because the pigmentation is gorgeous!!!

    x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the review! I keep seeing some people talking about this, but I was put off by the price.
    Now I know they don't that last that long, so maybe i'll just get a couple to fill the curiousity instead of too many!

    k.f.c.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My experience was similar, it's more of a fun little thing. Don't buy if you're looking for top quality! I bought it just for the Laquer-ized color :)

    www.kelseyslipgloss.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my gosh! These look so awesome. I have to try them out! Great review ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  16. It is impossible to find these at the stores. I don't know where I can find any?? Either Loreal has to come out with more, or people need to stop hoarding them lol

    ReplyDelete
  17. Incredible pigmentation! I hope I can still find a few of these.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I wish they made these permanent just so I could try. I found one at Target but it had been opened a chunk was missing...
    How do you afford to buy all these products at a time? Not trying to sound snotty or mean or anything. I am just curious. Lol :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I was able to find most of the shades at our local Walgreens. They were on an end cap, not near the regular L'Oreal products. Each one was $8.99, but I never leave home without a couple of coupons! :)
    I bought a Matte-R Of Fact and No Matte-R what. I use Too Faced Lip Insurance under them, and they don't budge all day long. If I apply a balm over it, it decreases the wear time by almost half.

    ReplyDelete
  20. That's great post. I really appreciate this. This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post. If your Print Spooler keeps stopping windows 10, contact professionals instantly. We are a leading destination for getting best help regarding this concern. We are available 24x7.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great Information sharing.. I am very happy to read this blog.. thanks for giving us go through info.Fantastic nice. I appreciate this post. The Roku cast system is basically an extension of the chrome that will serve you great and work perfectly on Mac and you can access how via your Roku account. Know about Roku Application for PC Windows Mac.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am amazed by the way you have explained things in this blog. This blog is quite interesting and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for sharing this blog with us. If you need any technical assistance please visit our website by clicking on it Free Garmin Express.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nice post, If you have any issues that is related to Garmin products so you can contact me because we provide the solution of your issues Garmin.com/Express number.

    ReplyDelete
  24. You made my day! I am very happy and relaxed too that I find this blog. I was looking for the matter discussed in blog post. If you have some more blogs on the material please share those as well. Thanks for sharing! Know about fubo.tv/connect enter code.

    ReplyDelete
  25. With every newest Garmin GPS update, Users can use the highest and simplest features that make their journey more seamless. To get a real-time update of every location you traverse, apart from the Garmin express update, you have to ensure that your Garmin GPS device stays up-to-date.make sure you read the specification so that you install the latest Garmin GPS device update file and improve the overall functionality of your Garmin GPS device.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The Garmin Nuvi feature in these GPS devices provids driver awareness notifications to caution drives about possible long on the route. You can proceed with the Garmin nuvi update and fetch solutions concerning  lifetime maps and track traffic. Garmin Nuvi keeps on introducing new updates, so do not forget to check for the latest Garmin maps update and launch it on your iPhone frequently.

    ReplyDelete
  27. You can activate the FuboTv from Fubo.tv/Connect enter code, and through registered email ID. If you are new to FuboTv, here will guide you with steps to activate the live streaming on FuboTv along with some other relevant information that you should be aware of while using FuboTv.

    ReplyDelete
  28. FuboTv is online streaming service that allows you to watch live TV without paying for a cable subscription. It works with the internet, and you require a compatible device for using it. Once you are done with the full set up at fuboTv connect code, you can easily watch live news, sports, and many more shows of some of the popular TV networks.
    fubo.tv/Connect

    ReplyDelete
  29. This content creates new hope and inspiration within me. Thanks for sharing an blog like this. the information which you have provided is better than another blog. Thanks for sharing! Know more about Sbcglobal customer support number +1 888-335-1383.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks a lot for sharing such information with us. I was looking such information a few months ago now I got it so I am so happy to find such information and I am looking forward to get such posts from your end. Thanks for sharing! Know more about Reset Yahoo Password Helpline Number +1 888-335-1383.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I am really happy to read this blog post, you have many information put it on this article, am really suggest to my all dear friend to visit this blog post and collect this useful and valuable information. Thanks for sharing! Know more about Email password not working +44 800-048-5421.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! I appreciate and read each one. I will try to respond to any questions asap. Thank you! ♥

Please refrain from leaving spam- giveaway promos, follow for follow, hey check out my blog, etc, it will be deleted.

But feel free to leave your blog link so that others may see it ♥