Tuesday, December 27, 2011

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm Review and Swatches

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm "Plush Plum"

Ok, last week I finally got my hands on L'Oreal's New Color Riche Le Balms. I've wanted to try these for a while now, but I had a really hard time finding them at drugstores stores near me.  I ended up finding them at a random Walmart that I hardly ever go to.

Here's L'Oreal's description of the product:
"Provides 8 hours of hydration, lips feel softer, suppler all day. Instantly smoothes lips, protects lips with SPF 15, and provides a hint of color."

The only color that I picked up was "Plush Plum" (which is a Plum/Berry color) because after seeing many swatches on blogs, this was the only one that really caught my attention.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm "Plush Plum"

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm "Plush Plum"

Now of course, a lot of people have been comparing these to the Revlon Lip Butters, which is completely understandable because the packaging is ALMOST identical, but there are a few notable differences:
  • L'Oreal's Le Balms are definitely more Sheer than the Lip Butters, and
  • Le Balms actually feel more like a lip balm than a lipstick, unlike the Lip Butters

L'Oreal Le Balm (left) and Revlon Lip Butter (right)

This has easily become one of my favorite Lip Balms because the formula is so smooth and hydrating.  The color does go on very Sheer, but can definitely be built up for more pigmentation.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm "Plush Plum"

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm "Plush Plum"

Overall, if you're just looking for a really good Sheer, Tinted Lip Balm, then L'Oreal's Color Riche Le Balm would be perfect for you. However, if you're looking for a more Opaque Lip Color that is also Moisturizing you should probably stick with the Revlon Lip Butters.

Click Here for a Full Review of the Revlon Lip Butters
Click Here for a Review of Maybelline's Baby Lips Lip Balms

Availability: Mass Retailers for $5.97- $7.95

What do you think of these Lip Balms? Have you had a chance to try them yet?


  1. Thanks for the comparison/contrast review. I'm considering the Le Balm now!

  2. I have tryed 5 out of the revlon lip butters. I tryed strawberry shortcake,gumdrop(my fav), berry smoothie,sugar frosting and cotton candy. I love them the texture is awesome and the tint of color is perfect. I have been looking for the le balm by loreal, but a
    Cant find it in my local target or rite aid. :( since i live in nyc, when cosmetics are new they go fast and never come back.


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