Lipsticks are like accessories. You don't buy them because you need them, really - you just want to feel new and pretty with every new color you swipe on! The packaging has something to do with it too. It has to add to the narrative of you being chic and sexy or whatever the brand story is.
Is this a bad thing? I don't think so! I think that there are many things in the world that make us feel like crap, like we're worth very little. Lipstick is not one of them. Lipstick (and cosmetics in general) give us power over how we project ourselves to the world. We don't wear them for other people to appreciate and understand and coo over. Makeup is so that we can feel like the person we want to be, and eventually become that person after all that practice.
Anyway, on to today's lipstick review! I've got the L'Oreal Color Riche Electric Lipstick (P525) for you. This is a capsule collection of five brightly-hued lippies with a matte finish. It's packaged in the usual Color Riche tube, but there are three in a sort of rosy metallic container. Not sure what the logic is but ok, they look good in any case.
There are five shades: Pop Up Pink, Touch of Amaranth, Glamour Fuchsia, Orange Power, and Lincoln Rose. I forgot to add Lincoln Rose in the product photos but I have a lip swatch below.
The formula of these lipsticks is smooth and moisturising enough that I don't need to use lip balm. The colors last a good amount of time, at 4-5 hours. It really sticks! It leaves an even stain the whole day, too. The pigmentation can turn out a bit streaky in the first layer but that's easily remedied by one or two more layers to get complete opacity.
Some colors like Pop Up Pink and Orange Power highlights my lip lines more than the other shades. I've noticed they're not as creamy in comparison.
Pop Up Pink is a classic bubblegum pink. It's not too cool so even darker-skinned girls can pull it off!
Touch of Amaranth is a heart-stopping mid-toned pink. I love it! I wore it to an event last week and I got compliments from like four people.
Glamour Fuchsia is a bright, semi-deep orchid shade. Very lovely. It's a memorable, chic color!
Orange Power is probs my least favorite out of the five. I'm just not feeling orange for my hair, but hey if you love orange lipstick then this one is a good pick. It's unmistakably orange but the red underdone makes it wearable.
Lincoln Rose is such a gorgeous red. I love its deep rose shade and how it perks up my complexion instantly.
Overall, I highly recommend the L'Oreal Color Riche Electric Lipsticks to anyone who loves bright, matte shades in a long-wearing formula. You gotta try out Touch of Amaranth, Lincoln Rose, and Glamour Fuchsia as I feel that they punch up your lipstick wardrobe by a mile. ^_^
But wait, I've got a quick giveaway! Just share this post on your Instagram and tell me what your fave shade is. Use the hashtag #ProjectVanity and #GoElectric to get a chance to win ALL five colors. Don't forget to follow me @lizlanuzo and tag me as well! The giveaway is until May 8. Good luck!