Swatched: The new L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Rouge Magique Lipsticks

A pop of color in your look does not always have to mean something bold and bright. It can also be intense matte nudes and darks, just like the ones in this new lipstick collection by L’Oreal Paris called the Color Riche Rouge Magique

While the red lip will always be a classic, having the perfect nude in your stash ensures that you will always have that go-to MLBB shade. And for those hot summer nights? The dark shades from the 15-piece Rouge Magique collection (P400 each) are sure to make you smolder!

From left: Mont Blanc, Beige Reveur, Café De Flore, Vin Exquis, Purple Comtesse, Miss Chocolate, The Fort

From left: Mont Blanc, Beige Reveur, Café De Flore, Vin Exquis, Purple Comtesse, Miss Chocolate, The Fort

I’ve been road testing seven shades from the line and I find myself reaching for them often, particularly the nude shades in Mont Blanc and Beige Reveur. Those two are the easiest to wear and blend quite nicely with my medium skin tone. Though they are matte lipsticks, the Rouge Magiques do not dry out my lips. I even go out with just a tube in my bag, most times forgetting to bring along a lip balm as the moisturizing benefits of jojoba oil and honey keep my lips nourished.

The tubes also make for great eye candy with their sleek fuchsia and black packaging. The intensity of the pink caps are reminiscent of the strong shades of the line. 

Mont Blanc is a nude for medium skin tones, with a hint of pink to keep your look soft and feminine. This is my runaway favorite!

Beige Reveur is a warmer, deeper nude that makes for a great MLBB for many skin tones. I reach for this if I want my look to be more pensive than playful.

Café De Flore is a beigey nude with a hint of brown for that light take on the still trending brown lipstick. L’Oreal recommends this for medium skin tones.

Vin Exquis is a distinct plum that gives your look that extra edge. While the shade may be unique, it is still quite wearable for an everyday look. 

Purple Comtesse is described by L’Oreal as a deep wine shade. I reach for it if I want a different take on the red lip. Just make sure to exfoliate your lips prior to application for a smoother finish. 

Miss Chocolate is a delicious-sounding deep brown shade perfect for morena skin tones. It does get a little patchy as some dark lipsticks tend to do so I follow up with a lip brush. 

The Fort is the darkest shade of the bunch and it is the purple-toned version of Miss Chocolate. You can barely see the difference in my lip swatches but on the arm swatches, you can easily detect the nuance between the two. This shade also gets patchy so proper lip prep is a must. 

Overall, the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Rouge Magique Lipsticks present a formidable line-up of nudes and darks. The intense matte promise is legit without drying out the lips. Longevity is pretty good also as I can go for hours without reapplying. You can surely find a go-to shade or two for everyday wear and for evenings out.

Do you love wearing matte lipsticks? Are you Team Nude or Team Dark this summer?

For #ONESWIPEINTENSEMATTE in 15 shades, the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Rouge Magique Lipsticks are available in L’Oreal Paris makeup counters and official online retailers this April 2017. For more information, visit