So I have been trying to rid myself of non-natural based beauty products lately, but it’s a process.
I have been getting a lot of free magazines in the mail this year, due to the awesome website Recyclebank: this is an amazing website, where you are paid in points every time you complete a task about recycling. It can be anything from reading an article they wrote about protecting the environment, to taking a quiz, to completing the daily pledge (5 pts bitches!!). Super easy, super fun and the points rack up quick. I used my points to get FREE magazine subscriptions to my favorite magazines like: InStyle, Cosmo, and Glamour. <3.
In the last few issues I’ve gotten I’ve been given loads of coupons! Which I love, especially after watching Extreme Couponers obsessively on Netflix. It’s a problem. The coupons I’ve gotten recently have been for $3 off a tube of L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick. So I headed to my local Walgreens where they seem to have the best make up sales and scoured the section. These were a bitch to find, I’ll be honest it pissed me off how hard they were to locate. You would think L’Oreal would advertise their new product better. Anyways, I found the small section and it was a battle choosing which colours to pick out. I had two coupons, both for $3 off of one. Walgreens was having a sale buy one- get one 50% off. Amazing. I finally settled on a nude, and a colour that would flatter me that wasn’t on-trend.
I spent a total of $10 on the two lip sticks, which is awesome considering they were $9.99 each. Score.
The packaging for these babies is beautiful. I love the gold tubes with the colours displayed in the little side panel. Pulling these out of my purse is far more stylish than the Burts Bees lip colours, that I often mix up for my untinted chap-sticks. The colours above are Coral Encore and Nude Ballet. They apply like a lip gloss, with a wide, tilted wand and a super soft applicator.
Coral Encore: A nice peachy coral colour, almost a salmon. It reminds me a lot of Sari Pink from Dior Addict. Only honestly… it’s better.
Nude Ballet: A light mauve- pink, a good nude shade for me, I really really like this one. It’s definitely made me more fond of the nude lip trend, I’ve been seeing a lot recently.
First of all if I had to give this product a rating from 1-10, 10 being the best, 1 the worst. I would rate it at a 7. I really like how this looks on my lips, the first application is enough, no reason for a second coat. BUT for winter time it would be a difficult product for me, my lips were dry and even after scrubbing them as smooth as I could get them, this product caked up my lips and felt gross. But when my lips were really smooth I noticed just how nice this formula is. It’s thick, but not tacky and it doesn’t bleed, it stays put and shines like a gloss. I really like this for a casual look, it’s something I can wear to work and not get dirty looks from my bosses. I also love how my lips feel after, almost like I’ve had a nice balm applied, my lips and soft and moisturized. This product as you can probably tell by the pictures has a high shine to it, but it’s nicely pigmented so you can really see the colours.
All in all a really nice product, especially for the price tag. If I get more coupons for this item I will be heading back to my local Walgreens.