26 February 2013

L'Oreal Color Riche Carresse Shine Stains Swatches

Yes! L'Oreal Colour Riche Carresse Shine Stains are now available in Aussie! I've seen them at Priceline and Big W.. and yes! I did it again! I've hit my local Priceline after uni and thought I'd swatch an arm full of these to show you :P

Of course, the girl who worked at Priceline approached me and asked if I needed help and told me that these shine stains really do stain! We had a good talk about the stains and she was really nice about everything. LOL. What I really mean is... she was really nice and careless about me using up a fair amount of the testers on my arm.

The packaging of these are LUXE, yes?! Not sure about you, but I  love the golden packaging and the clear band, showing off the shades. So pretty and convenient, methinks.

However, unlike the wide shade range featured in the press image, only 8 shades made it across to the Aussie shores. Not sure where the others are. I guess they're lost at sea. Meep. 

Horrible swatch photos, you said? I know!!!!!! My camera has been having bad photo days (not really. I'm just a photography noob). Sad.

When I was playing with these, I felt like they're quite sheer, but the "Priceline girl" told me it's easy to build up. But then again, I felt like it's quite sticky so I couldn't imagine building up on this... it'd probably be thick and sticky, eh? I feel a bit "meh" about these, but if you're interested, here's a rundown of the shades:
  • 101 Lolita: Not exactly bronze. Not exactly peach. Not exactly sure what it is LOL.
  • 102 Romy: Warm-toned peachy pink which reminds me alot of Revlon's Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, but without the golden shimmers and Romy is just more pink than peach.
  • 103 Marilyn: Slighty cool-toned pink.
  • 200 Princess: A deeper corally-tomato colour.
  • 300 Juliet: A bold, medium red. 
  • 400 Eve: Warmer and darker berrylicious purple. 
  • 402 Milady: Sheerer pinky-violet.
  • 501 Bonnie: Burnt flamin' orange.

I've tried my best to describe these shades, but they're all so confusing as the pinks are so similar and some shades just seems like a "sheerer" version of other shades. Weird...... But what's even more weird and confusing is that these shades are named and numbered differently overseas. Super weird.

(natural lightings)

Anyways I won't be looking into these (even though they're hyped to be dupes of YSL Glossy Stains). I'm a bit skeptical for their sheerness. I have a feeling they won't even show up to their true colour because they're quite sheer and it'll wholely depend on my natural lip colour! They're quite $$$ for my budget anyways. Maybe I'd give it a go when they go on sale......but it'd have to be a REALLY good sale, to be honest. 

What do you think of these L'Oreal Carresse Shine Stains?
Have you tried them? Will you be trying them?

L'Oreal Carresse Shine Stains are $23.95 (AU) at Priceline, Big W, Target and other L'Oreal stockists. 


  1. They look quite nice but honestly nothing special. They are so expensive too! I'll probably give them a miss and wait for the Rimmel Apocalips!

  2. Marilyn is actually quite nice, but I did have high expectations of them as well. Seems they didn't really live up to it. But the YSL Glossy Stains, I don't know too much about them but they're not sheer, right? Aren't they quite opaque? That's what I thought...


    1. Yes! I've seen comparison posts and YSL Glossy Stains swatches to be much more pigmented and opaque!

  3. I have a few of these, and a few more on the way (Ebay).

    I saw them in Target today but there were no testers. I was trying to figure out which of the 12 shades we got here but the name changes made it tough so these swatches are super helpful!

    They are a lot sheerer than many of the YSL stains, but a few are still pretty pigmented. I have Eve (US name Berry Persistent) and Princess (US name Coral Tattoo) and those are bold colours when layered. I don't find them sticky (at least not after they've been on the lips for a minute), but it does kind of feel like having an ultra thin gummy layer on your lips. Sounds terrible but you get used to it.

    1. Thank you SO much for letting us know of the US names Kate and how you went with them! Super helpful! xx

  4. These will probably not be on my wish list. If they are as sheer as you say it probably won't show up on my lips cause I have pretty pigmented lips :D but thanks for the swatches!



  5. A bit pricey... but hmm I don't know if I'll be picking these up!

  6. These do seem really sheer, and too glossy to build up colour. I might try Eve as it would be a good autumn shade but definitely not till a good sale comes along. Id rather wait for some Rimmel Apocalips (either when we finally get them here or when I get to the uk in May-which will probably be first)

  7. I'm super excited that you made a post about these! Now I know that they're available and will hunt these down and see what they're like. They better have 50% off sales before I purchase these.


  8. I really like the colours and the packaging but don't think I would try this. Don't like sticky products and the colour payoff doesn't seem great :/


  9. I've been so excited for these to launch here. A little confusing that they've changed the names and numbers but luckily I only really had my eye on the coral, red and deep berry shades. THe pinks may confuse me though..

    1. Yes! Agreed! The pinks will be so confusing for many people!


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