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I have been raving all the lipsticks from the Loreal Star Red Collection whole heartedly but the lipstick that I shall review today is not something to go gaga about. The shade PURE GARNET has got mixed reactions, some have liked a lot and some did not, I fall in the second category.
Why? Read on to know.
About Loreal Color Riche Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick:
The Color Riche Pure Reds Collection is created with a revolutionary and innovative formula that delivers bold, luscious color that lasts for a full 6 hours, making it the ultimate beauty indulgence. Pure pigments deliver intense color and Jojoba oil gives perfect hydration up to 4 hours. The range includes 7 exquisite matte shades.
Application: The Velvet Fusion capsules and Ultra Gliding Shine Oils provide smooth and silky application leaving a matte effect!
Innovation: The range is enriched with new Light Illum complex that delivers a rich matte effect.
Ingredients: G900993 – INGREDIENTS: DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, OZOKERITE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, KAOLIN, ISOHEXADECANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, ALUMINA, POLYETHYLENE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM, ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, BHT, TIN OXIDE, SILICA, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7, MICA, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 75470 / CARMINE (FIL. B161148/1).
Price: INR 995
Net Wet: 4.2 gm
My experience with Loreal Color Riche Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Pure Garnet:
Packaging: These lipsticks come in a shiny black colored plastic casing, which has an inner golden cylinder to hold the lipstick bullet. The plastic used is of good quality, which is very shiny and will not catch up scratches early. I totally love the idea of the color coded buttons on the tube which clearly shows the shade of the lipstick, and not to miss the exclusive celebrity signature. I am very much in love with the packaging. Not boring, not over the top, a very sophisticated and classy packaging which is quite similar to the Loreal Moist Matte’s packaging, but I like these more due to the classy black color.
Texture: It has a got a weird texture, not soft but not hard either. It literally tugs on lips while application due to this texture. A lip balm underneath is a must no matter if you dry lips or not.
Shade: Pure Garnet is a deep wine red shade endorsed by Sonam Kapoor. This is a beautiful shade perfect for fall season. The shade will look very flattering on medium to deeper skin tones especially.
Pigmentation: The lipstick is not crazy on pigmentation. Multiple swipes are required to get opacity.
My Take: Pure Garnet is a gorgeous shade to have. I have recently come out of my red-pink lippy shell and have begun to give various shades a shot. A deep wine shade is super gorgeous for fall season. I too loved it but it is only the shade that I loved and nothing else.
It has a bad texture, no matter what the finish of the lipstick is, but I would never want my lipstick to tug on my lips. The tugging creates a mess during application. The lipstick is matte and seems like it has taken the matte properties way too seriously.
For such a deep shade I expected a good color pay off, but here also things did not work well and two or three swipes could give me enough color. Multiple swipes are not a problem for me but the uneasy application bothers me here.
The lipstick is drying and a lip balm will definitely be needed. The lipstick feathers too, my lip swatch clearly shows it how.
It stays for around 5-6 hours easily with light meals. With full meals the lipstick fades off leaving behind patchy stains.
What I Like About Loreal Color Riche Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Pure Garnet:
- Classy Black Packaging.
- Soft & smooth texture.
- True Matte Finish.
- Decent Staying power.
- A gorgeous red toned deep wine shade.
What I Don’t Like About Loreal Color Riche Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Pure Garnet:
- Tuggy texture.
- Average color pay off.
- Leaves patchy stain.
- Feathers a bit.
- Dries lips.
Will I Recommend: I have actually been gracious with my ratings. For INR 995 this is not a lipstick to have; not worth the price tag.
Have you tried Loreal Color Riche Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Pure Garnet?
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