L’Oreal do good lipsticks as a general rule of thumb, but unfortunately for me, their last Color Riche lippy I tried, Magnetic Coral, wasn’t good at all. I still don’t know whether it had gone off or something, but it was grainy and sand-like which made it very unpleasant to wear.
Initially I was a bit dubious about it as it has a gold glitter element to it which I thought again might be grainy. Thankfully this time, the texture was a lot smoother and blended well on my lips leaving a soft shimmer from the gold effect.
Berry shades are some of my favourite lipstick shades and though I like this one, I wouldn’t say I love it. It’s fine, but just doesn’t have the same impact for me as say MAC’s Captive did the other day. I don’t tend to like glittery finishes so it could be that, but overall there’s nothing wrong with the lipstick per se.
It is moisturising to wear and does leave your lips feeling nice and soft both during and after application. The cream finish has a nice pigment and the staying power isn’t bad either, the only real negative being that when the colour wears off, you are left with a glitter / shimmer on your lips.
As plums go, I think there are better options on the market, but there’s a lot to be said for the lovely ingredients L’Oreal use in these lippies including Vitamin E and Omega 3 oils. So there are definitely lots of pros to buying one.