L’Oréal Paris X Balmain Color Riche Lipstick

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Hello beauties, I am really excited to share today’s review with you all. I love when drug store brands collaborate with high end designers, it’s a great way for us makeup lovers on a budget try out a bit of luxury without the heavy price tag. Todays review is these rather exciting Lipstick from L’oreal who collaborated with Balmain.

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L’Oréal Paris X Balmain Color Riche is our first limited-edition collection of 12 tailor-made designer lipsticks. Uncover edgy, matte shades encased within an exclusive pack, designed by Olivier Rousteing. 12 lip colours designed to embody three femininities: Safari, Rock & Couture. Lipstick shades for every woman – no matter her origin, no matter her tribe.

The formula is infused with pure pigments and camellia oil to create our richest colour and most moisturising matte finish.

As mentioned above from the L’Oréal website, this lipstick comes in twelve matte shades, ranging from bold reds,nudes, metalics,bolder colours such purples, a green and a blue. There is a shade for every makeup look and colour preference.


I picked up two black packaged lipsticks and one green, they also do a blue packaging. I love how its encased in gold detailing which really makes it feel like you have a designer makeup product. With the Balmain name printed on the side in gold text, it is so luxiourous looking. My favourite however is the marbled green, I am a sucker for a marble print and it looks great in a lipstick holder on your dressing table. It definitely looks more expensive then it is and has a easy to use twist up bullet, the packaging is super sturdy which is always a winner in my books.

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Formula and Application

I originally swatched these lipssticks in my local boots store,even though I have always loved the other color riche lip forumlas from L’Oréal. They are super creamy and glide on easily without sticking to dry patches. The colour payoff is incredible and there is no need to add layers upon layers to get the desired look. They dry down matte but don’t look or feel drying as provide moisture to the lips. As for longevity they did fade off after I had something to eat and drink, however I kind of expect this with a lipstick that isn’t a liquid formula as I find they last longer.

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They’re slightly pricier then the average Loreal Lipsticks that normally cost £6.99 . These cost £12.99 per lipstick, which is double but that is to be expected for the Balmain name it’s associated with. I didn’t mind paying this as I loved the colours and the formula when I swatched in store. I also took advantage of the 3 for 2 offer they had on at the time (they always have offers in boots in the UK) so got I got one for free!. If you are interested in buying you can find them here.


I picked up shades ‘domination’ which is a deep red, ‘fever’ which is a stunning warm pumpkin colour and ‘confession’ which is a pinky nude. ‘Confession’ is my favourite out of the three, as you can see I couldn’t resist using it before I took photos!. It makes the lips look so full.

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Lip Swatches

(Please excuse my application of the bottom lipstick, my lips were red from wiping and reapplying for photo purposes!)

I hope you enjoyed this review! Do you think these are worth the price tag? Let me know in the comments below.

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