Review: L'Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris' Color Riche Matte Browns and Creamy Browns

12 October 2016

The brown lipstick trend continues and doesn't show signs of stopping anytime soon, and I'm not complaining. Fall is my favorite season, after all. ♥ Today, we're putting the spotlight on the L'Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris' Color Riche Matte Browns and Creamy Browns.

L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns
I know sometimes it's daunting to see A LOT of shades at the makeup counters when you only need a lipstick or two, but I think it's great that brands give us a wide variety of shades and formulations to choose from. 

I was sent three shades of the L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns and I'm sharing swatches and my first impressions here.

L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns in Chocolate Rouge
A warm orange brown shadem suitable for medium skin tones
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns in Maple Mocha
A warm brown shade that complements all skin tones
L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns in Rose Fondu
A cool brown shade suitable for medium skin tones
All three lipsticks glided easily on my lips and are non-drying. The texture is not too far from Maybelline's Creamy Matte lipsticks, actually. It feels more satin than matte that way. They stayed put on my lips for about two to three hours.

L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Browns
Of the three, my favorite is a toss-up between Chocolate Rouge and Maple Mocha as I love how they brightened up and lent color to my face. I feel like Rose Fondu is too light for me.

Next we go to the Creamy Browns. I was sent all six lipsticks from this collection. Check below for my swatches and first impressions.

L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Cinnamon Toast
A warm orange brown shade for morena skin tones
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Divine Wine
A warm red with yellow undertones suitable for medium skin tones
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Nature's Blush
A warm red with yellow undertones suitable for medium skin tones
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Raisin Rapture
A red brown shade perfect for night outs
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Spice
A deep brown shade perfect as an everyday brown
L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns in Spiced Cider
A brown shade with pink undertones, suitable for those with fair complexion
As you can see in the photos, these lipsticks look "wet" and glossy and as far from the matte spectrum as possible. I like them this way, though, as I think the colors look more appealing and sumptuous, like the apple that lured Snow White to the Evil Queen's clutches.  

Like the Matte Browns, these glide smoothly on the lips and give intense pigmentation even with one swipe alone. Unlike the former, though, the Creamy Browns have a floral smell that reminds me of days spent in my Grandma's room, tinkering with the items on her dresser. It disappears after a while though, but it may be an issue for some who prefer their lip products as fragrance-free as possible.

L'Oreal Color Riche Creamy Browns
Of the six, my favorites are Nature's Blush, Raisin Rapture, and Spiced Cider

Brown lipsticks don't need to make you look old nor dated. At P400 a pop, these lipsticks are good value for your money as I feel these colors can be staples in your makeup kit even after the brown lipstick trend is over. Try on these lipsticks at the L’Oreal Paris makeup counter nearest you and find your perfect #BrownsNow.

Disclosure: The product was sent to me by L'Oreal Paris Philippines' PR Agency but I was not required nor compensated to write this post. All opinions are my own. You may read my complete Disclosure Policy here. For more information about Color Riche Matte and Creamy Browns, kindly visit their Facebook Page.

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