I have been looking around for awhile now for the beautiful Colour Riche Caresse Liquid Lip Lacquer (Wet Shine Stain) glosses to appear in my local drugstores and finally I scored a few last night to review for you! I can’t wait to try these out (I’ve been playing with them since last night already!) and I will have swatches a full review for you soon. I have been hearing these called Shine Caresse, and I must say I like the name of that more than “Wet Shine Stain” which L’Oreal calls them on their website– so I think in my head I am going to be calling them Shine Caresse, possibly even out loud as well, lol.
YSL Dupe? These glosses have been compared to the YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain ($32 USD). I love my Glossy Stain and so I will definitely be doing a comparison post between the two soon as well. Initially I can tell you they smell just like the YSL Glossy Stain, and the initial feeling of them on the lips when applying is also very similar! I will be sure to let you know my final comparison thoughts coming up soon.
Packaging Note! I also wanted to note that I can confirm what I have been hearing from other beauty bloggers and vloggers – the glosses are not sealed! It is as if L’Oreal misplaced the usual barcode sticker, which they usually place along the product lid so it is “tamper evident”. However, the lid is not sealed, so if you do find these I would highly suggest looking for signs that they have been opened and possibly “swatched”. I was able to find a display that only had one missing and I could see by looking at the tubes which ones had been handled by someone because of fingerprints. Additionally, when I first opened each tube I could see that it had not been opened (the interior was black and once you pull out the applicator wand then there is lip product that is scraped along the sides. Had one of these looked as if it had been opened and the applicator wand taken out of the tube, I am not sure I would have the guts to put it onto my lips. It makes me very queasy just thinking about it honestly! What do you think? Would this hinder you from purchasing this product? I’d love to know your thoughts! Here is a photo of what they look like:
As you can see, the top of the gloss can be freely opened. L’Oreal’s other products usually have the UPC barcode sticker placed on the product so you have to peel it off to gain access do the product. With a lipstick I do not mind too much, but with a gloss such as this, I would be hesitant of purchasing it if it looked like it had been opened.
Where To Buy: $9.99, Ulta (I found a display at CVS for $10.49 each because my Ulta had not gotten them in yet!)
Full Review on this product now posted: L’Oreal Colour Riche Wet Shine Stain (Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss) | Review, Photos, Swatches
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