The new L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipglosses, also known as Wet Shine Stain have been seen popping up in stores as the latest addition to the L’Oreal lip gloss collection. These water-based stain formula glosses with high shine have been compared to the high end YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains. I have a separate comparison post coming up between the two products, so today I will be sharing with you photos and swatches of four shades.
The doe foot applicator is almond-shaped which makes for a more precise application.
The Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains come in twelve shades from nude, to a variety of pink tones as well as mauve, plums, red and even coral. The wide variety is impressive for the initial launch of this gloss, and combined with the presentation in luxurious packaging, this product is definitely going to be one hard to resist.
Swatched L to R: Pink Resistance, Rose on And On, Berry Persistent, Endless Red
Rose on and On
L to R: Pink Resistance, Rose on And On, Berry Persistent, Endless Red
L’Oreal states the Wet Shine Stains “Combine the power of a lip stain with a lip-gloss luster. They contain 30% water and leave the lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours.”
Scent & Application Experience. If you are familiar with the scent of a YSL Glossy Stain then the scent of the Wet Shine Stain will not surprise you. It seems a bit off or strange at first, but if you just think of a field of flowers then you will grow to like it (well I do anyway!). Because of the similarities, it smells like an expensive lip product to me. (Even though I said I would be comparing the two later, I do have to let the scent part slip a little bit in this review I guess… 😉 The application of this is very smooth, and because it is water-based goes on almost gel-like and feels cool on the lips. The color is build-able if you allow it to dry between applications. I found this product to last on my lips very well even through a meal, and although some of the shine was removed, a nice stain was left behind. I noticed after about 4 hours of wear (not eating or drinking) my lips became more tacky and the texture felt a little thick, the color remained, and I experienced some degradation of the high shine. I would say on my lips I did not sense the 6 hour hydration, but the definitely did not feel dry after several hours wear, just tacky. It was not bothersome to me.
Product Packaging. In all of the in-store displays I have found the Wet Shine Stains they have not been sealed. If you missed my previous post showing this, you can read that here: L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss (Wet Shine Stain) . I contacted L’Oreal customer service by phone today to share my concern, and the representative said L’Oreal does not seal their lip products currently on the market. Several L’Oreal lip products I have purchased in 2012 have been sealed, so I am not certain if this is a new change for the company in 2013? (By “sealed” I am referring to the placement of the barcode sticker preventing opening of the product before purchase.) I am uncertain if this is something that is placed on the products during the manufacturing process, and if this is the case, I encourage L’Oreal to remedy the situation, even with just this product in particular.
Overall, I love the product for what it is – a water-based gel-like stain that has intense shine! I am not sure everyone will like the scent, but for the price I find them to be very good value. I love the shine on the lip as well as the stain left behind, and the color selection has a beautiful range so you can find your perfect shade!
Where To Buy: $9.99, UltaBeauty, also drugstores such as CVS ($10.99)
Have you tried the Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stains yet? I’d love to hear what your favorite shades are!
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 10/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity- 8/10
- Application – 9/10
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L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain at Ulta Beauty: