Review | L'Oreal Shine Caresse: The Next Generation in Lip Glosses

If I am to choose in between lipsticks and lip glosses, I would choose the former without hesitations. Color payoff and staying power would be the top criteria why I prefer lipsticks over lip glosses. Don't get me wrong though, I have a few lip glosses in my collection but those are mainly to amp up the look of my lips a bit. I would never use a lip gloss on its own until I met L'Oreal Shine Caresse.

A fresh and sensual shine, Shine Caresse redefines gloss to make it more natural and modern with its wet lips effect. A new generation of makeup which offers a double effect: lips that infuses with color enhanced by gloss that makes your lips pops.

 Shine Caresse has the glide and the wet/shiny finish of a usual lip gloss. What sets it apart is its pigmentation and lasting hold. It even leaves a natural-looking stain when the gloss wears off.

The ultra-light fluid of Shine Caresse allows it to melt onto the lips for a long lasting moist-look effect combined with  utmost comfort and freshness.
The secret lies in its exceptionally high concentration of moisture, thanks to a unique formula of 30% water and 60% oil so you get: 1. a soft, moist-look effect, 2. light and bright shine, 3. long-lasting hold, and 4. a sensation of fresh moisturization.

 There are 5 shades in the 2014 summer collection and I have 3 of them. Shine Caresse 609 (Cherie) is a dark magenta berry shades with hints of sparkles, Shine Caresse 806 (Iris) is nude coral shade and Shine Caresse 703 (Ruby) is a nice cherry red.

Cherie | Iris | Ruby

I LIKE that it ...
  • glides on smoothly on the lips.
  • has a good pigmentation.
  • doesn't feel sticky on the lips.
  • is moisturizing on the lips.
  • leaves a natural-looking stain when it wears off.
  • is very long-lasting for a gloss. It stays for about 5-6 hours on my lips!
  • is housed in an elegant, silver tube. The window on the packaging makes it easy to see the color of the gloss.
  • has a feather-shaped applicator that makes application easy.

  •  is available locally, in all L'Oreal counters, for an affordable price of Php595.00.

I DON'T LIKE that it ...
  • smells and tastes like cologne/soap. I, honestly, don't know how to describe it but it has this strong scent that can be bothering at times.
  • clings to the dry parts of my lips, accentuating it even more. 

Will I repurchase?

I know, Shine Caresse looks blotchy on my lips. My lips are super dry, that's why. Noticed how the formula clings to the dry/wounded part of my lips?  I realized that exfoliating the lips prior to application of Shine Caresse helps in avoiding that to happen.

Top to bottom: Cherie | Ruby | Iris
When L'Oreal said that Shine Caresse has a long-lasting hold, they are not kidding. It does stay for hours! This was how the swatches on my arm looked like after I rubbed it and tried to erased it with water.

Iris looks too nude on me. I like using it on top of a nude lip liner to achieve the finish like the one below.

Cherie is my favorite shade. I love how vibrant it looks on me.

For a quick pick-me-up shade, I go with Ruby. Forgive how dull I looked in the photo below and oh, the dry patches on my lips.

If you are a fan of lip glosses, L'Oreal Shine Caresse is a must-try. Its groundbreaking formula sets it apart from other lip glosses! It stays on for hours and makes the lips look and feel moisturized.

Are you a fan of lip gloss? What's your favorite? 

Does a lip gloss week sound good? I have a handful of unopened and unused lip glosses in my collection which need some loving. :)

♥ Jes ♥ 

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