L'Oreal Tint Caresse | Review + Swatch

We have been so used with the usual formulations of lipsticks -- wax and liquid -- that we didn't even think that having it in a powder was possible. But yes, it is possible. A few months ago, L'Oreal introduces its very first powder lipstick in the beauty market, the L'Oreal Tint Caresse.

Dubbed as the future of lipstick, L'Oreal Tint Caresse gives the color of a traditional lipstick with the benefits of a powder. This innovation makes us say goodbye to the heavy feel, sticky finish, and smudges and stains of a usual lipstick.

Each pen-like tube comes with a sponge-tip applicator. The pointed design of the sponge helps in getting into the corners and grooves of the lips. The powder is housed in the other end of the tube and every time the sponge tip is pushed back to this end, it will up the right amount of product. Because it is a sponge, ensuring that it will stay dry is a must! This will prevent bacterial contamination and damage on the texture of the powder.

I have the shades Orchid Blossom, Tulip Blossom and Plum Blossom, which are just 3 out of the 8 shades available. Based on the swatches above, it does give a good color payoff. Mind you, those swatches were done with just one layer.

From left to right: Tulip Blossom, Orchid Blossom, Plum Blossom

Tulip Blossom is an orangey-nude shade. Unlike other orange lip colors, this suit me skin tone well. Orchid Blossom is a bright pink color with blue undertones. This shade is perfect if you need that extra pop on your makeup look. Plum Blossom appears more red than plum on my lips. Despite that, it is my favorite shade of the bunch! The blue undertone complements my skin very well and makes my teeth look whiter.

One layer on the lips will just give a stained, ombre look which others are totally digging. If you are up for an opaque color, a few layers are needed. Since it is in powder form, expect it to settle on the lines and somehow emphasize dry patches. Others may find this a drawback but the lighweight feel and the almost transfer-proof claims may change your mind. This formulation stays on the lips even after an oily meal and barely transfers. It doesn't apply that smooth because, hey, it is a powder.

I like to wear it as a solid color but here are few more ways to wear it:
  1. as a mattifying powder -- Apply it on top of a satin or glossy lipstick, of the same or almost the same shade of course, then immediately transform it to matte finish.
  2. as a color mix -- Use on top of any lipstick to create new shades.
  3. Ombré -- Just dab on the inner part of the lips and blend away to create gradient effect.
  4. as an eyeshadow or a blush -- It is powder, it will work! Just blend, blend, and blend! 
The L'Oreal Tint Caresse is indeed revolutionary! It might not beat the traditional lipsticks but it has brought the same into a whole new level. Each tube costs only Php350.00 in all L'Oreal counters nationwide.


♥ Jes ♥

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