Today I’ll be talking about one of the products I picked up in France – L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in the shade ‘Romy’. I’ve heard these products being compared to the YSL Glossy Stains, but I’ve never tried the YSL ones, so I can’t really comment on that. What I can comment on, though, is the apparent dupe you can see in the photo.
Let’s first start with the packaging. I LOVE it! It is very sleek and sturdy, it looks somewhat luxurious and I also like that you can clearly see the colour of the stain. I also like the applicator. It is flexible and has a lovely shape, which helps you to be precise with your application.
Now on to the actual product. If you’ve watched my little haul that I did in my Val Thorens Day 2 Vlog, you already know what my first impression was. I did not love it, not at all. When I first put it on it looked like nothing, so I was really disappointed. It blended in with my actual lip colour and I was not impressed. Luckily, my friend Lucia, also known as the GirlyFrame on youtube, who also owns this product, advised me to try to apply it differently. She told me to apply one layer, let it dry, and then apply another one. All I can say is, THANK YOU LU! Because of her tip, this product has become one of my current favourite lip products.
As I have said, ‘Romy’ is unfortunatelly not the most pigmented shade – the darker ones seem to be much better when it comes to that – but you can definitely build it up by using the just mentioned method. I do have one more thing to say about the colour, though. It oxidizes! It becomes darker after a couple of minutes on my lips. I still like it, but this is something that you definitely need to take into consideration when you’re buying the product. As far as the texture goes, it is quite different from what I’m used to. It is very wet when you first apply it, but it gets creamy after a while. It is not sticky (THANK GOD!), doesn’t dry out your lips, stays on for quite some time, and has a very nice, sweet smell.
Overall, I am a big fan of this lip product. I love how it gives my lips a glossy shine and makes them look a bit plumper without having to put up with annoyingly sticky or tingly lip glosses. I’ll probably be buying a few extra shades! Have you maybe tried out this product? Do you also love it as much as I do?
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