L’Oreal Shine Caresse ‘Glossy Stains’ – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

Loreal Shine Caresse Lip STains_0

Touted as being a dupe for YSL’s Glossy Stains, L’Oreal Paris’ Shine Caresse lip products have taken the international Beauty Blogging world by storm over the last few months. Having finally hit our fair shores, in a range of colours that seem to be exclusive to Australia, I couldn’t wait to get these in my hot little hands.

Shine Caresse claims to offer the long-wear of a lip stain with the shine of a gloss in one convenient tube.

Pigmentation:

There are 8 Shine Caresse balm/stain products on the Australian market, with varying degrees of pigmentation, and I have swatched them all for you. All hand swatches show the colour intensity at one swipe and three swipes. All lip swatches are 2 coats.

Shine Caresse 101 Lolita 1
Loreal Shine Caresse 101 Lolita 2

Loreal Shine Caresse 101 Lolita Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 101 Lolita Lip Swatch
101 Lolita Comparison

On first swipe, 101 Lolita is a barely there nude that does little more than add some shine. When layered, it becomes a lovely natural MLBB (my lips but better) shade.

Shine Caresse 102 Romy 1
Loreal Shine Caresse 102 Romy

Loreal Shine Caresse 102 Romy Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 102 Romy Lip Swatch
102 Romy Comparison

102 Romy is a natural rose shade that adds a touch ok pink flush on a single swipe, and builds up to a very conservative rose colour.

Shine Caresse 103 Marilyn 1
Loreal Shine Caresse 103 Marilyn 1

Loreal Shine Caresse 103 Marilyn Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 103 Marilyn Lip Swatch
103 Marilyn Comparison

103 Marilyn is a bubblegum pink that is very sheer on the first swipe, making it look very similar to 102 Romy. When layered, it becomes more true to the candy pink shade in the tube..

Shine Caresse 200 Princess
Loreal Shine Caresse 200 Princess 2

Loreal Shine Caresse 200 Princess Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 200 Princess Lip Swatch
200 Princess Comparison

200 Princess is a vivid bright coral that applies as a relatively bright colour from the first swipe. When layered it makes a very fresh and summery statement lip.

Shine Caresse 300 Juliet
Loreal Shine Caresse 300 Juliet 1

Loreal Shine Caresse 300 Juliet Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 300 Juliet Lip Swatch
300 Juliet Comparison

300 Juliet is a bright cherry red with strong pink undertones. It applies quite vividly on the first swipe, and whether layered or not, it develops into a deeper shade as it wears.

Shine Caresse 400 Eve
Loreal Shine Caresse 400 Eve

Loreal Shine Caresse 400 Eve Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 400 Eve Lip Swatch
400 Eve Comparison

400 Eve is the signature shade from the collection, and is a pastel lilac pink. It needed a few layers to show up properly on my lips, however once it did it made my teeth look nice and white.

Shine Caresse 402 Milady
Loreal Shine Caresse 402 Milady

Loreal Shine Caresse 402 Milady Hand Swatches

Loreal Shine Caresse 402 Milady Lip Swatch
402 Milady Comparison

402 Milady is a vivid berry shade that gives quite a vampy lip even from the first swipe. It deepens in colour the longer you wear it. This is my favourite shade from the collection, and a great shade for an Autumn statement lip.

Shine Caresse 501 Bonnie 1
Loreal Shine Caresse 501 Bonnie

Loreal Shine Caresse 501 Bonnie Hand Swatch

Loreal Shine Caresse 501 Bonnie Lip Swatch
501 Bonnie Comparison

501 Bonnie is an orange-based tan shade. It applies as a relatively pigmented colour from the first swipe.

Longevity:

These are the longest wearing lipgloss style products I have ever used. 402 Milady lasted on me 6 hours without losing it’s shine or colour intensity. In this time I drank a coffee, a tea, drank a lot of water and ate a bowl of porride, and it looked as perfect as when I first applied it.

The shine did disappear after I ate a somewhat greasy lunch, however the colour remained on my lips, and became more of a matte stain.

Packaging:

Loreal Shine Caresse Lip Gloss

L’Oreal Shine Caresse comes packaged in an elegant gold tube that belies it’s “drugstore brand” status. A word of warning though, these are dead-set fingerprint magnets.

Loreal Shine Caresse 402 Milady 1

The applicator is teardrop shaped, much like the YSL Glossy Stains, and assists with a very easy application. I had no difficulty achieveing clean lip lines with this applicator.

Anything else worth mentioning?:

These smell DELICIOUS. It’s quite a strong fruity scent, and it does stick around for a while, so if you’re bothered by such things, it’s probably best to have a sniff of a tester before you buy.

What they say:

An infusion of colour

L’Oréal Paris Shine Caresse Lipcolour is a one-step, easy-to-apply lipcolour that gives a shiny kiss of colour and still feels exceptionally comfortable on your lips.  The formula’s ultra-light fluid texture immediately melts onto the lips for a long-lasting moist-look effect with light, luminous shine.

The Shine Caresse secret

The formula of Shine Caresse Lipcolour offers an exceptionally high concentration of moisture thanks to a unique balance of 30% water and 60% oil.  This special combination gives unprecedented hydration, comfort and freshness for soft, moist lips with the gleam of a candy-coloured caress.

Available from:

Target (Australia)

Drugstore.com (US) – same formula different colours / colour names.

RRP:

$23.95 AUD; $9.99 USD
This product was provided for editorial consideration. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.

Sara-May Monaghan

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Sara-May is the driving force behind Makeup Utopia. As a Makeup Artist, she constantly found herself being asked for product recommendations, and advice on makeup application. Through her desire to share her knowledge, Makeup Utopia was born!

8 Comments
  • […] L’Oreal Shine Caresse were an absolute revelation to me when I first discovered them, and they are now an essential part of my makeup collection. You can check out my review of them HERE. […]

  • Vicki

    December 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for the clear swatches! They all look good on you!
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    • Sara-May

      January 3, 2014 at 10:23 am

      You are so welcome, and thank you for stopping past Vicki!

  • […] I kept my cheeks simple with the 2nd shade from the top of the Le Metier De Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope (a deep matte rose shade), applied primarily to the backs of my cheekbones and blended out well. The lips were really the feature of the look, and I used Maybelline Super Stay Lip Liner in Bordeaux, topped with L’Oreal Shine Caresse in Milady. […]

  • Zoe

    July 23, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Fantastic and so helpful! I desperately want Lolita and Romy now…
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  • Suzanne

    May 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This is an amazing review! Very helpful, thank you!

    • Sara-May

      May 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Hi Suzanne. I’m so pleased you enjoyed it, thanks for reading x

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