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