L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Tender Mauve - Review

January 6, 2012

You know when you find a lip product that just works for you? This is one of those products for me. L'Oreal recently came out with these Colour Riche Balms that are available in 8 shades. I went with a mauve color to get away from my usual nude attack when it comes to lip products. Here is what I thought about this balm. 

My review:
I have really been loving this lip balm ever since I bought it. I can't stand how amazing the packaging makes it look sleek and more expensive than it actually is. The color that I bought, Tender Mauve, is definitely a "my lips but better" color which makes it more harder to stay away from it. I also notice that my lips feel smoother and lightly more moisturized than before.
The only thing that bothers me is the way it tastes. I mean, obviously I know your not supposed to eat it, (swear I'm not), but if you just slightly get a taste of it, it's awful. I can deal with that being that I love the way this balm makes my lips look and feel. I like how it still feels like a balm so it's not sticky at all, but yet gives your lips this shine almost like a lip gloss.
If you are wondering how these compare to the Revlon Lip Butters, they don't. The Lip Butters and this are not the same, being that each one gives a different look and feel to your lips. Lip Butter comes in way more colors while this one only comes in 8. I do love the feel of the these more than the lip butters, just personal preference. I still love the Lip Butters, just a different kind of love.

L'Oreal Colour Riche balms retail for $7.95 (prices vary). I bought mine a Target for $6.99. Just depends on where you find them. 

Let me know what you think of these. Have you tried them?

♥ Stephanie


  1. i seriously cant wait to get my hands on this or revlons lip butters!

  2. I saw this at Target the other day, but didn't get it. which do you think is more moisturizing/hydrating, lip butter or this one? thank you!

  3. Your lips will definitely get more moisture from this one by L'Oreal. The Revlon lip butters are also moisturizing, but not for that long. Hope this helps you! Thanks for commenting! Let me know which color you get. :)

  4. Too bad on the taste. The color looks so pretty and the feel sounds great.

  5. Hahaha, I bought this same shade in order to get out of my pink rut and you did to get out of your nude rut. Sounds like we are very similar!
    I actually haven't noticed a smell to them, now I have to check! LOL. I actually like these waaaaaaay better than Revlon Lip Butters. I feel like they look so much prettier on my lips!
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  6. I already follow you! Thanks for commenting! :)