L’oreal paris le matte + la lacque lip colours by colour riche review with swatches

Velvety matte or irresistibly glossy pigment-rich colour, perfectly precise.
Introducing Colour Riche Le Matte & La Lacque, the newest format in lip colour. The sleek, sophisticated pen offers highly pigmented colour that glides on effortlessly in one precise stroke. Available in 2 iconic finishes, creamy matte & smooth lacquer. Use it anywhere, anytime – it’s the newest makeup designer must-have!

-Velvety matte or irresistibly glossy
-Pigment-riche color, perfectly precise

Isohexadecane, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Alumina, Parfum / Fragrance, BHT, Argania Spinosa Oil / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil / Safflower Seed Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopherol, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Silica, Tin Oxide.

Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.

I remember the first time opening the media package from L’Oreal Paris and I pulled these lip colours out instantly. No doubt the biggest section of my entire makeup collection goes to my lip products. These are twist-up lipsticks, which means that no sharpener is needed. The actual product is much thinner than a regular lipstick. I usually would prefer it to be just a little bit thicker but I do understand that with a thinner tube, it’s easier to get precision. I do enjoy the tapered ends because it runs so perfectly around the cupid bow area.

Here are the swatches of the lip colours – L to R: Le Matte Matte for Me, Le Matte Made for Matte, La Lacque Lacquey Charm, La Lacque Lacquey You

Le Matte – These features a liquid velvet complex for a unique soft-touch sensation combined with pure pigment intensity. First, I need to point out that though these are advertised as matte colours, I would say that they do have a light sheen to them. So it’s not 100% matte but they are beautiful! They glide so smoothly and the colour pay off is incredible. I’m surprise that these Le Matte are so much smoother than the La Lacque. They aren’t as dry as other matte lipsticks either and the wear time is around five-hour. I especially love Matte for Me, which is a pop pink that reminds me of a Barbie doll.

La Lacque – These boasts a liquid silk complex with pure pigment essence for maximum pigment intensity and a supreme level of shine. Lips are supposed to be glossy but not sticky. The two colours that were sent to me are very similar; Lacquer Charm do have more of a brown tint to it and less rosy than Lacquey You. However, both colours are very suitable for everyday use. As mentioned above, I found the La Lacque lipsticks not as smooth as the Le Matte, which is so odd considering that they are supposed to be more like a gloss. These aren’t my favourite formulas, as I don’t find them to be anything spectacular. I do prefer the Le Matte a lot more such they just glide so smoothly.

It’s also important to know that both the Le Matte and La Lacque do have a heavy flavour/fragrance. It has a very strong “lipstick” smell that’s kinda rose-y and perfume-y. Thus, if you are not a fan of these scents, you might need to stay away from these. But at only $9.99 CAD per lipstick, I say they are still worth checking out if there are some colours that speaks to you.

Product (3/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)