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L’oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir Review and Swatches

January 9, 2012

This spring, L’oreal Paris expands its Colour Riche line to bring us Colour Riche Balm, a new collection of wearable lip balms that provide up to eight hours of continuous hydration.

L'oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir

L'oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir


Packaged in a sleek gold tube with a semi-transparent cap, the L’oreal Colour Riche Balm contains Shea butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin E and Rose Canina Oil for long-lasting moisture and SPF 15 to help protect lips from sun damage.

There are 8 gorgeous colors to choose from, ranging from baby pink to burgundy, plum and brown. I picked up Rose Elixir, a gorgeous rosy pink color.

The balm glided on very easily with a slick yet non-tacky texture and sweet vanilla scent. My lips feel so soft and moisturized whenever I put this on. I also like that it added tons of shine.

The only downside? The color is very sheer and showed up almost clear on my lips. Nonetheless, L’oreal Colour Riche Balm is a good, easy-to-use lip balm that can keep my chapped lips moisturized for a good hour or two. I will most likely pick up a darker shade next time.

L'oreal Colour Riche Balm
L'oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir
L'oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir Swatch

Rose Elixir



L’oreal Colour Riche Balm is now available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide for $7.95.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jamie January 10, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I wonder how this compares to Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter.

    • Reply Phyllis January 10, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Me too! I’ve heard so much about the Revlon Lip Butter but have yet to find one in my local drugstore 🙁

      • Reply Linda Nguyen January 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        The lip butters are superior! I picked up berry smoothie and peach parfait, and I love them. Moisturizing like a chap stick, doesn’t feel like lip stick, and lots of color. you can even build up the color, too. I’m going back to pick up more. I got mine at Target and Fred Meyers.

        • Reply Phyllis January 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm

          Oooo making a trip to Target today! Thanks 🙂

          • Fluffy January 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

            CVS has them for $5.99 with 3 extra bucks this week (limit 1)! I got one today too =)It’s amazingly moisturizing and pigmented!

    • Reply Rebecca January 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      I have only swatched the loreal balms but I have yet to buy one. The revlon lip butters are amazing, the differences from what I noticed is that the loreal balms are more sheer compared the revlon lip butters and seem like they are a bit more moisturizing. The revlon lip butters are more like a creamy lipstick that has similar qualities to a balm but isnt quite as moisturizing. I have heard depending on the shades you buy, some with more sparkle will make your lips feel a bit more dry. They have a nice sheen thats makes it look as if you were wearing a thin layer of gloss, which is nice. I have 3 in cupcake, gumdrop and sugar plum and adore them, they are all very buildable. Unfortunately trying to find them where I live is like finding a needle in a haystack so I am still on the hunt for other shades! I highly recommend everyone at least gives them a try!

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