L’oreal Colour Riche Balm Rose Elixir Review and Swatches

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
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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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


      • 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.

    • 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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