When I first heard about the lip pens from L'Oreal, I was sad I missed it. So when they brought it back, I had to grab some.
I bought one from each line, Le Matte and La Lacque.
L'Oreal Colour Rich La Lacque in #209 Choco-Lacque
Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandisers, and online at lorealparisusa.com
Price: $9.99 for 0.032 oz/ 900 mg
Made in USA
Description from the website: Velvety Matte or Irresistibly Glossy Pigment-Riche color, perfectly precise.
Introducing Colour Riche Le Matte & La Lacque, the newest format in lipcolor. The sleek, sophisticated pen offers highly pigmented color 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.
ISODODECANE, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, ISOHEXADECANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, CAMPHOR, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, ALUMINA, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE,BHT, ARGANIA SPINOSA OIL / ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS OIL / SAFFLOWER SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, SILICA, TIN OXIDE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, MICA, CI 75470 / CARMINE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE, CI 16035 / RED 40, CI 73360 / RED 30, CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 15850 / RED 6 LAKE, CI 73360 / RED 30 LAKE, CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 16035 / RED 40 LAKE, CI 17200 / RED 33 LAKE]
Thoughts: When I first saw this at the drugstore, I was extremely excited. I've heard great things about this line. I've heard it's one of the best lip pencils people have tried. What more can I ask for!
Now for my overall opinion... First of all, it smells like every L'Oreal lip products. For that reason, I tend to avoid lip products from L'Oreal. This isn't as bad. It has the same distinct smell which I'm not a fan of, but it doesn't last that long. I would say I can smell it for couple of minutes. Then it disappears. For that reason, I can deal with this product. Secondly, this product is extremely creamy and goes on smoothly. I love how easily you can apply the product, and no matter what you cannot make a mistake. It's one of those lip products that's easy to apply without a lip liner and you don't have to worry about the edges. It looks perfectly applied. Third, I got the lightest color from the La Lacque line. If this color is opaque, I can imagine the others being really pigmented. Plus, it also doesn't have sparkles or glitters. It's a glossy, sleek color. Fourth, I love the color! It's one of those colors you can wear in daily basis that will look great with everything. Lastly, it lasted until I ate/drank.
* Comes in a pen/cil form.
* Smell doesn't linger.
* Creamy consistency and texture.
* Doesn't tug on the lips.
* Goes on easily.
* Cannot make a mistake applying.
* No sparkles/glitters.
* Lasted until I ate/drank.
* Typical L'Oreal lip scent.
Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating: 4.5/5 Tobey's Paws
Other L'Oreal lip products reviewed/swatched:
Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer
Colour Riche Caresse Stick
Colour Riche Glossy Balm
Infallible Pro Matte Gloss
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.