Oh, how wrong I was.
This post by GlitterGeek pushed me over the edge. Who knew violet could be so wearable on the lips? And so the hunt began.
I was confused at first because they go by a different name and packaging in Canada (North America?):
- Name: Rouge Caresse
- Colours: See the L'Oreal Paris (France) website
- Packaging: Transparent and silver, round, shade is indicated on the top of the cap, the tip of the lipstick bullet itself is flat
- Name: Colour Riche Caresse
- Colours: See the L'Oreal Paris (Canada) website
- Packaging: Opaque and gold, rectangular, shade is indicated on the bottom of the cap, the tip of the lipstick bullet itself is slanted
I went in knowing that I needed Violet Chiffon. When I found the display at my local drugstore, I saw the promotional image:
Okay, now I needed whatever was on her lips. Fortunately, they indicated on the photo the shade she was wearing: Blushing Sequin. By the way, I bought this knowing full well it would not show up the same on my lips because my natural colour is quite a dark red. Did that matter to me? Nope, I still needed it.
These are the shades I purchased:
- Applies beautifully: buttery, but not too soft
- Perfect mix of sheerness and opacity (notice how it almost looks jelly-like on the model above)
- Wears about 3 hours on me, after which a nice stain is left on the lips
- Reflective packaging can be used as a mirror
- Rectangular shape makes for easy storage
- Light - doesn't add weight to your makeupbag/purse
- Packaging is inconsistent (the lipstick bullet on my Violet Chiffon is askew)
- Reflective exterior is fingerprint-prone
- Light - kind of feels cheap (but this is really just nit-picking)
|Can you tell that Violet Chiffon is misaligned? Blushing Sequin is also misaligned, but not as much.|
|And again. You can see that top of the bullet is not flush against the edge of the tube. Ah well.|
P.S. I haven't tried Revlon's Lip Butter so I cannot compare the two.