I think we all know that matte lipsticks have been all the rage for the longest time, particularly liquid lipsticks and they have started showing up in every store from every brand. But, what if you don’t want a liquid lipstick? If you prefer a matte finish in a more traditional lipstick at an affordable price, you might have some trouble tracking one down!
You might be able to find a matte lipstick or two from brands like NYX, Essence or Wet n Wild but the formulas always seem to leave me wanting something more. Luckily, a brand I know I can trust has come out with the mother load of matte lipsticks just in time for fall!
The L’Oreal Colour Riche Matte Lip Range is brand new to the Colour Riche family and it is L’Oreal’s first permanent matte collection. It contains 12 beautiful lipsticks and 8 gorgeous matte lip liners!
The Colour Riche lipsticks have long been a favourite of mine with my first review of their Pure Reds collection dating back to 2014! Since then I have made sure to grab hold of every single collection including their beautiful La Vie En Rose range.
The Colour Riche lipsticks are often overlooked but they are by far one of the best ranges from both affordable and prestige cosmetics. They are always beautifully done with sleek black packaging, incredible shade ranges for every single skin tone, wonderful colour payoff and a creamy formula that feels comfortable but lasts on the lips.
I have been longing for a full matte range from L’Oreal for the longest time and I couldn’t be more excited that it is now here!
The Colour Riche Matte Lipsticks ($10.99 CAD/$8.99 USD) are beautiful traditional style lipsticks with an ultra creamy formula that is enriched with oils for hydration and lasting comfort. They feel so luxurious on the lips with a super smooth texture that glides onto the lips evenly and easily without dragging, skipping or patchiness.
Although they dry to a velvety matte finish they have a surprisingly forgiving formula. They are not at all drying and you can feel the oils actively preventing any sort of dryness, cracking, or pilling.
They feel so comfortable and rich on the lips that if you didn’t know how much they cost you would think they were a luxury lipstick!
They also have fantastic lasting power with a formula that adheres to the lips and lasts through drinks and light meals. As a traditional lipstick they are not transfer proof so if you are going to give a smooch or two, you will leave a mark!
(Left-Right 707, 405, 403, 402, 102, 711, 712, 703, 804, 802, 806, 800)
As the name suggests, these lipsticks are rich in colour with very pigmented shades that range from sultry nudes to bold brights and vampy reds. The shades are absolutely stunning, they are vivid and full of dimension. There is a shade for absolutely everyone and every occasion.
The shades are – 102 Matte-ly in Love, 402 Devil’s Matte-vocate, 403 Matte-traction Red, 405 Doesn’t Matte-r, 703 Matte-moiselle Pink, 707 Matte-jestic, 711 At The Drop Of The Matte, 712 Matte-mandate, 800 Matte-caron, 802 Matte-sterpiece, 804 He Thinks He’s Matte-cho, 806 Matte-itude.
To go along with the lipsticks are 8 Colour Riche Matte Lip Liners ($10.99 CAD/$8.99 USD). They are slim liners contained in a black sharpen-able plastic tube with a colour coded stripe on the bottom and a clear cap to show you the shade within.
They have an ultra creamy, super pigmented formula that glides on and almost feels too creamy at first but they dry down and set to a velvety matte finish that does not budge! They have the perfect formula for a smooth application and the perfect formula for a lasting, defined pout.
(Top to bottom – 114, 112, 110, 108, 106, 104, 102, 100)
The shade range is gorgeous with a variety of nudes with different undertones and some gorgeous bold colours. There is an option to go with just about every lipstick shade and they are called –
100 Matte in Manhattan, 102 In Matte-uated With You, 104 Curiosity Killed The Matte, 106 Strike A Matte-ch, 108 Best Mattes, 110 Matte’s It, 112 Matte-stermind, 114 Matte-ing Call
My Overall Thoughts
I am so beyond thrilled that L’Oreal decided to expand the Colour Riche range and bring out this permanent collection. The formula of both the lipsticks and the liners is fantastic and the shades are beautiful!
If you are interested in traditional matte lip products then definitely check out this collection!