Last week, I showed you a picture of the new L’Oreal Made for Me Intenses lipstick in Red Passion. I also promised you a review in 2 shakes of a lamb’s tail … and then real life took over. Call it a slow motion shake of a tail k? 😛
So, now that I’ve gotten my urgent work stuff out of the work (temporarily) I needed something to brighten my mood and voila! Out came Red Passion!
Red Passion #643 is part of a new line of L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks. The colours are strong and intense and bold! I mean look at Red Passion – its not a colour for the faint hearted is it?
Red Passion is stated to be for “Porcelain skintones” i.e. fair skin. To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how accurate these descriptions are, because I know many fair skinned girls who are just too afraid of slicking on a bright red. Also, someone with darker skin might want to try it but upon viewing the description, might veer away from it. Personally, I don’t hold with labels – if it works for you, it does!
So anyway, wanna see how it looks on lips? 🙂
Here you go.
Its a bright red lip. Slightly warm toned but ever so bright.
It looked a little dry in the tube, but it slicks on like butter and doesn’t feel drying on the lips. It also looks a tad shiny which is both a good and bad thing. Good because it adds some dimension, bad because its a bit slippery which means more slippage and potential settling into lip lines. Actually it does settle a little which is a pity 🙁
I did notice on my coffee cup this morning that the lipstick looked fuchsia on the rim. That’s the undertone which I detected on my lips which develops after a while. Its quite a cool red with a touch of warmth, quite different from Revlon’s True Red, in case you are wondering. I find the latter holds up a little better.
Interestingly, Red Passion actually looks darker in the tube than it does on my lips. I expected a deep dark red and ended up with a brighter red that deepens after a while. Might this be the red for you? 🙂
Pros: Bright pigmented colour, Slicks on easily, Feels light on lips and non drying, Affordable
Cons: Bit slippery, Colour in tube is different from colour on lips
There are 5 new shades in the L’Oreal Made for Me Intenses range:-
- Pink Fever #640
- Intense Fushia #641
- Red Passion #643
- Fever Brown #644
- Burning Rose #646
Bonus Tip: Slick on Red Passion, blot and top off with clear gloss for a lovely stain. Or when the colour wears off, layer with clear lip balm and you have a lovely stain to take you through the rest of the day
If you’ve tried any of them, do share what you think of this new L’Oreal range. Its certainly more pigmented than their Glam Rose collection from last year or even from the regular L’Oreal Color Riche line. I’d likely check out Burning Rose next coz I love the name 😀
L’Oreal Color Riche Made for Me Intenses lipstick retails at RM35.90 at all L’Oreal counters