L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick – Swatches (+ First Impression Review)

Product: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte lipsticks

Claim: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte, with pure pigments delivers intense luscious color for 6 hours in 12 irresistible shades. It consists of Jojoba oil that provides absolute hydration for up to 4 hours

Price: 18000 KRW (~18$) / 899 INR (~15$)

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte lispticks

L’Oreal has been promoting their Moist Matte lipsticks extensively for quite some time now and I caught on to the hype recently. Before I actually review the product, I thought I would show the swatches and my first impression review. I am planning to start doing first impression reviews on more products, let me know your thoughts on that because for a thorough review it takes a longer time and a first impression review, despite not being a final verdict, can sometimes say a lot about a product. Anyhow, I am still in the process of deciding. But I digress.

L’Oreal Moist Matte lipticks available in 12 shades in Korea (and India) but the shades are different. Since I took these swatches in Korea, here are the 12 shades available at Watsons store:

P502 Cherry Crush
R518 Flaming Kiss
M511 Glamor Fuchsia
R516 Lincoln Rose
RW512 Bloody Mary
PR512 Red Valentine
PS01 Sakura Petal
PR511 Spring Rosette
CS11 Orange Power
RS517 Raspberry Syrup
BP501 Peachy Brown
CS01 Crayon Sunset

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L’Oreal Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick swatches

My favorite shades are – P502, R516, RW512, PR512, CS01

The shades released in India are:

(Also in Korea) Glamour Fuchsia, Raspberry Syrup, Orange Power, Cherry Crush, Spring Rosette, Lincoln Rose, Flaming Kiss
(Not in Korea) Blaze of Red, Black Cherry, Maple Mocha, Sheer Plum, Arabian Night

First Impression Review:

I tried the Moist Matte lipsticks for the first time and was pleased with how smoothly they went on. Despite being matte, at first the lipsticks are a bit moisturizing and set to a matte finish within a few moments. The colors are rich and opaque so one swipe is enough! My lips felt moisturized and not parched for a few hours (about 3) before I felt the need to apply a lip balm. The lasting power is also quite impressive given that these are not marketed as long-lasting lipsticks. They do transfer, especially in the beginning and fade away beautifully leaving a stain behind. I could see the color for 6 hours even after a main meal.

The packaging looks good and it is nice that the color is visible on the outside of the lipstick. I like the shiny gold bullet with a colored square, corresponding to the lipstick shade, peeking through but it does not really help if someone has a big lipstick collection (ahem!) because the color is not visible anywhere on the outside.

I had not exfoliated my lips so I did notice a bit of flaky look but it was nothing major and it usually occurs with dry lips and matte lipsticks anyway. Overall I am pleased with the these lipsticks, I did have to apply a lip balm after 3 hours and so on. For drugstore, 18$ for a lipstick is expensive but if you are looking for a richly pigmented Matte lisptick, this can be a good option!

Have you tried the L’Oreal Paris Moist Matte lipsticks? Which shade would you like to try?