L'oreal Colour Riche Balm: Rose Elixir, Caring Coral

Hey dolls! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this lovely Monday. Boy, how about those New York Giants yesterday? It was a great game, and I am really glad they won :) Woohoo! Anyways, today I am going to share my thoughts with you all on the L'oreal Colour Riche Lip Balms ($6.99 each). Although these lip balms have been out for quite some time, they still proved to be hard to find-at least for me. So, I was really excited when I spotted a display of these at Bed Bath And Beyond. I picked up the two colors that stood out to me the most. Caring Coral, a true coral, and Rose Elixir, a muted pink rose.

Caring Coral

Rose Elixir

I think the tube packaging is quite lovely. I like the gold tube paired with the plastic, fog-like cap. Very interesting, as well as refreshing. I like that the cap snaps shut, so there is no risk of the cap coming loose in your makeup bag. I can't tell you all how many times I have had caps wiggle loose in my purse. You can all probably imagine how annoying that can be. 

When I saw these two lip balms up close and personal for the first time, I was certain that the pigmentation was going to be impressive, since they look pretty pigmented in the tube. I wasn't really expecting a huge dose of color since it is a lip balm but, I figured that I would at most, get a lovely noticeable tint of color out of these. Well, when I first applied them, I saw that the coverage was a bit sheerer than I expected them to be. Actually, a lot sheerer. Instead of color, all I get is a clear, sheer wash of color on my lips. To be honest, I can't tell Caring Coral and Rose Elixir apart when I apply them. They both look exactly the same on my lips. 

Both lip balms have a sweet fragrance to them that I personally enjoy. I also detect a hint of sunscreen included in the fragrance, as well. Both lip balms apply smoothly, and they feel super creamy going on. According to the L'oreal website's description of these lip balms, these lip balms work to continuously hydrate the lips for 8 hours. Not only that but, this lip balm will continue to condition lips, even after the balm wears off or is removed, for another 2 1/2 hours. 

I do find these lip balms to be very moisturizing, indeed. My lips have been really dry lately, and these lip balms do a wonderful job at giving them moisture and suppleness that prolongs, even after the balm has worn off. They also give my lips a healthy looking dose of much needed shine. As for wear time, its not until 2-3 hours that I have to reapply again. But I honestly think that reapplying right away is optional with these, since my lips feel super soft and hydrated already, even if the lip balm wears off of my lips. 

The one thing that absolutely turns me off about these lip balms is the unpleasant taste that forms in my mouth when I apply these. Once I apply these balms onto my lips, the taste of sunscreen is inevitable. And, its very strong. I do like the fact that these contain an SPF of 15 but, I just wish the taste wasn't so strong.

Final Thoughts
Even though I was not super impressed with the pigmentation and that horrid sunscreen taste, I actually would repurchase more of the L'oreal Colour Riche Balms. Their moisturizing properties are probably one of the best I have seen so far, when it comes to lip balms. And the fact that the moisturization lasts even when these balms have worn off, is a major plus. Ever since I got them, they have since replaced my HG lip balm-Smith's Rosebud Salve. Don't get me wrong, I still love Rosebud Salve but for now, I think I am having a love affair with these L'oreal Colour Riche balms. If you don't mind a super sheer lip balm, and are looking for a really good moisturizing one, I wouldn't think twice about picking one-or a few, of these up. 

What do you all think of the L'oreal Colour Riche Balms? Do you find them really moisturizing, like I do?

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased these products for my personal use.


  1. I bought the same colors last month and hated them. I only picked them up because the Revlon Lip Butters were still sold out. I thought the pigmentation would be alot better. Not really willing to pay that much for an okay lip balm. I have plenty of those.

    1. I know what you mean. I was disappointed with the pigmentation of these, as well. But, I really think they do a fab job at moisturizing my lips.