Beauty Review: L’Oréal Colour Riche Matte lipsticks

Beauty blogging is all about being timeous and to be honest I’ve fallen a bit short in that department. I’m usually the last to post about the newest products. Bad blogger!!

Anyway I’m making a concerted effort to up my game – myself and my Beauty Babes – to try to get to the new products now. The main reason is that there are just so many products and only so many times you can post about beauty on a lifestyle blog!!

The good news is that I’ve decided to ramp up my beauty content to keep up with the pace and going forward I’ll be posting 2 beauty blog posts a week on top of my currently daily schedule. That means you’ll be getting 7 quality posts a week (two each on Tuesdays and Thursdays) I hope that gets you excited!

But enough about me… let’s get to this exciting NEW beauty launch from L’Oréal Paris.

Take it away Rayne


I have been soooo excited to write about these Colour Riche Matte lipsticks from L’Oréal! Shewee. I am about to make one heck of a bold statement. You ready? Okay.

This range is currently my favourite lipstick range of all time.

See. Told you it was a big statement.

L’Oréal just recently added to their Colour Riche lipstick range. (You can read my review on their Delicate Rose range hereAnd this is hands down the best range ever.

The formula is, obviously, matte but not as we know it to be. It is creamy and luscious and thick, yet it is not drying. And I have praised matte lipsticks before, but this is just something else.

Previous ranges have always been great lipstick options but there is something about the Colour Riche Matte range which has just one-upped all previous ranges. The formula, the pigmentation, everything about it is great.

The packaging itself is similar to the previous Colour Riche ranges but the Colour Riche Matte range is just a liiiiittle bit more chic and classy than the others. The bullet skin is almost a faux pleather slash snake-skin design with the usual gold.

As far as I know, there are 9 shades in the range (8 pictured here) and the range pretty much consists of a colour for everyone. My favourites being the pictured swatches; Hype, Plum Tuxedo and Mahogany Studs.

Are they not just beyond beautiful? Besides for being lovely on the lips, they also physically look beautiful all lined up neatly in my perspex lipstick holders on my vanity.

I am not going post pictures of all of the shades on my lips, as not all of them suited me. If you have been following me on Instagram you would have seen me wearing a new shade every day over the past week. I did however opt for Plum Tuxedo and Mahogany Studs multiple times, they are just the most stunning shades ever. Plum Tuxedo especially works well if you have hazel eyes as they make the green bits stand out more!

So ignore my friendly pimple in the above images. That third image is just to show you the long lastingness of the lippies. You can see the inside of my lips are  faded and super patchy but, after nine, hours? I am in no way complaining!

I don’t have a picture of myself wearing Mahogany Studs (you can see it swatched above) but pleeease try it when you next pop into Clicks or Foschini. It is the most to-die-for shade which looks like it can suit every skin skin tone. And the 90’s brown lips look is still very much in!

So finally, my last words on this range would be that I seriously SERIOUSLY give them double thumbs up. Like I started the post with, this range is currently my favourite lipstick range of all time. I don’t know when I last discovered a lipstick which lasts five hours, let alone this lasting NINE! Add in the great packaging, great formula and non-flaky lips, you have yourselves a winner.


L’Oréal products can be purchased from Clicks stores, Foschini and Zando to name just a few. These are retailing in the ballpark of R179 each.

Rayne Alexander

Rayne is a beauty blogger who loves to share her favourite finds. She is passionate about makeup and loves trying new lipsticks, powders, eyeshadows, blushes, gel liners, mascaras.

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