My Favorite Drug Store Lipstick Formula


from left to right: pink cashmere; blushing sequin; and violet chiffon

I am a huge lipstick and lip gloss addict, which is why I love when I find a great lipstick at the drug store that costs a fraction of something you would see at Saks or Nordstrom.

Enter L’Oreal Colour Caresse lipsticks, a sheer, lightweight formula that is incredibly moisturizing. I think that the color range is brilliant – there really is a shade for everyone. I already had Sunset Angora, which I reviewed here, but on a recent trip to CVS I knew I needed to pick up more (I’m not the only one who feels like they need a lipstick, right?).

The shades I picked up are Blushing Sequin, a gorgeous sheer hot pink (and my favorite of the three); Pink Cashmere, a true pink that I think leans on the cooler side; and Violet Chiffon, a medium purple-violet. Violet Chiffon is in my opinion the hardest to wear out of these shades, but I think it would look amazing in the fall and winter blended into the lips with your finger to sheer it out.

I have read other posts about these lipsticks comparing them to the Revlon Lip Butters, another one of my favorite drug store makeup products. I prefer this formula because to me it is more moisturizing, and this is just a personal preference but I am more a fan of L’Oreal’s packaging.

Do you own any lipsticks from L’Oreal’s Colour Caresse line?



  1. August 20, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    These look great. I also used to prefer lip glosses over lipsticks but since there are all kinds of creamy and satin lipsticks now more and more and gorgeous colours, I am always willing to try something new. But I have not seen these around Toronto drug stores. Im going to have to look into it.

  2. August 20, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    Those colours look hot! I prefer matte lipsticks but I’ll have a look at this line.

    • August 20, 2013 / 4:28 pm

      Definitely check out Sunset Angora and Blushing Sequin, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

  3. August 20, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    Def have to pick 1 up, the colors are gorgeous!

  4. August 20, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    I’ve never tried these before, but they must be good if you are comparing them to the Revlon lip butters. I haven’t noticed them in the store before, but I will have to keep a lookout for them next time I am shopping!

    • August 20, 2013 / 4:29 pm

      They really are great! I will always love the Lip Butters, but I find that these are more comfortable on the lips.

      • August 20, 2013 / 4:32 pm

        I’ll have to check them out then!

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