The L’Oreal x Balmain Color Riche Lipstick Collection is finally here. The limited edition collection features 12 shades tailor made by the creative director of Balmain himself, Olivier Rousteing. “12 lip colors designed to embody three femininities: Safari, Rock & Couture. Lipstick shades for every woman – no matter her origin, no matter her tribe.” I chose a shade unique to my collection. 905 Balmain Instinct.
The gold plastic, marble print tube is super pretty. But a bit cheap looking. The lipstick is only $14 so I guess I can’t complain too much. A metal tube would have made the lipstick look a bit richer. However it would probably cost at least $20 more. Anyway, the tube includes the signature L’Oreal logo. And a BALMAIN Paris logo in gold lettering. The color of the marble print is complimentary to the shade of lipstick.
The formula includes pure pigments for rich color. Along with camellia oil for a moisturising matte finish. Although it applies smooth and creamy, it’s not very pigmented. It takes multiple coats to get an opaque finish. The lipstick wears for at least 4 hours. However you’ll need to touch it up after a meal or drink.
Balmain Instinct is olive green infused with gold pearl. The shade is absolutely beautiful and looks amazing on chocolate skin. It’s one of those shades that will look great on any complexion if you rock it right. Best of all, it looks really good paired with camo print. I think I’m going to have to pull out Balmain Instinct every time I wear my camo jacket. Every single time!
The L’Oreal x Balmain Color Riche Lipstick Collection is available for pre-order at Barney’s New York. Balmain Instinct is still in stock so snatch it up while you can. I think I need Rebellion in my life as well. That blue is bangin’!
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