Happy National Lipstick Day! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’„

IMG_0944Happy National Lipstick Day everyone! I decided to do a count of all my lipsticks today and it looks like I have 54.. oops. I hope you all knew about the fact that MAC was giving away free full-sized lipsticks today (at least in Canada and USA and some other countries). Instead of sleeping in today, I woke up at 7 am to get ready to be at the mall for 9 am. The mall opened at 10, so I thought I might be the first person there to line up, but nope, there were already people waiting! Luckily I was 8th in line so I was content with that. After an hour of waiting for the mall to open, I was in and out within 5 minutes. I picked up the shade Velvet Teddy which is a cult classic shade that everyone always raves about. Before this, I only owned one MAC lipstick, Chatterbox which has the “amplified” finish, so I was excited to try out their matte formula. Here’s hoping it doesn’t dry the sh*t out of my lips!

Me at MAC getting my free lipstick!
Velvet Teddy by Mac
Velvet Teddy by MAC

Because it is National Lipstick Day, I wanted to take this chance to review a couple of L’Oreal lipsticks. I read earlier this week on Influenster that in honour of National Lipstick Day, L’Oreal was launching a new campaign called #READMYLIPS to help start the conversation that lips are not just for lipstick, they are for being bold and sharing your opinions and beliefs. This is obviously a positive campaign, since it is directed at portraying women as more than just aesthetic objects. We have a mind, and we should speak it at all times, regardless of what social constructs surround us.

I had never tried the Color Riche lipsticks from L’Oreal, so I picked up two colours: Shades 417 Peach Fuzz and 288 Intense Fuchsia. Here are the claims from the L’Oreal website:

“Indulge in desirable richness with our luxuriously rich colour and intense hydration. Colour Richeยฎ Lipcolour is richer, creamier and more moisturizing than ever before. In addition to nourishing ingredients like Omega 3 and Vitamin E, the formula is enriched with Argan Oil to condition and soften lips. Your lips are kept soft, smooth, and ultra-hydrated. With a spectrum of 44 gorgeous shades from bold to nearly nude, there is always a shade to suit your mood or time of day. More than a lipstick, it’s Colour Riche. Make your colour statement.”

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L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in shades 417 Peach Fuzz (Left) and 288 Intense Fuchsia (Right)

For the first day of wear I decided to go with Peach Fuzz. I actually own a colour that is similar to this one that is by Covergirl, however I have found that it is maybe a bit too shiny, so I haven’t worn it a whole lot. In the swatches here you can see that the L’Oreal one is more of a true peach.


L’Oreal Color Riche No 417 Peach Fuzz: I was pleasantly surprised by this lipstick! It was very emollient and stayed that way for hours after application. It was a bit on the shiny side, but it was the perfect level of shiny, not too metallic. It wasn’t incredibly pigmented, but I don’t believe that this lipstick is meant to be a strong pop of colour. It is more supposed to give you a peach sheen. I would say that Peach Fuzz is the perfect colour for the summer. The only slight downside that I noticed with this lipstick was that it did tend to collect in the lines of my lips overtime, however it wasn’t too terribly noticeable. Overall, this was a really comfortable lipstick to wear, and I do believe that it was hydrating.

Today for National Lipstick Day I wanted to go with a bold colour, which is why I purposely bought the shade 288 Intense Fuchsia earlier this week.


L’Oreal Color Riche No 288 Intense Fuchsia:ย This is definitely the colour that I was the most impressed with. It was extremely pigmented and really only required one layer for full coverage. It was less emollient, but not in a bad way, and was thinner. It was easy to apply, didn’t tug at the lips and it had incredible lasting power. After eating and drinking all morning, I noticed barely any fading, and when it does fade, it fades evenly. I would say the finish on this lipstick is satin/matte, which speaks to its lasting power. I will definitely be wearing this lipstick over and over again!

Overall, I am very happy with these two lipsticks. I think it is great that L’Oreal has launched this #READMYLIPS campaign and I am happy to support them in that.

Do you own any of these lipsticks? They are incredibly affordable, so you might want to give one a try. The only thing to be aware of is that L’Oreal is not cruelty free, so that is one downside to supporting this company.

Happy National Lipstick Day!

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10 thoughts on “Happy National Lipstick Day! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’„

  1. Great post and pretty shades! I went to the mall and stood in line for a long time to get the free lipstick but it took forever and just gave up! That’s awesome you got to get one ๐Ÿ™‚ Lookin pretty in all your pics ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Velvet Teddy looks so pretty! I’m glad you managed to get one! I was thinking of going to pick one up but I work nights so getting up early is not my forte haha.

    I really love that peach L’oreal lipstick!


  3. Im glad you got Velvet Teddy, she’s one of my favorites. I went to a MAC counter and Macys and apparently they were only giving out “left overs from the rock collection” I’m so mad right now lol


    1. Yeah it’s so perfect, I was just talking to you the other day about needing to get this shade! Lol. That’s annoying! The ones they were giving out at my location were some of the coloured collection they just came out with and then the top 10 most popular shades. Maybe some viva glam leftovers too. I didn’t really browse them for long, I didn’t want velvet teddy to run out lol.

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      1. Right! I was about to say I remember you saying Honey Love and Velvet Teddy appeal to you! Ugh Im annoyed, oh well I ended up buying 2 lipsticks while I was there anyway the lady at the counter kept bugging me.

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