November 7, 2013

L'Oreal Colour Riche "374" in Intense Plum

Lately I found myself obsessing with plum shades. In fact, whenever I'm in the mall, the beauty section is the first place I go to to scour for plum shades. I go around...Go around more... And if I stumble on something that I like, I think about if for a few minutes, go around a bit more hoping I would come back to  my senses, but then those "few minutes" turn into ME already walking towards the cashier so no good thinking about it in the first place..Haha! Sorry, impulsive buyer moments. But you know the rules of shopping right? You buy stuff when you don't need them, and NOT when you need them. For instance, if you're shopping for a date tomorrow night and it's just today that you're actually picking out a dress, then more chances of you picking up the wrong stuff because you are not in the zone, if you know what I mean. Your mind is obviously elsewhere, and physically, you're in the mall, but your mind is thinking about tomorrow night already. But if you had something in your closet that you bought months and months ago just because you felt that that dress was really meant for you, then zero problemo for you right? Only thing for you to do is to be excited for the date, nothing more nothing less.

Anyway, that's too much for an introduction. Sorry, me and my unstoppable mouth. LOL!  So anyway, here's one of the few lippies that I acquired as I was going through the plum-phase. This is my first ever lipstick from L'Oreal so I can't really compare it to the previous ones.

A little description from their website: 

As with all Colour Riche lipsticks, the L’OrĂ©al Laboratories have selected only the purest and finest colour pigments, and the unique combination of Omega 3 and Vitamin E moisturises lips for smooth application and comfortable wear.
So let's get into the details of this baby! 


The lipstick comes in a gold sleek tube which I'm very fond of since it looks very classic and chic. More importantly, its sturdy  and the cap doesn't come loose compared to other ones I've tried in the past. It's also great that all shades come with names and numbers so they're easier to distuinguish from each other. 


The first time I tried this, I was amazed by its lovely texture. It has the perfect combination of creamy and matte which isn't drying at all! Goes on smoothly on the lips with minimal to no tugging at all. It still depends on the condition of your lips though but I would still recommend you exfoliate your lips prior to applying this or any type of lip product for that matter. 


I'll tell you why I hate using lipsticks on a daily basis. It's because I can't seem to enjoy my food or drink whenever I have one on because it easily stains my teeth and just transfers to everything it comes in contact with. But that's me & my overly conscious self. I guess it's all a matter of getting used to and all lipsticks probably do that anyway. If you have an HG lipstick that doesn't stain your teeth or do crazy, humiliating things, do let me know please! I'm in dire need of one! -__- 

Anyway, this lipstick stays on for a decent amount of time. It surprisingly survives meals and drinks but of course, it won't look as intense anymore after eating/drinking. 


As the name suggests, it is indeed INTENSE. It's sort of like a deep dark plum with a brownish hint to it. One swipe gives you an already opaque color and two swipes, well, more than enough to make heads turn! The pictures doesn't seem to show its true color and instead appears lighter but it really is a dark plum. Nevertheless, a gorgeous shade, no? 


Price range is quite fair for something that works so lovely. It's around 625php ($14.43) if my memory serves me right, but I'm pretty sure it's not more than 700php. I still find it to be a bit steep, price wise, but that's coming from a student living on allowance so it should be understandable! Haha! :) 

Jem's Final Thoughts: 

Obviously, I'm in love with this shade! For someone who is used to lip balms and lip tints, this shade is definitely going out of my usual choice of color. Honestly, I don't see myself wearing this everyday to school as it's too "intense" to be worn on a regular day, but for special occasions, why not? Didn't you hear? Plum is the new red! It's like the perfect shade to wear when you're out with your girlies or with your special someone because its like the lazy girl make up. You don't need to pile up on make up because this alone is enough to catch anyone's attention! It caught my mom's. Haha! But according to her, it's a good kind of loud, and believe me, that's saying a lot considering the lady has zero interest in make up. Love you mom! :)

And lastly, I find that the color is very versatile, and it simply depends on what you are pegging for. You can easily build it up by layering on the color for a more dramatic look, or just dab a little bit of color for that gorgeous looking stain perfect for every day wear. Overall, I would recommend! 

My rating: 4.5/5 

Of course I won't leave you without pictures! Sorry guys, makikiraan lang sandali mukha ko. Haha! :)

And an up close picture. 

I want to hear your thoughts on this guys! Is it a YAY or a NAY for ya? Let me know on the box soon! 

Till next time.. 




  1. Very nice color it suits you, perfect for fall kahit walang fall dito typhoon meron..hehe. Please pray for us :)

    1. Hi Stephanie! Thank you for that lovely comment! I always include you in my prayers ever since I heard the news. I always watch the news and it really is heart breaking seeing our kababayans in such terrible state. Stay strong & know that being alive and well is already a blessing from Him!

  2. That's absolutely gorgeous. I should really get on board the plum train. :D Although, the price is indeed a little steep for a lipstick (in my opinion). :)
    Dawn |

    1. Hi Dawn!

      Thanks! I'd have to agree with you on that one, being a student and all. A bit expensive talaga siya but it's somehow worth it because the shade is so gorgeous! Hehe! :)

  3. I love this lip color on you! It's so pretty!

    I just tumbled on your blog. Now following you, hope you follow me back. :))

    1. Hi Joanne! Thank you and I'm glad you liked the color!

      Will check your blog for sure! xx