L’Oreal Colour Caresse Gloss Stain

Lip products aren’t usually the items I hoard, but recently there have been so many absolutely great high end dupes FLOODING the drugstores.  I am not a fan of spending a ton of money on high end lip products so when there are dupes I will almost always spring for them.  L’Oreal Colour Caresse Gloss Stains are said to be dupes for the YSL Glossy Stains.  I have none of the YSLs but I am loving the L’Oreal glosses.  

The packaging is okay: gold in shade and very lightweight.  I do like that you can see the color through the clear section of the tube.  It makes it easy to find which one (if you own several–like a good makeup hoarder should) you are looking for easily.  The close up tight, which is always a relief.  I really dislike flimsy packaging that doesn’t close securely.  

The shape of the doe-foot applicator is almost exact to the YSL Glossy Stains–very thin when turned sidewys and wide and arrow shaped with turned face on.  It has a slight bend and I feel that it really hugs the lips perfectly.  
The texture of the gloss is very thin and lightweight.  The color is very build-able.  The high-gloss shine doesn’t go away when the product dries down, it stays looking very hydrated and fresh.  It lasts a super long time.  I was wearing them for a couple of hours and then went to dinner.  By the end of dinner my color had finally faded, but that is a lot of action it stood up to.  

Lilac Ever After is a lovely pinky nude.  I don’t really understand why the name of this is Lilac Ever After because I see only a very slight lilac tint but it is mostly a nude-pink.

This one is the most sheer of all the colors I chose.  It looks the most like a gloss of them all.  The color is pretty and it is a nice daytime option because while it adds a touch of color it isn’t overpowering.  

Infinite Fuchsia is a pretty, bold option.  I can’t decide if I want to call it fuchsia or berry.  Either way it is beautiful.  My favorite color of the three I purchased.  

Please excuse the blotchy swatches.  It looks much better on the lips than this picture shows.  I literally slapped it on and snapped a picture.  

Endless Red is very pretty.  I was excited to try this because I have been dying to own a glossy red that doesn’t transfer easily (my husband has been too)!

This red has an orange tint but the plummy tones in my lips make it look more neutral.  

The swatches below, in order are: Lilac Ever After, Infinite Fuchsia, and Endless Red.  

I snapped pictures of the display case.  I want to share the full display so you know what you may be looking for.  
There are lots of colors to choose from.  

I want to mention that these lip products have several different names.  I believe in Europe they are being called Shine Caresse and in the States they are being called Colour Caresse.  I have seen other names too but these seem to be the two most popular names.
I give the L’Oreal Colour Caresse Gloss Stains 5 out of 5 stars.  The formula and texture is magnificent and I wouldn’t be surprised if I decided to buy several more… like all of them.  
Have you tried these yet?  Are you looking for them currently?  Which colors interest you the most?  Let me know in the comments below!  

Summer 2012 Drugstore Displays

I was recently in my local CVS and Walgreens and I wanted to share with you some of the displays I saw! Revlon Escapism, L’Oreal Summer 2012, and a beach pail full of summer fun Wet N Wild colors.
I did purchase one of the shades of the L’Oreal eyeshadows but I didn’t see too much else that I was in need of! (Like I need anything else, right?)
Anyway! Hope you enjoy seeing some of the new displays, especially for those of you that don’t visit your local drug stores very often. Thank you for stopping by the blog!! Hope you are having a fabulous Hump Day!!

Drugstore Spring Collections

It has happened. The Spring collections from all the drugstore brands are flooding my local stores. Here are some of the displays for your viewing pleasure. I probably look like a maniac for walking around snapping cell phone pictures, but I have been called worse.
I thought I had taken some at more stores than just CVS but so far my CVS has the best selection as far as new items go.
Hope you enjoy!!!
I am extremely interested in trying the Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows.  
The Happy Booster Lipsticks intriqued me to no end! :)  I am just restraining myself for now.
Rimmel has come out with a new mascara with a fat brush.  It looks exciting! 
Plum Wine Dream  Bouncy blush looks beautiful!  I am very interested in feeling the texture of this blush.
L’Oreal has released a slew of new products.  I have already purchased a few of the Infallible eyeshadows and reviewed them for you in a previous post.  I am slightly interested in trying the iBalms but I have soo many other lip products that I am happy with at the moment.  
Revlon also has a large display full of new quads and other items.  I am interested in trying the quad called Addicted.  It looks nice and taupe-y! haha
Rimmel has also put out a lipstick collection with Kate Moss being the face of it.  It is full of bold colors with one that is on the nudish side.  
Hope you enjoyed this post!  Let me know in the comments below if you are interested in more of these types of posts.  I know that a lot of places don’t get collections very fast and I enjoy reading these types of posts on other blogs! :D