Greetings to all reading this review!
A couple of weeks ago I was really surprised to find a box from Loreal Paris and Influenster.com in my mailbox. I didn’t expect that I would be chosen to try out the new L’oreal Rouge Signature Lipstick, since my Instagram profile is half-empty.
Anyway, inside I found three lipsticks and a card. All I had to do is to test the lippies and leave a short review about them on Instagram, the L’Oreal website and Ulta website.
Which I did, and I loved these lippies so much that I decided to write a review here too
So, here we have three lipsticks in three shades with motivational names:115 - I'm worth it
105 - I create
414 - I rule
Weight: 7 ml
Lightweight matte colored ink that delivers a stain-like feel with the color impact of a liquid lipstick. Imparts lips with a high pigment, matte finish, and lasting wear.
Less texture*, more color: Rouge Signature is a lightweight matte colored ink that delivers intense pigment loads with a weightless, bare-lip sensation. This ultra-comfortable liquid matte colored ink provides lasting matte color and infuses lips with a healthy, even dye of color. The no makeup feel of a stain combined with the color impact of a liquid lipstick. Find your signature shade from our captivating range. Use with our precision applicator to shape and lines lips for a precise and perfectly applied lip.
Design: these come in matte tubes with logos on the caps, and that’s it. I love such discreet packagings.
The applicator is awesome! I can praise it for hours! Perfect size. Perfectly soft. And with a perfect tip which is easy to draw contours with even without a lip liner.
By the way, you don’t need a lip liner here at all, the lipstick has such a lightweight formula that even a thin line would be too visible.
This lipstick does resemble the one from Armani: it’s also thin and lightweight on the lips.
The lipstick spreads easily, leaving no gaps or patches. You can apply many coats and vary the intensity of the color: from subtle to bold and vivid. The second option is what I like. I love when my lips are visible.
Also, you can go beyond your natural lip contours and modify your lips without looking vulgar or weird.
The fragrance is pleasant and sweet, with a subtle note of alcohol, which I can understand because such formulas often contain it. Only the content of it matters, and its interaction with other ingredients. In this case, I’m okay with it because it doesn’t overdry my lips like some other lipsticks do.
The full list of ingredients:
AQUA / WATER / EAU
CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE
TRIMETHYL PENTAPHENYL TRISILOXANE
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
[+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR
CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES
CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE
CI 15850 / RED 7
CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE
CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE
CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE
CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE]
FIL CODE B223640/1
Performance on my lips:
The finish is supposed to be matte and yet the lipstick doesn’t dry completely. I’d say, it’s satin.
Even after a while, it will leave stains on whatever you touch with your lips. Not that it makes me sad, I mean I lived without long-lasting lipsticks and never complained about stains everywhere.
Plus the lipstick can be easily touched up and layered without falling off like plaster.
At the same time, the lipstick is very long-lasting and can live not only through a tea party, but also stays on after a burrito for lunch. It won’t settle into creases or build a nasty white film.
The colors on the website are far from real, so when choosing a shade, seek real life swatches online.
I Rule seems to be berry-like with a purple undertone on the website, but it’s rather mauve.
I Create looks pinkish, but it has a warm undertone.Only I am Worth It corresponds to the given example.
Now a few words about removal.
It’s long-lasting, which means it would be hard to get rid of it, even with oil-based cleansers. In the photo below, I have removed the lipstick and even scrubbed my lips, and yet the pink tint reminds from the color I Rule (this photo is about Elizavecca bubbles, but it shows the pigment left from the lipstick quite well).
I Create, in turn, leaves my lips without trace.
I’d recommend using a lip balm after this lipstick. It’s not drying, but it contains alcohol, still.
Conclusion: I’m head over heels with these Rouge Signature Lipsticks! They don’t feel heavy on my lips and provide gorgeous vivid colors with great durability!Plus, in my opinion, it’s almost a complete dupe for the matte lip tint from Armani, except that the product from Armani costs $38, while the one from L’oreal is $12. You can try three shades for the same price.