I’m a sucker for a matte lip, and am a loyal L’Oreal Colour Riche wearer. L’Oreal have the knack of creating everyday wearable lipstick shades with good pigmentation but at an affordable price point. I recently covered the newer formula creamy mattes in my MAC dupes post. This is one of the shades I bought as part of a three for two offer at Boots, and although this was the third one I picked up, it’s now my favourite.

Shades: 15

My Shade: 640 Erotique

Price: £6.99

Purchased/ gratis: Purchased

Why I love it so much

It’s Creamy matte texture, a true matte but not all drying. It has a lovely creamy consistency that goes onto the lips evenly and leaves a smooth finish. It is long-wearing and gives me about 5 or 6 hours without touch-ups. This shade itself is a great nude for South Asian skintones, as it is a dusky pink with a peach undertone. A combination like that just shouldn’t work, but it does.

Here it is swatched with the Infallible Lip Liner in 201 Hollywood Beige. It’s not a perfect match but closest in the L’Oreal range. While I love all the Colour Riche lipsticks, the liners just don’t have enough shades. I think they should at least have a matching liner for all the lipstick shades.The liner itself is quite a dry texture but it really is budge-proof. That’s why I wish they had more shades, to match the lipsticks in the range.

This is my new favourite everyday neutral lip for work but also I whip it out for parties. As I get older, I’m moving towards a dewy skin/ matte lip look as my go-to. This is just the right matte lip shade for me and I’m just mad I didn’t find it sooner!

Have you got a holy grail lipstick that you love? Hit me up on the socials for chats and bants.


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