I know we are a little late to review this, but nevertheless, we are finally and since I am so in love with it, this post is pic heavy ;) :)
What L'Oreal says: Discover a stain that thinks it’s a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain combines the power of a lip stain with lip-gloss luster. This next generation lip stain, formulated with a blend of light hydrating oils & concentrated pigments, delivers lasting color with a glossy finish. Packed with 30% water, Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to 6 hours.
Lipgloss Shine: Lacquer shine + Non-Sticky feel
Caring Color: 6HR continuous hydration
Caring Color: 6HR continuous hydration
The packaging looks so luxurious... beautiful metallic gold with a transparent band that allows you to see the colour (it is very prone to fingerprints.. but I am totally going to overlook that) with a petal/leaf shaped applicator (which is so perfect for application). The applicator has a hole in the middle to help remove the excess product and personally I feel that it picks up just the right amount to coat your lips once. The lip colour smells like roses..atleast it does to me.
(These are said to be the dupes of the famous YSL glossy stains. Now I have not tried those but many bloggers have claimed that these are exactly similar).
Before I say anything else, let me advise you to try on these lip colours in person if you can because you will not get the colour you see in the tube. It just changes once applied on the lips!
Bella is a beautiful peachy pink/rose colour...so gorgeous. It does not come out as peachy on my lips though and on my friend it certainly showed up with some reddish tones. It looks a bit different under different lights (as you will be able to see in the photos below). The shade contains fine shimmer, but that does not show up on the lips. It looks really pretty in my opinion no matter how you wear it or what you pair it with. It will look good on most skin tones and is great for everyday wear too.
Let's talk about the best part of these lip colours.. the texture!
When I was about to use it for the first time, I was expecting it to be like the other glosses. But it just felt like I was painting my lips with water colours :D
These have a very light watery texture, but they are very hydrating at the same time! They feel cool and thin when applied initially and give a nice wet shine to the lips (which makes it so fun to use in summer) *love*
They give good colour (something I was certainly not expecting) despite being watery. Bella will look quite sheer at first, but give it some time and you will see the colour darkening over the first few minutes.
Below are my lip swatches showing you the natural colour of my lips (nothing on), Bella freshly applied (one coat), after 5 minutes and lastly, wiped off leaving behind a pretty pink stain :)
(You can click on the photos to enlarge them).
And see how it the colour looks a bit different in different lights?
The 2nd thing that made me love it so much is the staying power. It lasted for 6-7 hours (tested on me, mom and my friend) with some snacking and lunch. The wet shine fades but the stain just stayed put. Although with a heavy meal the stain fades a bit unevenly and you might want to touch up a bit.
It barely trasfers (bye bye lip stains on cups/teeth/fingers). You will need a remover and some rubbing to remove the stain completely.
Price : 499 INR for 6 ml
To sum it up (if I have not raved enough already), this is one of the best lip colours I have ever tried. (My mom loved it a lot too and she is picking up a few of these). I am not much of a lipstick person (I just own a few). I love my glosses and this is like a dream come true. It is non-sticky, non-gloopy, so light and hydrating, does not transfer and gives enough colour that lasts really long. For all the things it delivers, I think it is priced quite well! Could I ask for anything else?
If you have very pigmented lips, the lighter colours from this range might not give you complete coverage, so do check out the darker shades.
And do test the shades out if you can, since they look a lot different on the lips.
I am totally getting more of them! These lip colours are highly recommended!
Have you tried the Shine Caresse Lip Colour? Which are you favourite shades??