Of course, the girl who worked at Priceline approached me and asked if I needed help and told me that these shine stains really do stain! We had a good talk about the stains and she was really nice about everything. LOL. What I really mean is... she was really nice and careless about me using up a fair amount of the testers on my arm.
The packaging of these are LUXE, yes?! Not sure about you, but I love the golden packaging and the clear band, showing off the shades. So pretty and convenient, methinks.
However, unlike the wide shade range featured in the press image, only 8 shades made it across to the Aussie shores. Not sure where the others are. I guess they're lost at sea. Meep.
Horrible swatch photos, you said? I know!!!!!! My camera has been having bad photo days (not really. I'm just a photography noob). Sad.
When I was playing with these, I felt like they're quite sheer, but the "Priceline girl" told me it's easy to build up. But then again, I felt like it's quite sticky so I couldn't imagine building up on this... it'd probably be thick and sticky, eh? I feel a bit "meh" about these, but if you're interested, here's a rundown of the shades:
- 101 Lolita: Not exactly bronze. Not exactly peach. Not exactly sure what it is LOL.
- 102 Romy: Warm-toned peachy pink which reminds me alot of Revlon's Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, but without the golden shimmers and Romy is just more pink than peach.
- 103 Marilyn: Slighty cool-toned pink.
- 200 Princess: A deeper corally-tomato colour.
- 300 Juliet: A bold, medium red.
- 400 Eve: Warmer and darker berrylicious purple.
- 402 Milady: Sheerer pinky-violet.
- 501 Bonnie: Burnt flamin' orange.
I've tried my best to describe these shades, but they're all so confusing as the pinks are so similar and some shades just seems like a "sheerer" version of other shades. Weird...... But what's even more weird and confusing is that these shades are named and numbered differently overseas. Super weird.
Anyways I won't be looking into these (even though they're hyped to be dupes of YSL Glossy Stains). I'm a bit skeptical for their sheerness. I have a feeling they won't even show up to their true colour because they're quite sheer and it'll wholely depend on my natural lip colour! They're quite $$$ for my budget anyways. Maybe I'd give it a go when they go on sale......but it'd have to be a REALLY good sale, to be honest.
What do you think of these L'Oreal Carresse Shine Stains?Have you tried them? Will you be trying them?
L'Oreal Carresse Shine Stains are $23.95 (AU) at Priceline, Big W, Target and other L'Oreal stockists.