I’m back with another lipcolor. It is L’Oreal Shine Caresse Bella Lip Stain or as I like to call it the ‘Chameleon Lip Stain’ Incase you’re buying any of the shades from this range then make sure you try it on first because you will definitely not get the color in the tube :p You can check out the L’Oreal Shine Caresse Venus Review here and All L’Oreal Shine Caresse Lip Colors here.
You can buy L’oreal Caresse Shine Lipcolors at Nykaa
Discover a stain that thinks it’s a gloss. Now hydration & shine meet lasting, lightweight color. Caresse Shine 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.
Available online at Nykaa
L’oreal Caresse Shine Lip Color packaging is such that it will instantly attract you. I certainly would’ve bought atleast one even if I did’nt like any shades. It comes in a metallic gold packaging which is very luxurious but it is a a fingerprint magnet. Ofcourse that would’nt affect you unless you have to photograph it! The Caresse Shine Lipcolor comes with a petal shaped sponge applicator that has a hole in the middle which removes excess product! The packaging is super pretty and worth collecting 😀
Bella looks like a very pretty peachy pink in the tube but like I mentioned these Caresse Shine Stains look very different on the lips. On my lips it is a reddish coral which will suit all skintones be it light,medium or dusky. This is much rosier and darker than L’Oreal Shine Caresse Venus. They tend to look much darker on the lips compared to the arm swatch.
Texture & Pigmentation
These stains have a watery texture and feel like second skin on the lips. If you apply more than one coat then it does feel a bit sticky but not the “hair stuck to your lips” kinds. It gives a glossy finish and feels a bit drying after 2-3 hours unless I apply a lip balm beneath.
I wouldn’t say this is a sheer lipcolor as it definitely gives a pretty good color pay off which is easily buildable. However, it might not be able to cover lip pigmentation fully!
One of the best things about the L’Oreal stains is the staying power. It lasts for around 5-6 hours including small snacks and drinks! Even then there is a pretty reddish stain on the lips which is a battle to remove! However, it did not survive a full meal and faded very unevenly requiring an immediate touch up 🙁
L’Oreal Caresse Shine Lip Colors are said to be the dupes of the famous YSL Glossy Stains. I personally don’t own one but many bloggers have claimed them to be as good as the YSL Stains so I definitely feel they’re worth a try if you find a shade that catches your fancy!
1) A beautiful rosy coral that will flatter all complexions!
2) Has a lightweight texture which does not settle into fine lines
3) Hydrates the lips for a good amount of time
4) Amazing staying power which survives small meals and snacks
5) Leaves behind a natural stain
6) Comes in a luxurious and attractive packaging with a great quality applicator
7) Love L’Oreal for pricing this well
1)Feels a bit sticky if you try to build it up
2) Fades unevenly
HBM Recommendation: L’Oreal Shine Caresse Bella is a pretty rosy coral which looks beautiful on just about anybody! It has a lightweight texture which is extremely long lasting! Bella can feel a bit sticky upon layering and does fade unevenly incase you have a full meal so unless these are a dealbreaker for you then its worth a try!