Frugal Friday – L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Color



L'oreal Extraordinaire


Purchased by me


L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color ($9.99) is a new hybrid liquid lipstick/gloss that is available in drugstores now. From the results of the giveaway poll, you said you would like to see more coverage on drugstore brands so here goes!

The L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Color Collection will be available in 16 permanent shades. My display at Walgreen’s didn’t have nearly that many shades but they in the midst of doing a “re-set” so I expect to see more soon.

Designed to imitate the cult favorite YSL Rouge Pur Vernis Á Lévres Glossy Stains, packaging is a gold tube with the color on the outside for easy reference and a soft doe-foot applicator in the same shape as the YSL applicator. I like the angled, pointed doe-foot a lot, it allows for easy application and doesn’t pull too much gloss from the tube. Sadly, the comparison ends there. I was hoping to find a drugstore dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains but I failed this time.

L'Oreal Extraordinaire

You won’t get the staining quality of YSL, but you will find a very nice combination of lipstick and gloss i.e: a liquid lipstick. The consistency is thinner than a lipstick and hugs lips better than a gloss. The pigment is rich and the shine is awesome. I got about 3 hours wear time. These glosses are very comfortable to wear as they really are hydrating due to the micro-oils in the formula. They also have a very nice cushiony quality and are NOT sticky–yay!

L'Oreal Extraorinaire

I chose Rose Melody, a soft peachy rose with delicate shimmer that will suit any skin tone and Rose Sympathy, a bright warm pink with barely-there shimmer. It really brightens up the complexion! Actually I think I prefer the darker, brighter shades in this line to the softer ones.

Rose Sympathy, Rose Melody

Rose Sympathy, Rose Melody

Rose Symphony and Rose Melody. Beautezine has some excellent lip photos here.

Maybelline Color Exilir is similar, I will pick up a few and compare them.

Bottom Line: L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color is pigment dense, light and comfortable to wear with 16 lovely shades. I love the pointed foot applicator. I need to warn those who are sensitive to fragrance, that there is a fragrance to these, although it was light and dissapated quickly.



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  1. Really nice review! Thanks for this! 🙂

  2. Great review. I must pick up a couple of these, next time I catch a sale. 🙂

  3. I just picked up one myself!

  4. I have the Perpetual Purple, at least I think that’s the name lol! I love the color and feel, but was a bit disappointed that it didn’t leave a stain. I know it’s not supposed to, but anytime I can not reapply for a few hours, I’m happy! 🙂