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Sunday, 4 October 2015

L'Oreal Shine Caresse Lip Stain In Juliet Review



My laptop's been playing up for the past week now (thanks Windows Updates) so it's great to finally get a post done! The summer before last I was obsessed with the L'Oreal Shine Caresse lip stain, and whilst I don't use it as much now, I really wanted to do a post on it!

First of all, the packaging is stunning! It's easily my all time favourite packaging for lip products, it's so sleek and fancy! It's a slightly golden reflective (which you can tell!) tube that has a small window so you can see the exact shade you're getting. It also has a raised top with the colour name and code at the top that also matches the shade of the lip product. The tube is also surprisingly light.


The shade I brought was 300 Juliet which is a very pinky red. There were also some lighter shades in the range but I wanted to go for a statement lip, plus I think the formula is better suited to deeper shades than nudes.

The packaging comes with a doe foot applicator which is perfect seeing as you have to be very exact with the application. The small heart shaped dent in the middle of the applicator also collects most of the product so you could rub some of it off if you didn't want too much.


Now onto the formula! It's probably one of the most unique I've ever tried, basically it's a watery gel like formula that dries to give a shiny finish. So when I first apply it is is quite watery (but very pigmented) so you have to work fast as it dries very quickly. However, it can come up quite uneven as some parts may look more opaque than others. The best solution to this I've found is applying it in thin layers and not applying too much on the applicator.

It then gives a glossy look without being very sticky (although it can be a bit sticky before it's dried). However, I didn't find it hydrating at all on dry lips so after a few hours it can start to feel a bit tight on, so pairing it with a lip balm underneath may be the better option. It did wear well for a considerable time, atleast 4 hours, but when it did start to wear off it was a bit uneven.


The shade however is very flattering, and very wearable for people who might not want to pull off a true red. They were also said to be a dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains, although I'm not too sure about that. Sadly it has been discontinued but you can get it from Fragrance Direct here for £2.60.

Overall, whilst the formula can be a bit hard to get right I love the finished look when it works out, and the shade is also one of my favourites.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you tried any lip stains/lacquers?

45 comments:

  1. This colour is so intense and stunning, I love lip stains they add glamour to a makeup look! <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. That's precisely why I'm such a fan of the shade!

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  2. I am such a huge fragrance direct fan and keep meaning to make a haul order, this looks beautiful but I might have to make sure my lips are moisturised beforehand xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Can you believe I still haven't ordered from there! I think I need too :)

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  3. The colour is so pretty, and it sounds amazing!

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I always love the packaging of loreal products! This colour looks lovely. It's a pity it's been discontinued!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Agree! I think theirs looks quite high end for a drugstore brand. It is a shame but you can still pick it up online :)

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  5. I love the packaging too so pretty and this is a gorgeous shade. What a shame the formula isn't as easy to work with as it should be. Also the fact that it's drying on the lips after a few hours of wear kind of puts me off x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. The packaging is probably what attracted me to it the most initially! It can be a bit irritating to work with, but I adore the shade :)

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  6. Such a pretty color something I would wear often. The packaging is so chic!
    Beautetude

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    1. I love the packaging, it feels so high end :)

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  7. I'm definitely in love with the packaging, but shame about it not being hydrating; I'm very pedantic when it comes to details like that. Lovely review!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I'm the opposite, I'd give most things a go if I liked the shade haha :)

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  8. I had one of these and freaked out over how it goes on like water and then somehow darkens and becomes thick and weird! It looks like such a pretty colour though!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I think I was quite confused when I first got this too, and then I was like ooh it this why it's called a shine stain!

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  9. The packaging is lovely for a drugstore product. I love the claims of it but it's too bad it becomes drying on the lips after a few hours of wear. I personally really like liquid lipsticks such as Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet. You also have to apply a few thin layers for an opaque and even result but they last really long and they have a great colour selection! xx

    Ally | www.glamoclock.com - Shortlisted for #CosmoBlogAwards vote here

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    1. The packaging reminds me more of a high end product than drugstore! I haven't tried those yet as you have to be really precise to pull those off but I might have a look at them :)

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  10. Amazing review and what a perfect colour for autumn! Glossy look & no stickiness - I am there, girl :) Lovely packaging, the product sounds lovely and what a bargain! <3 Win-win!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love the packaging and the shade however it is shame that it is not hydrating!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. The packaging and shade are so wow that they sort of make up for some of it's downfalls :)

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  12. Pretty color! Looks nice :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  13. I am in love with the colors!
    www.farhanadiary.com

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    1. The shade is just so simple but so lovely at the same time :)

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  14. beautiful packaging and beautiful shade :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. This colour is absolutely stunning! I've not tried these before but this definitely makes me want to! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Juliet is my favourite out of all the shades I swatched, it's quite unique :)

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  16. This looks like such a gorgeous shade, pity they discontinued it! I love the name too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! You can still get it from fragrance direct, they sell a lot of discountinued products :)

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  17. I never did try this product because I thought it was a lip gloss and I hate lip gloss. The shade is seriously pretty though, shame that it's discontinued. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I don't tend to wear lip glosses much anymore either, my hair just sticks to them! This feels like more of a lipstick when it's dried. A lot of websites still sell discontinued products at great prices :)

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  18. love this post! follow for follow? have a nice day!
    http://therunwhy.blogspot.mx

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  19. Such a gorgeous lovely colour, I've not actually seen these in stores!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Oh I hadn't thought of that, but they must have got discontinued a while back , but you can still get them from fragrance direct :)

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  20. The color is so nice !!! :)

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  21. This sounds so unusual. I love the shade, it's very pretty. Perfect for Autumn.

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. It most definitely is quite strange! Yeah it would make a great Autumn shade for someone who doesn't like the obvious purple/plum lips :)

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  22. The packaging is certainly gorgeous, but after reading your review, I can kinda see why it was discontinued.

    Angie ♥ | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  23. Such a pretty color and the packaging is so cute! And I love how you added the little sparkle accessories in the picture.

    x http://shopaholicoverhere.blogspot.com/

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