Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in “The Queen’s Kiss”

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in The Queen’s Kiss

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens, Drugstores
Price: $6.99 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

The first choice in luxury lipcolor, Colour Riche is deep, luminous color in a weightless, creamy texture. Dewy, botanical formulations moisturize, condition, and last for hours without flaking or splitting.

L’Oreal’s Project Runway The Electric Fantasie Collection launched this month in drugstores. The collection includes four (4) shades of L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipcolour lipsticks. This review is for the shade The Queen’s Kiss–a Dorothy ruby-slippers-red with lighter red shimmer particles.

For images and swatches of all of the Colour Riche Lipcolour lipsticks in this collection, please see this post.


Packaging: 9/10

L’Oreal’s Project Runway lipsticks come in plastic, black, rounded-square tubes with the Project Runway logo on the side.

Quality: 9.75/10

The Queen’s Kiss is a semi-opaque ruby red. The lighter shimmers give the color extra dimension because they are lighter and therefore contrast against the underlying lipstick color.

The formula is slightly creamy and glides onto the skin well with even color. The lipstick brings a little moisture to the lips and feels smooth.

The lipstick is not transfer-resistant, but does last on the lips two (2) to three (3) hours before needing touch-ups.

My only criticism of this lipstick is the scent. It has an old smell to it and reminds me of what my Grandmother’s lipsticks used to smell like.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

The lipstick pulls just a little at the skin but otherwise applies evenly. This is a bold shade, so apply carefully around the edges of the lips.

Price: 9/10

For around $7.00 you get 0.13 ounces (3.6 grams) of lipstick. This is an average amount of product and price point for a drugstore lipstick.

Final Grade

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipsticks

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipsticks

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipsticks

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick Packaging

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick Packaging

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick Swatches

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in The Queen’s Kiss

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in The Queen’s Kiss

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in The Queen’s Kiss Swatch

L’Oreal Fall 2012 Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in The Queen’s Kiss Applied


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One Response to Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Project Runway Colour Riche Lipcolour Lipstick in “The Queen’s Kiss”

  1. Lisa C says:

    I picked this up the other day, my first tube of L’Oreal lipstick. I must say that I’m pretty impressed for a drugstore brand! And this shade is absolutely gorgeous!!

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