L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick Collection

Availability: Barney’s
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

L’Oréal Paris X Balmain Color Riche is our first limited-edition collection of 12 tailor-made designer lipsticks. Uncover edgy, matte shades encased within an exclusive pack, designed by Olivier Rousteing. 12 lip colours designed to embody three femininities: Safari, Rock & Couture. Lipstick shades for every woman – no matter her origin, no matter her tribe. The formula is infused with pure pigments and camellia oil to create our richest colour and most moisturising matte finish.

L’Oreal has released 12 limited edition designer lipsticks in special packaging. Check out 8 of the 12 shades, below, and watch this video if you’d like to see live swatches of the colors!


These lipsticks come in limited edition packaging that, from a distance, looks very high-end. Once you look up close, though, you can see that the packaging is not equal to the kind of materials used with more expensive brands. As for the lipsticks themselves, many of the shades are difficult to wear for anything but special occasions. On top of this, the formula doesn’t seem to be anything special. They aren’t moisturizing (they aren’t the most drying either), and many of the shades are less than opaque, showing some streaking on the lips unless you layer and blend carefully. Of the shades I tested, Legend and Confession applied the best. Oh, and a few of these shades have shimmer in them, so they’re not all “matte.”

Final Grade

L’Oreal Balmain Lipsticks

L’Oreal Balmain Lipsticks

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick Swatches:
Legend, Rebellion, Freedom, Instinct, Confidence, Urban Safari, Liberation

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Legend Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Rebellion Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Freedom Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Instinct Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Confidence Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Urban Safari Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Liberation Applied

L’Oreal Balmain Lipstick: Confession Applied

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