L’Oreal Shine Caresse Swatch & Comparison

Shine Caresse’s ultra-light fluid texture immediately melts onto the lips for a long-lasting moist-look effect combined with completely unprecedented comfort and freshness. Redefines shine with an all new sensation of soft, moist lips.

The secret: an exceptionally high concentration of moisture thanks to a unique formula made with 30% water and 60% oil for unprecedented freshness.

Shine Caresse:

• a soft, moist-look effect
• light, luminous shine
• long-lasting hold
• a sensation of fresh moisturization

A feather-shaped applicator

The Shine Caresse foam applicator leaves the lips with a light, subtle luster thanks
to a tiny hole in the center designed to remove excess color as you apply it.
Taking the form of a feather, the applicator shapes itself to your lips for easy, one-step application without a mirror. The feather-shaped applicator accentuates the shiny, comfortable, non-sticky qualities of the texture.

The information above are taken from the press kit

Now onto my own pictures and review!

I received these 7 colors recently during the preview media launch. I have read few beauty blogs that mentioned Shine Caresse is very similar to YSL Glossy Stains. I am so excited to try whether this is the real dupe of YSL Glossy Stains 🙂 Please keep reading if you want to know.

There will be 8 shades of L’Oreal Shine Caresse in Singapore. I only have 7 colors with me, I missed 606 Eve. The color range of Shine Caresse ranges from nudes, soft pinks, coral and reds. The packaging is in a gold color which looks very sleek and nice.

Swatches of the softer shades:

Swatches of the bolder shades:

Texture & Smell:

L’Oreal Caresse has a glossy finish. The pigmentation of Shine Caresse is not as pigmented as what I would have expected. At the swatches above, I applied two layers. As you can see, even with two layers, some of the colors are still sheer. What I love about Shine Caresse is that these products does not leave a sticky feeling, It has a jelly like finish. Moreover the smell of Shine Caresse is not strong, not something that would annoys me.

Comparison with YSL Glossy Stain:

In terms of texture, I can feel that there’s a slight difference between them. YSL Glossy Stains sinks in better than Shine Caresse. As you can see in the swatch above, YSL Glossy Stain is more pigmented than L’Oreal Shine Caresse. I find that Shine Caresse is more moisturizing and it doesn’t peel off my lip. YSL Glossy stain has better pigmentation but the texture makes my lips peel. Another thing that differentiates these two is the scent. Shine Caresse has a softer scent which is a WIN thing for me. YSL Glossy Stain scent is way too strong for me which I dislike.

Looking at the brush shape, L’Oreal Shine Caresse has a longer and rounder shape of brush, whereas YSL Glossy Stain has a more pointed shape. I personally prefer YSL’s more pointed shape brush. It helps me to apply the color more neatly and more evenly. However, since L’Oreal Shine Caresse  has lesser pigmentation, I don’t have issues the brush shape.

Final Thought:

Overall I think L’Oreal Shine Caresse is really worth checking. I personally love the jelly like texture, the shine, the finish and the non strong smell. The color range is also not bad, I can find soft shades and bold shades. It’s weird to say this because I usually love sheer and nude colors but Shine Caresse bold colors shouts to me louder, they look much better than the sheerer one. My favorite shade from this collection is 603 Milady and 801 Princess. They show up very well on me 🙂

L’Oreal Shine Caresse will be retailing at $18.90 in February 2013

 Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

The products reviewed above are given by the company/PR representative. Some information are taken fro the kits. My review are honest, genuine and unbiased. 


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  1. JoanneP says:

    Excellent review! L’Oreal has really stepped up their game lately. I’ve come back to them recently for their infallible eyeshadows, full definition voluminous mascara, and now these lovelies. I agree with what you said about YSL. I love the color and how durable they are on my lips but they peels and are strongly scented.

  2. Larie says:

    I bought one of the L’oreal versions, and I quite like it! I wouldn’t mind buying a few more, especially at that price 🙂 They have different names here, though. I like the names of yours much better!

  3. Sunny says:

    These for sure look exciting! SO shiny and juicy!

  4. L’Oreal just keeps coming out with better and better packaging — these are beautiful!

  5. Jen W says:

    I’ve been lusting for these since Ilyana of Tea Noir told me about them a few weeks ago. Love the look of Juliette, Princess, and Bella!

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