L'oreal Caresse Shine in Milady

L'oreal Colour Caresse Shine Stain ($9.99/Php595) is the drugstore's answer to the much coveted YSL Glossy Stain ($34). The L'oreal Caresse Shine has been well-received by the blogging community, so when I got one from my BDJBox, I just had to try it out immediately. Housed in a plastic mirrored tube, the Caresse Shine looks very classy and not at all cheap.

On the tube, L'oreal Caresse Shine in Milady looks like a pretty light lilac shade, but upon application, it's definitely not light. The color is almost like a darkened berry reminiscent of what used to be my favorite MAC lipstick - Rebel. It feels... oddly enough, foamy and sticky upon application. But nothing bad, really. The finish is shiny, but nothing like the stickiness of MAC lipglass. It has a doe-foot wand which makes application very easy. The staying power is great - 4-5 hours, and as the name implies, it stains. When the shine and most of the color fade away, it leaves your lips with a very subtle stain. Pretty.

I'm pretty sure Asia & Australia have a completely different shade range from the ones released in the US & UK. Are the formula also different? Because mine is s h e e r. Swatches I've seen online beg to differ - I could have sworn they were more pigmented than this one. Hmm.

What products impressed you most lately? :)



  1. I really love the look of these stains, I been thinking of trying them and seeing how the go for me.
    Products that have impressed me lately? hmmm i think probably essence strawberry jelly mask. Only cause it made my skin feel amazing after.
    Great Blog Much Love

  2. @Rozen: I think Essence just opened a counter here, I will check that out! xx

  3. Looks good on you. Boy do you love your lip products! :D

  4. I really want to get my hands on this, especially the shade! Im normally a red lip lover, but I've wanted toe embrace other colours for a while! This looks lovely on you and the staying power sounds great

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  5. Stunning post, great pictures, I love your blog, it is very beautiful and interesting. Hello from Russia.

  6. This means we look good in pinks that are either mauvey, berry-ish, or blue toned.

    I've long given up on coral and orange toned lippies, they make my teeth look yellow.

  7. Such a pretty shade.

    I haven't done any beauty products hunt lately, though I'd love to try Paul & Jo's products.

  8. @Maita: Haha, I do love lipsticks! Siguro next time, blush naman haha x

  9. @Alittlebitunique: Oh you should try this one! Thank you! x

  10. @Rae: True! Mukha rin akong clown kapag coral! x

  11. @Pretty/Ugly: It is! I want Paul & Joe, too! But I find it a little too expensive vs the quality! x

  12. I got one rin from my BDJ Box and i compared it to a YSL glossy stain that I have and in fairness, the stain longevity is at par! I like it :) Byebye YSL stain!

  13. This Loreal lipgloss is very pretty! :) I really love its packaging. MAC Rebel is one of my favorite shades too! :)

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