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Sunday, January 5, 2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Orange Tempo and Plum Adagio - Swatch and Review

Hello lovelies,

I purchased these new L'Oreal lipglosses at CVS about a week or two ago and they're fairly new. I'm not sure if they are permanent though.

My initial reaction is that they look awfully similar to the Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Lip Lacquers, but since new products always tempt me, I picked these two shades to try and compare.

  • They have a nice shiny metallic gold packaging which attracts lots of finger prints. There's a window on one side of the packaging that indicates the color of the gloss. The label on top and color at the base will also help you determine the color inside.
  • They also come with a doe foot applicator. It's shaped differently than the Wet Shine lacquers and has longer fibers. 
  • .18 oz or 5.5 ml

  • Orange Tempo is a bright tangerine orange with subtle gold/orange shimmers. It's pigmented but not fully opaque either. 
  • Plum Adagio is a deep plum with purple and brown undertone with subtle pink/purple shimmers. This shade was pigmented yet only semi-opaque. It settled into lip lines and looked a little more blotchy. You're better off wearing this over a lipstick or blot it and wear it as a stain. 
  • The formula feels a little thick and cushiony but it's not sticky. Though not fully opaque, they're definitely more pigmented than the Wet Shine lacquers but the color is also buildable. I also find them quite shiny. 
  • They're hydrating and comfortable.
  • Aside from the increased pigmentation, I feel that this formula doesn't wear as long as the Wet Shine. It doesn't cling on to lips very well and as soon as you sip some water eat something, it just comes off. I get an average of 2 1/2-3 hours before it starts fading. 
  • It has a sweet fruity scents. Kinda smells like mango. 

Final Thought

They have a nice pigmentation without being completely opaque. The darker shade appear patchier. They're hydrating, thick, non-sticky, cushiony, and comfortable but the wear time is just average. 

Rating: 8.5/10

Price: $9.49
Availability: CVS

To view review and swatches of the shades Fuchsia Orchestra and Purple Prelude, click HERE.  


  1. I like both, but orange tempo is stunning on you! The Boots Cleansing water is what I use in the AM to wipe down my face instead of washing and I like it better than the Caudalie one and the price is waaay better :)

    1. I can't see myself spending too much money on a cleansing water. Doesn't seem reasonable.

  2. ooh these are both so lovely! definitely going to be checking these out xx

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    1. I really like how Orange Tempo looks on me. I wished the other shade was a little more opaque.


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