I really love lipsticks and lip crayons and liquid lipsticks, but I think the reason I started swaying back towards lipgloss is because it's so much easier. And even though I love the matte lip trend, having a glossy lip is more flattering on me because I have such small lips.
I picked up tiny pink from Sephora in the beginning of April and admittedly chose this shade over the other pink shades because I liked the name better. It's a light-medium pink with a creamy gloss finish-- no shimmer or glitter included.
It's described as a lip product that gives the finish of a gloss with the color of a lipstick-- but the coverage is somewhere in the middle. It's probably the nicest feeling product I've ever used on my lips-- it feels really hydrating and moisturizing and almost butter-like on the lips.
I was really happy with the amount of color it leaves on the lips and my favorite thing is that the color doesn't spread or bleed so I don't need to worry about a lipliner or being extra cautious when I'm applying it.
Do I think it was worth the splurge? Yes.
Would I buy another color? Probably a red or darker shade for fall/winter.
Would I buy every color? No.
I was looking through my lip products to see what other product I have that's similar and the L'Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colors were the closest option.
These products are not dupes, I would say the L'Oreal lip product is actually more of a liquid lipstick with opaque coverage.
|left swatch: tiny pink; right swatch: rose symphony|
As you can tell from the wand, packaging, and swatch-- they look pretty similar! The L'Oreal has a little bit of glitter in it- though I don't find it obvious once it's applied to the lips. It also feels moisturizing and soft on the lips and gives great color.
I like both products, but I prefer the fluid stick because it sits better on the lips. I find the L'Oreal lip color to spread after its applied and it doesn't really lock into place like the fluid stick.
Have you tried either of these products?
What's your biggest splurge when it comes to lip products?