L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Review and Swatches

by Lisa Heath

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Review and Swatches

Color addicts everywhere can rejoice as L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Riche family is making its nail debut.  This breakthrough collection fuses prestige-inspired shades with new and improved formulas and an innovative brush for one-stroke application.  New L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail delivers pure, rich coverage, high-wattage shine and rare color intensity.  Each of the 42 stunning shades falls into one of four unique mood families.

Become a color addict – Right down to your fingernails!

 I was recently given the amazing opportunity to review 6 colors from the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail line.  The 42 polish collection was divided into 4 groups of color!

Iconic Muse – Colors that make you feel iconic

 Hopeless Romanic – The nail’s ‘little black dress’

Femme Fatale – The most sensual shades that will transform any situation

Trendsetter – Fashion Colors dedicated to nailistas!

Here are the 6 fabulous colors I will be reviewing today.

One of my favorites of the group – Pink me Up!  This is an amazing bubblegum pink from their Hopeless Romantic family.  I used 3 coats to get the opacity I needed, but that is the only bad thing I can possibly say about Pink Me Up!  It glided on easily and effortlessly and is such a playful pink color.

Violet Vixen is another one I adore from L’Oreal.  Violet Vixen is a wonderfully vibrant violet nail polish from the Iconic Muse color family and a gorgeous Spring color.  Much like Pink Me Up! it went on with a slight jelly like finish.  I had to move slightly quick on this one because dry time was faster than I expected.  This one was good to go in just 2 coats!

Tweet me is the first yellow I have in my collection, and as you can tell – yellow just isn’t my color.  Tweet Me is a true yellow color with a gorgeous pinky gold shimmer within it and is from the Trend Setter color family .  I had the worst time with application on this one, I needed 3 coats to get to the opacity shown in the photo, but had I kept going I do believe I would have needed another 2 coats at least to get to an opacity I would desire from it.  Of the 6, Tweet Me was the sheerest.  Dry time was quick though, took about 2 minutes per coat.

Charmed, I’m Sure is a lovely pale bronze with a hint of pink and has a metallic finish.  Charmed, I’m Sure is from the Hopeless Romantic color family.  I only needed 2 coats to get the right opacity.  Dry time took closer to 4 minutes per coat, but it still wasn’t too bad.  Like most metallic finishes, I could see very faint brush strokes on my nail after Charmed, I’m Sure dried.

Now for the vampy polish I adore – Haute Couture Red.  Haute Couture Red is from the Femme Fatale color family of course!  I only used 2 coats to achieve full opacity and it is a gorgeous deep burgundy almost black.  This one also had a jelly like finish.  Dry time was quick, about 2 minutes per coat.

Last but not least is VIP Status.  Color wise – I love VIP Status.  Formula wise?  Not my style.  VIP Status is from the Trend Setter color family and although I got great coverage out of it, it was fairly runny and pooled around my cuticles.  Because of the darker color, cleanup was more difficult (as you can probably see from the picture!)  VIP Status is a graphite blue color with green shimmer and dries to a metallic finish.   Dry time was close to 3 minutes per coat.  I used 2 coats to complete this manicure.

Overall I am pleased with this collection.  I only reviewed a very small portion of what L’Oreal had to offer, but I would most certainly purchase more, but I would probably stick to the creme finishes.  The color range that is offered is phenomenal and there is definitely something for everyone within these 4 color families.  L’Oreal did a wonderful job!

L’Oreal can be found at most drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens  and retails for about $5.99.

***The products in this post were sent to me for review.  All opinions are my own and I was not paid for this review***

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Jenna February 14, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Pink me up looks so amazing! Amazing review =)

Lisa February 15, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Pink me Up! Is worth getting!! Thank you jenna!

Amanda February 15, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Such beautiful colors! I really love the Haute Couture Red!

Lisa February 15, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Haute Couture Red is a must have!

Jamie L. February 15, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I’m not a huge fan of the yellow.. but i LOVE the rest. VIP Status is my favorite, I’m going to have to give it a try and hope its not to runny!

Lisa February 15, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Even if it is a little runny, the color payoff is still decent and it IS a pretty color!

Tina February 15, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Not only are these beautiful colors but when I see them in the drugstore, they don’t seem like drugstore nail polish. By saying that I’m not saying anything is wrong with any of the polishes in the drugstores. I just think these look more upscale than you expect. I hope that doesn’t sound like I’m a snotty person I’m not I like all polishes. But some brands look cheaply made or even childish.

Lisa February 15, 2012 - 9:45 pm

I know exactly what you mean Tina :) The L’Oreal Colour Riche line does look like it would be more fitted for a department store and for the price, it’s a real bargain!

Amy March 19, 2012 - 2:09 pm

I absolutely LOVE this collection. I think some of the colors are so great for spring. I did a review-ish blog on some of the other colors (http://okayeamy.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-fever-and-nail-polish.html). It was great seeing the colors you tried.

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