What the brand says: L’Oreal Paris introduces the latest beauty trend from Paris – Gold Obsession by Color Riche. Infused with precious 24 carat gold* for illuminated lips. (Note -*Particles coated with 24 carat gold). L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Gold Obsession delivers intense moisture while providing a velvet matte finish. Its unique formula contains Jojoba oil for unrivaled moisture and comfort along with matte gel technology to create an intense matte look.
Packaging: The lipsticks come in a pretty black and golden gradient plastic retractable tube.
Texture: The lipsticks have a buttery texture that makes application very easy since you don’t have to put much effort like the dry matte lipsticks.
Shades: Here is the summary of the shades available in this range:
Rouge Gold: The shade rouge gold is a proper deep red colour with maroon undertones that will suit all skin tones
Scarlet Gold: Scarlet gold is a blood red with no undertones and will suit medium to fair skin tones. Won’t look bad on darker skin tones though.
Coral Gold: The shade coral gold is an orange shade with peach undertones that will suit all medium to light skin tones.
Plum Gold: Plum gold is pure plum colour that looks beautiful on all skin tones. Great for festive look.
Mocha Gold: Mocha gold is a deep maroon shade quite similar to the Mac ariana grande I lipstick but a bit lighter and more on the deep brown side. I love these kinds of shades and this one is my favourite!
Rose Gold: Rose gold is beautiful blue toned pink colour and my second favourite! This shade will suite all skin tones except very darker ones.
Le Gold: This shade got me confused over how to use when I first saw it; but it turned out to be the beautiful and unique shade of all. This looks beautiful and shimmery alone and can be used on top of any lipstick to give it a nice golden glow. I used it on top of Rose Gold and it looks good!
How I use and staying power: To use these lipsticks, simply apply it directly on the lips and you are done. The lipstick has a narrow/tapered end that allows perfect application on the edges and corners of the lips. All the lipsticks have subtle gold glitter in it that is not very prominent and only gives a light golden sheen to all the shades which I LOVE! The lipsticks feel very comfortable and moisturizing on the lips. Even if you have dry and chapped lips, this lipstick will definitely feel comfortable and heal them too since it contains jojoba. Lipsticks are definitely not matte and have a subtle sheen to it. They do transfer but leave behind a tint which I love. The golden shade can also be used as a highlighter, eye shadow and on top of any moist or matte lipstick. I like the moisturizing formula and the shades are beautiful too.