Beauty Review: Loreal Extraordinaire

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So, there are a lot of hybrid lipstick/lip gloss/lip balms out there. One of my favorites is by Almay. It’s super cute, fun, smells like Belgian chocolate, and looks pretty natural. However, there’s a new gal in town. I had the opportunity to try a sample of L’Oreal Color Rich New Extraordinaire. This stuff is anything but modest and natural. This one’s vivid, rich, and almost wet-looking.

The color I was sent is called Ruby Opera, and it’s a deep but vivid red. As soon as I opened the lip tube, I thought, “Woah, it smells like a tropical paradise!” I like the heart shaped wand –it’s cute, and it spreads easily. And here’s how it looks!

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Of course, how it looks when you first put it on isn’t the only thing you care about. I wore this lipstick while exercising, and eating, and just around the house. I will say that this lip color fades pretty quickly if it encounters any resistance. After I ate, it was all gone, even if I had just applied it. Exercising wore it down to a light stain. That being said, it lasted about 4 to 5 hours if I just wore it around the house and out on errands.

So do I like it? Yes. It’s a fun, expensive looking lip gloss. Is it the best out there? No. But, in my experience, most lip glosses have to be reapplied regularly. And for its price range ($8 at Walmart), it’s a pretty good buy.

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What do you think? Have you tried the New Extraordinaire by L’Oreal?

*** Disclaimers: I did receive a free full-sized sample as a member of the Marie Claire Velvet Rope Club. While I was not asked to write a blog post, I was asked to wear it for 4 days, and tweet what I like about it. I was not given any monetary compensation, and all opinions are my own. Also, I have included an affiliate link, if you wish to tryout the lip color yourself. ***

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