L’Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipsticks are Dior Addict Extreme Dupes at 1/3 the Price!

By Beaut.ie | April 4 2012 | 22 Comments

l'oreal paris caresse lipsticks

WARNING: Lipstick porn contained herein!

Tell you what the first thing that struck me about these new lippies from L’Oreal Paris was, shall I? Ok, you’ve twisted my arm.

Rouge Caresse are basically the budget dupe for Dior’s super-spendy Addict Extremes. Emma showed us her pair last week and I’ve had a couple of them to try as well. They’re lovely alright – and there’s no doubt they have L’Oreal Paris’ ass kicked into a cocked hat packaging-wise – but I’m not convinced if you can find a matching shade in the Rouge Caresse range that you should shell out for an Addict.

l'oreal paris caresse lipsticks

101 Tempting Lilac, 501 Nude Indulgence, 03 Lovely Rose, 301 Dating Coral, 202 Impulsive Fuchsia

caresse lipsticks

Don’t they look a *teeny* bit YSL Rouge Volupte-esque when they’re in their nip?

Why? Cos the effect is pretty much the same, girls. Semi-sheer, semi-glossy and semi-staying put for an hour or two, they deliver pretty much the same experience, except for €11.99. And that’s a bit of a saving on €31 for the ones Kate Moss is endorsing, eh?

l'oreal paris caresse

With 10 shades on offer, there’s not quite so many as Dior’s round dozen colours, and there isn’t as good a shade range on offer either. Dior’s high-end offering definitely whups L’Oreal Paris’ cheaper pigments on that front.

But who cares really? If you like the shades available and want that sort of melty, more-than-a-gloss, less than an opaque creme, comfy to wear lip product that’s great for day time then you’re quids in. Note: if you like matte, thick, heavy coverage, avoid, avoid. You won’t like these at all.

rouge caresse swatches

Here’s the finish and you’re looking at swatches of 202 Impulsive Fuchsia, 301 Dating Coral, 03 Lovely Rose, 501 Nude Indulgence, 101 Tempting Lilac

Tempting Lilac is, surpisingly, my pick of the bunch – a my-lips-but-better nude, it’s a great daytime shade that doesn’t pop in the bullet but which is a real winner on the kisser.

These are on stands now; has anyone sampled the delights of Rouge Caresse yet?

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22 Replies to "L’Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipsticks are Dior Addict Extreme Dupes at 1/3 the Price!"

  • Lorrrrrraine says:

    These warranted immediate pinning! Lovely lookin’ lipsticks, they’re on the list.

  • Fiona says:

    Haven’t bought a L’Oreal lipstick for yeeeeeearrrrrrs, but these will be changing that!

  • Lurganista says:

    Ohh la la….these L’oreal lippies look like Chanel CoCo rouge!!!! I’m definitely worth this lipstick! (although I do love me CoCo rouge)

  • Aisling Aisling says:

    Ah lipstick porn – you can’t beat it! These look fab

  • Sarah* says:

    Still holding out for Revlon Lip Butters, Haven’t seen them anywhere yet :(

  • Love the look of the lilac one and there’s one called Aphrodite Scarlet that makes me think of Aisling every time I see it in the shop! I’ve got Coral Dating and lahve it darling

  • Cait says:

    I. WANT.

  • obsession says:

    Oh no more lipsticks to buy…they are definately breeding in my bag now. No other possible explanation! Cleaned out my handbag the other day and there were ELEVEN lipsticks and glosses in there…not to mention what’s around the house….must stop buying lippies…

  • OtherMary says:

    I have Lovely Rose, Tempting Lilac (most used), Impulsive Fuchsia, and Rebel red (2nd fave). I may pick up Aphrodite Scarlet as well.

    I think lipsticks that are lighter than my natural lip colour look strange on me, and because these lipsticks mix well with each other, I usually layer a darker/redder/purpler one over Lovely Rose. Layering with Lip Butters works for me as well.

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