Saturday, 6 October 2012

L'Oreal Color Riche Intense Lipstick: #290 Plum Passion

plum passion cheryl cole

After last weeks X Factor my twitter went crazy talking about the lipstick Cheryl Cole was wearing. I love Cheryl and it was such a gorgeous autumn shade so I had to find out what it was. Elle magazine did an online feature of her makeup and I found out from there that it was L'Oreal Color Riche in Plum Passion - I went straight on the internet to look for it. Unfortunately it was sold out on both Boots and Superdrug's websites, but I managed to find it on amazon for £2.99!! (it was about £8 from Boots and Superdrug).

When the lipstick arrived two days later, I was so excited to try it but when I opened it I was a bit unsure as it had glitter through it. I am not a glittery makeup kind of girl - matte all the way! However, when I put it on it was a gorgeous plum/dark red colour and you couldn't see the glitter at all. It goes on quite glossy but eventually fades to a semi-matte finish. I wore it all day in work and only had to touch it up at lunch time which I was quite impressed with.

The only thing I'd say I didn't like about it was the scent, it's really strongly perfumed and kind of smells like old lady perfume (you know what I mean). The scent does eventually go away and other than that I'd say this will be a lipstick i'll be wearing a lot during the Autumn/Winter period. I wouldn't pay £8 for it but at a bargain price of £2.99, I can't complain!

Did you jump on the band wagon and order Cheryl's X Factor lipstick? What do you think of it?

P.S sorry about the terrible application in the photo, it's a bit squint!



  1. This is gorgeous!

  2. I just counted and found out I have 92 lipsticks so I will be skipping this, but it looks gorgeous on you! Great review x x

  3. You look lovely! Gorgeous shade, total bargain too x

  4. I agree with everything you said.

    It also looks lovely on you doll. x

  5. I have just ordered mine. I wasn't going to but after seeing so many blogs showing it, I could resist any longer! xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I want this lipstick so badly now!

    Rebecca xx