Great Wear Time and Hydration Give $8 L’Oreal Le Gloss the Win

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

Okay, so you know those new L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Glosses?


Um…kind of awesome.

They come in 16 colors across a wide range of finishes and different levels of coverage, and they feel fantastic on my lips — smooth, comfy and non-sticky. They also have a very faint vanilla flavor and scent.

L’Oreal gave them argan oil, omega 3’s and vitamin E to condition lips, and I gotta say, these are among the most moisturizing drugstore glosses I’ve ever worn.

I was surprised by how long the color lasts. Wear time is great for a non-sticky gloss. I get about three hours out of them, and they’re even able to survive a snack and a glass of water.

Watermelon Crush

Baby Blossom


Violet Attitude

At $8, they’re on the expensive end of drugstore makeup, but I think even for that price they’re a steal. If you happen to catch them during a BOGO (buy one get one free) sale, even better.

PRICE: $8 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Faye says:

    Hi Karen, what is the pigmentation like on these?

    (Because what I need is *more* lip gloss. I counted the other day, and I have over 500 glosses. How did this happen?! Please don’t judge πŸ™‚

  2. Coral says:

    The colors on these glosses were fantastic and I wanted to grad a ton of them. But I had the will power to wait and at least read the reviews. Now my will power is degrading rapidly and I’ll probably go buy some the next chance I get.

  3. Jessi says:

    I love lipglosses so much that I know I’ll pick some of these up. I normally don’t care much for packaging but these look better than a lot of drugstore lipglosses I’ve seen. Heck, I’ll probably end up with all of them at some point!
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  4. Chaeriste says:

    I bought Plum Crazy and was so disappointed. Instead of a sheer, deep plummy gloss, I got hot pink. It went back. However, I may have to try another color.

  5. Amanda says:

    I bought two of these a few weeks ago but returned them. I had gotten a peach one and a nude one. I didn’t like that they are not scented or flavored at all. To me they had a chemical scent that I just couldn’t overlook. Maybe I’m too sensitive about scent but that’s just my opinion. Loved the color and feel of them though. I would repurchase if they added some scent or flavor.

  6. Kayla K says:

    Ugh, why do so many drugstore brands use metallic packaging? I’m mostly a drugstore gal myself but I hate how tacky everything looks!

  7. Kiss and Makeup says:


    5 minutes ago i was reading my new issue of People StyleWatch and there was an ad for this lipgloss in a GORGEOUS coral color which I really liked, Then I went to your site and you were reviewing them!

    Now i have to go buy one, I love L’Oreal!

  8. Beth says:

    I bought the Watermelon Crush and it’s very pretty. The other two look pretty on you, especially the violet one. I liked the texture, too.

    Amanda, I’m not sure if this was the same lipgloss you purchased a few weeks ago because this one that I got has a very strong flavor/scent to it, kind of like vanilla cake frosting.

    • Amanda says:

      Wow, that is so weird! Yep these were the ones I had. I had bought the Peach Fuzz and Nude Illusion ones. Maybe I had a bad batch. I’ll have to maybe try a newer tube. Thanks for letting me know cause I really loved the peach one!

  9. Daniela says:

    These are 5.99 at Target right now and if you go here to complete a survey you can get 1 dollar off any l’oreal product. So woohoo for half price!{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:diagnosticindex|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}

  10. Nina says:

    i love the flavors, esp watermelon crush! its not my fave packaging for lipgloss, but ill take a chance on it for sure!

  11. Kayleigh says:

    I haven’t seen these ones in store yet but they look great!! I’m gonna give them a try! πŸ˜€

  12. Christina says:

    I am a seriously bad sucker for tube glosses. Now that I know what you think of them I require one in my life asap. lol

  13. annick says:

    Violet Attitude is very pretty on you! My fave!

  14. and now, i need these in my life…
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  15. Fabienne says:

    Cute!! I LOVE Baby Blossom. How’s the coverage?

  16. Kim says:

    They look great and have that Super Balm vibe. Sounds like a sweet deal for $8! πŸ™‚

  17. Christine says:

    Wow, these look great! I actually bought 3 shades of the NYC Liquid Lipshine glosses last week at Target and I love them! Thanks for the tip on those…can’t wait to try out these new Le Glosses!

  18. skarvika says:

    Does anyone think Baby Blossom could be a dupe for NARS Turkish Delight?

    • Emma says:

      I thought about that, but it seems like it’s too sheer. But I love milky glosses anyway, though, and this could be a good layering lipgloss. And the way I am I’ll probably slick on the whole tube at once just to get that Turkish Delight effect!

    • Emma says:

      Oh, P.S. I found a semi-decent drugstore dupe for Turkish Delight. NYC’s Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm in Sugar Coated is a super-milky lip balm that I’m in LOVE with, it’s hard to find but it’s moisturizing and it gives you that TD effect for about $3…I’ve also heard that Victoria’s Secret lipgloss in LL2 Pink is a very close dupe, but I haven’t tried it for myself.

  19. Kristina says:

    just an FYI – you’re linking to L’Oreal Paris SSP One Sweep Sculpting Blush Posh (Mauve) πŸ™‚

  20. Vesna says:

    They do look nice though I’d like to see more color payoff πŸ™‚
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  21. ValbonaPro says:

    If you bought a color that turned out different than what it looked like on others, then more than likely it’s because of your undertones. Sometimes, depending on your natural lip color, it may interfere when lip gloss is put on. Have an open mind and don’t assume that it’s the brand.

  22. Ana says:

    Now, I need these πŸ™‚

  23. Jackie says:

    I got the “nude” one the other day (not nude in the concealer lip way, more like the MLBB kinda way) and I do love it. I definitely want to try other colors, the watermelon one looks great on you.

  24. Marina says:

    ooh, these look nice. I’ll definitely take a look when I am at L’Oreal counter next time.

  25. Alina says:

    These glosses are so pretty! I am especially loving baby blossom. I am a sucker for baby pinks, LOL!

    Thanks for sharing, Karen. I am definitely going to check these out next time I stop by a nearby drugstore. πŸ™‚

  26. Mary says:

    Of course you got Watermelon Crush! I know how much you love your watermelon! πŸ˜‰

    These look so shiny and it’s good to know that they feel hydrating, too.
    Mary recently posted … NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils Swatches & Review – Yogurt, Oyster, Hot Pink & Yellow

  27. Atanza says:

    Random, but I really like your hair in these pictures!

    And… like I need any more lipglosses, but I may have to grab one of these πŸ™‚

  28. Instant Karma says:

    Oooh! Exciting! Now there will be yet another distraction for me next time I go to my local CVS.

    P.S. That ruffled top you’re wearing in the Watermelon Crush pic looks really cute πŸ™‚

  29. Sarah says:

    These were on “manager’s special” 50% off at Kroger the other day, so if anyone’s near a Kroger, head that way. I picked up Baby Blossom, and I love it. The texture and moisturization remind me of Korres’ cherry oil lip glosses. πŸ™‚

  30. NeutraKris says:

    I also love these glosses. I purchased one to try, waited for them to go on sale and bought two more. They are fantastic!
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