Monday, January 14, 2013

L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain: Berry Persistent

Swatches & Review

When I was shopping at Ulta over a week ago, I saw a full display of L'Oreal's new Caresse Wet Shine Stains. Since I heard some good things about these, I decided to purchase one to try for myself. I have been loving purple for lips lately, I picked up Berry Persistent.
The applicator is a tear-drop shaped doe-foot applicator. It is kind of thin as well.
The first layer of Berry Persistent applied sheer, but it is build-able. I used thin layers to build up the color. By the third layer, it is a gorgeous berry color.
Since I used three layers to try it, it felt kind of heavy and uncomfortable on the lips. After an hour of wearing, the color started being uneven.

These Caresse Wet Shine Stain's are supposed to leave a stain afterward, which made me think of stains from Revlon's Balm Stain, but for me, these did not stain too much on me. The feeling of these are kind of interesting. When applying, they feel very wet/watery, but they do not bleed. After a while, it starts to dry a bit, but it has not fully dried on me (I have tried it on for 6 hours), so whenever I have my lips together, the color starts to look uneven.

Overall, I thought these were okay. They had a very strong artificial fruit scent that lasted through wearing, which really bugged me since I am sensitive to scents. The tube is golden plastic, and attracts a lot of fingerprints, which is also something that I do not like. The color itself is very pretty though. It reminds me of MAC's Rebel (which I do not own), and Wet n Wild's Sugar Plum Fairy, but in a super shiny finish. When I purchased this, I thought it would be more purple since the tube shows it as more of a purple, but it is a berry shade on the lips. I probably would not buy this again since I do not like the scent and I would not recommend this for people who do not like very strong scents.
On lips compared to color in tube.

What do you think about the L'oreal Caresse Wet Shine Stains? Are there any colors you are interested in?


  1. I don't like strong scents and find them unnecessary, but I want to try this just to see what it's like. I'm interested in Berry Persistent, it's a pretty color x

    1. I do too! I like things with no scent, but if there has to be a scent, I don't mind ones that aren't too strong. Berry Persistent is very pretty! :D

  2. It's a berry pretty colour :)... haha... see what I did there? :)

  3. It looks great on you! Interesting about the color difference. I saw a video that says the colors look much darker than they look, but your experience is the opposite. I guess you just have to not expect the exact bottle color.