L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds (All Shades) Review and Swatches

If you guys will notice, I usually don't reach out for reds, because often, I feel that red shades look too intense on me. I often get told that since I'm so pale, I'd look good in anything anyways, but even since before, reds have been difficult territory for me. This is why I'm glad that L'Oréal has an existing collection that just focuses on reds, to make sure that everyone can find a flattering red.

Their Collection Star Color Riche reds is more than just different reds, as each shade is attached to a household name. This collection features reds made for Li Bing Bing, Fan Bing Bing, Gong Li, Sonam Kapoor, Araya Hargate, Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, and Aishwarya Rai. They created reds for these stars of different ethnicities and nationalities, so it's quite certain that people of all skin tones would be able to find "the one" in this collection. 




Shade Selection: This is a collection of 8 reds. Just reds. They explored blue reds, brick reds, chili reds, and cherry reds, which is why I am very pleased with the shade selection. I feel that everyone is bound to find a red that is pretty, flattering, and something within their comfort zone.

Color Payoff and Pigmentation: As with other Color Riche lipsticks, and as the name implies, color payoff is crazy good. You only need one swipe to get it the color to be intense. To add, the pigmentation is so rich that even at one swipe, and even if this is a collection full of reds, the differences between each lipstick is still clear, even to most people. I know some people are not very sensitive to very slight differences with lipstick shades, but to people who are even just a bit keen, the differences already show up well, thanks to the rich pigmentation.

Texture: These lipsticks are technically matte, but they're not a creamy type of matte. Instead, this is a relatively wispy formula texture wise. It doesn't feel very powdery, as it also isn't 100% matte. Not unless you blot it or set it with translucent powder, it's not bound to be 100% matte, despite the label saying it's matte. This also is why this is a more forgiving collection on dry patches and cracks on the lips.

Comfort: L'Oréal has been popular for coming up with comfortable lipsticks ever since, and this collection is no exception. It doesn't feel sticky, has no annoying sensation, and moves around a bit just so lips don't feel too stiff. While this doesn't have the healing properties of a lip balm per se, it feels relatively moist for a matte lipstick. 

Longevity: This stays put without any food involved. If you're just going to drink something or brush your teeth, this won't budge so much, and will stay on for about 3-4 hours on its own. However, if you are to eat something, this is not the type to withstand a lot of oily food. You can expect to need a retouch after every meal.

Value For Money: Each lipstick is Php350, which I think is the right price. L'Oréal is very sensitive to the market and is good at pricing in general. It's not as expensive as Php1000+++ branded lipsticks out there, but is priced low enough to be an affordable luxury for lots of women. 
Overall Feedback: I liked the collection overall. I liked the concept of having a red for each kind of preference and skin tone. As with other L'Oréal Color Riche lipsticks, I like the texture in general. I come with the acceptance that most lipsticks of the L'Oréal group of brands are comfy but not very long lasting, which is why I'm not disappointed in any way at all.





So here are the photos! The packaging is really sleek. These are the kinds of items that can make any flatlay look cool.

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds (All Shades)

The colored button on each lipstick helps for easy identification among the shades. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds (All Shades)

And this is the ingredients list: 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds Ingredients

And here are the shades! 

CSR1 Pure Fire by Li Bing Bing
A cheery chili red. Perfect for those who like orange toned lippies. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR1 Pure Fire By Li Bing Bing

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR1 Pure Fire By Li Bing Bing Tube Bottom

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR1 Pure Fire By Li Bing Bing Swatch

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR1 Pure Fire By Li Bing Bing Lip Swatch


Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR1 Pure Fire By Li Bing Bing


CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing 
A cherry red, akin to what candied cherries in jars look like. This is a good choice if you want something reddish and cheerful, but are not into really intense reds. 

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing



L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing Tube Bottom

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing Swatch

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing Lip Swatch

Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR2 Pure Vermeil By Fan Bing Bing

CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li 
A reddish plum. This is the exception in the collection that comes off more as pink than as red. If you're into K-Beauty inspired lip tint looks and gradation lip looks, this would be the best choice for that. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li


L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li Tube Bottom
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li Swatch

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li Lip Swatch
Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR3 Pure Amaranthe By Gong Li

CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor 
A deep reddish plum. Perfect for deep skintones, and for basically anyone who wants to add sophistication to their overall look. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor Tube Bottom
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor Swatch

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor Lip Swatch
Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR4 Pure Garnet By Sonam Kapoor


CSR5 Pure Ruby By Araya Hargate 
As the name implies, this is a rich ruby red. This is a mostly neutral red with a tiny touch of hot pink, so even if it's deep, it's not offensively intense. This and Aishwarya's reds are my faves in this collection. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate Tube Bottom

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate Swatch

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate Lip Swatch
Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR5 Pure Ruby By Chompoo Araya Hargate

CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively
This is what I'd classify as the true neutral red in this collection. If you really want pure red, this is it.
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively Swatch
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively Lip Swatch
Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR6 Pure Scarleto By Blake Lively


CSR7 Pure Rouge by Freida Pinto
The most unapologetic blue based red in the whole world. This is the sister lipstick to Urban Decay's F-Bomb. The kind of lipstick you'd wear when you really need all the confidence in the world....
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto Tube Bottom
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto Swatch
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto Lip Swatch

Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR7 Pure Rouge By Freida Pinto



CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai 
A lovely and deep brick red. Even though the color is deep, I found the touch of brick tones really helpful in making this really wearable. I think this is really suitable for Filipina skintones. 
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai

L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai Tube Bottom
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai Swatch
L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai Lip Swatch

Wearing L'Oréal Collection Star Color Riche Matte Reds CSR8 Pure Brick By Aishwarya Rai

Okay, that's enough reds for today! Till the next one! 


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