So this is how the packaging looks like. Since this came in a pretty box with the six other lipsticks in a fancy manner, this unfortunately came unsealed and therefore I have no ingredients lists for this collection. But well, in exchange for the ingredients list I got Ecuadorian roses for the first time in my life (and they’re now potpourri in our living room), so that’s fair.
So this is the swatch. I am still contemplating until now if this is more of a raspberry milkshake shade than a strawberry milk shade. But well, it’s more or less there.
This is how it looks like on the lips. So this, and all the other shades in the Color Riche collection, have the ability to be so buildable. You can use this as thinly as tint, or you can pile it on as thickly as you want to make it emulate the effect of a liquid lipstick. For this photo, I have it put on relatively thickly for it to be opaque enough, but not too thickly for it to behave as liquid lipstick altogether. In real life, (since you guys technically will not look at my lips like this), this goes on quite matte-ly.
Since this lipstick is a baby pink, it doesn’t have as profound of an ability as a red lipstick to be able to create an illustion of whiter teeth. Of course it won’t make your teeth look more yellow, but since it’s more mellow, it “blends” in to the situation instead of being the focal point of your whole look.
So this is how it looks on me. It’s my go-to everyday shade for when I want some life into my look but do not want to make my look so dominant or overpowering. It’s bright and neon, but it still kinds of blends into my look because I, by default, have a cool pinkish skintone. Since this is a cool pink, it kind of blends in. This may be similar to Blake in hue, but since Blake is warmer, it stands out against my skintone instead of blending in. But since Blake is a baby pink, it’s not an awkward kind of standing out. So I think if you choose between this and Blake, the choice will depend on the undertones of your skin and if you want the lipstick to blend in or to stand out. I also think that this will really contrast in a good way on darker skintones, so that can also be a factor in your decision.
This has been my go-to pink since I got this, so I think that if you also have a light skintone, I’m sure you will love this. Aishwarya herself is not suuuuper light (although she has a creamy and light skintone), so I think a lot of morena and kayumanggi girls will super like this, too. I’m not sure if it’s because I like Aishwarya’s name so much, but maybe the celebrity effect is also working its magic on me hahaha.
According to Verna Marin, chief makeup artist of L’Oréal Paris Philippines, this will work best on medium skintones. According to Marilene Perez, writer of this blog, you need this and all the other shades in the collection because every shade is too pretty to not buy.