One of the most recent hybrid lip products to hit the scene is L'Oreal's Colour Riche Balm. Currently available in 8 shades, Colour Riche Balm offers SPF 15 in a smooth, moisturizing formula that promises 8 hours of hydration and lasting softness, even after the product has been removed.
|Right: Caramel Comfort, Left: Pink Satin|
You can see the two shades I tried - Caramel Comfort and Pink Satin - swatched above. True to L'Oreal's claims, the formula is extremely moisturizing and feels smooth as silk on the lips.
They are not highly pigmented, but offer a wearable tint while making your lips look and feel very hydrated.However, in my experience, the color and shine doesn't last anywhere near 8 hours. I find myself reapplying at least a few times over the course of an average day, which doesn't bother me, but those hoping for 8 continuous hours of color and moisture may be disappointed.
Out of all the different tinted lipbalms I have tried, L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm are by far my favorite so far. Depending where you buy them, they can be a little pricier than other brand's versions, but for anyone looking for subtle color and hydration without the heavy feel of a full lipstick, you can't go wrong with these.
TokyoChel Rating: A-
DISCLAIMER: This product was purchased myself for the purposes of review and the above opinions are my own.