Okay, ONE more post and then I'm going to bed! XD
I am actually dead tired, but you know what? I love these so, so much that I didn't want to wait to share them with you all. Seriously. I love them so much it's made me impatient to post about them.
I don't know about the production timeline on these products, but it seems to me that these Colour Juice Sticks are L'Oreal's answer to Chantecaille's Lip Chics - they are, as the box states, "sheer, light, and luscious." I feel like a fool repeating someone else's ad campaign (I should be getting paid for this, right?), but I couldn't agree more; as someone who loves sheer lipstick colors and has unbelievably dry and chapped lips this time of year, these are a dream come true for me, and I stumbled upon them completely by accident, too! They are almost all truly gorgeous shades, and each one is intensely moisturizing - my lips were peeling and almost bleeding in places when I started swatching, and you'd think that putting on and then taking off 10 different lipsticks would make that worse, no? Doing that with eyeshadow has been killing my lids lately, that's for sure... and yet, I kid you not, my lips were in far better shape upon removal of the 10th lipstick than they were when I started.
These feel like a combination lipstick-lipgloss-lip balm going on the lips - I can't even describe how luxurious it feels and how pampered my lips feel just putting one on. The matte ones (all but three - Berry Spritzer, Island Punch, and Strawberry Fields have a small amount of shimmer/sparkle) in particular... man. I am just swooning over the texture of these. If I were to somehow have all of my perfect lip colors in this line (whatever they would be), I'd swap all my other lipsticks in a heartbeat and just keep these.
The last thing I want to add about them is a little nudge in Chantecaille's direction: while I love the texture of Lip Chics as well, not a damn one of them works on me - the colors are just off somehow. I think they're all too warm for me, or something like that. And yet L'Oreal has managed to come up with a few shades that I just love, and for more like $8-10 a pop...! Go figure, huh?
Without further ado (and with more LOTDs to come as I am able to get more of them in natural light over the next couple of days - the sun set in the my swatching session today):
More soon to come! :)
Colour Juice Stick: Berry Spritzer, Chai Love You, Cherry Freeze, Island Punch, Mango Tango, Personali-Tea, Pink Lemonade, Plum Crazy, Strawberry Fields, Watermelon Ice