L'oréal Colour Riche Le Gloss in 152 Nude Touch Review

Hi everyone,

Firstly, apologies for my lack of blogging this last week! My boyfriend and I finally got the keys to our house and ever since my life has been taken over with work and decorating. We have made really good progress though so I’m hoping to be able to fit more blogging in from now on.

Anyway, on to today’s post. It’s very rare that I come across a product that I just don’t like in any way, shape or form. There’s usually something positive to comment on and I nearly always get some use out of the products that I buy, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for the L’oréal Colour Riche Le Gloss.

I bought this lip gloss whilst I was in New York as I hadn’t seen them here in the UK before and I’m a sucker for lip products in general. I don’t own many nude shades and tend to always get drawn towards the pink and red options so this time I thought I would go against the grain and went for shade 152 Nude Touch. As there are no testers in American drugstores I always find it difficult to pick and unsure of what the formula and colour is like so for me it was just a bit of a stab in the dark with this one.

As you can probably tell from the photo the formula is really runny and was already dripping down my hand by the time I had picked up the camera. If left a while between uses this only seems to get worse and I had a sort of watery liquid come out of the tube before the actual colour. The worst thing about it for me however, is the smell! I have no idea what it is but it puts me off using this gloss completely as I just can’t stand it. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is but I wish you could smell it through this blog as I’ve never smelt anything like it. It reminds me of a sort of burnt plastic smell which is just awful. Not much can be said for the staying power either as it comes off so quickly, probably due to the watery formula.

If I have to think of a positive, the shade I chose is OK and is a medium, pink nude colour and it’s by no means a sticky gloss. As you can probably tell from this post though I won’t be buying any more glosses from this range and the one I have won’t be getting much use either. I have never really had any complaints with L’oréal products before so I’m surprised by how much I disliked the Colour Riche Le Gloss. Maybe I just got one that had gone off??

Have you tried this lip gloss before? What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. I am not a fan of lipgloss in general with the exception of NYX Butter gloss so this is not a product that I'll ever buy. I know what you mean by the burning plastic smell though, I received an eyeshadow palette which is absolutely gorgeous but has the same bloody smell too which almost puts me off from using the palette.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. @Shireen L. Platt It's such a shame when the smell of a product ruins its appeal! Even if the gloss was good in itself, I wouldn't be able to use it with a scent like that! x