L’Oreal Glam Matte

IMG_2525Top-Bottom – Fuchsia Flare, Cherry Crop

 I bought one of these purely out of curiosity, I didn’t understand how something could be both matte and glossy so I had to see for myself. I bought Cherry Crop, it was entirely glossy, a gorgeous colour, very opaque but it bled horribly. Not impressed and seriously.. where was the matte factor? I just didn’t get it. I was then sent a press sample of Fuchsia Flare which is completely different. I HATE this about lip products. The more brands I try the more I come to realise that this is what sets high end apart from drugstore is consistency. For the most part I don’t think you need to spend much when it comes to lipstick as there are so many value brands that produce great products but the difference is once you’ve found a formula you love it wont necessarily be the same every time.. YSL Glossy Stains are a great example of this and one of the only high end products I’m willing to buy – because I KNOW they will be good, EVERY time.

IMG_2523IMG_2524Anyway, moving on from the tangeant I can see something in Fuchsia Flare that suggests matte.. not matte in it’s purest form but it’s more or a creamy consistency, more like a liquid lipstick than a gloss. It still has a shiny finish once it melts on the lips but I can see SOMETHING to the matte/gloss claim.. it’s the opacity, it has to be.. Cherry Crop by comparison is a little translucent so although I prefer the colour the formula just isn’t quite up to snuff.

IMG_2526The applicator is one of the best for a liquid lip product, easy to control, holds the right amount of product and the pointed tip allows you to draw a nice, precise shape.. so much love for L’Oreals doe foot! I’d consider trying more of thse but Cherry Crop bled so badly (I looked like the Joker after a couple of hours) and they both stained my lips so I’ll need to see more reviews before I take the plunge.

Available online here for £7.99 here

Miss BB



  1. 11 September, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    Well, in the pictures both look really nice on your lips. But I must agree, I don’t get where they come up with “matte” here. Maybe because there isn’t any added shimmer? But that shouldn’t make it a matte. Hmmm.

  2. 11 September, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Nothing looks matte to me, what is the obsession with making everything matte lately? Those colours do pop but I’m not so keen on the staining/joker effect you mentioned!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. 11 September, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Gorgeous colours shame about the overall product. x

  4. carys emily
    11 September, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    I think these are definitely stretching the boundary on what could be considered ‘Matte’, they look very glossy! Great review

    Distant Dreamer

  5. 12 September, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    I dont think they should’ve called these matte as they wouldn’t be so much of a let down, more like cream glosses. Consisitency in shades is definitely a problem in drugstore lip products, great review!

  6. 14 September, 2014 / 11:29 am

    These don’t really look matte at all do they? :S For £7.99 I don’t think they’re worth the money if you expect a matte, but for a nice pigmented gloss they do look lovely.


  7. Eve Clune
    14 September, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I’d consider trying them but not for 7.99

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