Oriflame recently released five new limited edition shades of the triple core lipsticks as a part of its valentine collection. These lippies feature a heart lip gloss in the centre and a new packaging. Now the deal is that if you spend some 500 bucks from the catalogue you get a fifty percent discount on these lipsticks which are priced at a whopping 449 bucks. So after spending a whole lot of money on oriflame stuff I went ahead and bought this lipstick as well in a shade known as Love Ruby (All the colors are love something.. geee how cheesy is that)
Packaging: The LE packaging looked quite good in the catalogue with the purple casing and all that love and graphics on top. Unfortunately when I held it in my hands the packaging especially the plastic looked cheap and flimsy (Aaargh..the problems of catalogue shopping!!!). I was really scared to use it forget about plopping it into my bag. I am not a great fan of the shape of these lippies as well.
Texture and Pigmentation: The triple core lipstick is supposed to be a lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm all rolled into one. The outer portion is the lipstick, the middle a clear balm and the inner heart core is the gloss. I like the texture of the lipsticks, it is smooth and glides on well. The balm makes it moisturizing I guess and the gloss imparts a slight shine to your lips. The creaminess also means that these are not very long lasting.. two to three hours without leaving any tint. Once it gets wiped off there is a bit of dryness as well. It has a slight bubblegum fragrance which I am not a great fan of.
The pigmentation is very, very good. One swipe gives you the beautiful, glossy finish and it hides pigmentation amazingly well. The shade Love Ruby is a pinkish red which golden shimmer which is thankfully not visible on your lips. This is how it looks on my horribly pigmented and chapped lips.
What Do I Not Like
- The horribly flimsy packaging
- The staying power is really poor
- It is not easily available. Only through Oriflame reps. Moreover it’s a LE product
- The original price is just too much for a mediocre product