Two Drugstore Lippies: Riche & Buttery

L'Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color and NYX Butter LipstickI know neither of these lip products are new to the drugstore, but both are new to me. It took a while for the NYX Butter Lipsticks to show up at my local drugstore, even though they’ve been out for ages now (sometimes living in small-town Canada has its disadvantages). I also had never been drawn to the L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color until recently when I saw My Exquisite World‘s review. So I picked up one of each the last time I was at Lawton’s.

I am in love with the L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color in the shade Molto Mauve. Not like a sticky gloss at all, these are more of a light, glossy liquid lipstick. Its super easy to apply and I can’t believe how long it stays on! It also wears off very evenly and in the prettiest way (unlike some liquid lip products).

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Color Riche Lip Color in 500 Molto Mauve

L’Oreal Extraordinaire Color Riche Lip Color in 500 Molto Mauve

Look how pretty this pinky nude shade is. On me, Molto Mauve is a my-lips-but-better type of shade. I am loving it for a natural, summertime look. Thanks for the recommendation Pooja! 🙂

L'Oreal Extraordinaire Color Riche Molto Mauve

Molto Mauve

The L’Oreal Extraordinaire does have a slight scent, but doesn’t smell like the L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks which I really dislike the scent of. These have also been called a dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains, but I haven’t tried them so I wouldn’t know. Leave me a comment if you’ve tried both. Are they similar?

NYX Butter Lipstick in BLS11 Licorice

NYX Butter Lipstick in BLS11 Licorice

The second lip product I’m not as in love with. I’m a huge fan of the NYX Butter Glosses, so in fairness, I had high expectations. I think the word “Butter” in the product name had me anticipating something different. I’m not finding this lipstick buttery. I feel like it has a formula more similar to the MAC creamsheens, and I find both can feel a bit drying on my lips. The finish is a bit flat and very opaque and after wearing it for a while I almost felt like I was wearing a matte lipstick. I think a lot of people would totally go for this but the Butter Lipstick just isn’t really the type of formula I typically like. If you’re looking for something long-wearing, this would also work for you, especially the vampy burgundy shade, Licorice, that I tried.

swatch NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice


What I did enjoy about the Butter Lipsticks was the packaging – how great is it that the colour of each tube matches the lipstick shade? – and the scent. The Butter Lipstick has the same yummy, sugary, edible scent as the Butter Glosses. Mmm!

The L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color is a slightly pricey for drugstore $13.49 CAD, but I really love it. The NYX Butter Lipsticks are a very reasonable $8.99 CAD.

Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤


Filed under Lips, Lipstick, Reviews

27 responses to “Two Drugstore Lippies: Riche & Buttery

  1. Love Licorice – in heavy rotation in my collection!


  2. It’s been a while since I’ve shopped NYX and I don’t think I’ve ever owned one of the Butter Lipsticks. There are some new eyeshadows (prismatic something) that I want to try though. Unfortunately, we don’t get new stuff here that often as well – especially when it comes to the drugstore and there’s only one store on the island that just started carrying NYX but they don’t get the new collections. I feel your pain. 🙂


  3. V

    Shame the butter lipsticks didn’t work out for you. I love the butter glosses so hearing the butter lipsticks aren’t as good is a letdown.


  4. Oh man, Molto Mauve is calling my name!!! Lovely!


  5. I have the loreal one in blushing harmony. Perfect MLBB shade!


  6. I have a few of the butter lipstick and I think the trick is testing them out a few times before the texture actually becomes buttery. But to be honest, they aren’t my fave either. If you have some extra $ to spend and want something that really DOES feel buttery and isn’t drying I would suggest the Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipsticks. They are natural lipsticks so you do need to build them to get good color payoff, and they only last 1-2 hours but they feel sooooooo nice 🙂


  7. Very pretty colours 🙂


  8. plus+beauty27

    These shades are gorgeous! Especially Licorice! That is going to make a beautiful shade for fall! I love the NYX Butter Lipsticks and I will have to try out the L’Oreal gloss too sometime! ❤ xo


  9. BeginnerBeaute

    I have a few of NYX butter lipsticks and I dont love them either like i thought I would. For some reason the color looks 10X more amazing in the tube then it does when its applied. =(


  10. That’s such a shame that you don’t love the NYX formula because that shade is really lovely! I have one in a purple shade and I’m not too wild about it either. It isn’t terrible, it just isn’t awesome either.


  11. I agree about the butter lipstick. I think I was expecting a Chapstick hybrid. The pigmentation on mine is decent though, so it’s an affordable fun one, I guess. :0)


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