Review: Loreal La Lacque and Le Matte

Good Morning Ladies!

While browsing around my local drugstore the other day I came across two new Loreal displays.  Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe these are brand new products.  I think I remember seeing them awhile ago.  Needless to say, I’ve never tried them and decided to pick some up.

They come in two different finishes: la lacque (which is glossy) and le matte (which is..well…matte).

I picked up one of each.


Around $9.99

There are five shades available in each finish with 10 shades in all.

I picked up 106 “Mad for Matte” and 203 “Lacquerized”.


Velvetty Matte or Irresistibly Glossy Pigment-Riche color, perfectly precise.

Introducing Colour Riche Le Matte & La Lacque, the newest format in lipcolor. The sleek, sophisticated pen offers highly pigmented color that glides on effortlessly in one precise stroke. Available in 2 iconic finishes, creamy Matte & smooth Lacquer. Use it anywhere, anytime – it’s the newest makeup designer must-have

No sharpener needed!


This has a baby powder scent to it.  It bothered me quite a bit!  It actually reminded me of that cabbage patch kid smell (does anyone remember those?)  The scent didn’t linger too long.


These both applied very smoothly and evenly.  They are very pigmented.  I didn’t need to layer the product at all.  I was able to get a nice color with just one application.  The two colors I picked up are very similar to each other just with different finishes.


(L-106 mad for matte (matte finish) R-203 lacquerized (glossy))

Hopefully from the swatch you can see that both reds are very similar.  The one on the left is matte and the right is glossy and has a nice sheen to it.

Wear Time:

I assumed the matte would last longer, but both did pretty much the same.  The matte didn’t last much longer on me than the other.  They wore about 3 hours before I needed to touch up.  The matte did stain my lips a little, but it was patchy.  But I will say, I preferred the matte finish.  The glossy finish felt tacky all day which bothered me a bit. But it had a beautiful glossiness to it!!

The matte finish wasn’t too drying and I found it a little easier to control and apply on my lips.

I didn’t experience much feathering with either product and I didn’t use a lip liner with either.  In fact, because this is a thinner pencil, I outlined my lips first and then filled them in.

Overall Thoughts:

I love the concept of these products.  I love not needed a lip liner and a lip color.  I also love the compact size and how easily I could fit it in a small clutch or even in my pocket.

The pencils start out nice and pointed, but of course dull out after using them a few times.  It would be nice if they included a sharpener so you had the option of forming a nice point again if you wanted.

The unfortunate thing is, both pencils broke!  I was able to get a few good uses out of them and then one day….the product stopped twisting up.  I tried shaking the product out, but I can’t fix it.  I don’t know if this is a common issue with others who have used this product, but it a deal breaker for me.

Have you tried these out?  Let me know your thoughts.  Also, if you have any lip product recommendations let me know!

Have a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Siyu says:

    Oh no! It’s always so disappointing when a product breaks. 😦 It sounds like this was mostly a miss – what would you recommend instead of this lip product? I’m loving the bright red color, though a glossy red is a bit too intimidating for me.

    Hope you can check out my blog, and follow if interested!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree. It is disappointing. I really liked the maybelline color blur pencils more than the loreal. They are matte and are more durable. They are drying so that was the only downside for me. I have a review on them if yore interested.
      I would love to check out your account! I will do that now!
      Thank you for stopping by 🙂


  2. srtbeauty says:

    Ahh I hate it when a product breaks xx pleas can you check my blog out


    1. It’s the worst! I was only able to use it a few times before it stopped working. I would love to check out your blog.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Toby says:

    shame that it was a miss:( make sure to enter my giveaway at

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I will go look into that right now!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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