Shocking reds and glowing corals are fun to sport when I'm feeling daring but a my-lips-but-better pink will always have a spot in my makeup bag. Yves Rocher's Moisturizing Cream Lipstick in Rose Galica caught my eye in the store because it seemed like a color I could wear for any casual look.
The moisturizing cream lipsticks retail for $14 on the US webshop but Yves Rocher does frequent sales and promotions so you're bound to get a better price. Each lipstick is housed in a silver bullet with a plastic eggplant colored cover. The design is minimalistic and sleek yet somewhat different than the average lipstick. There is a noticeable floral fragrance to the lipstick which may or may not suit your taste. Personally I do no mind the scent but it reminds me of a lipstick an older woman would wear.
About three swipes along the lips yields opaque color which means you can build up the intensity to your liking. The lipstick does not glide on as smoothly as I would have hoped considering it boasts a "moisturizing cream" formula. There are a lot of shimmers embedded into Rose Galica which I can feel upon application. The first five minutes of wear are not uncomfortable but not not comfortable either. I just feel meh about the first few minutes after application because I can definitely feel the product on my lips. However, after the lipstick warms up a bit, it feels much more comfortable and the shimmers are hardly noticeable. After warming up a bit, the lipstick melds into the lips better and looks less drying as well. This the kind of lipstick that would feel and look better paired with a gloss.
For the price and claims, I expected more out of this lipstick. While it is an incredibly easy shade to wear and the formula eventually feels decent on the lips, it was not love at first swatch and there are better moisturizing lipsticks on the market. What are your favorite MLBB lipsticks?