The pigmentation on this lipstick is amazing. It provides great coverage on the lips and is far from sheer. The formula is very smooth. I have a lot of problems with lipstick drying out my lips, even ones that promise to moisturize and replenish the lips. The L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick didn't promise any moisturization, which made me hesitant to purchase it. After using it though, my lips weren't dried out and flaky. They weren't super moisturized such as with the Revlon Lip Butters, but they felt nice and smooth. I didn't have to go running for lip balm.
This did have a slight smell, nothing like lipstick usually smells. Its a unique scent, but doesn't bother me. (Just a side note for those of you who are very sensitive to smells)
The packaging does look quite elegant on this lipstick, but I find that it's very unappealing. I guess it looks somewhat high end, but it reminds me of a lipstick an old lady would pull out of her purse or something to that effect.
Here it is on my lips in warm lighting. I love how natural and gorgeous it is. Overall, I was very impressed by this lipstick-a definite repurchase of mine! I have found myself reaching for this almost daily now- a huge feat for me who can never stick to one product repeatedly!