Lipsticks are lovely, but a lipstick that your friend gently bullies you into buying is even better! It’s a well known fact that I love, love, love gel lipsticks – the featherlight texture, the cellophane colours, the comfortable finish, the ridiculously simple swipe’n’go application. Gel lipsticks are where it’s at, my friend. A few months ago my pal and I went on a lunchtime wander through Myer and as we passed by the Lancome stand, he practically slingshot me into the colour display and hinted – nay, demanded – that I try out their range of gel lipsticks. I believe his exact words were, try them, they’ll change your goddamn life.
I’ll be totally real with you here and confess that I’ve never looked at Lancome’s cosmetic range before now. I’m a huge fan of Lancome’s skincare line – at this point my dedication to Lancome’s Dreamtone serum is bordering on fanatical – but I’ve always skipped the colour cosmetics in favour of brands that felt a little less… mature. Middle aged. My mother wears Lancome. The staff at my nearest Lancome stand are my mother’s age. I don’t really associate Lancome with light textures and trend colours, you know?
But, as always, I love being proven wrong. Lancome Rouge In Love is a gorgeously young and fresh lipstick line, with a featherlight feel on my lips and a plush, richly pigmented cellophane finish. There are 24 lipstick shades in three colour families: Jolie Matins, fresh and playful daytime colours; Boudoir Time, bolder shades that translate from day to night; and Tonight Is My Night, a selection of deep and rich seductive shades.
Dans Ses Bras – which, if my schoolgirl French hasn’t failed me, means ‘in his arms’ and not ‘this is Dan’s bra’ – is a vibrant raspberry red without any sparkles or shimmer. It’s a strong and clean raspberry, with a little translucency to keep it from looking dense and flat. If there’s one thing worth mentioning above all else in regards to this lipstick, it’s this: it makes my teeth look amazingly white. Like, just came back from the dentist white. Tom Cruise white. Seriously, seriously bright and white!
This lippie is pillowy and comfortable to wear, and although I don’t get the advertised six hours of wear time from it, it does last a good three or four hours on bare lips without smudging or needing a touch-up. It manages to not go sticky or turn dry over time, and leaves a pretty just-bitten stain on my lips. Just lovely.
Consider me a convert to Lancome’s lipstick line!
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.