Bonjour Lancôme Lip Lover! You have finally arrived in Canada!
Lancôme Lip Lover is Lancôme’s entry into the glossy lip stain that’s ON every brand’s mind apparently this year. Seriously. EVERYONE. Lancôme Lip Lover has a balmy base and is supposed to give lips up to eight hours of moisture. It has a smoothing layer that reduces the appearance of fine lines. And, it’s got pretty nice pigmentation too!
The packaging is just like the Lancôme Gloss in Love where you click the little button and twist the top to open. Although, the size is pretty small.
You all know how I love a doe foot applicator, and Lancôme Lip Lover has an hourglass shaped one that hugs lips during application. It’s a one-stroke application you get which is impressive! There’s enough product to cover lips with one dip. No double or triple dipping required!
Lancôme Lip Lover in Rose Ballet #313 is THE PERFECT pale pink shade, with just a hint of sparkle. I have been looking for a shade like this forever! It’s part of the Basic Chic Shades, which are all pink based and easy to wear shades. The brighter shades are called the Creative Chic shades, and they’re bright pops of colour.
Lancôme Lip Lover Rose Ballet #313 is REALLY REALLY comfortable on the lips, non-sticky and WOW it’s moisturizing too! It feels like a lip balm, not a gloss-there’s that buttery cushiness on your lips that a lip balm has if you know what I mean. They have a non-sticky silicone-infused oil that gives that glide on texture that smooths out lips. Thicker than a gloss, it has the faintest rose vanilla scent-like barely there. I couldn’t even detect it, but Marky did. Once on the lips, you can’t smell anything though. Apparently the Creative Chic shades have a rose, iris and violet scent.
What’s amazing about Lancôme Lip Lover is that it stays on lips for 3-4 hours glossy, even lasting through eating a single serving of lo-cal rice pudding(I’m the only one who likes rice pudding in my house) and a cup or two of tea EASY. I’ve never worn a glossy lipgloss that can do that. After about 3 hours the glossy-ness has faded but the colour remains in a light stain on your lips. And that’s there for another couple of hours too. That’s because Lip Lover has an intelligent bi-phasic formula. The emulsion separates when you apply it, so that the pigment phase can fuse with lips while the glossy phase rises to the surface to coat and smooth lips. That’s some awesome science-y lip gloss ya’ll!
I can’t find anything bad to say about Lancôme Lip Lover. There’s the slightest bit of sticky right before the glossy disappears, but ever so slight. And that’s me being picky. I REALLY like it a lot. I’m not a gloss person at all, but I AM NOW. I’m going to be honest here, but I don’t often purchase more shades of makeup I’m sent to review, especially with lipstick and glosses. But Lancôme Lip Lover? I’m getting MORE. FOR. SURE.
Get your Lancôme Lip Lover at counters later this week! Retail price is $29 and it’s so, so worth it! I promise.
There’s another brand that’s coming out with a similar product pretty soon here, and I’ll be reviewing it too. Heed my advice: this one is BETTER.
*products sent by the lovely PR, but as always, my thoughts and words are mine as my crazy is just too damn hard to control. Ask my husband. He’ll tell ya. [emoji smiling face with halo]
Oh, and do YOU like rice pudding too? Or am I the only person that loves it? Just no raisins in mine though. Raisins RUIN desserts. Like cinnamon buns-NO RAISINS ALLOWED THERE EITHER.