Lipstick Diary: What I Wore That Day - Beautygeeks

Lipstick Diary: What I Wore That Day

Lancôme's newest lipsticks offer themselves for morning, afternoon and evening, a convenient way to decide what shade is appropriate for when and where. And they're way pretty, too.
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Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in Dans Ses Bras

This youthful red is part of a collection of very pretty lipstick shades landing mid-February. The range includes semi-sheer shades, demi-sheers and almost-opaques, too, and includes a healthy number of bright and bold hues. No ho-hum colours here.

Lancome Rouge in Love_Dans ses Bras 163 M

I'm wearing Lancome Paris Rouge in Love lipstick in Dans ses Bras - 163M, $30 (available via lancome.ca). The texture is light and long lasting, not especially drying, but not balm-like either. Comfortable, though. I love the shiny silver packaging, and the topstitch detail along the back of the cap is sweet (the red print does wear off eventually, though).

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The Rouge in Love shades are split up into numbers that end in M, B and N.

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The M shades are "Jolie Matin" colours, pretty brights but in soft finishes Lancome has positioned as morning shades -- pretty but not too punchy for the office (or bleary Monday-morning eyes).

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The B shades are "Boudoir Time" types -- they include statement hues Lancome thinks are fun for late afternoon (pshaw; they're for any time of day).

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The N shades -- you've probably figured it out -- are intense shades for evening, "Tonight is My Night."

Mother-of-pearl particles are key to the formula, but not in a prom-princess way. In the M shades, they're hue enhancing rather than contrasting. In the B shades they add a fine shimmer, and in the N shades in the line, they add a golden sheen -- no tacky silver sparkle, thank you.

I had a little trouble with the lighting in these photos, but does anything strike your lipstick fancy? Have you managed to get your hands on one to try yet?