When one "lip gloss balm" launches you can bet a bunch of similar textures will launch around the same time or shortly thereafter, especially when lipstick has enjoyed a high profile for a couple of seasons or more. Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss is the latest from the L'Oreal family. Like the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire and Maybelline NY Color Elixir releases, they offer right-now shades, lots of shine, plus a dose of conditioning. And the gleaming silver tube is a magpie no-brainer.
lancome lip lover lip gloss
Click to enlarge the above image of the Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss collection if you'd like to see it larger. There looks to be 24 shades, but Canada seems to have just 21. My press samples feature only numbers on the base, no shade names. But if you want them, here you go:
311Rose d'Eau; 312Pointe de Rose; 313Rose Ballet; (314 has no name; must not be available in Canada); 316Rose Attrape-coeur; 318Abricot Tango; 320Ambre Arabesque; 321Rose Contre-temps; 332Beige Adage; 333Rose des Nymphes; 334Corail Cabriole; 338Rose des Cygnes; 336Orange Manège; 337Lip Lover; 339Fuschia Attitude; 353Rose Gracieuse; 355Framboise Étoile; 356Belle de Rouge; 357Bouquet Final; 359Air de Violine; 361Violette Pirouette; 362Bordeaux Tempo
lancome lip lover lip gloss swatches
Lancome Lip Lover 313 Rose Ballet Lancome Lip Lover has a low stick factor, less than Color Elixir but a titch higher than Color Riche Extraordinaire. The pigment load is sheer enough that the colours will suit almost any skintone. And as you see in the swatches, the shades pop nicely.
Lancome Lip Lover 316 Rose Attrape-coeur A silicone + oil polymer ensures clean colour, long-lasting super-shine, and comfortable, moisturizing wear. The slender doe-foot applicator delivers a nicely precise edge.
Lancome Lip Lover 336 Orange Menage A satisfying colour payoff makes this one of my favourites. And of course I've tried it on my cheeks because that's what I do. Dab the cheeks, swipe the lips. And it works. Dewy sheer colour.
Lancome Lip Lover 337 Lip Love Not as bright as I'd expected. But really pretty, and like all cushion-y gloss, makes lips look plump. Also pretty on cheeks of course.
Lancome Lip Lover 357 Bouquet Final I actually really love this one, too, on lips and cheeks. I like the shiny Lip Lover tube as well -- push that little rectangular button to release the wand; make sure it snicks when you close the gloss up after use.
Have you been accumulating more gloss this season, too? Are your lipsticks mad? And does anyone have the deepest shades yet? I'm really curious about those -- bet they're gorgeous.