In Love… in love… Lancome hopes you’ll fall in love with their new gloss offering – Gloss in Love, the follow up to the Rouge in Love lipsticks launched last year. Some of you may remember I disliked them. Oh yeah. About the only one in the world who did haha! Perhaps my expectations were too built up then. But I was taken unawares when I first heard about and received the Gloss in Love lipglosses so my mind was a little more open.
There are 12 shades available in highly shimmery and glittery textures (Edit: I stand corrected by Tracy! There are shades WITHOUT shimmer and glitter). The one I have here is #144 Glittermania. Oh yeah. It was!
Those who have an aversion to glitter and shimmer in lip products will likely shy away in horror. The shimmer is not for the faint-hearted! But believe me, if you just take that one step forward and leave an open mind, it might just surprise you at how pretty it can be! I know, PB liking a lipgloss. Will wonders never cease
The thing I found most interesting in the Lancome Gloss in Love is actually the packaging. Caps of regular lipglosses twist off. Lancome’s clicks off. See that square button in the picture? Depress is and the cap pops out.
Actually, if you just pull on the cap a little harder than normal, it pops off too. So, while I do appreciate the novelty factor Lancome is going for, I wasn’t happy with the packaging. I can anticipate all sorts of handbag disasters if you aren’t careful and have this one rolling about in your bag. You might just end up putting your hand in and having it come out covered with glittery lipgloss one day. When I do carry this one about, it goes into a makeup pouch. This way, any potential problems are minimized. It NEVER gets tossed into a bag just like that. Horrors
Another interesting thing about Gloss in Love is the applicator.
It is a sponge type applicator, but see how it curves? That curve, when you flip it over as on the right, will hold a lot of product in there, a little like a reservoir. So it does make it easy to apply and the applicator is firm enough so you can shape your lips and yet the shape allows you to run it quite comfortably over the shape of your lips. For this, they get top points.
So far, for packaging, its a draw – crappy cap packaging that can lead to a potential handbag disaster but saved by a good applicator. How does the colour and texture perform then?
Lancome Gloss in Love #144 Glittermania Swatch 1x
This might be where it all comes together. #144 Glittermania is a bright coral shot through with loads of golden shimmer as you can see from the swatch on my arm. This is just 1 layer so you can see just how opaque it can go. It sheers out quite nicely as well and despite the dense glitter, I did not find it looked too shiny on lips.
The texture of the gloss is slightly thick but not too sticky. Your lips won’t be glued together, but the tackiness helps the colour stay on longer and better. I can actually wear this gloss all through a morning with it looking pretty good till lunch, which says a lot because I drink a lot of liquids.
The colour is an orange shot through with pink which I find very flattering on most skintones. If you’re going to wear a gloss, eschew the regular pinks that barely show up on lips. Go instead for something fun and bold. Its just makeup – it’ll wash off
See, its not that bold an orange right? It is a surprisingly flattering colour and while the sun is out and coral lips are in, its the perfect shade for some Summer lovin’ The shimmer in there could put people off, but I say, live a little and have a little fun. Sometimes, you just have to wear a little glitter and go a little manical
In a nutshell
The Lancome Gloss in Love lipglosses are highly glossy and shimmery lipglosses. The texture is a little thick and glossy but isn’t very tacky. Glittermania is a lovely orange-pink that is surprisingly opaque and pigmented for a lipgloss and the shimmer doesn’t look too overdone even when worn in the day. Its a very complexion brightening colour that is quite possibly flattering for most. I find it very long lasting for at least 4 hours or more which is very impressive for a lipgloss. Not a fan of the packaging, but the formula is a good one. Definitely worth taking a look at if you can get over the packaging.
Pros: Glossy and not tacky or sticky texture, Shimmer gives a lip plumping effect, Long lasting and surprisingly opaque colour, Not drying
Cons: Cap packaging is a recipe for disaster, Too much shimmer can put off some people
Who will like this: Anyone who likes lipglosses with lots of shimmer in them
Glittermania is a colour I’d wear alone. Its very pretty on its own and I think loses a lot of its magic once you layer it over a lipstick base. I have been wearing this one quite regularly which surprises me because I have such set ideas about the lipglosses I like and these wouldn’t have made the cut. The lack of scent most certainly helps as does the pretty colour. But I am surprised and pleasantly so!
Have you checked out the Gloss in Love lipglosses? Would Glittermania be a colour you’d wear?
I don’t think I’d check out the other colours in the range though. After this lovely coral, everything else seems to pale in comparison. Oh but I think I might have worked out why wearing lipgloss is now a relatively painless affair for me. My hair is far too short to get stuck to my face when the wind blows! HAHA!
Lancome Gloss in Love lipgloss comes in 12 shades Price: RM75 Availability: Lancome counters