Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lancome's new Rouge in Love lipstick line: I am Corail in Love

I am thisclose to stopping this post right this moment and running to Shoppers Drug Mart and picking up two more colors. Thisclose.

But I won't because I really want to share how awesome the new Rouge in Love by Lancome are. The shade I picked out, 322B Corail in Love, I thought was particularity phenomenal.

Yes, the packaging did require four pictures to illustrate its beauty. Seriously, the packaging of this lipstick is stunning! It's heavy - it doesn't feel like cheap metal, shiny, and makes a satisfying noise when you close the cap. I love it! I even made my boyfriend weight it in his hand, and while he had nothing to compare it against, he did agree with me that it was heavy... for a lipstick. 

On to the color! 

I would describe Corail in Love as a bright pink with a tint of coral. I can't compare it to much in my collection because I don't have anything that quite resembles it! Everything I have leans much more towards pink, or orange, but I have nothing that's quite in the middle like Corail in Love.

What impressed me the most about this lipstick is how incredibly moisturizing it is. That was a complete surprise for me - most lipsticks look fine when I put them on, but when they wear off, my lips usually start flaking a bit, and sometimes (cough MAC cough) a lot. When this lipstick started wearing off, the color wore off gently, settled a tiny bit in my lip lines, but did not dry out my lips. They actually felt quite plump and comfortable. 

The one reservation I had about this lipstick was the smell of it. It smells like old fashioned, your grandma kissed you on the cheek, yucky smelling lipstick. BUT, after putting it on, I didn't notice the smell at all. I completely forgot about it. So if the smell is putting you off these a bit (like it did for me) then fear not, you probably won't smell it after application.

At $30 in Canada, this lipstick isn't cheap. However, I feel like the whole range offers unique colors that you may not have seen in other brands (Karla Sugar has amazing swatches here). Furthermore, Corail in Love is extremely pigmented, requiring only a little bit of product for full application. I'm quite confident that I will get my money's worth out of this lipstick.

What shades look interesting to you? I've got my eye on Lasting Kiss and Delicate Lace next!


  1. That is a gorgeous shade :)


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    1. Thanks! I always work on improving them though! ;)

  3. I am a mac nc15 do u think this color will look okay on me?

    1. Hi there! Yes, I don't see why not :) I'm around a MAC nw15 and I quite like it :)