Lancome Rouge In Love in 146B Miss Coquelicot – Review and Swatch
I know this line came in a while ago (by now, everyone’s seen Emma Watson’s ads for these lipsticks). It was one of my first ban’s-over purchases way back in early April…but i’m only just now reviewing it. Lancome describes their offering as a 6-hour wear, vibrant, lipstick that “is surprisingly featherlight, offering delightful comfort.” Well, late or no the world always needs more reviews so here is mine!
Lancome’s Rouge in Love launched in February of 2012 and was heavily advertised (and still is) with everyone’s favorite wizard: Emma Watson.
There are 3 “moods” to these lipsticks each has different colors under its lineup. Below’s the breakdown:
Jolis Matins (meaning Beautiful Morning) are meant to be daytime shades and include : 106M Jolis Matins, 128M Ever So Sweet, 217M Delicate Lace, 230M Rouge Rendez Vous, 275M Jolie Rosalie, 322M Corail In Love and 353M Roses In Love.
Boudoir Time ( I think we all know what that means ) are “cocktail hour” shades and include: 146B Miss Coquelicot , 156B Madame Tulipe, 200B Lasting Kiss, 278B Divine Seduction, 307B Sweet Embrace , 340B Rose Boudoir, 381B Violette Coquette
Tonight is My Night (why would they randomly stray from the french theme?!) are “intense shades for magical nights.” They include: 170N Sequence of Love, 181N Rouge Saint Honore, 185N Rouge Valentine, 287N Sultry Simplicity, 292N Cocoa Couture, 377N Midnight Rose, 391N Fiery Attitude.
Each sells for $25.00 USD and contains 0.12 oz of product just a teensy bit more than a MAC for a slightly less than double the price. Ah, in case the title escaped you – I picked up 146B Miss Coquelicot – or “Miss Poppy.”
It’s very cute little packaging. I love the red stitching along the side, the plate, the brushed metal. My only pet peeve is that it does get scuffed up really quickly – Mine actually arrived the way you see it up above. It feels substantial and heavy in my hands – though I suspect it’s the cap that’s weighted and not the base.
Whoo. Yeah, there are quite a few shades of this and I had to buy mine sight unseen. I chose 146b Miss Coquelicot which Lancome dubbed a “bright coral.” I’d seen it on other bloggers and was quite in love with it …well. We’ll get to that later.
Unbiasedly, I can say that this is a pretty true coral. It’s a bit sheer – so it loses a lot of the brightness to undertone depending on the person wearing it. Now, I do think that their official image has a lot more orange and/or peach to it than the actual product – but I knew what I was getting into. Others might not be able to do so.
This lipstick…is pigmented…but it’s not opaque pigment (at least not on me.) I was pretty disappointed to swipe it on and find myself strongly reminded of the Revlon Lip Butters. Let me show you…
This is absolutely, 100% as pigmented and opaque as I can get this to look on me. You’ll notice clear touches of my natural lip color and the way the pigmentation varies depending on the skin underneath. I’m not a huge fan of it. If this were a gloss? It’d be very impressive. But I was expecting the ” Medium to full coverage provide high color pay off with long lasting shine ” that Lancome promised. Shine? Check. Long lasting, High Color Payoff? Medium to Full Coverage? …Not so much.
This product suffered from the same problems I had with Revlon’s Lip Butters. A light layer feels almost waxy and a thicker layer feels oily. It’s been quite hard for me to get the color applied evenly. Granted, I have very wrinkly, dry lips. So I don’t know how this would be on other people but it wasn’t great application for me.
I am not a fan of companies that give us wear-times. Maybe I wouldn’t mind so much if they were ever completely accurate, but they never are now are they? Lancome claims 6 hour wear on their Rouge in Love lipsticks. Since buying it, i’ve worn it once for myself and five more times for the purposes of getting a good frame of mind for this review. Each time, it’s never made it past hour 2. Actually – the first time I wore it it was just for a quick grocery run and a visit to the vet to pick up some files. That was about an hour’s journey…it was gone by the time I stepped out of the vet (45 minutes into my trip.) And because all I was doing was running around (no eating, no drinking) I was SHOCKED. The 2 hour wear is with invisible lip liner – otherwise it wears like a long wearing balm or gloss rather than a lipstick on me. I’m not sure why this is, seeing as how i’ve read it wears longer on other women, but for me? It was a huuuuuuge wear disappointment.
The lipstick has a scent, though it’s very cosmetic and not fruity or flowery in nature. There’s no taste to it. I felt that the formula was a bit oily on my lips, which I didn’t enjoy but balm fans definitely will.
I love some of the color offerings this line has…but I won’t be picking any of them up. This formula was just not for me. The value, the pigmentation, the wear? They just weren’t good enough for me to hand over another $25.
This is a bit pricier than I’d pay again for something this sheer.
Sturdy, cute – but scuffs easily.
Color Accuracy: 7/10
It’s a coral, but the sheerness and the misleading product image knock off points.
Great….if it was a gloss….which it’s not.
Hard to get an even amount of product on lips.
I don’t think i’ve ever had a Lipstick not make it to the hour mark. Ever.
Overall: 50% (F)
Goodness I hope Revlon Lip Butter or Harry Potter (or both!) fans don’t eat me alive for this D: