All You Need Is… Lancome Lip Lover!

Lancome Lip Lover

Take this from me: 2014 is going to be the year of hybrid lip products. One of the first examples, Lancome Lip Lover, will be available soon (April 1st for Belgium)! With a total of 18 shades divided into Basic Chic (more nude and MLBB shades) and Creative Chic (bold and fun), the formula boasts the color intensity of lipsticks, the shine of glosses, and the moisturization of lip balms!

Lancome (316) Rose Attrape-coeur Lip Lover

Lancome Lip Lover has the same mechanism as Gloss in Love. In other words, if you are obsessed with the “click” of luxury lipsticks, you won’t be missing out here!

Lancome Lip Lover packaging

Just press the little button and voila, you can pull the applicator out. There is a little “window” through which you can see the color. It contains 4,5 ml (0.15 oz) and the RRP here is 25 euros.

Lancome Lip Lover applicator

Among many features, one thing I really like about Lancome Lip Lover is the applicator. It comes to a pretty fine point, which makes defining lip shape easy. What’s more, it is very soft and bouncy. I don’t know about you, but between a bouncy applicator and a traditional one, I’d always favor the bouncy version!

I was presented with most (if not all) shades in the line-up and was allowed to choose one. The moment I laid my eyes on *Rose Attrape-coeur (316), my heart was set!

Lancome Rose Attrape-coeur Lip Lover swatch. Left: one pass. Right: built up.

Lancome (316) Rose Attrape-coeur Lip Lover swatch

Rose Attrape-coeur is a lovely watermelon pink with the finest shimmer you can imagine. It has a light rose scent that is very different from everything else I have smelled before (although to be honest, this is the first Lancome lip product I own. If it is identical to their other formulas, I wouldn’t know). In any case, it is pleasant and disperses quickly. Fun fact: remember when I said the shades are divided into Basic Chic and Creative Chic? Apparently each category has a different scent!

Here you see Rose Attrape-coeur on my lips:

Lancome (316) Rose Attrape-coeur Lip Lover lip swatch

It goes on easily, and with one pass it is semi-opaque (with some translucency, not unlike certain lipsticks). Here is the thing: at first I thought: OK, it’s nice, but how is it different from a more pigmented gloss? 2 hours and a couple of drinks later I had my answer: the shine had faded at that point, and Rose Attrape-coeur started to look like a moderately pigmented lipstick! It took at least another 2 hours for it to fade, but even then, it left an even stain. I seldom say this, but my mind was SO blown! The “balm” aspect is also true, as Rose-Attrape-coeur is very comfortable and hydrating!

Lancome (316) Rose Attrape-coeur Lip Lover FOTD

Here you see Rose Attrape-coeur on me. A large part of my surprise stems from the fact that most moderately pigmented lipsticks with a glossy finish wouldn’t even last half as long as this one does. In fact, most of the time I feel the need to reapply after a couple of drinks. If are also looking for a glossy nude that will last, I would encourage you to check Lip Lover out!

Just to give you a better idea about what you can expect…

Lancome Lip Lover Basic Chic

Lancome Lip Lover Creative Chic

Aren’t Creative Chic shades really bright (some of them look positively neon)?

Bottom line: Lancome Lip Lover is really a bit of everything. It goes on with a glossy shine, wears like a lipstick, and provides quite some hydration. It is truly a hybrid since it is also different from liquid lipsticks (most of them “set” and the finish isn’t as glossy). I like how it doesn’t migrate out of natural lip lines, which means the bolder shades are most probably worth looking into as well!

Are you sold? Come April, will you be checking Lancome Lip Lover out?

  • peggy timmermans

    Lovely! I like the gloss effect that isn’t gloss :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha exactly! Best of both worlds.

  • Sofia

    Sounds interesting, I like lasting power (even if not shiny) and moisturization, so it sounds good…

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, yup it’s very promising! It’s not ALL that shiny. Let’s call it juicy :)

  • Icaria

    I kinda like the idea and not surprising that I’ve spotted a few colors… I used to like Lancôme lipsticks and now I’m wondering why I stopped buying them. *scratches head* :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I haven’t tried a lot from Lancome at all, but this is definitely putting the brand in my good book!

  • fancie

    This definitely seems to be the year of hybrid lippies! I definitely want to try one of these! The packaging is really cute and the color range looks nice. I hope to see them in stores soon!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Fancie, I think you’ll like the formula, and there are definitely some shades that are very you!

  • Teri

    Can’t wait to swatch these. I’m really interested in the creative shades, they look fun!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah those are SO bright!

  • Lily

    Oh, these look nice :-) And Lily Collins is gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      They are pretty nice! You should check them out when they become available!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    This is definitely the kind of product that gets me excited! This is so pretty on you and I’m happy to hear it performed as well as it did! I too love a bouncy doe-foot! I always feel so disappointed when a gloss comes with a brush. Doe foot all the way!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristen, I’m fine with brushes, but less so when the applicator is stiff!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Oooh I like how this one looks on you, Sunny! The formula sounds and looks interesting.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Melissa! This is a shade I can just throw on to go to the supermarket!

  • Bellyhead

    Sunny! Such a beautiful color. I can’t wait to check these out in person. Interesting formula!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Belly! It is interesting. Just when you think it’s no more than a more pigmented gloss, it really surprises you!

  • Lena L

    This is calling my name, very loudly too! ;D
    You know I LURVE hybrid lippies. I wonder how these compare to the new L’Oreal Extraordinaire knowing L’Oreal is the parent company of Lancome as well.
    The color looks very pretty on you! I want I want! ^—–^

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, oh there could be similarities indeed! This is actually a very “Lena” shade. You should check it out!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Oh I hope we get these here!!! They look AWESOME!!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I’m pretty sure you will! I’d like to see how long the bolder shades last (most probably even longer)!

  • Eva

    number 336 looks great :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah that’s something I NEED to swatch!

  • Syirael

    Ah! Ah! Iliterally got up out of my chair, jumped up and down a bit and did the ‘SQUEE!’ hands (didn’t actually ‘squee’ because someone is trying to sleep nearby). I love Lancome lip stuff so much, and I see PURPLES, and they’re supposed to be balmy, and OMG *passes out from overexcitement*

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you should definitely check these out! There are a couple of really purply shades that look like fun!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    These look great ! Love the packaging, too.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah! It has that magical little “click!”

  • corallista

    What a lovely shade selection! This one wouldn’t show up on me but I’m eyeing those brights!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Ankita, I guess I wasn’t in a go-all-out mood that day, so indeed this one is pretty tame. I’m definitely going to look into the brighter ones as well!

  • Kristi C.

    These look awesome! I love hybrid lip products. I will definitely be stalking my local counter to try these out. I see some MLBB and brighter colors that I’d love to add to my bag!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristi, I hope you’ll like them! I need to look into the brighter shades as well :)

  • Michele DiCola

    They are too light for me

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Michele, this shade is light, but there are some pretty bold ones in the line-up! You should check those out :)

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    OOO i really love the look of the packaging. it seems so sleek and almost…like something a secret agent would use. i hear you about the hybrid formulas (though in practice not all live up to their claims) but the longevity on these is pretty good! i’ve been wanting to try their rouge in love lines for ages!! and keep flip flopping about them. might have to give these a swatch in stores ( i feel like I ALWAYS say that but never actually do…)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha yeah this is one of those gadget-y packaging for sure! For such a light shade, I’m surprised how well it lasts. I’m sure the bolder ones will last even longer!

  • Liz

    Oooh! Will definitely be checking them out. I used to be exclusively a Lancôme girl in the past but detoured off and never went back. The Creative line looks super fun!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, I know! They look positively neon! I haven’t tried a lot of stuff from Lancome, but I do like this and the rose blush from spring!

  • Kate Driveller

    I AM LICKING MY SCREEN RIGHT NOW. GAH, I want pretty much the entire Creative Chic line. Just hoping they’re also rose scented <3

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha no that doesn’t sound creepy at all :p I don’t know HOW rose-scented they are. The one I have isn’t heavily scented, but apparently Creative Chic smells different so you’ll have to take a whiff!

  • SprinklesOnACupcake

    So pretty! The color you picked it perfect for any occasion!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Petra! I agree. This is good for a day in the office as well as a date :)

  • Nikki Paderna

    I think I’ll try the Creative Chic ones. I love the idea of it being a gloss-liquid lipstick hybrid! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah it’s quite a new category of products entirely! I like the fact that it doesn’t set but doesn’t move around, either.

  • Jaa

    I’m sold! I’ll def pick this up once it reaches the US! Problem is I want so many colors from the Creative Chic set!! They sound a lot like Maybelline Color Elixir, though!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jaa, I did heard it might be similar to L’Oreal Extraordinare as well, but it wouldn’t surprise me because they all belong to the same company! I think Extraordinare has JUST become available here. I’ll have to check them out!

  • expatmuaddict

    I WILL be buying a couple of these for sure!

    The sound incredible!!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Stacey, I can’t wait to hear what you think about these! This is the best of both worlds!

  • Anu

    That sounds like a dream product. I am usually not a gloss person, but if it has some aspects of lipstick, I might have to try it. I own lancome color design lipsticks and I really love them. They do have a very subtle rose scents as well.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Anu, I’m not the biggest gloss person, either, so I’m glad it actually looks like a lipstick once the gloss wears off! I’m curious about Lancome scents now. Apparently Creative Chic also smells like roses, but a DIFFERENT type of roses!

  • Tiffany

    Ooo, these look so nice! I don’t often look much into Lancome products, but I might try one of these. I love moisturizing lip products! Rose Attrape-couer is so pretty on you, Sunny!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Tiffany! I love moisturizing lip products as well! I’d love to see which shade you end up picking up :)

  • Lisa

    Wow, these look beautiful! And I hate to say that I haven’t experimented much with Lancome lipsticks or lip glosses. Looks like I’ll need to though!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lisa, it’s actually the same case here, but I’m more than willing to check out the rest of these Lip Lovers!

  • Larie

    I have been indulging in the budget-friendly Maybelline lip elixirs, so I’m pretty well stocked on gloss now, LOL. I do like the bright colors in the Creative Chic section!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Larie, I heard this is similar to L’Oreal Extraordinaire Coulour Riche. Have you tried those?