It's human nature to be skeptical when things seem too good to be true. If you meet the perfect, tall, rich man who is romantic and loves his mother, you tread carefully. I've watched too many Criminal Minds episodes to fall for that. But every now and then, everything falls into place and things really are as good as they seem. This is the case for the new Shine Lover Radiant lipsticks from Lancôme. Lets start from the beginning, as this was an experience and I want to let you guys relive it.
It was a rare sunny day in Halifax. I was rushing around trying to get to my hair appointment, when I realized I was almost out of Bioderma. (Gasp! I know) I popped into a Beauty Boutique to replenish, and upon entry to the cosmetics department I was greeted with Lupita Nyong'o looking back at me in a beautiful yellow gown. The promotional signage is some of the cutest I've ever seen, and I knew that Lancôme was to thank as they made Lupita their ambassadress last year.
I tried my best to stay on track, but you all know me better than that by now. When I finally focused and pulled my eyes away from Lupita, I saw them. Gorgeous white tubes, with 12 amazing shades looking back at me. I immedietly grabbed the shade 357 Fuchsia in Paris and swatched. To be honest my first reaction was "holy hell, the pigmentation is perfect. Still skeptical, I grabbed for 340 French Sourire. It was also perfect.
Taking this as a personal challenge, I continued to swatch all 12 shades up my forearm. I was a mad woman. Out of breath and frankly a little drained, I took a step back and admitted. "There isn't one in the whole collection that isn't perfect..."
Then the application test. I won't waste any of your time - these lived up to my dreams. They apply so smoothly and give me the perfect amount of shine. The brighter and deeper shades leave a slight stain on the lip (which is an added bonus to me) and they wear evenly without leaving you with a ring around your mouth, or the buildup of product at the corners of your mouth.
My top three shades are 212 Twisted Beige, 340 French Sourire, and 120 O My Rouge. To be honest, it took me longer to decide on only three favorite shades, than it took me to write this blog post.
It rarely happens that I have no criticism for a product. The packaging, texture, shade range and wear time have all impressed me. Join me in starting a slow clap for Lancôme.
Bravo Lancôme - Bravo! You made me so proud with these little gems.
What are you guys still reading this for? Go get yourself some Shine Lovers!
Above are the first two I purchased. I still need to get a few more to be satisfied, but these were a great start!
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