Lipstick Love | Lancôme "Rouge in Love" Violette CoquetteTuesday, March 12, 2013
I've had this lipstick for a while now and I did a hasty insta-review on it last year, but I think it deserves something more substantial.
Violette Coquette 381B was the first lipstick I purchased from the Lancôme's Rouge in Love collection and it certainly wasn't my last.
It's a bright purple with purple sparkle. It's definitely not a shade I'm typically drawn to, but when I tried it on, I was hooked. It's a beautiful colour. It's one of the few purple shades that I really enjoy wearing.
I really like the formulation of these lipsticks. The shades I have picked up, including this one, are lightweight, fairly moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. The lasting power ranges depending on the pigmentation.
Violette Coquette lasts quite a while on my lips (around 5 hours) and also dries down to a pretty stain. Before it dries down, though, it has a beautiful glossy shine.
What I also love about this lipstick is it's versatility. You can wear it as a stain for that hint of colour during the day or layer it for a dramatic bold lip for a night out.
I must also give a nod to the packaging. The tube is small (smaller than most lipsticks), but it's also heavy and sturdy in the hand. It combines a matte and glossy finish with decorative details, like the emblematic Lancôme rose.
Pricing & Availability$30.00 | 3.4g | Lancôme counters, Sephora
Do you own / have you tried Lancôme's Rouge in Love lipsticks? x