Lipstick Love | Lancôme "Rouge in Love" Violette Coquette

Tuesday, 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



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22 COMMENTS

  1. i've never tried purple lipstick before but it's an interested colour. a lot more wearable than i thought!

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    1. It's definitely more wearable than it looks in the tube! :) x

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  2. I love the style of your post! Two ways to wear it (:

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    1. Aw thanks! I'm kind of experimenting with blogging styles :) x

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  3. Gorgeous! It makes such a nice stain for every day, and I love the brighter look on you for a night out!

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

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    1. Thanks, Raquel! It's definitely my most work lipstick at the moment :) x

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  4. Such a gorgeous shade! And I love it can be used both ways.
    I also love what you're wearing on your nails? Is it by Julep?
    xo

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    1. It's Essie "to buy or not to buy" .. if you're looking for a Julep counterpart, it's very similar to Simone :) x

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  5. Okay, I'm buying this, you sold me. The color is so gorgeous and wearable!

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    1. Yay!! Enabling at it's best ;) but I think you'll really like it :) x

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  6. You`ve made such an odd looking colour look so versatile! and the packaging looks to-die-for!

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    1. It's much more versatile than it looks! And I know, the packaging is stunning! I'm such a sucker for aesthetics :) x

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  7. I have wanted to try them forever, but I just din't know which shade. I love this one!! Thanks!!

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    1. They have really great colours! The reds are stunning, if you want some drama. And the lighter shades wear nicely, too, if you're looking for something more subtle :) x

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  8. I love the versatility of darker shades where you can adjust the pigmentation to your liking. Gorgeous purple and LOVE the packaging!

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    1. Yes! It's like having a bunch of lipsticks in one! :) x

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  9. What a gorgeous shade! I had a mini Lancome in Love lipstick in a red shade, but the bullet broke off :( It was a nice lipstick though and I'd love to try more.

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    1. Lancome makes some great reds! This just reminded me that I have a mini tube of lipstick from a GWP lying around somewhere :) x

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  10. this lipstick looks amazing on you!!! i've been debating trying rouge in love for over a year. i may have to pick one up in may (non-beauty ban month haha).

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  11. I really like the way it looks on you! It does look a little scary in the tube but you can pull it off well!

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  12. that is a beautiful color. it really suits your skin tone.

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  13. This is such a beautiful shade!
    Suits you :)

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