I don’t do Lancome. I can’t explain it. Generally speaking, there is nada from the counter that I desire.
Then I saw this:
Oh, so beautiful – the look, the lips, the hair. LOVE.
So I stopped by the Lancome counter with no intention of buying anything, so naturally I ended up with two things from this collection – the much hyped Black Phia Gloss and Color Fever lipstick 145 in Red (supposedly a TRUE red, no blue tones, no orange tones, just a true hot red).
I know what you are thinking. YSL did it!
YSL’s had Pur Black had no shimmers. YSL’s on its own was a hideous grey shade. YSL’s took itself too seriously and it now rotting away in my lips stuff drawer.
Phia Black has hundreds of small micro shimmers. Phia Black can be used in many different ways by moi.
It also looks pretty good as a thin coat on its own:
I also got the red – I just don’t wear reds everyday (although I want to start – with a clean eye look of course!). This looks like a true, everyone’s red to me (I don’t like overly blue based reds)
On the lips:
Now with the black gloss:
The black adds shimmer and dimension – it is not overly gothy at all (although you can always add more so it is!). I love it! This red lipstick is a true red, it has a very soft, moisturizing, glossy texture that is pigmented too. It’s a foolproof red, but it is also a Limited Edition…eek.
I was concerned about how glossy it is – it’ so soft, would it stay put (it is red after all, any smudges will be very apparent!).
I still love it though and its glamourous and practical at the same time.
Ooh – for buying 2 things, I got some freebies (on at Selfridges at the moment):
Could Aaron De Mey, creater of this range be coming up with more good things for Lancome?! I hope so!
* I blotted my lips on my notebook (like you do) and inspecting it 2 days later there’s still the most beautiful silvery sparkly effect on it (down to the gloss) mmmmm love it!