Lancome: Bafta Red Lipstick and Phia Black Lipgloss, by Aaron De Mey

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:

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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).

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Phia Black:

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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.

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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:

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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)

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On the lips:

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Now with the black gloss:

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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.

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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):

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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!

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Comments

  1. I like that red lipsticks…the black looks cool too! (I’ve pretty much lost interest in going the lancome counter ever since I saw some of the rouge absolu and color fever gloss lying in an outlet store BNIB for 8 dollars..) The new bottles with bigger flowers looks so cute!

    • Hey Citrine!

      I changed the name thing for you, hope you don’t mind! :) The new glosses do indeed look amazing too. I am not a Lancome girl at all but the texture and colour of this is so pretty!

  2. How much is the red lipstick? I tried on nearly all of MAC’s – ruby woo, lady danger, russian red etc and they all looked awfu. Maybe Lancome have the answer for a red I can wear! x

    • Hi Elizabeth

      I believe it was £17 smackers. So not really cheap but it is a LE shade and I don’t think I will get anywhere close to finishing this off. It’s REALLY nice. Thing is I have a lot of reds and they are all kind of matte. This is lovely :)

  3. Stunning red, you sold it to me when you said it’s a LE shade (I sound like a crazy rabid collector of makeup, I’m not! I SWEAR!) and this looks like a special red! Don’t think I can pull of the sophistiocosity of wearing red everyday but the thought of it makes me smile! :) Also, the black gloss.. wow! Really lovely

    • Its very vampy, isn’t it ?! :D No I couldn’t wear red every day infact, it’s quite rare I will wear red outdoors but I think it looks lovely

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