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Lancome Gloss in Love deluxe sampler, three shades

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Price: $27 full size

Where To Buy: Department store counters, lancome-usa.com

Pros:
-very smooth application-not sticky
-glitter doesn’t feel flaky

Cons:
-expensive
-tends to wander outside lip line

Packaging:

I received this deluxe sample as part of a holiday gift bag from Sephora. It came with an applicator, which I presume is identical to what is used in the real deal and three foil pots of gloss, in Under the Spotlight, Just Strass and Glittermania. Also, I’m sure this is in the top 5 nicest packaged samples I’ve ever received.

Review:

The gloss sure applied nicely. One can tell this formula is high end; there’s no trace of stickiness or roughness from the glitter contained in each shade. The curved doe foot seemed gimmicky but I have to say it really did help hug the curves of my lips and apply the gloss well. Pigmentation of Under the Spotlight was pretty good for a gloss and a sheer glitter one at that. It’s no creme formula but my lips look decidedly more pink than without. It wears off pretty quickly, mine lasted about an hour before the gloss was gone, leaving my lips decidedly more dry. Some color did remain though but by three hours, it was definitely gone and my lips were dry.

I did notice the card says you’re supposed to use the back of the curved wand to “line” your upper lip. This yielded better results but the formula is still a slippery one that can tend to wander without monitoring.

Overall, I’m not sure I’d purchase this in a full size. The price is too high for a gloss that lasts an hour or even three hours. But formula and packaging are sure impressive!

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