Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover Review

Hi beauties,

While watching Lisa Eldridge videos, I got introduced to the Lancome Lip Lovers.  While trying these out at the store, I got attracted to three shades. After my review of the shade “Lip Lover” yesterday, today I will be reviewing another shade for you. The shade “Lip Lover” looked light on my lips, and I use it just about everyday; during morning hours. The other two shades are darker; and I use them mainly during the evening hours.

Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

Product Description:
A three-in-one lip perfector that offers the ultimate non-sticky shine, rich lipstick-like color, and lasting hydration.

Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

What it does:
Give lips the shine of a gloss, the color intensity of a lipstick, and the cushiony feel and comfort of a balm. This intelligent emulsion formulation blends two phases in the bottle. Upon application, the phases break apart into two layers: an upper layer with a glossy shine, transparency, and a plumping effect, and a lower, layer with oil and pigment that creates a balmy base so and bright color that adheres to lips.


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Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

Suggested Usage:

  • Apply Lip Lover using the flat side of the applicator, gliding back and forth on the lips.
  • Define lips using the flocked edge of the applicator, starting from the outer corners and sliding in towards the center.
  • Using extra pressure when defining lips, subtly over-draw the lips to create a fuller look.

Rs. 1900/- for 4.5 ml.

Shades Available:
18 in all.

Basic Chic:

311 Rose d’Eau
312 Pointe de Rose
313 Rose Ballet
314 Casse -Noisette
316 Rose Attrape -coeur
321 Rose Contre -temps
333 Rose des Nymphes
334 Corail Cabriole
338 Rose des Cygnes

Creative Chic:

336 Orange Manège
337 Lip Lover
353 Rose Gracieuse
355 FramboiseÉtoile
356 Belle de Rouge
357 Bouquet Final
361 Violette Pirouette
362 Bordeaux Tempo
363 Rose de minuit.

Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

My Experience with Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover:

Packaging: Typical silver colored embossed Lancome box, which holds the small tube inside. The size of the tube is quite small, so while you can easily carry it in a small purse, the price does seem quite dear. The tube is metallic, with the shade seem from the outside. It has a nice button with “click” mechanism, on pressing it, the wand is released. The wand has a decent slant brush at the end, which is small and soft and pliable and very easy to use.

Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

Shade: This is a beautiful ruby red with blue undertones. It gives an instant pop of color to my lips, brightening up my face, and my day. The gloss can be applied on top of a red/berry colored lipstick; but this one is so pigmented, it looks “wow” even on its own. The shade is suitable for all skin . It has a subtle floral smell on first applying it.

Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover

Formula:  This lip gloss has an excellent formula. The consistency is medium thick, almost gel like, but on the lips, it feels very light. The pigmentation is superb as per the shade, and coats the lips in one swipe. It does not have any shimmer. It is not very sticky at all. It coats the lips uniformly in a single swipe, without any patchiness. The lips feel so soft and hydrated post application. The shine it imparts is also good. Even after it comes off, the lips remain so very soft and hydrated. It does not dry out the lips at all. Also it does not settle into lip lines. It does not bleed on my lips.

Pink lips

Staying Power:  It lasts more than six hours on my lips, without meals. With meals, the lasting time is shorter. It does transfer on cups. The color remains on the lips, till you actually remove it using a remover.

Pros of Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover:

  • Beautiful packaging.
  • The wands slides out with a click of a button.
  • The brush is small, soft and quite flexible.
  • Awesome formula.
  • Rich pigmentation.
  • Lips remain soft and hydrated post application as well as post removal.
  • A rich ruby red shade with blue undertones.
  • Non shimmery.
  • Does not settle into lip lines.
  • Does not bleed at all.
  • Does not dry out the lips.
  • Does not feel sticky at all.
  • Feels very thin and lightweight on the lips.
  • Lasts more than 6 hours easily without meals.
  • Good pigmentation with glossy effect.
  • Subtle floral fragrance.

Cons of Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover:

  • Quantity provided is very less compared to the price (even for a high end brand).
  • Transfers a bit.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Recommend Lancome #353 Rose Gracieuse Lip Lover?

The pigmentation of a lipstick, the shine of a lip gloss and the hydrating effects of a lip balm..a 3 in 1 product…you have to try it to believe it.

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