Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose Review

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose Review

For some reason, I seem to be stuck on Fuchsia and Red Fuchsia off late.  After reviewing NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg, I bring to you another red fuchsia shade from the Lancome Rouge in Love series. I am not a big fan of Lancome products, but this one turned out to be a game changer.

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Product Details:

Rouge in Love.  High Potency Lipcolor.  6 Hour Wear.  Featherlight.  Love your lips! Finally, the long wear lip color you will love to wear. This collection of radiant, high potency colors, with up to 6 hours of wear, is surprisingly featherlight, offering delightful comfort. Available now in 6 new shades to love.  Discover the lip color that describes you best and let your lip color show your mood, any time of the day.  Infinitely luminous, Sensationally smooth. All-in-one 5 shadow palette to brighten eyes.  Delivers long-lasting color and wearability.  Provides full coverage and lasting shine with one application.  Non-drying formula keeps lips feeling comfortable all day.

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Ingredients:

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylic Acid/Isobutyl Acrylate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum / Fragrance, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 15850 / Red 6, Ci 15850 / Red 7, Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ci 75470 / Carmine, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica}.

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Price:

$28.50 in US/INR 1750 in India for 4.2 gm (a regular MAC lipstick is 3 gm).

Packaging:

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The lipstick comes in a small metal casing with “Rouge in Love” written on one side and lace design on the other. The bullet has the regular twist-up mechanism. The lipstick comes packaged in a silver cardboard box which is a pain to photograph.  Honestly, the packaging just doesn’t work for me. The metallic cylinder seems too industrial to house an object of desire. While Guerlain Rouge G housed is metal in pure poetry, this leaves a lot to desire. The case looks industrial aluminum and the lace design on it just doesn’t make sense – on one side you have aluminum kind of case and on the other you are trying to make it seem “pretty” with lace! Huh?

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My Experience with Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose:

Color: As mentioned in the product description, the shade #377N belongs to the “Tonight is my Night” range, which has intense bold colours. Midnight Rose is again a red fuchsia that is bright and bold.

The shade is intense, deep colour – no shimmer or gloss.  The colour hogs the limelight, so you need to keep rest of your makeup subtle, a black cat liner or kajal, that’s it. You would still turn heads!

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Texture: The product’s texture is creamy, light, velvet smooth, matte, non-drying and very comfortable.

Pigmentation: Again, it is extremely pigmented, about 95-100% colour deposit in a single swipe.  The colour is opaque in the first swipe itself and hides lip pigmentation fully and effectively.  The product reminded me of Rouge d’Armani in its application = insane, full-on pigmentation.

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You may see me saying this very often in my reviews that a product was extremely pigmented. I do not say this lightly – rather, I am drawn towards such products and that’s what I own and review for you.

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Lasting Power:  The product lasted about 7 hours+ on me post which it started fading.  This is great, considering the company’s claim is for 6 hours. Post fading, it left a deep stain, which stayed for 2-3 hours and had to be taken off completely with a makeup remover.

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To sum this up for you:

Pros of Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose:

  • A beautiful bold colour.
  • Lightweight, velvety, matte texture.
  • Easy to apply from the tube.
  • Excellent pigmentation, opaque in a single swipe.
  • Extremely comfortable, not hydrating but comfortable.
  • The lipstick applies smoothly – no tug or pull!
  • Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
  • No feathering or bleeding – a big YAY for such a deep colour.
  • Convenient packaging, easy to apply and easy to carry, doesn’t take much space in the bag.

Cons of Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose:

  • In my opinion, the packaging does not look luxe!

IMBB Rating:

A definite 5/5 product.

Do I Recommend Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose?

I did go out and pick more, so its high on my recommendation list, for sure! However, do try them before you buy them. The product quality/pigmentation seems to vary across the three variants.

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28 thoughts on “Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick – Midnight Rose Review

  1. such a beautiful shade KK, crazily pigmented and a gorgeous color…though you defined the packaging very wee as “industrial”, i still find it very nice *scared*
    where do you get all such wonderful stuff??

    1. I understand that everyone has their one opinion and feel of a product. *haan ji* *haan ji* Its just that when I compare them with Estee Lauder Pure Colour and YSL Voluptes (which are in the same price range) – I feel this does not measure up in the packaging. The others are sooooo luxe! *woot* *woot*

  2. beautiful shade n beautiful swatches kk.. *whistle* *clap* I am also tending to love fucsia pink reds these days.. *hifive* I wud love to own them though their packaging is slight non attractive for me too.. *specs* will try their other range in fuchsia for sure.. *powder* *powder*

    1. The colour is fantastic but dupable – I’m sure you would find this colour in another range, But the pigmentation on this one was amazing – absolutely awesome!

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