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.


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.



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}.


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



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?


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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