I know I know – as if I needed any more lip products. But hear me out for just a second because I’m pretty positive that these two latest liquid lipstick releases will have you guys reaching for your purses in no time.
The first, which is more of a lip stain in my opinion, is the Lancôme Lip Lover (hits stores in March), a high-gloss lip colour which nourishes the lips while adding a big old boost of colour and shine. The two colours that I have – Framboise Etoile and Belle de Rouge – are both bright pinky tones, with Belle de Rouge adding just a bit of a darker deep pink stain, while Framboise Etoile offers a ‘your lips but pinker’ shade. The packaging of the products is amazing – it has a little button that you push to pop up the applicator, very fancy – and the formula is completely stick-free and long-lasting. You do need to be quite careful with your application as the stain can bleed slightly outside of the lips if you’re too heavy-handed. I also found that the formula was slightly drying over time so perhaps not one to wear if your lips are a bit on the chapped side.
Luckily that isn’t a problem with my other new liquid lipstick offering, the L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick. Although the formula of this product is much heavier than the Lancôme alternative, I find it to be much more nourishing on the lips. The finish is more opaque than the Lancôme offering too – more like a liquid lipstick than a stain – however this does mean a slightly less glossy finish. It’s really all a matter of personal preference!
Comparatively, there are a number of differences between the two products but happily I can see both fitting beautifully into my existing lip product collection – provided I can find some space! Cost-wise, I would imagine that the Lancôme option will be more expensive – they aren’t out until March and no indication as to the price as yet – while the L’Oreal lipsticks are just £8.99 a piece and they’re currently on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots… If ever you needed an excuse!