Beauty Find - Lancome Lip Lover

If you're one of those people who prefers lipsticks and tints over lip gloss - guess what?

This Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss IS actually for you.

This brand new lip color is the closest thing to a liquid lipstick as I've seen - and it's amazing. 

The texture is creamy but still very lightweight.  On the lips it felt smooth and hydrating. But what I really loved was how much the pigment and texture once on the lips mimicked that of a mid weight lipstick with a shiny/satin finish.

For a neutral lip, I went with Lancome Lip Lover 314 Casse Noisette (shown, above).                                                                                   It's a brown with just the right amount of neutral pink to make a everyday neutral lip with a bit of shine. Casse Noisette will work well over a slightly darker lipstick as more of a traditional lip gloss, or on it's own with a very good color payoff.                                                                                                                                                   This lip line does have a scent - it's a fruity, berry one that does dissipate fairly quickly and was pleasant.
The staying power was good, but it definitely had to be reapplied after eating a meal or multiple drinks, etc.  I did love that my lips did not dry out at all during the day while wearing it - so it eliminated the need to also use a balm, etc. 

I also love the packaging. It's only about 4 in long, and it fits perfectly in any bag, pocket or even jeans for a quick touch up.  You unlock the gloss wand by pressing the small silver square in the front of the tube bullet (right above the Lancome engraved text) and then pull it up to release the wand.

If you want to try the Orange lip trend for this season, look no further than Lancome Lip Lover 336 Orange Manege (shown to the left), which is a very flattering slightly pink, orange which really brightens up the skin and also had a very good color payoff.

So even if you're not usually a lip gloss person (and of course if you are) - believe me, you're going to fall in love with this "Lip Lover" - RLB

Go-->Lancome Lip Lover 314 Casse Noisette 0.14 oz

Go-->Lancome Lip Lover 336 Orange Manege 0.14 oz

*This product was provided courtesy of Lancome PR for reviewing purposes.

Reader Giveaway! - Softlips Cube Lip Protectant SPF 15

This week our friends at Softlips are offering 3 of our readers a prize pack of each of the NEW Softlips Cube Lip Protectant SPF 15!

The 5-in1 lip protecting cubes now come in three flavors.  Included in each gift pack will be:

Pomegranate Blueberry
Vanilla Bean
Fresh Mint

All you have to do to enter is send an e-mail to:

2. Write in the subject line: Softlips

3. Include your: name, address and telephone number. That's it!


The deadline for entries will be Friday April 18th, 2014, at 12pm midnight EST.

The giveaway is open only to US residents.

Only 1 entry per person please.

Good Luck! - RLB

Drugstore Buy of the Week - New York Color Expert Last Lip Color

New York Color Expert Last Lipstick

Today's pick is a moisture-packed, smooth and long wearing lipstick that is a one of the BEST drugstore beauty deals I've seen in a long time.

New York Color Expert Last Lip Color come in a wide range of shades and has a modern and nicely color coded tube to match.  I wanted to try an Spring '14 on-trend orange shade, which was their new Last Corlista (shown, above).  Although it looks very bright in the tube, it's a much more soft orange/melon shade on the lips. With just a swipe it gives a coral tint to the lips and with a few more layers, you can achieve a brighter, coral lip.

I immediately loved how smooth and hydrating the lipstick was.  It felt lightweight and had a very silky feel.  The finish on Last Coralista is a satin with a slightly metallic effect, which made it a little different, and I liked it for a change of pace.

The lasting power was also impressive - even with drinking and eating during the day, I would say I only had to touch up a bit towards the end of the day.  The lipstick left enough of a stain (which still didn't dry out my lips) that I had enough color for the majority of the day.  The slightly vanilla scent was also quite pleasant.

Coming in at just $1.99, these are inexpensive enough to try out some brighter shades (Traffic Jam is a fun pink/cherry red shade) you might not otherwise, or pick up some everyday neutrals (Sugar Plum is a nice one) for any day time look you want to create! - RLB

Go-> New York Color Expert Last Lip Color Available at most drugstores and mass merchants nationwide. Approx. $1.99.

*This product was provided courtesy of NYC PR for reviewing purposes.