4 Ways to Wear the Lancome Pink Irreverence Spring 2009 Collection

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All it takes to change your look is a swipe of lipstick or gloss.

– Ancient makeup proverb

Lancome’s Pink Irreverence Spring 2009 Collection has a lot to offer.


I took some products from the collection and mixed ‘n matched the lip colors like witch’s brew. The cheeks and eyes don’t change in these four looks, but the lip products made it easy to change each look in a snap.

The products…

Look One: Creamy pink lips

  1. Color Design Lipstick in Forget Me Not all over the lips

Look Two: Shimmery pink lips

  1. Color Design Lipstick all over the lips
  2. La Laque Fever Lipshine in Optical Rose all over the lips


Look Three: A shimmery pink with touches of black

  1. Color Design Lipstick all over the lips
  2. Forget Me Not La Laque Fever Lipshine in Optical Rose all over the lips
  3. Color Fever Lipgloss in Piha Black in the outer corners of the lips

Look Four: Deep, shimmery pink lips

  1. Color Design Lipstick all over the lips
  2. Forget Me Not La Laque Fever Lipshine in Optical Rose all over the lips
  3. Color Fever Lipgloss in Piha Black all over the lips

Swatches from left to right: Confidence Noir eyeliner, High Maintenance blush, Forget Me Not lipstick, Optical Rose lipcolor, Piha Black gloss

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kelley says:

    I am really surprised at how wearable the black gloss is!!! It looks nothing like I expected, especially when you layer it over a great pink. Wow!!

  2. Brittany says:

    Hmmm…while the black gloss is way more wearable than I thought it would be, I just can’t get into it.

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Kelley,

    Me too! When I first opened the tube I tried it on my bare lips… I looked scary! 🙂 But when mixed with other colors it’s pretty darn wearable.

    I dunno if you’re into the ultra-vampy look, but this gloss would add lots of depth to red and magenta lip colors, too. 🙂

  4. Stephie says:

    Wow. It’s so interesting to see how the lip gloss actually works. It really isnt as scary as I thought it would be, just brings a burgundy glossiness to the lips. Very cool. I may have to buy this just to freak out my friends when I redo my lips in the bathroom haha.

  5. Tekoa says:

    Black Gloss…how intriguing! It shall be mine. *feeds Tabs some canned salmon*

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Stephie,

    LOL! You should totally do that. Bust out the tube and then give ’em a demo! 😉

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    Tabs would gobble up that salmon with a quickness! 🙂

  8. Christina says:

    LOVE the black gloss… thank you for showing us what it looks like layered over another color!

    Christina´s last blog post..Because Photoshoots Should Be Movies

  9. p. potter says:

    I’m not gonna lie: the idea of Piha Black gloss kind of scares me.

    But then you go and make it look good!

    My secret little inner-goth compels me to buy this dark beauty.

    p. potter´s last blog post..Death by Bra

  10. tanya says:

    I love look three–the lips really pop and look great on your complexion. Now I’m definitely going to have to try out the Piha black lip gloss–thanks for the looks 🙂

    My weekend was great! The hubby and I went to Boston which we love–lots of drinks, lots of food and lots of shopping (no tax)!!!! Hope yours went well!

    tanya´s last blog post..strike a pose

  11. MIchelle says:

    Look three’s my favorite, they’re all pretty though. I wondered how people used the black lip gloss. Thanks for sharing!

  12. YadiQ says:


    as much as i was intrigued by it seeing it used i am not loving it so much

    the look where you use the piha gloss in just the corners is nice but the full layer over color i am not loving

    all the other looks are great!

  13. Susan says:

    I can’t decide whether I like #2 or #3 the best. I think #2 for work and #3 for evening, maybe. Very pretty!

  14. jojoba says:

    very nice lip products. so shiny! not sure if our local euro lancome has released its spring collection yet…

    thanks for sharing.

    jojoba´s last blog post..Review: Shu Uemura Eye Color Palettes, Mika Holiday Collection 2008, Part 2 – Secret Luscious Rose

  15. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen!

    I tried Piha this weekend at my local Nordstrom counter. I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. That turned out to be a good thing, because, check this – they only got 3 tubes of it. That’s it. Apparently not alot of these were made since they are LE.

    I tried Piha over a neutral taupe-ish color and it actually looked great. It transferred me from a neutral daytime lip to a total nighttime lip for smoky eyes. But, it didn’t convince me enough to find it somewhere else and purchase it.

  16. katee says:

    I am just not digging the darker gloss. I love the first two looks though!!

    katee´s last blog post..Lippmann Collection Spring 2009

  17. Briana says:

    definitely impressed with the black gloss as well!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Christina,

    Sure! Do you think you might try it?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi P. Potter,

    Listen to her, for your inner goth would never lead you the wrong way (right?). 😉

    I was goth for like 2 seconds in 1994. It mainly involved me wearing black eye liner on my lips beneath a dark red matte lipstick. Ahhh, good times.

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Tanya,

    Sounds like you guys had fun. I’ve never been to Boston but would love to go some day!

    And the fact that there’s no tax makes it that much more appealing.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    You’re very welcome! Another thing you could do is take the tip of the lip gloss applicator and trace the black along the lip line… it’s kind of a 90s look but it’s fun.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Thanks! Yah, the full on black is kinda scary, LOL.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you! Do you think you might try it?

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Jojoba,

    Sure. 🙂 For sure don’t miss out on the La Laque products!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    WOW! I am surprised that the counter only got three tubes.

    The taupe sounds like it would be very pretty… I will try that next.

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    Thanks! Yah, the dark gloss is def. gothy!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Briana,

    It’s a lot of fun. Do you think you might try it?

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