You Look a Little Green, and That’s Good! Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Green Petal

Published in: Lancome, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

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Green lipgloss? Sure, why not?

Part of me wishes that the new limited edition Lancôme Color Fever Gloss in Green Petal ($26) was, well, even greener than it is, but more on that in a few.

One of three Color Fever Glosses in Lancôme’s Roseraie des Delices collection for spring 2012, this sheer, sparkly gloss surprised me. Before I tried it on, I thought, “Really, it’s green. How wearable can it be?”

Quite wearable, it turns out.

Thick, but non-sticky, with a light lavender flavor and scent that I like, it glides across my lips, where it lasts about 90 minutes.

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The only thing is — and this might be why I think it is so wearable — I can barely see any sign of the green once I get Green Petal on my lips. And I really wish I could, because that would make it different and interesting. Instead, it’s more like green microglitter suspended in a crystalline clear gloss.

Great for layering or a quick sparkly pick-me-up, but $26 for what amounts to a slightly jazzy clear lipgloss? Hmm… I like it, but I don’t think I’ll be wearing it to the San Francisco Zombie Prom.

No, it would have to be much greener for something like that. :)

PRICE: $26
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancôme counters, in stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Lullaby, and goodnight…

I just discovered this song by My Brightest Diamond called I Have Never Loved Someone, and…well, damn. Isn’t it sweet? I get a little weepy there at the end.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Christine says:

    Maybe it’s meant to be nude since green neutralizes red. It’s really lovely!

  2. Adrienne says:

    Yay for zombie proms!!!! Yes you’d definitely need something greener for that :)

    I really like this gloss, I like the unexpected color choice, and how it looks on lips. And most of all I like that I don’t have to shell out $26 and can just use it at work :P I think it’s nice, but I agree with you that it’s a high price for an almost clear gloss.

  3. corallista says:

    It looks quite wearable, I’d expected slightly more green pigment from the look of the tube!
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  4. artemis says:

    wow, it looks gorgeous in the tube, fairytale-like ;D
    too bad it isn’t like that on the lips, it’d be cool hehe in a Kesha way

  5. I looks nice and wearable;)
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  6. Isolde says:

    I was intrigued by this one as well, but that is a shame it’s not more green. I was looking for something really unique and interesting too! Oh, so lucky you have a Zombie Prom!

  7. I was pretty sure it’d barely pull green because it looks very sheer in the tube. So yeah, the great thing is it’s wearable, but 26 bucks for an almost-clear gloss? Hmm…

  8. Nina says:

    i love green stuff! :-)

  9. Dominique says:

    Hi Karen,

    It looks nice, totally nude but nice. I thought it would be greener but not at all in fact !

  10. That’s nice. I used to have one that looked like this too, it’s by Kose, but it’s in a palette form, almost looking like the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette. And it had green purple, pink, and… blue? Can’t remember but it was very pretty!
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  11. peach_ says:

    I was wondering if this would be sheer. I love having clear-ish glosses to wear with lipstick or as a balm, so this one would be pretty for touch-ups in the mirror (and shock factor) while you’re out! :)

  12. Polarbelle says:

    If it was greener, I would have purchased it. Green is lucious over orange, making it super juicy. But this was just clear, so I was disappointed and didn’t purchase. I can get a clear gloss anywhere for much less. Fail, Lancome.
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