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.
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.
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,