“ Brand: Lancome / Type: Gloss „
I received this item free as part of a bonus time deal from Lancome when I bought some other items. I received the full item for free which is worth £18 so well worth the bonus times at Lancome in Debenhams.
Lancome Color Fever Lipgloss is a lipgloss from Lancome which is 6ml in volume. I would say that the packaging is very modern, the colour of the gloss can be seen through a plastic (looks like glass) base and the lid of the lipgloss is a lovely silver colour. The colour I have is number 321 which is a sparkly pink colour (like in the DooYoo picture). All of the glosses have numbers rather than names.
The lipgloss has a strange sort of bent back applicator which looks a bit odd when you get it out of the barrel of the gloss. The applicator is sponge rather than a brush, so no danger of bristles falling off and going onto your lips. I think the sponge gives a good and even application and as the sponge has a pointed end, it is really easy to keep the gloss inside your lip line. As far as lipglosses go, this gloss isn't too sticky (not like Juicy Tubes) and gives a really nice colour and nice shine. It isn't like a bright pink gloss, it is more like a clear gloss with a hint of pink in it. The only downside to this particular colour is that it has glitter bits in it for more shine. I personally don't like glitter bits, they aren't huge so you can't feel them on your lips but the glitter stays on your lips long after the lipgloss has gone. The gloss stays on your lips for quite a while, but all lip glosses do come off in the end, particularly when eating or drinking. I wouldn't say this stayed on longer or shorter than any others I have tried.
==Would I buy this again?==
I like that the colours are subtle, I have tried another browny colour which gives a hint of colour and lovely gloss look to your lips and much preferred it to this pink glitter that I have reviewed here. I would buy the item again if it was on offer, although I am sure the gloss would last a long time, £18 is still quite expensive so it would have to be on a good deal or with some good freebies for me to buy it again. I would buy a different colour, one without glitter and I definitely wouldn't buy the pink glitter again.
I found this lip gloss in a car boot sale, never been used and was only a pound. Even though that the gloss comes in a range of colors including pink, neutral, peach/coral and other colors that can be used as a reflection for anyone's skin tone.
The wand of the gloss is sort of a heart shaped end - so it's a lot easier to apply the gloss to the lips without getting in round the edges of the mouth.
The gloss is extra shiny, and it looks very natural on the lips, however if you apply a color like pink it'll look more like lipstick with lip gloss on top rather than lip gloss in its own.
The amount will get in the gloss is 6m so that's plenty as you only use little amounts of the gloss every time you apply.
However the gloss is expensive cost you approx of 12-13 pounds. But the gloss and shine does last but like every lip gloss you buy it does not last sadly!
Personally, I did like the gloss I picked up (mine was the peachy/coral one) and it was actually a really nice shade of peach cause usually I don't suit peach/coral glosses (as these glosses are more designed for people with red hair and fair skin or anyone with tanned/olive skin) However after wearing the gloss for a period of time, it does start to fell uncomfortable and feel rough against your lips.
After one of my favourite lip glosses, the Dior Addict lip gloss in a limited edition hot pink no longer available, eventually ran out I was pretty devastated and have been looking for ages for a similar shade. The Lancome Colour Fever range looked like it had the perfect shade for this and I was delighted to get it as a Christmas present from my sister.
Packaging is very similar to the Dior Addict gloss range, with a seethrough glass vial type bottle with a silver lid - very chic looking and really glamorous. The applicator is a wand with a sponge tip shaped like a heart. I do prefer this sponge tip applicator to the Dior applicator, which is more of a sponge wrapped around a stick as opposed to a sponge attached to the end of a stick - it feels softer on the lips and slight dip in the middle of the sponge means that the gloss is distributed really well across the lips. However, the sponge does feel a bit less secure as a result and I could see it easily detatching from the wand.
The colour I have is Dangerously Pink which looks a really hot pink in the bottle. However, this didn't worry me, as lip glosses always give a toned down version of the colour they appear in the bottle. I have to admit though that I was really disappointed with the colour of this on application - it doesn't seem to be very highly pigmented and the colour on my lips was sheer to the point of being barely there. As it appeared as such a strong colour in the bottle I found this really disappointing. It has a nice amount of micro sparkle to it which gives the lips a plumped up 3D effect, but I wish they'd upper the color rather than the glitter as I don't like to be left with glitter and no colour behind it! The texture is nice - I don't like really lightweight glosses but don't like to feel my lips are coated in gunk either. This fits the bill perfectly as it's quite thick but smooth and not at all sticky. It also lasts for quite a while (bearing in mind it's a gloss so it's not going to withstand eating and drinking!) and has a moistursing effect on the lips.
I would really rate this as a quality lip gloss - my only complaint is with the colour which is really too sheer for my liking as I do need a stronger colour on my lips or my complexion looks a bit washed out. At £17 for 6ml of product, these are pretty pricey and I certainly would make sure I tested out the strength and intensity of colour before purchasing another one.