The Rouge in Love lipsticks have a really interesting texture. They have a gel like texture but also feel very creamy and comfortable to wear. Some of the colours are quite sheer, whilst others are more opaque. Of the ones I tried, Rose Boudoir and Rose Thé are the most opaque, which you can hopefully see in the swatches above. With the exception of Rose Thé, the colours are all extremely vibrant and leave a stain once the glossy colour has faded.
Miss Coquelicot (146B) is a vibrant sheer orange. This colour is really fun and very summery. I can just about pull it off wearing a similarly toned blusher (like Illamasqua Rude), mascara and little else but I think it would be best suited to darker skin tones.
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Rouge in Love (159B) is sheer glossy red which leans fuschia on my lips. I like this colour very much. The nice texture makes it easy to wear and it leaves an even stain as it fades.
Rose Boudoir (340B) is one of the more opaque finishes from the collection and the coverage looks similar to a YSL Rouge Volupte on my lips. It has a different feel though and doesn't dry my lips like the Rouge Volupte lipsticks. I see it as a salmon pink and this sort of colour is significantly outside of my comfort zone. On the right colouring, I'm sure it looks fabulous but this morphs me into elderly maiden Aunt!
Now Rose Thé (200B) has been a surprise favourite for me. I don't think the lip swatch really does it justice. I'm not a big nude lipstick fan but this is dark enough not to wash me out. I like to wear this with a smoky green eye look. I wear it interchangeably with my other nude du jour, Clinique Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut which I will write about shortly.
Violette Coquette (381B) caught my eye when I first wrote about the collection. I'm a sucker for purple lipstick but they can sometimes be a bit tricky to wear. It looks quite dark and intimidating in the tube but it's not as dark when applied. The sheer finish makes it quite wearable and you can adjust the intensity according your personal level of daring. If you like MAC's Up The Amp, I think you would enjoy this colour.
The Rouge in Love collection is available from Lancôme counters, as well as the Lancôme website. The lipsticks cost £21 each.
Disclosure: PR Sample