Lipsticks sometimes get a hard rep, leaving lips a little dry and in need of lubrication to get them through the day; they’ve definitely come back into trend and form a fundamental part of everyone’s makeup collection, but tinted balms and glosses are often firmer favourites for spring. I love a pop of colour, but when my base makeup is focused upon creating the illusion of perfect springtime health it’s sometimes too much to opt for a traditional lipstick. However, Lancome are launching a hybrid that’s set to change the game completely: ‘Shine Lover’ is a lipstick-gloss-balm hybrid that offers the best of all three in an easy-to-apply bullet. The formula has been specifically developed to work with your base and illuminate the complexion, offering an intense colour result which doesn’t overpower the wearer.
Thanks to its combination of moisturising, nourishing and beautifying
active ingredients, Shine Lover’s balm texture hydrates lips all day
long, leaving them softened and regenerated. Each bullet of colour
contains hyaluronic acid (to attract water for intense long-lasting
hydration,) rose bush oil (rich in essential fatty acids to nourishes, softens and soothe,) and a
protective gel (traditionally used in lip balms,) to create a protective
barrier against external aggressors while maintaining hydration at the
heart of lips. They’re incredibly lightweight (I honestly thought they were tinted lipbalms when I first applied them,) and really coat the lips in a nourishing formula that doesn’t dry or leave your pout feeling overworked.
I adore the nude tone I’m wearing below (excuse the sleepy picture,) but the coral will be perfect for the summer months when I demand tropical tones but comforting textures. The red shade is also great for adding a bolder look when you’re out during the day and don’t want to worry about your lips becoming dry after a couple of applications. ‘Shine Lover’ offers a fantastic hybrid that ticks all my boxes and takes Lancome into a much younger makeup arena. I’m excited to see what they have up their sleeve next, but these are definitely a great place to start.
What do you think of these new Shine Lover lipsticks?
The Lancome ‘Shine Lover’ lipsticks are launching this May, priced £21.00 and available in 21 shades.
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