Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lancome Corail in Love Lipstick Review, Photos, Orange/Coral Comparison Swatches

My favorite coral lipstick of the moment is Lancome's Corail in Love Rouge in Love lipstick. It's a little bright, a touch mod, and perfect for my skin tone. Tangerines, corals, and oranges are very popular this Spring, and Corail in Love is an excellent way to participate in the trend without going too far out of your comfort zone! I swatched it along with three other shades in the range for comparison purposes.

The box is made of a reflective silver laminated paper. It's quite nice if you prefer to store your lipsticks in their respective boxes! Also, please note that you will need to reference the number of the shades, not the names, to purchase the color(s) of your choice. The testers are all labeled exclusively by numbers!

Corail in Love is surprisingly dark in the tube, more like a peachy-red than the peachy-pink it translates to on my lips. I adore the deep slant to the top of the lipstick because it makes it much easier to apply. Rouge in Love is the creamiest lipstick formula Lancome produces (that's what the L'Absolu and L'Absolu Nu formuals are for), but that does not matter because it does not cause my lips to peel. Most of the colors that I have tried do dry down to a matte finish, which I actually like! It makes them easier to top with gloss, if needed.

Here are some comparison swatches of the four coral/orange shades in the Rouge in Love range. Jolis Matins has the most luster in its finish and moisturizes the lips best. The color is not as buildable, but it is a very natural peach with a slight beige tone. Corail in Love clearly leans the most pink of all these days, which is why it appears the brightest against my yellow-toned skin! It does not read as pink on my lips. I was looking forward to Ever So Sweet, but it draws out the sallowness in my skin. This bright peach-orange will most likely suit fair ladies best! Miss Coquelicot is a true orange-coral, no pink.

Bottom Line: Corail in Love is the most wearable coral of the range, but if you want something even more subdued, pick up Jolis Matins. For an opaque loudmouth orange to take the Spring trend to the max, try Miss Coquelicot! 


  1. Love these lippies.. I want them all! so far I got one. =)

  2. I need to check these colors out now! Thank you for the swatches and your thoughts, Rae! I'm loving bright corals on my lips a lot these days for an instant fresh looking face! :)

  3. Hey Rae,

    Just wondering do these dry out your lips. I have extremely dry lips and every time I wear a regular lipstick it accentuates my spots and cracks. And if I wear lip balm before hand all the color ends up slipping off.

  4. This looks beautiful! Thanks for the swatches, Rae! :)

  5. hi Rae! am Stella and I am from Greece. I am very fair with yellow undertone. I want to buy the Diorskin nude foundation and I shop online.What shade am I? Please help!! I am a huge fan of you!

  6. love this post! really helped me out xx


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