Review & Swatches: Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in “Midnight Rose”

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Macys
Price: $25.00

Company’s Description

This radiant lip color lasts for hours, has the look of a brilliant gloss but delivers the comfort and soothing qualities of a balm. Categorized by mood, the collection includes: “Jolis Matins” or “pretty morning,” a range of ready-to-wear, fresh day shades that add brilliance to the lips due to the precious mother-of-pearls; “Boudoir Time,” trendy, punchy, evening-appropriate “it” shades that give color to the lips thanks to the intense contrasted mother-of-pearls; and “Tonight is My Night,” sophisticated, pure intense shades to give depth to lips for a deep lacquered effect and luminous color created by gold mother-of-pearl.

Lancome, with Emma Watson as the face of its campaign, has released 15 shades of its Rouge in Love lipsticks. This review is for the shade in Midnight Rose 377N–a strong magenta color.


Packaging: 9.5/10

This lipstick comes in a luxurious, silver metal tube. The tube is shorter than your average lipstick tube.

Quality: 9.75/10

Lancome describes Midnight Rose as a fuchsia, but it doesn’t have the purple hues of a true fuchsia color. It’s, rather, a dead-on magenta. It imparts intensely opaque color and a glossy surface.

The formula is creamy and moisturizing. It smooths over lip lines rather than emphasizing them. It does feel more like a balm than your traditional lipstick. There’s no stickiness or tackiness.

The lipstick isn’t smudge- or transfer-resistant. It lasts 2-3 hours before coming off. But, unlike most lipsticks, this one leaves behind its color, somewhat like a stain would, for about 2 hours after the lipstick has worn off.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

The creamy formula applies to the lips without tugging. You do need to be careful and apply the color precisely, since the color is so strong.

Price: 8.75/10

For $25.00 you get 0.12 ounces of product–a standard amount found in most lipsticks.

Final Grade

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick Box Packaging

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick Packaging

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick Packaging

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose Swatch

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Midnight Rose Applied


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in “Midnight Rose”

  1. Eleanor says:

    Very pretty. I like how it doesn’t emphasize the wrinkles in the lips, which is a problem as you get older. How is the scent?

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