Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lancome's Pretty Burgundy

Hello again.
This post was originally planned to be my top 5 Fall & Winter lipsticks but as I wore this today I noticed a lot of things I wanted to mention about it leading to a full blown review.

This is Lancome's Color Design in the shade "Pretty Burgundy" which is a cream finish. Dark colors in cream finishes often lead to a slippery finish that slides out of the lip lines throughout wear, this was no exception. I wish it were as it's an absolutely gorgeous plum toned berry shade.

The swatch is two layers as this is quite sheer for how dark it is when first applied but beware, when you try to layer it on the lips it turns into a disaster.
The formula gets insanely patchy when attempting to make it more opaque leading to splotchy lips and areas where parts of the lipstick start to ball up and flake off, not a flattering look.
Without a lip liner whether it be nude or a berry toned liner this slides everywhere making it look like a clown put your face on for the day. Even with a lip liner, I just used a nude one I noticed slight movement outside my lip lines which wasn't quite too noticeable up close but still bothered me.
If only this was a better formulated lipstick I would be all over it as the color is perfection I just can't be bothered to put that much effort into my lips for the day when I know there are very similar shades on the market with 100 times better formula.
Perfect winter berry? 
Maybe not so much.


What's your perfect winter lipstick?

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