The Lip Cream:
Name: Lancome L'Absolu Creme de Mat, Visibly Replenishing and Plumping Velvety Cream with Pro-Xylane
Colour: #301 Prune Elixir
Price: HKD $200 (equivalent to USD $26, but Lancome USA marks it higher)
I am really into noticeable lip colours at the moment, this lip cream is phenomenal, comfortable wear and amazing colour. The texture is creamy, applies very smoothly, very easy to work with. I have medium size lips, and I don't find this plumping at all. Unlike other matte lip colours, this is very kind to dry flaky lips. It does have a subtle high-end fragrance to it, reminds me of a Dior lip palette I had when I was 12 years old.
The heart-shape foam applicator is well-designed. Helps the application a great lot. I find I need a second dip in the tube for a more opaque coverage on my lips, but if you don't want it as 'on-your-face' as I do, then one dip can be adequate for whole lips.
Super pigmented. Cover up the stain in my lips (left by a Revlon balm stain) completely. The purple stays true to the tube, although translate a little more red/pink than I wish. More pictures to illustrate that below~
Lasted a long while on my lips. 3 hours after application it still looked like fresh. Then I went for a heavy crab meal, cracking shells with my teeth (warning: not good for your teeth) and sucking on crab fat and meat. Surprisingly, it still lingers. Only after I wiped my lips with force with a tissue that it came off, leaving a rosy stain on my lips.
Before, Duing and After:
The Nail Polish:
Name: Lancome Vernis In Love
Colour: #441N Midnight Rose
Price: HKD $140 (equivalent to USD $18)
The application above is sloppy, my apologies. I did 2 thick coats in a hurry, without giving it time to dry, nor adding any top coat. Colour is true to the bottle, and the brush is very user-friendly, same as the pink one I reviewed earlier on - link.
Durability was good. Even though I applied roughly as mentioned above, it stayed on my nails for a good 3 days before it starts to chip.
Again, I like this line of nail polishes, but not many colours caught my eyes. For the price, I only recommend you to get colours you really like a lot, or will get many uses of!
Lazy silly Jacq :")