Review of Lancome La Laque Fever Plum Wave by felgoj
Super-expensive but super-amazing, if you like longwearing sticky lipgloss like me, I think this is THE strongest holding gloss I have EVER encountered. Even more so than PF Plump Potion, I dare say, which had the highest sticky factor IMO until now. Truthfully, it isn't so much sticky as it is clingy on the lips, which is good for longwearing color.
I bought Plum Wave (shimmery rosy plum) & Evening Splendor (sheer ruby rose, like flushed MLBB), though the Sephora website has 15 current shades & the Lancome website has a bunch more, many of which are also so pretty (I like the pinks) but I didn't want to overspend. This gloss breaks my bank! ($26.50 EACH)
This gloss applies creamy & fresh like any liquid lipgloss but once it sets it becomes very adhesive & clings to lips like a 2nd skin. It's like my lips are painted but the paint never fully dries, so my lips stay glossy & moist & the color endures. Doesn't become cakey or clumpy. This is marketed as full-color gloss & you get great color payoff, but I like to wear it sheerly in 1 thin layer that acts as a moist tinted lip conditioner. I prefer subtle color that lasts a long time. The only way I can completely remove this is with oil, so it's likely to wear off during a greasy meal or an oily salad. But otherwise it's stuck on you!
I adore the packaging! The tapered silver tube is fully opaque, which I'm not happy about b/c I like to see how much product I have left. But the applicator wand is fabulous - a teardrop-shape fuzzy angled spatula, very similar to L'Oreal Infallible lipgloss but infinitely better quality.
Yeah I was willing to shell out the $$ for this gloss & I like it so much there's no doubt I'll do it again. Seeing as this gloss wears on the lips for so long, there's no need to apply it more than 1X or maybe 2X a day, so unless Lancome filled the tubes with a ridiculously insufficient amount of gloss (can't tell from the packaging), these should last a very long time, making the high price tag calculably reasonable for such a quality product.
My only wish is for this to come in a clear gloss or clear with glittery sparkle, which would be perfect to layer on top of any other lipstick I own without changing its color (or just having natural glossy lips without color).