Thursday, March 28, 2013

A new coral lipstick

I am a sucker for gift with purchase sales.  Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder -- you name it, I love it.  Last month (or was it this month?  I don't remember), Lancome was doing their gift with purchase and I had to stop by the counter to pick up some toner.  I purchased their Tonique Radiance and decided to get this lipstick as well.

Coral is such a pretty color for spring.  I love coral any time of the year, but it just looks especially pretty when the weather starts to warm up a bit.  This is from Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick line, which boasts a 6-hour wear time.  I can attest to that claim -- it always lasts until lunch time for me.

The color is called Corail in Love (322M), which I don't understand.  If someone can explain "corail" to me, please do!  Either way, it's a gorgeous shade of coral that I imagine would look good on a lot of people.

Now, I wasn't looking for a dupe for this.  If it's not broke, don't fix it, eh?  However, as I was perusing a Wet 'n' Wild display during a CVS sale, I noticed this little nugget.

This is from their new Mega Shield Lip Color with SPF 15 in 372S Within These Adobe Walls.  It has a nice pigmentation, goes on smoothly, and lasts about 4 hours on me.  Some of Wet 'n' Wild's colors are "out there," and I was really pleased to see this neutral color that wouldn't make my lips look dead!

This is in no way an exact color dupe for the Lancome Corail in Love, but it's super close.  They both go on smoothly, they're both coral, and they both last relatively long.  As you can see in the swatch below, the Corail in Love is a bit pinkier than the Within These Adobe Walls.

l: Corail in Love  /  r: Within These Adobe Walls
The price points couldn't be farther apart . . . well, they could.  But you know what I mean!  The Lancome Rouge in Love lipsticks are sold for $26 at Lancome counters.  The Wet 'n' Wild Mega Shield Lip Colors are available at most drug stores and are sold for $2.99.

What do you think?  Which one would you go for?  Are you a splurger or a saver?  Apparently, I'm a bit of both!

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