Rouge in Love #2 – Roses in Love

When I first went to check out Lancome’s Rouge in Love line, I was still on a hunt for a perfect pale / nude pink. I don’t know if it was the lighting or what, but it seems like all of the ones I tried just seemed to wash me out. By suggestion of the nice Lancome gal, I tried this on. I thought it was too bright of a pink (I don’t really wear bright), but maybe needed a change for Spring…Pop of Pink, why not?

Lancome: Rouge in Love -

When I finally got my package (it was out of stock), I wasn’t sure I liked it anymore (though I did love the Cocoa Couture shade – still do 🙂 ). In fact, I’ve only worn it 3x (this day being the 3rd). Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s the clothes color choices that don’t go with it? But this time, it seemed to work! Maybe it’s because of my bright pink shirt too? I wore it on Mother’s Day, but mixed in with a whole bunch of others b/c I didn’t initially wear it. The color I initially wore was a pale pink, but I wanted more pink so added this and a gloss, etc.

Anyway, this day? I was LOVIN’ this color:

Don’t know why the pink doesn’t pop as much as it does on my phone…but here, I tried to use Instagram captures it’s PINK-NESS 🙂 Still not as bright as it is in person…
rouge in love - roses in love

So this picture was altered to show the pop of pinkness…The original pic is under this one.
green & pink - edited for brightness

First time I wore it back in March (ugh…HATE my pores :(please ignore them!!!) Anyway, big difference right? But I swear, it’s not this pale and looks more like above..or maybe I’m just seeing things…hehehe.
green & pink

In Love w/Rouge in Love…and Lancome

It should go on record that it took me a few days to write up this post due to all the links, apprehension of posting so many shots of my face (almost sickening, right? um yeah, ALMOST. lol) and well, life happens… Thing is, I liked talking about beauty and skincare and my finds…so hmm…will be the 1st or the last? Only time will tell, right? Because again, LIFE HAPPENS. I’m now a Mom to 4 – 3 girls (ages 6, 4 and 18 months) and 1 7wk old puppy…

Emma Watson for Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick line

Emma Watson for Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick line

Thanks to In Style magazine, Emma Watson’s ad pictured on the left ( (aka “Hermione” in “Harry Potter”) and Michelle Phan, I’m now more aware of Lancome products and decided to give their new lipstick line, Rouge in Love, a try. Doesn’t hurt that our local department store was also giving away free gifts with purchase.

At first, I wanted a springy color and so I tried on and liked “Roses in Love”, but, they didn’t have any in stock so I’m waiting for my order to arrive (actually, just got delivered). I remember it’s a brighter pink that I’m used to, but a nice pop of color change for spring.

Then, I came back the couple of days later and tried other colors and fell in love with “Cocoa Couture”.
Lancome's Rouge in Love in "Cocoa Couture"

It’s hard to see from the picture, but it’s a brownish-red or reddish-brown. I’ve been on a hunt for a deep red or brick red and this seems to have hit the nail on the head. Of course, depending on the lighting, it’s either more brown or more red, but I still like it. It’s almost like a throwback to the 90s. Who remembers Brenda Walsh on 90210? Or Tejana sensation Selena? I haven’t found her red in 1 tube (I can combine 2 sephora shades to get it) so my search is still kind of on, but for now, I’m happy with this one.

Me w/Lancome's "Rouge in Love" in "Cocoa Couture"
Natural light inside the bathroom (yes, I know I have dark circles under my eyes… not fond of using concealer…mainly b/c I haven’t found my right match and I’m usually rushing).

Bathroom mirror.

Outside natural light (car visor).

After a few hours and drinking tea
After a few hours and drinking tea and water.

crooked sunglasses...thanks uneven ears!  lol

Wore off a bit and you can see my dry lips coming out from under, but it’s more red than brown now.

Still, I’m in love w/Rouge in Love 🙂 It goes on nicely and is creamy and soft (my dry lips were dry already prior to using Rouge in Love) and it lasts a long time…not quite 6 hours, but long enough.

Also, I’m using their Dual Finish powder as my foundation…not bad, but again, my face is oily so I need to use a whole bunch of other stuff to control it still. So, here’s a pic of that w/the freebies.

L-R: Blue bag in the back, Dual Finish powder (NOT a freebie), Visionnaire, Moisturizer, Eyelash Primer, Eyeshadow Quad and the pic below has the lippie.

Lancome Color Design in Love It
Color Design in “Love it” (which, I also love, by the way)…

And, not even 1 day old, here’s Shrimp’s artwork. Apparently, lipstick needs to be lip-shaped as well:

I think I’m turning into a Lancome convert…Not pictured in the freebie above is the face wash it came with…Creme Mousse Confort. It’s for dry skin, but I tried and I love it! Love, LOVE, LOOOOVE the smell! I also ended up getting the toner too – Tonique Radiance – which also smells sooo good!

Still pretty oily though…probably need a different cleanser. The only thing is, I hope my aesthetician lets me use all of these Lancome products. She was kind of keen me using their products 😦 Guess we’ll find out.

I never thought of myself as Lancome loving, but I believe I am now.

Foundation: Lancome Dual Finish in “Buff II” via Bergner’s
Eyebrows: Anastasia – Beauty Express in “Brunette” via Sephora
Eyeliner: Jordana retractable in “Smokey” via Walgreens
Eyebrow Shape: waxed by some girl I will never go back to. Not used to them being that thin AND super un-even!
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies in “Blackest Black”
Lip Color: Lancome Rouge in Love in “Cocoa Couture” via Bergner’s department store
Nails (orange): Sally Hansen “Crushed” via Target
Nails (dark): Opi “I’m Fondue of You” via nail salon 😉
Sunnies: Ray Ban – Cockpit via Sunglass Hut
Earrings: Pearls from Street Vendor on “The Boulevard” – Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Visayas – Philippines
Sweatshirt: Blue Hoodie – Polo by Ralph Lauren circa 2007
Orange Longsleeve: Old Navy circa 2006
Green Contacts: Fresh Look Colorblends – Green via
Necklace: Tiffany’s – Elsa Perreti Cross