Saturday, January 10th, 2009


Row 1: Color Fever Plumper in City Mauve, Downtown Pink, Fuchsia Flaunt,
Rose Punk; Color Fever Lipstick in Forget Me Not
Row 2: Color Fever Lipstick in Mademoiselle, Pink Attitude;
Color Fever Gloss Piha Black

Lancome’s Pink Irreverence Spring Collection is currently available on Lancome Online, as well as your major retailers for Lancome, like Nordsrom’s.  I must admit I did not immediately want anything from this launch; the original promo photo I saw didn’t get me excited.  Having seen this collection, I’ve totally changed my mind!

If there is one gloss you get this spring, make it La Laque Fever in Electric Pink. It is an amazing hot fuchsia-pink that’s utterly dazzling.  These photos do not do the color justice–I totally urge you to make a stop by your local Lancome counter and test it for yourself.  The other shades of La Laque are lovely; the high shimmer/glitter factor is really fun, but the texture doesn’t feel gritty.

I am really eying Color Fever Lipstick in Pink Attitude, because it looks exactly like Cle de Peau Gloss #2 in lipstick form.  You know, one of my favorite colors ever–so you know I have to have it in lipstick form, too.  Pure Black La Laque is an extremely intense, pitch-black black liner.  Like seriously black.  It also looks wet even when it’s dry, so it adds a lot of depth to any look when used.  Layer it with Pure Sparkle La Laque for added glimmer!

Everything else was lovely and pretty no doubt, but the products mentioned above are ones I felt stood out and really grabbed my attention.  I think the Color Fever Plumpers in Downtown Pink (glossy reddish pink) and Fuchsia Flaunt (coralish shimmer) are stunning, but they are drowned out by the Laque Fevers.  City Mauve is creamy without shimmer in a mauvey nude shade, while Rose Punk looks like clear gloss an shimmer to me.

The other lipsticks available in the launch are creamy and smooth, and of course, Rock Icon Fuchsia really stands out being such a bright shade of fuchsia.  Both Forget Me Not (rosy nude) and Mademoiselle (browny-nude) make good everyday colors, when you don’t want to wear Piha Black Color Fever Gloss (sheer, shimmery black).

Irreverent Madame is the quad with the pink shadows in it.  I wasn’t overly impressed by the four shades, but it isn’t a bad quad.  I’m just not in need of any of the colors, and none of them really wowed me in actual color.  You know me, I’m over the chalky black trend, so that killed one.  The deeper pink is nice, but since I have similar shades, I can easily pass. Mademoiselle Sass is a warmer quad with a peachy-pink shade that’s lovely, as well as a warm gold shimmered brown.

Lancome also featured two shades of Color Design Pro in Hard to Get and High Expectations, which can be used on eyes or face, apparently.  I only swatched these, so I don’t know how they actually work in practice.  The colors seemed fine to me, though High Expectations seemed a bit dark to use on the face–but it actually sheers out quite a bit and would look great on deeper complexions.

See more swatches!


Row 2: Color Fever Lipstick in Mademoiselle, Pink Attitude, Rock Icon
Fuchsia; Color Fever Gloss Piha Black
Row 3: La Laque Fever in Electric Pink, Iridescent, Lucent Nude,
Optical Rose


Row 1: La Laque Fever in Electric Pink, Iridescent, Lucent Nude,
Optical Rose; Blush Subtil in Extravagance, High Maintenance
Row 2: Irreverent Madame; Mademoiselle Sass (last two)


Left side: Laque Liner in Pure Black, Pure Sparkle;
Color Design Pro in Hard to Get, High Expectations
Right side: Mademoiselle Sass Quad (last two)

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36 thoughts on “Lancome Pink Irreverence Spring 2009 Collection Review

  1. When are we going to see you rocking that black lip gloss?

  2. Ruth

    Christine, the laque looks so amazing, is the lasting power any good ?

    • I haven’t tried them, so I couldn’t tell ya! I imagine it’s on par with most glosses – so a couple of hours if you aren’t eating or drinking.

  3. styrch

    Oh dear. Black gloss. MUST HAVE!

  4. kat

    oooh beautiful! I love Lancome!

  5. Dr

    all the glosses are so pretty …

  6. Downtown Pink and that black gloss look amazing!

  7. k8ie-lou

    seriously i have bought the 2 pink shades out of the new la laque collection and they are just amazing! I will not lie but they are one of the stickiest glosses i have ever worn but the lasting power is fantastic. i can put this on at just before 8 in the morning and it is still on when i have my diner break at half 2!
    I have been informed that they are going to be a permanent line with lancome however these are just a bit of a teaser for customers for what’s going to be here in the future. BUT i am not aware however if these particular colours will be permanent.

    i love rock icon fuchsia and phia black gloss teamed together as it just gives a deeper intensity of the colour. phia black is a sheerer gloss than the one YSL brought out last year so it makes it more wearable and not goth like.

    i can’t wait to see future launches from aaron as it seems like lancome are getting a bit more punky and edgy to pull a younger crowd in.

  8. Anitacska

    I am so happy to see this post as I’ve just come back from shopping and bought the La Laque Fever in Electric Pink! :) I was torn between this and the light pink one, but this is such a gorgeous colour, I couldn’t leave it. :) I have to admit, I’m not crazy about the e/s quad and I’ve already got 2 pinky ones anyway, so I only got the gloss.
    PS. I also bought the new Guerlain e/s palette and the pink gloss and they are sooo gorgeous! :)

  9. Carrie

    Another thing for my list for Spring. Now, Stila or Smashbox for the pallette?

  10. monet

    nice makeup….all brands are nice with new colors…but…how much makeup is anyone gonna buy and waste money on..when in the end ,when u put it on..no one will see that much of a difference from a pink to another pink etc…my point wear what u have until its gone…why buy more and more makeup???

  11. Roslyn

    Which one did you like more? The Lancome Phia or the YSL Pur gloss?

  12. Ashley

    Pretty collection, although it lacks originality.
    A black l/g for spring??? I’m not sure how I feel about this.

  13. Michelle

    Omg girls…I work for Lancome at Dadeland mall here in Miami and I am CRAZY about this new collection! The black lip gloss is meant to add contour to the lips to creak a fuller look. It’s quite sheer!

    Anyways…It’s the only collection so far that has excited me so much! MAC watch out…Lancome is stepping it up!

  14. kristi

    i will never, ever use lancome again as they do animal testing.

  15. Rachael

    I swatched these glosses and they are beautiful, they have so much shimmer and pigment its crazy. I bought iredescent but I am also going to get burning up, sunbaked coral, and spot pink. Some of my other favorites are optical rose and pink dimension. Gorgeous!

  16. liz

    how did i miss your review of this collection?

    I just saw the ad in glamour
    and squealed
    and i looked on temptalia
    and wondered how i missed you telling me about it!

    I’m going shopping over spring break and hope to still find some in stores

  17. Lena

    For a Fuchsia bold sparkly gloss, the Electric Pink is the finest color out there. Good luck finding it in stores. Everywhere I go, it is sold out. :(