Lancome - Spring 2008 - L.U.C.I. Luminous Colorless Color Intelligence Collection Review

Recently, I played with several of the upcoming products available from Lancome’s spring collection, L.U.C.I., which is a gorgeous collction based on luminous, iridescent hues.  I tried out Sunray and Seashell Color Fever Gloss; Desert Pink and Luminous Color Fever Shine; and Ombre Glacee in Morning Pearl.

Check out lip swatches and an in-depth review of the products…

Desert Pink is a lovely shade of medium pink with cool undertones that goes on easily.  The texture is incredibly smooth and buildable, while the color is opaque, but not so bright that it becomes over the top.  Color Fever Shine lasts for several hours through normal conversation and day-to-day activities (not including eating).  I thought Desert Pink looked really lovely with Seashell Color Fever Gloss on top!  It just really brought out the pink and made it pop.  With Sunray, it brought out the cooler undertones, changing it a pink with more purple shimmer, which was quite lovely.

Luminous is a sheer, opalescent lipstick that adds plenty of shimmer and shine, but not a lot of color (it reflects light, actually).  This would be a great way to add some more dimension to a more matte lipstick.  I loved what a light, ultra glossy lip Luminous & Sunray made together – despite how low in color it was, it actually drew quite a bit of attention to my pout.  With Seashell Color Frever Gloss, Luminous provides additional shimmer and iridescence to the gloss itself.

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Ess Avatar

Ooooooh totally love Desert Pink and Seashell… love pink colours. But I’m too loyal to MAC! Are there any similar colours in the MAC line to these two? If not, I’ll have to wait to get these!

Also, do you know any good lipsticks similar to MAC Perfectly Pink lipglass? Or even a good creme liner I could use with it?

Love the sites new look. Happy New Year xxx

Christine Avatar

Desert Pink might be close to Sweetie. I love Sweetie, but it’s a tad cooler than Desert Pink, which is a warm medium pink.

Seashell… I suppose Pink Poodle lipglass or Pinkarat lustreglass would work in its place!

LOVE Desert Pink, though, because it’s just that perfect pop of pink that’s bright enough to draw attention, but sooo subtle.

Hmm, I want to say Snob might be similar, but I think that might be too pale. You might try Plink!, as well. If you’re able to go to a store, Ess, try bringing your Perfectly Pink lipglass along and swatch their many pinks on your skin!


JackA Avatar

Thank you for these. I’m still very iffy about these, but I’d really love to play around with them. It’s an interesting concept to say the least.

p.s. I’m all about the new layout.

Christine Avatar

I’m all about the concept! I think it’s great to see Lancome take such a twist on their Spring line, because it adds a lot more excitement to their line. It’s unusual for Lancome as a brand overall, but it’s also unique amongst the many nude-themed collections from other brands for the spring.

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