Lancôme always has good glosses, and these are no exception. They are hydrating, have great color depth, nice shine, but are not at all sticky. I have no fear of my hair getting stuck in the gloss! They also last for several hours without reapplication, something that not many glosses can say.
I love the new packaging that Lancome came out with recently for their glosses. The wand inside of this tube is a flat, oval shape, and is bent at the end of the wand before "puffing" out. This unique shape makes these glosses easier to apply in 1 stroke!
What is different is the Sunray shade. This image does the LUCI technology no justice, but trust me when I say that you'll need to check out the Sunray (white LUCI gloss) shade in person. This gloss is prismatic, with very fine particles that really allow light to play off of them. I'm loving this gloss over absolutely everything! I wear it with a lip stain, with a lip liner and over lip stick! It is particularly well suited to increase the fullness of my lips (which are honestly very thin) with just a small highlight in the center of each lip! I know that this lip gloss will be a classic, for which makeup lovers everywhere will be searching in several years. This search will not be unlike Annie's search for Lancome Erika F eyeshadow! I have to say that after seeing the pictures and hearing Annie's description of this shadow I am seriously lusting for it! Really, this gloss will be that shadow in a few years. Stock up!
The other gloss that I tried from this collection was the bright pink pictured here, called Seashell. This has a very subtle shimmer, but the pink is very pretty and is very well complimented by the rest of the collection!
The lipsticks available in the LUCI collection are also fantastic! You can see here that Luminous is a lipstick version of Sunray. The LUCI technology is in full effect, and this lipstick is great for layering! The swatch on my arm (please ignore all urgings you may have to place an IV in my arm, I have very good veins), does show some of the shimmer. You can see that the base color of the lipstick (and the gloss) is clear, with just shimmer. The Desert Pink in this collection is an amazing berry color, and it works very well as a lipstick, as a stain and with the LUCI gloss or lipstick layered over it!
Lancome - Spring 2008 - Lippies