Lancome is Giving Us ‘Le French Touch’ This Spring

If you follow me on twitter you know that this lipstick is pretty much all I have been talking about this evening. Which lipstick, you ask? Oh, just a little thing that looks like this:

Lancome released this little gem of a <limited edition> lipstick in their Spring 2012 collection. Isn’t she darling? I guess this is probably my most favorite lipstick packaging EVER.

But, it’s what’s on the side that counts the most, right? ;) Her name is Cotton Candy (according to the Lancome website, but my box calls her Soft Marshmallow??) and she is of the Gourmand Color Bare Lips Sensation descent. That’s a mouthful so let me break it down for you like this: it’s a glossy/sheer lipstick that feels moisturizing on the lips.

And why wouldn’t it feel moisturizing? Check out two ingredients that caught my eye (thanks to Larie from Eye Heart It for prompting me look at the ingredients list)!

*Side note for the grammar police- I realize I switched between subjective and objective pronouns in this post, but just go with it ;)

Not my traditional swatch format, but the left is Lancome Cotton Candy and the right is MAC Flamingo, just for comparison sake. The Lancome lipstick is definitely more pink and more glossy.

And here she is on this lips! A stunning shade and formula. I can’t vouch for wear time but I can say this is one of the more silky lipstick hybrids I have used. It actually feels moisturizing, as opposed to just feeling glossy.

Do you *need* this? Let me put it to you this way, does a dog need a bone? OF COURSE! It’s the single item from all of the spring collections I have seen that is positively radiant in every way and worthy of splurging on. It’s available now from Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, and Lancome’s website.

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47 Responses to Lancome is Giving Us ‘Le French Touch’ This Spring

  1. AAAACccccckkk! But I want the YSL Milky Pink one!!! Which one do I get now haha? It’s so pretty!

  2. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. I need this. For the packaging, for the color, for how AMAZING it looks on your lips. WANT!

    Yet again, Danielle, you’ve made me want something!
    ♥ Jessica

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous on you AND you are such a gem – when I saw your pic of it in the tube I actually wondered how it would compare to Flamingo and then I scrolled down and you had the picture for me right there. Awesome! :)

  4. Jacquelyn says:

    That is a gorgeous shade of pink!!! I will have to check out that lipstick since I don’t own anything from Lancome.

  5. Brooke says:

    I tried to buy this at Nordies today and it was sold out already! UGH! NEED IT!

  6. lilladylife says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH late night cravings, beauty blogger style!!!

  7. Not even gonna lie, I would half buy that for the packaging. It’s such a cute shade too :)

  8. Tamsin says:

    Wow..this looks like a gorgeous soft glossy pink. Definitely something I’d love. Can’t wait for it to be released! x

  9. French Lover says:

    This is so pretty! I love the packaging! I might need to go get it before I leave France ;)
    Bisous!

  10. PinkGlitter says:

    I think I just added another lipstick to my makeup wishlist.. :)

  11. Larie says:

    Thank you for posting the ingredients! :D I think I like this one better than Flamingo…and the packaging, omg!

    • Danielle says:

      No problem Larie! I am going to try and do that more often (I hadn’t really given it a thought before!) the packaging is just !!!!!

  12. stephanie says:

    really? the colour looks nice but im not too keen on the packaging… i love cute princessy kind of packaging =)

    http://tzeyien89.blogspot.com/ xxx

    • Danielle says:

      Oh no! I love this packaging (and the formula) but if your tastes lead you to fancy something else, I am sure that there are other pretty lipsticks waiting to be had! ;)

  13. Laisa says:

    Not only is the lip color beautiful but the packaging as well. I want it!

  14. Oh I am very much liking the look of Lancome’s Cotton Candy, delicate and lovely pink as I like.
    It would be “La” French touch though ;-) (touch being a feminine word and all that)

    • Danielle says:

      lol! I had no idea! Actually, Lancome must have got it wrong, because they have “Le French Touch” on the box and on their website ;) Or, maybe it’s referring to something else? Who knows, either way it’s gorgeous, right?!

  15. Sarah S. says:

    So pretty! I’ve got to pretend I didn’t see this now ;)

  16. *fans self*

    I don’t know why, but I was expecting the bullet inside to be a rose or a red or a warm nude. So I prepared myself for all three, but then you opened it and alskdjf! It’s so gorgeous, I have no words. I think you’ve just sparked my interest in bright pink lipsticks. This is going to be bad…

    On another note, I kind of love the fact that they added “Le” in front of French Touch hehe

    • Danielle says:

      Me too! It just makes it sound more chic! I know, I am just sort of stepping in to pink lipsticks like this and it’s dangerous territory!!! :)

  17. Maria says:

    Cotton Candy is really pretty, but I LOVE Mac Flamingo, so I can’t be partial when comparing them. Beautiful swatches, like always!
    Hope everything is well,
    Maria.

    P.S. I wrote a post recently featuring my favorite beauty blogs and I listed yours, so you might like to check that out :) http://mymakeupocd.blogspot.com/2012/01/10-blogs-you-should-check-out.html

    • Danielle says:

      Me too! Flamingo is a stunning shade in it’s own right. Cotton Candy is equally lovely, but in a different way. :) Thank you SO much for including me on your list. I am beyond honored!

  18. Christina says:

    Soooo cute. I love how light and moisturizing it looks. Thanks so much for sharing

    xo

  19. TamaraB♡ says:

    Oh, so pretty! I need to get this ASAP! It looks great on you.

  20. diane says:

    looks beautiful Danielle. :D

    PS the package arrived safe and sound on Tuesday.I just want to say thanks again for this opportunity.I’m loving all the new goodies I have especially the Mac lipstick as it’s my first one. :D It’s not a color i would have picked for myself as it’s dark but i actually love it. Your lovely message was very touching.Thank you also for your kind words. :D

  21. Abida Mian says:

    I really love the colour of this Lancome lipstick, looks really lovely on you. I just hope it suits my olive complexion, I love pastel pinks. Off to buy!

  22. Pappetee says:

    Thanks for the awesome swatches, it looks beautiful on you. I’m trying to find out if the Cotton Candy shade would suit my Light to medium skin tone (NC25-30 in MAC) or should I go for the Rose Candy, which is brighter/darker?

    • Danielle says:

      Your are so welcome! I am NC25-NC30 in MAC and Cotton Candy works well on me. I think either way you will be able to rock the color! If we had the other two colors available in the cute packaging here in the US I might have chosen a different shade (Sweet Marmalade for instance) but Cotton Candy is a lovely spring shade. I hope this helps! :)

      • Pappetee says:

        Thanks so much for the quick reply and I’m so glad to know that it will work on our skin tone. The bullet looking-packaging is really gorgeous and unique, so I will be ordering mine very soon. Have a happy weekend! :-)

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