Lancôme Violette Pirouette Lip Lover Review

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover

Sometimes in the beauty world, companies release products with gimmicky names that don’t always make sense. Like the CoverGirl Lip Lava glosses. I like the name, it’s cute. But when I think of lava, I think of hot. Not, “Ooo hot metallic glitta!” However, it seems that Lancôme was a little more spot on with their cute, yet gimmicky Lip Lover glosses. The first time I tried Violette Pirouette, I thought, “Wow. This stuff really does love lips!”

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover

Violette Pirouette (not to be confused with Violette Coquette) is a soft shimmering purple with a slight pink undertone, some very fine purple shimmer and faint sweet grape scent. It’s not an “out there” or statement lip kinda purple. But a soft wash of purple that looks beautiful and nourishes your lips, too.

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover

The Lancôme Lip Lover formula reminds me a lot of the Maybelline Color Elixir and L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Color formulas. It’s described as a “3-in-1 lip perfector that offers the ultimate non-sticky shine, rich lipstick-like color, and long lasting hydration.” It applies smoothly and evenly with a slightly thick, gel like texture that doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. Violette Pirouette is actually incredibly comfortable to wear and very moisturizing too. I wouldn’t say that Violette Pirouette delivers “rich lipstick-like color” though as it’s more on the sheer side. But it is buildable to semi-opaque coverage that allows a hint of your natural lip color to shine through. I like it. I actually like it a lot!

It even wears well lasting for a good 4-5 hours before fading into a soft purple stain and leaving my lips feeling hydrated and silky smooth. Overall, Violette Pirouette makes for a great on the go gloss with it’s easy to wear, lip lovin’ formula and cool purple. It’s a tad pricey at about $24 but it’s also a bit more hydrating than its drugstore counterparts so it’s worth the extra money if you feel like splurging. I definitely recommend trying one!

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover

Lancome 361 Violette Pirouette Lip Lover