Tuesday, March 31, 2015

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Seductress and Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre | Review and Swatches

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I am a huge fan of LORAC Cosmetics because they make high quality cruelty-free products that are affordable. As one who is lipstick and lip gloss obsessed, I have to say that LORAC does both exceedingly well.
LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Seductress (Rose). This sexy, playful and highly-pigmented cream lipstick coats your lips in luscious color with an opaque, matte finish. The ultra-rich, velvety-smooth formula is loaded with anti-aging antioxidants such as acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C and E to help hydrate, nourish and condition your lips. Whether you wish to be a free spirit, a supermodel or a sex kitten (even if just for a night), Alter Ego Lipstick comes in a gorgeous range of colors from soft nudes to vivid hues to create any look you covet. Embrace your every identity and dress up your lips with LORAC.

Seductress, a stunning rose, effortlessly glides across the lips and deposits color beautifully and evenly. It has the perfect amount of cushion, is comfortable on the lips, and it has a gorgeous velvety matte finish. It doesn't dry out the lips, even when worn without a lip balm, and gives me about 3 hours of wear-time. While I don't find the formula drying, I don't find it moisturizing either. This lovely formula neither bleeds, nor does it settle into lip lines, and it fades evenly. The pigmentation is utterly superb, and a single pass offers beautiful opaque coverage. LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks have a warm fruity vanilla scent that fades soon upon application.


Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diisostearyl Malate, Paraffin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcrystalline), Peg-8 Beeswax, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Synthetic Beeswax, Cetyl Dimethicone, Oryzanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor (Aroma), May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Carmine (Ci 75470). *May contain carmine as a color additive.
LORAC's Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Peach Lustre. Amp up your look with LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss! Inspired by our top-selling 3D Liquid Lustre Eye Shimmer, these glimmering, glam glosses are paraben-free, super hydrating and infused with antioxidants of Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Vitamins A, C & E. Wear Lip Lustre alone or with your favorite LORAC lipstick for added sparkle and shine.

Peach Lustre is a gorgeous high gloss shimmering neutral nude peach that is lovely alone, or on top of your favorite lipstick. This gloss clings to my lips nicely without being too tacky– these are not sticky, but they do have a touch of tackiness which accounts for their tenacious ability to stay put. Those among you who prefer traditional doe-foot applicators may not be as quick to embrace their brush applicator, but I actually really like it. The brush is short, easily follows the contours of the lips, and doesn't have a tendency to splay. LORAC Lip Lustre Lip Glosses have a delectable scent that reminds me of Crème Brûlée, but, that too, fades quickly.

Ingredients: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Triisostearyl Citrate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ceresin, Flavor, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tin Oxide, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marsh Mallow) Root Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, May Contain/Peut Contenir: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Carmine (Ci 75470). *May Contain Carmine As A Color Additive. Paraben-free.
Left to Right: LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Seductress, LORAC's Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Peach Lustre and Peach Lustre on top of Seductress.
 LORAC does neither conducts, condones, nor endorses testing on animals.
The finishes are just superb!
Overall Assessment: I need more colors!

Alter Ego Lipstick $16.00 for 0.12 oz. from Nordstrom, LORAC, ULTA, Beauty.com,  Kohl's and Amazon.

Lip Lustre Gloss $15.00 for 0.11 oz. from Nordstrom, LORAC, ULTA, Beauty.com, Kohl's and Amazon (Affiliate Links).
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22 comments:

  1. Lovely colors! I wish it was a little longer wearing but the price we pay for beauty!

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    1. They really are lovely, Krystal! Indeed we do!

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    1. I agree with you! The pigmentation is really quite impressive too!

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  3. That peach gloss is so pretty

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    1. I completely agree with you, Courtney! It such a flattering and easy to wear shade!

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  4. That lipgloss is JUST GORGEOUS! <3

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    1. I agree with you wholeheartedly! It's definitely worth having!

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  5. I have a lot of Lorac eye products but nothing for lips. I really should check these out at Ulta.

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    1. Their eye products are wonderful, and their lipsticks and glosses are definitely worth having! You definitely should check them out next time you go to Ulta!

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  6. The lippie is seriously gorgeous! I love everything I've tried from Lorac, especially the Pro Matte lipsticks.

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    1. It really is gorgeous, I agree! I love everything that I have tried from LORAC as well! They make such wonderful products at affordable prices!

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  7. Wow, those are really pigmented! I've been wanting to try LORAC Alter Ego line!

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    1. Crazy pigmentation!!!!!! You definitely need to try their Alter Ego line! <3

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  8. This colors are very pretty. I am not a fan of lip gloss that much, but man... that color / shade is gorgeous and would be great for spring and summer months. I haven't tried the Alter Ego line from Lorac but I totally would.

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    1. Hi Honey,

      They really are beautiful colors. I agree, the gloss is gorgeous– enough so that it is worth having even if you aren't a lip gloss addict! The Alter Ego Lipsticks are quite lovely, and now I want more!

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  9. I haven't tried many lip products from Lorac, but that gloss is such a pretty shade and I spy a few lipsticks that are totally calling my name. Great post!

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    1. Hi Bailey,

      Their lip products are definitely worth trying! This gloss color is so stunning, and definitely worth having. There are so many gorgeous lipsticks to choose from, and there are quite a few calling my name as well! I hope that you get some!!!!

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  10. Helen, do you know if the Alter Ego formula was changed from when they first released? Originally, I hadn't heard good things but as of late, I'm seeing better reviews. I've always wanted to pick some up because they are so affordable. Maybe its just a matter of different opinions. :-)

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    1. Hi Kimmy! :-)

      I don't actually know whether they changed their formula or not. This is the first one that I have tried, and based upon my positive experience I want to get more colors. I have seen some less-than-favorable reviews as well– so I don't know if they just didn't like the formula, or if they got a dud, or if the formal changed. I definitely think it is worth trying one to see how you feel, or even swatch it to see if you like what you see/feel.

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