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Lip Gloss & Lip Balm
Lip Gloss & Lip Balm

Discover bold lip gloss shades and nourishing lip balms designed to smooth and soften lips.

Lip Gloss & Lip Balm

Lip Gloss & Lip Balm

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L'Absolu Rôsy Lip Plump

Plumping & Hydrating

One size only for L'Absolu Rôsy Lip Plump
0.27 oz.
Old price New price $28.00

What is the difference between lip gloss and lip balm?

Lip gloss, such as our Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss and L'Absolu Lip Gloss, adds shine and color to your lips for a glossy, plumped-up look. Lip balm, like our Lip Idôle Squalane-12 Butterglow Hydrating Lip Balm, features ingredients like Squalane and Shea Butter and focuses on nourishing and hydrating your lips – for those who prefer instant color with hydration and shine, this hydrating lip balm is a great option.

What does a lip balm do?

Lip balms nourish, hydrate, and smooth your lips. They provide instant shine and long-lasting hydration, leaving your lips feeling soft and supple. Some lip balms, like our Lip Idôle Squalane-12 Butterglow Hydrating Lip Balm, are also available in beautiful color shades so you get the benefits of a lip balm and lipstick in one.

What is Lancôme's best lip balm for dehydrated lips?

Lip Idôle Squalane-12 Butterglow Hydrating Lip Balm is Lancome's best lip balm for dehydrated lips. This lip balm is specially formulated with nourishing ingredients like Squalane, Shea Butter, and Ceramides to provide up to 24-hours of hydration. The lightweight texture melts into the lips, leaving them feeling soft, supple, and moisturized all day long.

What is the purpose of lip gloss?

Lip gloss is a must-have makeup product that adds a glossy finish to the lips, making them look fuller and more luscious. Our Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss and L'Absolu Lip Gloss offer ultra-glossy, sheer shades with the added benefit of hydration and color customization. Top off any lip look with clear lip gloss for a high-shine finish.

Can I use lip gloss as lip balm?

While you may want to use lip gloss to add moisture and shine to your lips, it's not a proper substitute for lip balm, especially if your lips are feeling dry. Lip gloss can give your lips some immediate moisture, but it's not designed to replace the protective and healing qualities of lip balm. Lip balm tends to stay on the lips longer and absorbs into the skin, providing prolonged benefits. Lip gloss, however, is typically designed for surface-level application and might need to be reapplied often, especially after eating or drinking. For the best results and happy lips, especially in harsh weather or if you have particularly dry or sensitive lips, consider using a dedicated lip balm.

How long does lip gloss last?

The longevity of lip gloss on the lips can vary depending on a few things: the formula, the amount applied, and your activities while wearing it, such as eating, drinking, or talking. Typically, lip gloss can last anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. Keep in mind, lip gloss is not known for its staying power compared to other lip products like lip stains or long-wear lipsticks. Carrying lip gloss for reapplication throughout the day is common for maintaining a high–gloss effect – and maybe part of the fun!

PRO TIP: Applying lip gloss over a lip liner or matte lipstick can help extend its wear time. The underlying product can provide a base for the gloss to adhere to, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups.

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