Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a creamy bright red with just a hint of orange in it. It’s part of the L’Absolu Rouge line-up, which is Lancome’s more luxe lipstick–it has Pro-Xylane, which is a “complete and powerful replenishing molecule.” One of the cornerstones of the L’Absolu Rouge line-up is “rich, satiny, saturated color,” as well.

This is definitely a very creamy, smooth lipstick that goes on easily and looks opaque in just one layer. I found this one didn’t bleed on me (though not too much does, just a heads up–I’m not the best person to test for that!), and I found it pretty easy to get a defined look without a lip brush. I’d say this lipstick lives up to a lot of the claims Lancome makes — the shade is richly pigmented, has a beautiful satiny look, and there’s no way to say this color isn’t saturated.

It’s also very moisturizing without having a lot of slip. I’ve noticed that some lipsticks that are very moisturizing also glide and move around a bit–and may even have a tendency to bleed–but this one stays put. I get about five or six hours of wear with this shade, too!

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See photos and swatches…

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

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14 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick

  1. Frances

    Does the lipstick have a name or code number? Or is it actually called Absolute Rouge? It’s perdy, very shiny.

  2. Nadine

    I tried one of their shades. It was almost a metallic red. It was sooooo unique and pretty but I could do $35CAD for a lipstick. It might have been this one. Ps. What is the name of the colour itself? I think absolute rouge us the type of lipstick. I could be wrong though.

  3. THIS is a real red <3

  4. amy

    That is gorgeous, I like how opaque and pigmented and creamy it looks.

  5. Bella

    I got this lipstick in this exact shade for TEN FREAKING DOLLARS all by chance at a Marshall’s(that store can be so amazing_. I don’t use it often for I prefer a complete matte red. But then again, it only stays on me for an hour. I wish I had your lips! They are gorg.

  6. Daisey Mae

    Christine! Can you recommend a good lip liner to go with this?

  7. Lancome lipsticks (at least this formulation) have a nasty, fake rose scent that I can’t stand. Their ‘Colour Fever’ and ‘Colour Design’ lipsticks, mercifully, are scent free.

  8. Oh I love the look of the texture on this one!

  9. Luisafer

    yaycs… third one I REALLY like!!! this is gorgeous!!!!