Monday, December 7th, 2009

Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Retro Rouge Color Design Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, opaque shade that gives you full coverage in just one swipe. It’s a bold, bright cheery red with just a touch of pink. It has a lovely glossy sheen with a smidgen of shimmer sprinkled throughout. It really gave my lips a juicy look–that’s the best description I could think of–and it felt incredibly weightless. I found it wore well and got about four to five hours of wear without much fuss, too.  I think what surprised me about this particular formula and lipstick was just how rich in color and high the pigmentation was–I just wasn’t expecting it to be so true-to-word.

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 Retro Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

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12 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

  1. Rachel

    I bought that color not long ago. It’s very holiday-esque to me…due to the shimmer part of it. It’s a really cute red. You should try to get your hands on Berry Sensual Color Design. It’s one of my fave reds.

  2. Karen

    I love this!! How does this compare to Clinique’s Parisian Red?

  3. amy

    This is such a cheerful shade and it reminds me of fruit punch.

  4. christine, please could you suggest a red lipstick that has more of an orange tone to it as i think these go better with blue eyes whereas true reds go with brown eyes. i am looking for a great reddy-orange lipstick… do you know of any brands that do a high pigmented one? Thanks x

  5. Sexy Sadie

    I think it looks like it has a lot of orange in it..

  6. Andrea

    looks very chic!

  7. Angela Ott

    I have that shade,I never end up wearing it, it always seems to lose out to one of my other reds (I have about 20 different shades. I ordered from the Lancome website, to be honest I was disappointed when I opened it, I expected it to be a little more of a true red–it runs a little orange for my skin tone.

  8. Chels

    I love this color, it looks like it’s glowing! I am very pale with dark brown hair and green eyes, do you think this would complement my skin tone or should I pick another color?

  9. Dina

    I love this color. I’ve purchased it twice. I love that it has a little pink in it. I’ve had trouble finding it lately and someone at Macy’s today told me that the Color Design colors are being discontinued. I hope this isn’t true because it’s probably my second favorite color of all time. I adore a beautiful bright red mouth.