Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Lancome Voile de Rose Lipstick

The Spring Season: Lancome Voile de Rose Lipstick

Lancome Voile de Rose L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick ($29.00) is a creamy, medium pink with warmer undertones. I almost didn’t include it as part of the Spring Season, just because it’s the pink is a little more amped up than I was originally thinking, but I couldn’t resist — the color is really such a lovely shade of pink. L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks apply like a dream; soft, creamy, and moisturizing. The color is opaque and clings to lips without being drying. Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge is definitely one of my favorite lipstick formulas to apply.

Is this medium pink the one for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

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112 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Lancome Voile de Rose Lipstick

  1. Alexandra

    Lancôme has the best pink shades, give a try to Color Fever Lipstick in Rose Explosion, basically it’s the same shade than this one, but slightly lighter and with a more glossy finish.

  2. cloudburst

    Wow I may have to pick this one up to! I’m having a pink moment.

  3. Leila

    I would totally wear that and I never wear any other lipstick color but red. That’s gorgeous. Thanks for the swatch.

  4. Michelle


  5. Andrea

    This is stunning!!! I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed this before!!!

  6. Ann

    Wow, I think this might become the hit spring color! I’m in love <3

  7. Cindy

    I love the texture and moisture, but have a hard time with the smell of Lancome lipsticks. If only they smelled like yummy vanilla too!

  8. Rachael

    Oh great, now another lipstick I’m lemming, thanks Christine! haha :)

  9. Roxanne

    Wait! I love this one even more! Must. Resist. Spring. Season.

  10. amy

    Pretty, I love pink lipsticks. This colour looks similar to one of the Guerlain Rouge G ( or at least close enough to me) and it is a better price point too! I would definitely whip out colours like these a lot for the spring.

  11. Jacks

    This is a winner for me – I LOVE soft, milky warm pink shades!

  12. OOOOOOOOOOOHMYGOSH this is SUCH a beautiful color!!!

  13. Kristen

    This is a gorgeous color. :]

  14. Tekoa

    I’d hit that

  15. AbbyL

    oh no christine… you are going to KILL me with this spring season thing. i already have all 4 shades on my “must buy soon” list. LOVE this color from lancome, so glad you showcased it!

  16. AnGeLwInGz

    Gorgeous! Does it have a little peachy tone to it?

  17. Rose

    That is INSANELY pretty! I’ve been looking for a pink that isn’t too light for my fair skin. I don’t know if I’d shell out $29 for it though… Any good dupes?

    • Right now, nothing cheaper, lol! I’ve only gone through 35 of the 135 I have set aside to cover/test/review for spring. (There are some I’ve reviewed over the years as well, but gotta re-do the swatch since everything is better quality now!)

  18. I’m thinking I might have to get this one. It’s beautiful, and warm! I’m always looking for posts on warmer pinks since cool ones tend to look odd on me.

  19. This seasonal lipcolor series is such a wonderful addition to the website! I’m ALMOST so excited for you to get to fall that I want to hibernate through the spring and summer… ALMOST!

    Yeah… Probably not. LOL! But I’m excited anyway!!! :)

    • Haha!

      It’s kind of funny, because for spring, everything is a little softer. Even this is a little brighter than I was thinking, but like I said, irresistible. It’s like, “How can I hold off posting about this lovely shade until summer?” (Of course, I’ll repost it come summer, too, haha!) Summer is going to be bright corals and pins… maybe some oranges, bronzes, and flashy purples thrown in. Fall, right now, I’m thinking berries and plums, maybe a few browner shades as well. I have not a clue what to do for holiday/winter. Maybe vamps, but we’ll see. Now’s the time for your input and suggestions, though 😉

  20. Ashley

    Gorgeous, but likely too expensive. It’d probably be close to 35 bucks here in Canada; I’m not willing to pay that much for something like that!

  21. Rosie

    I like this one the most out of the ones featured so far because it’s the most opaque and seems to sit best on your lips. It’s really pretty too, I’m glad you did feature it :).

    • It has this very natural cling… like it hugs your lips so it looks very natural and it’s not obvious (well, I mean… not texture wise, clearly almost no one’s lips are that color naturally!) that you’re wearing lipstick.

  22. Ross

    OMG I love this pink!!! Actually I was about to buy ming from chanel but this color is gorgeous!I hope it’s available on the Italian market.

    • Marta Fernandes

      I’m sorry to say it probably isn’t. From what I’ve learned this shade isn’t sold in Europe.

  23. kristina

    I am officially loving this new series, it is right up my alley, as it probably is for many others.

    You are killing my pocketbook Christine!

  24. Love it. Pinks are my faves. =]

  25. Anitacska

    It’s pretty, but I have bought several pink shades of Guerlain’s G lipsticks, including Gentiane and Gabrielle, so I will skip this. I have just realised I don’t actually own any Lancome lipsticks – only lipglosses. Better not start collecting them as well as Guerlain though, lol.

    • LOL! Do you have Giulette? OMG, it’s so, so pretty. I thought it’d work for the Spring Season, but it’s way too bright (will note it for summer, though).

  26. That looks gorgeous! I’ve never been interested in Lancome but this just makes me want to check it out!

  27. Jenn

    AHH!! Soo gorgeous!

  28. Marta Fernandes

    I absolutely love this lipstick and would have purchased it a long time ago if it wasn’t for the fact that it isn’t sold in Europe. :(

  29. Jennifer

    omg It’s like the perfect pink (for me anyways) :) I can never have too many pretty pink lipsticks/glosses, so I’m loving the spring picks.

  30. Grrr… first the scarlet season… then spring season! I have a strong feeling that my lipstick collection will grow very quickly if I keep reading this series.

    Translation: the lipsticks have been really nice so far. 😀

  31. kay

    Such a nice colour but too light for my complexion. So NO I would not wear it.

  32. Alix

    I didn’t know Lancome lippies had gotten so pricey. And they *used* to smell like vanilla — what do they smell like now? Lovin’ the color…

  33. I love love love love love that color!!!!

  34. Lana

    the color is so pretty!! do you put a primer or use lip balm before you put on your lipstick in these pictures? i really want to get the sara habb lip scrub. :)

  35. Christine you’re killing me! I went out and bought this right away. :(

  36. want it ! this is such a pretty pink!

  37. Jessica

    gosh! this color is stunning <3 i might need this lol

  38. CaliMommy

    Ooooh, that’s gorgeous! The price tag? Eh, not so much.

  39. Sylvie

    can we say GORGEOUS! I am loving this series Christine!

  40. This pink is just soooo sooooo beautiful! I love it! I’ve never really tried any of Lancome’s lipsticks but this one really tempts me!

  41. your lips look so kissable with this shade.

  42. I want to make sweet, sweet love to this colour, I already have a favourite from The Spring Season and it’s the middle of summer where I am! Love it!

  43. Nora

    Wow, this colour is gorgeous.
    Just wondering – how does it compare to MAC’s Crosswires? The colour looks really similar – at least on my monitor – and since I already have it I want to know before I rush out and buy it. :) Thanks.

  44. Emily

    I am so confused! I bought this color today after seeing it here and it looks SO different! Not just on my lips but the color itself isn’t even close to the same. It is a brownish medium to dark pink and looks nothing like these photos! Do you think I got a dud?

    • OK, that is really weird! Brownish medium dark pink? Hmm. Have you swatched it yet? It’s definitely brown on me… very medium pink with a little rosy kick, but not dark or brown!

      I even double-checked to make sure I didn’t mislabel or anything, but it’s Voile de Rose L’Absolu Lipstick.

      • Emily

        I just tried it on again and my last description was a bit off! It looks more like a sheer red with a hint or orange lip stain or something! I tried to take a picture but it looks pink on camera- go figure! It looks gorgeous on you though (I must have a dud!). I’m going to go check out another tomorrow and see how it is. Thanks Christine!

        • Definitely check out another, I’m really sorry that it’s not what you expected :( That is so weird… I could see it being a little different on lips (since we all have different color/pigmentation), but in a swatch! it should be still similar enough.

  45. JessicaM

    i love this!! i call it healthy pink!

  46. JessicaM

    sorry for double posting but i have never fell in love like this with a pink lipstick before. i want one. :))

  47. Katie

    That is a fantastic shade of pink!

  48. Lorna

    i like this color because it is so warm and natural. i know lancome is still sort of high end but i never thought their l/s were more expensive than MAC’s or NARS. they are reaching up into YSL rouge volupte territory.

  49. this is such a pretty color. do you know which shade on mac is this similar to?

  50. The color is beautiful. I really needed a new shade for the spring. I hope I can still find this one in the shops :)

  51. Steffi

    I totally love that color

  52. Hannah

    Is it me, or is this not available in England? Its not on the UK site


  53. Samantha

    This color is stunning. I might have to get it. This one, and Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque. I loved the Scarlet Season, and I have a feeling that I’ll love the Spring Season. My bank account is going to hate it, though.

    A lot of really superb lipsticks have ‘Rouge’ in the name, I’ve noticed:
    YSL Rouge Volupte
    Guerlain Rouge G
    Chanel Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Laque
    Lancome L’Absolu Rouge
    There are probably more that I’ve either forgotten or haven’t heard of.

  54. Kate M.

    yay i’m so glad you’re doing spring season lipsticks!!  this is simply gorgeous!

    • The packaging looks very different. I know here in the U.S. (I know some companies vary packaging between countries), L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks have a slanted cap. The color looks about right, though.

    • Hannah

      I wouldnt trust any makeup of ebay.

      Mac especially!!

      Ive been lucky and have managed to get a few authentic bits off there.

      But most of it are copies.

      Extremely good copies at that!! The only way I could tell the difference was because the box opened up the wrong way!

  55. Pontip

    I wonder if this will look good on a MAC’s NC42 complexion!

  56. MC

    Lancome’s not available at Sephora, is it?

  57. I love Lancome’s lipsticks and this is a gorgeous color. Thanks for the review.

  58. abby

    This looks like a very pretty colour. Can you think of a MAC dupe for this one?

  59. Faith

    I absolutely LOVE this, but I need to find a less expensive dupe since I’m on a budget right now…

  60. Liza

    WOW. I need to buy this!
    What’s the number of the color?

  61. Angie

    Does this lippie have the same icky rose scent as other Lancome lippies? If so, is Guerlain Rouge G in Georgia a close dupe? Thanks!

    • Yeah, it has a rosy scent, though maybe not as heavy as some of the other formulas, but heavy enough. Rouge G lipsticks are fairly scented (not as much as KissKiss, though), but it’s more of sweet scent… just a heads up!

      It’s similar, maybe not a perfect dupe, but definitely similar!

  62. On my lips this color actually turns more coral and it looks more opaque than in the swatch – I honestly prefer what I see here than on my lips :( but it’s not too bad, luckily this color on my is quite unique compare to other lipsticks in my collection, I never have any coral-ish shades

  63. jamila

    would this be good on a filipina with nc30 skintone?

  64. Searching for Lancome’s Rouge Magnetic “Innocent” lipstick…
    Please help me find it…Loved it…