Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick
Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

The Summer Season: Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

Lancome Pink Sapphire L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich shade of slightly cooled medium pink with no shimmer, just a glossy sheen.   My favorite part about this particular shade of pink is that it’s not too cool–it’s not severely blue-based, which makes it wearable by both warm and cool skin tones with ease.  It has nearly opaque color pay off, but more importantly, it makes lips look lush, rich, and smooth.  The L’Absolu Rouge formula is silky smooth, creamy, and very moisturizing with nice wear–the more pigmented shades wearing five to six hours for me.

Is this the right pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

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49 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick

  1. i love this pink lipstick.thanks Lancome :)

  2. Sasha

    this looks like the perfect pink for me… i’m going to try it 😀

  3. carrie

    I’m new here, but it seems like majority of your posts are on lips :(

    • Hi Carrie,

      If you follow me on Twitter, I tweeted that I’m wrapping up The Summer Season this week, so there will be an influx of those kinds of posts, which are about lips. There are also over 7,000 posts in the archives, many of them not about lips that you can check out if you haven’t been here before :)

  4. Hend

    Oh this is a very pretty pink!

  5. gabyvv

    Does this color look similar to clinique superbalm moisturizing gloss in lilac? .. if you have that clinique gloss !

  6. vero

    wow, this pink looks beautiful on you.

  7. virginiaisforluvrs

    I love this one! BTW, I have to say that I love your lipstick posts and I hope you will continue them past the Summer Season wrap up!

  8. Shal

    This is so pretty! Looks great on you Christine :)

  9. elise

    Christine, you’re the best! This pink is perfect, I know what I’m buying @ the Lancome counter ths wkend!! 😀

  10. Oh man, this color is SO early 90s. Of course, I mean that in a good way. I want it.

  11. What a gorgeous pink!!

  12. Tiffany

    the l’absolu rouge lipstick formula is my favorite! it’s moisturizing, slightly glossy, and lasts. I prefer these over the chanel rouge cocos!

  13. Jennifer

    gorgeous! Do you prefer this shade or Voile De Rose from Lancome?

  14. Jay

    ughhh so gorgeous! the summer season is a terrible season for my wallet LOL. would you say this or bobbi brown pink is better suited for nc42/43?

  15. Looks like an amazing pink! Love this color!

  16. Jane

    Is there a MAC lipstick similar to this shade?

    • Alexis

      I realized this is almost two years after the fact… but I think Mac’s Plumful (it’s a lustre) is VERY similar. I love Lancome’s Pink Sapphire, but Lancome’s rose scent makes me super nauseous. I went to the MAC counter this weekend and swatched Lovelorn, Sweetie, and Plumful on my arm. I walked back to my apartment super slowly and carefully and it seems like Plumful is a good match. Hope you get this!

  17. Beatriz Maciel

    This is beautiful, but the thing is, no lipstick surprise me anymore..

  18. That is such a fabulous color! I am totally loving the soft look of this pink! ;D

  19. Ashley

    This is gorgeous! Definitely the pink I’ve been looking for! I wonder, do you know a less expensive version? I suppose I can always grab a good gwp, and that will justify it though!

  20. Chapis714

    Christine I’m looking for a dupe for MAC Rubia limited edition, do you know of anyone? Thank you!!

  21. this one looks gorgeous on your lips Christine! i should consider to buy this lipstick, i’m not a big fan of lipstick, i have many glosses. But i can try this one, haha! well…it looks good on you…!

  22. Pinar

    christine, could it be a dupe for MAC Chatterbox?

  23. hi christine…
    lovely shade…but u got me confused…what do i buy fleur de lis or pink sapphire for my pale skin……suggestions please

  24. Inaya

    this is love

  25. Hilana

    Beautiful colour. Kinda like a dusty Rose. And it’s so flattering. You just rock this colour. Suits you beautifully.

    And even before I saw it’s a Lancome lipstick, I looked at the colour and though.. This might be Lancome. :) See how clever we get on here?! :)

  26. Daniela

    Hi Christine, would you mind doing a video on how to apply lipstick? I can never get it to look perfect like you do (especially the darker more vibrant colors) and believe me I try!! Thanks in advance!

  27. Jane

    Is there a MAC lipstick similar to this?