Lancome Caprice & Idole L'Absolu Rouges Reviews & Swatches

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Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Caprice (132) L'Absolu Rouge

Caprice (132)

Lancome Caprice (132) L’Absolu Rouge ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool undertones and a natural sheen. There was very, very fine pearl strewn throughout that gave it a smoother, more luminous finish but didn’t look shimmery to the eye. The consistency was smooth, thin, and lightweight but not at all clingy nor did it emphasize my lip texture–it actually made my lips look a bit smoother. It wore well for five and a half hours, left a reddish stain, and was hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.14 oz. - $228.57 Per Ounce

The L'Absolu Rouge formula is supposed to have "high-color payoff" that's hydrating and available in three finishes (sheer, cream, and matte). Of the few shades I have tried, it seems like a more pigmented formulation with a lightly hydrating formula and smooth, velvety textures that are easy to work with. They have a soft, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Lancome L'Absolu Rouge swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE, PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, POLYGLYCERYL, 3 BEESWAX, PARAFFIN, YDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, ALUMINA, SYNTHETIC WAX, TIN OXIDE, AQUA/WATER, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SOIDUM BOROSILICATE, METHICONE, SILICA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, COLOPHONIUM/ROSIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, GERANIOL, METHYL-2 OCTYNOATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 15850/RED 6, CI 15850/RED7, CI15850/RED 7 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI17200/RED 33 LAKE, CI45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 75470/CARMINE, CI 177499/IRON OXIDES, CI77742/MAANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA] (F.I.L. B1858 43/1)

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Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome Idole (186) L'Absolu Rouge

Idole (186)

Lancome Idole (186) L’Absolu Rouge ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but it wasn’t buildable without the product clumping up on itself. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and glided easily across my lips without tugging but was quite lightweight and didn’t feel emollient (despite the glide). There was a bit of product that gathered in my deeper lip lines and separated along my natural texture on my upper lip, though neither issues were visible from a normal viewing distance. It stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.14 oz. - $228.57 Per Ounce

The L'Absolu Rouge formula is supposed to have "high-color payoff" that's hydrating and available in three finishes (sheer, cream, and matte). Of the few shades I have tried, it seems like a more pigmented formulation with a lightly hydrating formula and smooth, velvety textures that are easy to work with. They have a soft, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Lancome L'Absolu Rouge swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICON, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, OZ.OKERITE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, KAOLIN, ISOHEXADECANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, ROSA CANNA FRUIT OIL, TIN OXIDE, AQUA/WATER, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, METHICONE, SILICA, ALUMINA, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, COLOPHONIUM/ROSIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, CITRIC ACID, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, POLYETHYLENE, BHT, TOCOPHEROL, PROPYL GALLATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, GERANIOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE [+/- MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN CI 15850/RED 6, CI 15850/RED7, CI15850/RED 7 LAKE, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 17200/RED33 LAKE, CI 19140/YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 45380/RED 22 LAKE, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 75470/CARMINE, CI 77120/BARIUM SULFATE, CI77491, CI88492, CI77499/IRON OXIDES, CI77742/MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA] (F.I.L. B185731/1)

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L'Absolu Rouge
Lancome
$32.00/0.14 oz.

92%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Caprice is gorgeous and I love the packaging! I certainly don’t need anymore reds, but your review makes it awfully tempting.

I don’t own any Lancome lipsticks, but I’ve heard a lot of people are turned off by the scent. I’m fine with some scents, like MAC’s vanilla or Chanel Rouge Coco’s roses, but I have a Givenchy lipstick that I got a last year and never wear because it smells like old fashioned grandma lipstick (mind you, I’m old enough to be a grandma myself!).

If you don’t like Givenchy, I’d skip. Definitely in that category, IMO. It’s somewhere between Givenchy and Chanel.

Thanks…money saved. Chanel teeters on the edge for me. I love the scent of my Rouge Cocos, but my Rouge Allure Velvets are just tolerable.

But I do love the packaging on these Lancomes. Weirdly, it gives me a happy nostalgic feeling for those striped Yardley lipstick tubes from the early 1970s!

I’m getting that nostalgic thing going on, too, Seraphine! I used to think that those Yardley tubes looked so yachts clubbish or something a country club member would have in her bag, LOL. (I think we know which movie I watched on repeat, huh? ?️⛳)

Caprice is heart-breakingly lovely. Not getting it, of course, but I’m certainly enjoying looking at it.

Too bad that Idole doesn’t have the same sumptuous finish as Caprice! I’m a sucker for reds, obviously. But, a good coral-red is a summertime weakness. Time to hit up my UD Tryst and Tilt, plus PMG Candy Flip too, while I’m at it!

I need another red lipstick like I need a hole in my head… but Caprice is SO SO lovely, and the packaging is fantastic enough to turn me into a summertime Francophile. Man.

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