Lancome Mars & Sienna Ultime L'Absolu Rouge Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Mars (112)

Lancome Mars (112) L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm reddish undertones and lighter, golden copper pearl that gave it a metallic finish.

For as shimmery and as metallic as it was, the actual finish was more flattering to my lips (and lip lines) than expected. I’d say that was due to the more emollient, luminous finish that had shine and a little glossiness, but the overall texture was lightly tacky, so it stayed in place better. It had opaque color coverage that wore well for five hours and felt lightly 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 formula is supposed to be "hydrating" with "eight-hour" wear that is available in three finishes (sheer, cream, and matte). The cream and matte shades finishes highly pigmented, while the sheer finish is more medium, buildable in coverage.

The texture of the cream finish was lightly creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick, so they applied comfortably, evenly, and were flattering on lips. The matte finish was slightly thicker and "heavier" in comparison, though still lightweight to wear, and it had more of a satin finish initially that wore down to matte after an hour or two. The sheer finish was more emollient and had a shinier finish with translucency but wasn't so sheer that all the shades would look the same on.

The majority of shades did not last eight hours on me, though the wear was more between four and six hours with most mid-depth and deeper shades lasting five to six hours and the lighter shades and sheer finish shades lasting closer to four hours. The formula was hydrating across all three finishes.

There was a noticeable, powdery floral scent that translated slightly into a taste at times. It was a stronger scented product where I smelled it for a few hours into the wear, not just in the tube or when initially applied.

Browse all of our Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAX, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL, POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TIN OXIDE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, METHICONE, SILICA, ALUMINA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYESTER-3, BHT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, GERANIOL, METHYL-2-OCTYNOATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 45370 / ORANGE 5, CI 45380 / RED 22, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 45410 / RED 28, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 75470 / CARMINE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA]

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Sienna Ultime (120)

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-leaning coral base with lighter, peachy gold pearl woven throughout. The base color was creamier, which disguised some of the pearl, so it did not appear fully metallic as some other shades in the range have.

The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had light slip, which helped it glide across my lips comfortably, but there was a hint of tackiness that helped keep the product in place and out of my lip lines. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for five hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

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 formula is supposed to be "hydrating" with "eight-hour" wear that is available in three finishes (sheer, cream, and matte). The cream and matte shades finishes highly pigmented, while the sheer finish is more medium, buildable in coverage.

The texture of the cream finish was lightly creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick, so they applied comfortably, evenly, and were flattering on lips. The matte finish was slightly thicker and "heavier" in comparison, though still lightweight to wear, and it had more of a satin finish initially that wore down to matte after an hour or two. The sheer finish was more emollient and had a shinier finish with translucency but wasn't so sheer that all the shades would look the same on.

The majority of shades did not last eight hours on me, though the wear was more between four and six hours with most mid-depth and deeper shades lasting five to six hours and the lighter shades and sheer finish shades lasting closer to four hours. The formula was hydrating across all three finishes.

There was a noticeable, powdery floral scent that translated slightly into a taste at times. It was a stronger scented product where I smelled it for a few hours into the wear, not just in the tube or when initially applied.

Browse all of our Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAX, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL, POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TIN OXIDE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, METHICONE, SILICA, ALUMINA, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYESTER-3, BHT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, GERANIOL, METHYL-2-OCTYNOATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 15850 / RED 6, CI 15850 / RED 7, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 45370 / ORANGE 5, CI 45380 / RED 22, CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE, CI 45410 / RED 28, CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE, CI 75470 / CARMINE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Mars (112) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

Lancome Sienna Ultime (120) L'Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick

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Sienna Ultime is so pretty! Very unique looking, almost pumpkin-y tone to it. I love how it only has a subtle shimmer to it instead of full-on metallic.

The two new Lancôme L’Absolue Rouge Hydrating lipsticks are glorious, Christine! Both colors are beautiful on you! I am particularly drawn to Mars, with that rosy copper metallic goodness. So perfect for fall!

Wow – that Mars lipstick is everything I have dreamed of in a lipstick! Beautiful shade and I haven’t purchased a Lancome lipstick in such a long while, so this will be it.

I have just checked its availability in Aus – nada, nada and nada. OMG – we never get the good stuff here!
Only on ebay, with massive international shipping costs……

Sienna Ultime is lovely. I’m not sure it would suit me as I have a problem with corals, I think though that the lovely sheen makes it easier to pull off for me.
I love Mars as well, but it may be a bit too metallic, and not quite right for me.
I’ve not bought a Lancome lipstick, or anything at all from the brand in years and years, I used to love their lipsticks, but then felt they didn’t have anything that interested me. Now I must say I’m ready to try the brand again.

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