Lancome Rose Lancome & Rouge Vintage L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge

Rose Lancome (368)

Lancome Rose Lancome (368) L’Absolu Rouge ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly without dragging on my lips during application. The consistency was lightweight, emollient without being slippery, and comfortable to wear. It stayed on well for six hours, left behind a stain, and was a somewhat hydrating.

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, 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, Fragrance, Geraniol, Methyl-2-Octynoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol. May Contain (+/-): Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 22 (Ci 45380), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica.

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01/07

Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge
Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge

Rouge Vintage (178)

Lancome Rouge Vintage (178) L’Absolu Rouge ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff that applied evenly in a fluid stroke, though the texture seemed to be a little thinner and didn’t sit as flatteringly on my lips as Rose Lancome did. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and easy to work with across my lips. The color wore well for five and a half hours, left a slight stain behind, and was lightly moisturizing.

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, 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, Fragrance, Geraniol, Methyl-2-Octynoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol. May Contain (+/-): Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 22 (Ci 45380), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Physicians Formula Rose Gold Butter Highlighter
  • ColourPop Strobe Globe Luster Dust
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford TX14 Extreme Shadow
  • Tom Ford TX04 Extreme Shadow
  • Tom Ford Smoked Opaline Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Videotape Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Naked City Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Breathless Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford TFX20 Shadow Extreme
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you’re reviewing “my color!” I have way too many lipsticks to say anything is my color, but this is definitely one of my all time favorite Lancome colors and was recommended by one of the counter managers to be the best everyday office color for me. This one makes me look professional and polished, and is a go-to when I need to look my best.

Ugh part of me wants the pink one because I love the contrast of the pink lipstick/red tube. And I kind of regret passing on the Chanel LEs with the red tubes. But I never wear that color pink. The red one here doesn’t have the same flattering texture.

The Chinese Edition is $32.00 while the same color in normal packaging is $30.00 . I actually have both versions. It’s a great lipstick and I love the packaging and how it opens so much. 🙂

This is my favorite lipstick formula. I’ve worn it for years and I’m rarely disappointed. Nice to see they scored well…and I believe I need Lancome Rose 💄💋

I own 168 – Rose Lancome from a previous release, and it’s always been weird to me how much cooler it is on the lips (or even swatched) than it is in the bullet. I wish it looked like the bullet, on me! Alas, all those blue tones… not super flattering on me, though it’s wearable in the right context.

These both look very beautiful and cheery! Rose Lancôme is in that narrow window of deeper cool pinks or fuchsias that I can actually get away with, and are in fact strangely flattering on me. This one is under serious consideration, for sure!

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