Lancome Rubiez & Pigeon Blood Ruby L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Rubiez (473) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick

Rubiez (473)

Lancome Rubiez (473) L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brick red with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick had a firmer, denser feel going on my lips, which didn’t really melt or warm up initially, but as the color continued to sit on my lips, the formula ended up being rather comfortable to wear; it was lighter-weight with good adhesion but was flexible, non-clingy, and didn’t gather in my lip lines or catch on lip texture. It had rich color payoff that wore well for over six hours and felt hydrating 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 "long-lasting," "richly-pigmented," and "hydrating" with "one-stroke application." The lipstick is denser with more tackiness, so it did seem to pull/drag on my lips during application a bit, though it delivered semi-opaque to opaque coverage that adhered evenly and was longer-wearing over time.

I'd recommend using shorter, more overlapping strokes to apply the color rather than a more continuous stroke, as this was comfortable and delivered full coverage and a smooth laydown of color overall. Surprisingly, the texture felt more like a traditional lipstick, the kind with more slip and creaminess, once on my lips, but it had better adhesion, which kept it in place better and prevented it from accumulating in my lip lines. Most shades wore five to six hours on me and were lightly hydrating.

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 Ruby Cream Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

LANOLIN OIL/, OLEYL ERUCATE/, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE/, ACETYLATED LANOLIN/, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL /, SESAME SEED OIL/, PETROLATUM/, TALC/, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA /, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/, CERA ALBA /, BEESWAX/, PARAFFIN/, HDI/, TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER/, ALUMINA/, SYNTHETIC WAX/, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT/, TIN OXIDE/, AQUA /, WATER/, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE/, CI 17200 /, RED 33 LAKE/, LANOLIN OIL/, CI 15850 /, RED 7/, CI 15850 /, RED 7 LAKE/, CI 75470 /, CARMINE/, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 /, IRON OXIDES/, CI 77742 /, MANGANESE VIOLET/, CI 77891 /, TITANIUM DIOXIDE/, MICA/, CI 15850 /, RED 6/, CI 19140 /, YELLOW 5 LAKE/, CI 42090 /, BLUE 1 LAKE/, CI 15985 /, YELLOW 6 LAKE/, CI 17200 /, RED 33 LAKE/, CI 45380 /, RED 22 LAKE/, CI 45410 /, RED 28 LAKE/, OLEYL ERUCATE/, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE/, ACETYLATED LANOLIN/, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL /, SESAME SEED OIL/, PETROLATUM/, TALC/, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA /, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/, CERA ALBA /, BEESWAX/, PARAFFIN/, HDI/, TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER/, ALUMINA/, SYNTHETIC WAX/, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT/, TIN OXIDE/, AQUA /, WATER/, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE/, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE/, SILICA/, BARIUM SULFATE/, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE/, MAGNESIUM SILICATE/, COLOPHONIUM /, ROSIN/, PROPYLENE GLYCOL/, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE/, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL/, CAPRYLIC/, CAPRIC GLYCERIDES/, TOURMALINE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE/, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE/, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE/, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID/, VINYL DIMETHICONE/, METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER/, BHT/, TOCOPHEROL/, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE/, GERANIOL/, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL/, CITRONELLOL/, HEXYL CINNAMAL/, BENZYL ALCOHOL/, PARFUM /, FRAGRANCE/, [+/, - MAY CONTAIN CI 45380 /, RED 22 LAKE/, CI 45410 /, RED 28 LAKE/, CI 75470 /, CARMINE/, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 /, IRON OXIDES/, CI 77742 /, MANGANESE VIOLET/, CI 77891 /, TITANIUM DIOXIDE/, MICA/, CI 15850 /, RED 6/, CI 19140 /, YELLOW 5 LAKE/, CI 42090 /, BLUE 1 LAKE/, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE/, SILICA/, BARIUM SULFATE/, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE/, MAGNESIUM SILICATE/, COLOPHONIUM /, ROSIN/, PROPYLENE GLYCOL/, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE/, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL/, CAPRYLIC/, CAPRIC GLYCERIDES/, TOURMALINE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE/, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE/, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE/, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID/, VINYL DIMETHICONE/, METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER/, BHT/, TOCOPHEROL/, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE/, GERANIOL/, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL/, CITRONELLOL/, HEXYL CINNAMAL/, BENZYL ALCOHOL/, PARFUM /, FRAGRANCE/,

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 Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick
Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L'Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick

Pigeon Blood Ruby (481)

Lancome Pigeon Blood Ruby (481) L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my lips and was forgiving of my lip texture/lip lines. The texture was firmer, a little denser in the tube, and it didn’t really warm up in the time it took for me to apply it all over my lips.

I’d recommend doing shorter, more overlapping strokes rather than a longer stroke as it dragged a little doing that. The formula was comfortable to wear, though, as it was lightweight and definitely warmed up after sitting on my lips for a few minutes. It stayed on nicely for six and a half hours and felt lightly moisturizing 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 "long-lasting," "richly-pigmented," and "hydrating" with "one-stroke application." The lipstick is denser with more tackiness, so it did seem to pull/drag on my lips during application a bit, though it delivered semi-opaque to opaque coverage that adhered evenly and was longer-wearing over time.

I'd recommend using shorter, more overlapping strokes to apply the color rather than a more continuous stroke, as this was comfortable and delivered full coverage and a smooth laydown of color overall. Surprisingly, the texture felt more like a traditional lipstick, the kind with more slip and creaminess, once on my lips, but it had better adhesion, which kept it in place better and prevented it from accumulating in my lip lines. Most shades wore five to six hours on me and were lightly hydrating.

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 Ruby Cream Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

LANOLIN OIL/, OLEYL ERUCATE/, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE/, ACETYLATED LANOLIN/, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL /, SESAME SEED OIL/, PETROLATUM/, TALC/, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA /, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/, CERA ALBA /, BEESWAX/, PARAFFIN/, HDI/, TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER/, ALUMINA/, SYNTHETIC WAX/, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT/, TIN OXIDE/, AQUA /, WATER/, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE/, CI 17200 /, RED 33 LAKE/, LANOLIN OIL/, CI 15850 /, RED 7/, CI 15850 /, RED 7 LAKE/, CI 75470 /, CARMINE/, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 /, IRON OXIDES/, CI 77742 /, MANGANESE VIOLET/, CI 77891 /, TITANIUM DIOXIDE/, MICA/, CI 15850 /, RED 6/, CI 19140 /, YELLOW 5 LAKE/, CI 42090 /, BLUE 1 LAKE/, CI 15985 /, YELLOW 6 LAKE/, CI 17200 /, RED 33 LAKE/, CI 45380 /, RED 22 LAKE/, CI 45410 /, RED 28 LAKE/, OLEYL ERUCATE/, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE/, ACETYLATED LANOLIN/, SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL /, SESAME SEED OIL/, PETROLATUM/, TALC/, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA /, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/, CERA ALBA /, BEESWAX/, PARAFFIN/, HDI/, TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER/, ALUMINA/, SYNTHETIC WAX/, ROSA CANINA FLOWER EXTRACT/, TIN OXIDE/, AQUA /, WATER/, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE/, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE/, SILICA/, BARIUM SULFATE/, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE/, MAGNESIUM SILICATE/, COLOPHONIUM /, ROSIN/, PROPYLENE GLYCOL/, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE/, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL/, CAPRYLIC/, CAPRIC GLYCERIDES/, TOURMALINE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE/, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE/, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE/, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID/, VINYL DIMETHICONE/, METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER/, BHT/, TOCOPHEROL/, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE/, GERANIOL/, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL/, CITRONELLOL/, HEXYL CINNAMAL/, BENZYL ALCOHOL/, PARFUM /, FRAGRANCE/, [+/, - MAY CONTAIN CI 45380 /, RED 22 LAKE/, CI 45410 /, RED 28 LAKE/, CI 75470 /, CARMINE/, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 /, IRON OXIDES/, CI 77742 /, MANGANESE VIOLET/, CI 77891 /, TITANIUM DIOXIDE/, MICA/, CI 15850 /, RED 6/, CI 19140 /, YELLOW 5 LAKE/, CI 42090 /, BLUE 1 LAKE/, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE/, SILICA/, BARIUM SULFATE/, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE/, MAGNESIUM SILICATE/, COLOPHONIUM /, ROSIN/, PROPYLENE GLYCOL/, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE/, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL/, CAPRYLIC/, CAPRIC GLYCERIDES/, TOURMALINE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE/, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE/, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE/, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID/, VINYL DIMETHICONE/, METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER/, BHT/, TOCOPHEROL/, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE/, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE/, GERANIOL/, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL/, CITRONELLOL/, HEXYL CINNAMAL/, BENZYL ALCOHOL/, PARFUM /, FRAGRANCE/,

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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kjh Avatar

The brand did not invent the term. It actually is a gemologist’s term for a rather specific color of natural or heat treated ruby. Had I not heard it when my mum was a jeweler, it would seem a tad nasty.

Helene Avatar

So, I have dupes, but that doesn’t make me not want both of these beauties. Lancome sure makes lovely lipsticks.
I actually used one of my old Lancome lipsticks this past week. Still lovely, still very good even though I’m sure it’s well over five years old, might be double that even. I know! But it hasn’t turned bad, not at all.

Z Avatar

I will be less catty in the comment section this time; but I still REALLY hate looking at these bullet shapes for some reason……The colors aren’t for me, but that’s just because my lips amp pink until it’s a cartoon and these would look magenta on me instead of red.

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