The Lancome Golden Hat L’Absolu Rouge Rose Absolu (No. 365) can be worn 365 days a year

by Paris B on · 40 comments

in FOTD,Lipstick,Makeup,Product Reviews

When I told you about the Lancome Golden Hat collection for Christmas this year, I also told you that we weren’t getting Caprice lipstick, which is a bright, bright red that I was eyeing. With that, I lost my interest, I have to admit. Then one day, the L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Rose Absolu (No. 365) landed on my desk.

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The limited edition packaging of the L’Absolu Rouge lisptick features a golden imprint of a hat and Kate Winslet’s signature. However, the rest of the packaging is the same – magnetic cap and all. It got me curious to see if the formula of the lipstick would be the same. You might recall that I actually like the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks icon smile The Lancome Golden Hat LAbsolu Rouge Rose Absolu (No. 365) can be worn 365 days a year

 Here’s a comparison picture to show the packaging of the Kate Winslet lipstick and and the regular L’Absolu Rouge lipstick.

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The colour I received is No. 365 Rose Absolu which is quite a deep looking red in the tube. I mean, look at it. It looks very very gorgeous! I couldn’t wait to swipe it on.

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And then I did and suddenly, meh.

Well ok, not meh as such. Its a very lovely emollient formula that applies quite sheerly. Layer it on and it will deepen, but it isn’t lovely right off the bat. The good thing however, is that its that sort of colour you can wear all year round, to the office, to a party, anywhere!

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It almost feels like a balm. Not exactly moisturizing, but not drying either and lips feel very comfortable with it on. I will have to admit that I rather like this, despite it not being quite the deep sort of red I’d normally go for, if I were wearing a red lip. However, I’d happily wear this as a daily lip and it will satisfy that. It will even serve as an introduction to red lips, if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should go down that route and are wondering just how much wear you can get out of your lipstick. My answer would be – all 365 days icon smile The Lancome Golden Hat LAbsolu Rouge Rose Absolu (No. 365) can be worn 365 days a year

In a nutshell

The packaging is limited edition but I’m not sure if the colour is (Note: The colour is available in the permanent line without the special packaging). No. 365 Rose Absolu is a lovely shade of sheer red that slicks on your lips like a balm and keeps them from drying out. It brightens up the complexion and is a good introductory red lip. It can also be layered for more intensity. Even if you don’t manage to get your hands on No. 365, there are lots of other colours in the L’Absolu Rouge range to check out. The texture is sublime and definitely worth having a tube or two in your stash.

Pros: Light texture, Sheer colour isn’t scary for those easing into a red lip, Feels like a balm, Not drying

Cons: This colour is limited edition, Colour is a bit sheer but can be layered

Here’s a shot showing how I wore and would wear Rose Absolu – with a neutral eye and just slicked on once for a day look.

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Also featuring Dior Couture Golds eyeshadow palette, Dior Blush Vintage Pink

Not scary red at all right? icon smile The Lancome Golden Hat LAbsolu Rouge Rose Absolu (No. 365) can be worn 365 days a year

Would you wear a sheer red like Rose Absolu? Do you own any Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lispticks? I like them for having a lovely balm texture but some might just say its expensive lip balm LOL But then, they say that too of Dior Addict and yet, I’m addicted icon razz The Lancome Golden Hat LAbsolu Rouge Rose Absolu (No. 365) can be worn 365 days a year

Paris B

Lancome Golden Hat L’Absolu Rouge Price: RM80 Availability: Lancome counters Limited Edition: This colour yes, but The packaging is limited edition but the colour is available in the permanent L’Absolu Rouge range (thanks Rinnah for pointing it out)

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Christina (
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December 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

Love that it’s a sheer red!
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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

It was quite a surprise but a pleasant one! :D

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LeGeeque December 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

I thought about it when I was walking around and I really don’t really need another lipstick. The compact, though, that’s tempting but I don’t really need another blush. Also, the offer stands, happy to pick some items up for you if you want to from this end of the world :)

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

Thank you :D But I think I’m good – I need another red lipstick like I need another arm :P Oh wait I may need another arm :P

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Nikki December 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

Definitely not the scary kind of red! Your last photo can go straight to your FB Profile Picture! sooo gorgeous!

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

Aww thank you Nikki… :D

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Applegal December 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

My heart went: “Ooooo!!!” when I saw how pretty the red was in the tube. The fact that it was sheer was a bit anticlimatic, but I would wear it every day :)

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

I know right? It looks AMAZING in the tube but when swatched, its a bit disappointing. Well, unless you already know that its going to be sheer, then you won’t be disappointed :D

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rinnah
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December 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

I think it’s a permanent color? Otherwise, there’s number duplication – cos I know there’s a No. 365 in Lancome’s regular range of lippies (I’ve been eyeing it). But the tester I saw in Sephora has more pink tone, not a red as your pix. #konpius
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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thanks for the heads up. I looked around and apparently, it is a permanent colour so I’ve edited to reflect that :) Seems like just special packaging for this one. I don’t see pink in this though, just a straight red with blue tones (good for teeth whitening ;) )

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Connie De Alwis
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December 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Though sheer, it looks good on you! That’s the sort of red that I’d wear! For an SE product, the price isn’t obscene :)

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thanks Connie and yes, I could see you wearing this one now that you’re getting braver ;) Its the regular price of the Lancome lipsticks which I’m thankful for. I dislike it when brands jack up prices just because its limited ed. or special packaging.

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cosmocrazewoman
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December 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

Wah, it is super red… I always wanted to try such bright color but I am so scared to experiment.
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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

Its not quite as red as some other colours I’ve worn ;) But if you’re looking to break into the red lipstick category, I think this is a good one to start with because it applies sheer so its not scary at all!

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peach_ December 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

Great effortless red on you! This is why swatches and reviews are so helpful…I wouldn’t have guessed it’s sheer, either.

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thank you Peach_ and yes, swatches and real life experiences are very helpful (thank goodness for bloggers!) I was wondering from your comment if you’d been reading the whole debacle surrounding bloggers, magazine editors and commentaries over in the UK! LOL :D

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peach_ December 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

No…please share! :D

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

LOL There was some hoohah over a blogpost by a makeup artist turned blogger who slammed some beauty bloggers for being unprofessional and commented on “hairy armed swatches” that serve no purpose. The post got the thumbs up from some beauty editors of magazines including Cosmo UK so bloggers got upset online. I’m actually wondering how our local beauty eds feel about it (although we don’t have a large enough blogger pool to threaten, I’m guessing) :) That was it, in a nutshell.

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peach_ December 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Yikes. Sort of glad I missed the drama. Thanks for the recap. *sips coffee*

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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Yup! My timeline was going a little nuts coz I follow some of the UK bloggers. It was ugly but sounds like something that was waiting to happen. Pity.

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Jamilla December 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

THanks for the post! I LIKE the fact this is sheer! As usual, you look FAB in red!

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

Thank you Jamilla :D I guess you’re right. A colour this strong would have been a mite too strong if it were a solid opaque shade! :D

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sleepdeprived91 December 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

i think its pretty… you look pretty! :)

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

Aww thank you :) Might this be a colour you’d wear? ;)

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sleepdeprived91 December 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

i would… because i’m trying to venture into red… trying bring the operative word here… :)

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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Good luck! Reds are a good way to add glam to your look :D

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Lily
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December 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

I like that it’s sheer. More wearable. My mom liked it so much she actually nicked it from me. Lol!!
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Paris B
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December 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

Aww I think that’s sorta sweet that your mom liked it too! :D Its definitely a shade and texture to transcend ages and wearable on all occasions! :D

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beetrice
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December 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

All Hail the queen of the red lips! It’s a lovely shade of red :)
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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thank you my loyal subject :P This one’s nice for the sheer factor and for the fact that when layered, its just as pretty! :)

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Rainy Days & Lattes December 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Beautiful and classic red. You look stunning and full of life! Can’t you believe a color this gorgeous can achieve that? =)

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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Wow thank you! I should wear this one more often then ;)

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Mari December 24, 2011 at 1:00 am

Cute! I actually like sheer lipsticks to wear at the office. These days I’ve taken to a berry lipstick that I use very sparingly so to make it sheerer and people always compliment me when I use it (L102 by Ellis Faas).

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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Ellis Faas! You’re reminding me to go dig mine out again :) I must agree that the texture is wonderful but that clicky pen mechanism doesn’t quite grow on me

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Mari Ohira December 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Yeah, gotta agree with it: their click system is terrible! Too much waste. :(

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Ana December 25, 2011 at 5:19 am

I love the colour and the look, they remind me of Labello’s Cherry lipbalm, that had been my favourite for years…
But that’s also a con – if I can find a lipbalm that gives me the same look for 2 euros (and gives me 14% more product + works like a balm), why would I want to spend 7 times more money?

I’d love to have seen a bit more pigmentation.

With so many non-luxury brands stepping up their game, I look to the luxury ones for something special.

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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Thank you. The colour is substantially more pigmented than a lipbalm but yes, if a lipbalm will serve your needs, it would make more sense to look to the stronger, more pigmented lipsticks. Most brands have ranges with sheer and opaque lip colours and in Lancome I believe the Colour Fever line is much more pigmented.

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Alene December 26, 2011 at 2:46 am

Blessed Christmas PB!! u look beautiful here as well!!

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Paris B
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December 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Merry Christmas Alene and thank you! :D

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K.Lee January 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love this color! I have Shiseido Tender Sheer in Natural Red, which is similar. (I LOVE Shiseido lippies and don’t think they get enough love. I had one when I was younger and remembered how amazing it was…once I remembered the brand I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another.)

I absolutely love it. It’s great for everyday, doesn’t just scream “hey look at me!” and I have no fear of it wearing off in odd ways (it wears off but doesn’t look at all atrocious when it does) so I can eat and drink with confidence. :) Plus really smooth and comfortable to wear.

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