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.
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 🙂
Here’s a comparison picture to show the packaging of the Kate Winslet lipstick and and the regular L’Absolu Rouge lipstick.
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.
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!
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 🙂
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
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.
Also featuring Dior Couture Golds eyeshadow palette, Dior Blush Vintage Pink
Not scary red at all right? 🙂
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 😛
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)