That’s a mouthful just for the name of a lipstick isn’t it!! I had mentioned this lipstick as the reason for my amazing GWP last week ( or the week before that..time flies!). Looks like the promotion is still on on the Lancome site, if you want to take advantage of it.

I had been curious about the l’Absolu Rouge line for a while. One swatch of this colour later, I was sold !(or rather, the colour was sold to me ha ha!)

Price

$35 (CAN) for 4g  of product ( a regular MAC lipstick is around 19$ (CAN) for 3.5g, if you’re comparing)

Packaging

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My first impression of the tube was “elegant”. However I noticed that it has magnetic closure when I put the lipstick back in, and THAT I thought was pretty cool. You don’t have to worry about  it opening by accident and it forms a nice tight seal. Elegant AND functional:) The lipstick itself has the Lancome logo embossed on it which is very pretty :

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Pigmentation

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This is a full coverage lipstick that manages to not look like one. Full coverage lipsticks CAN look very heavy, but while this one is super pigmented, it doesn’t look /feel heavy.

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You can also see it in my review on Guerlain’s Parure Lumiere foundation here, and I’m posting the pic below:

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You can tell that it’s pretty full coverage.

Texture

Feels super light. Lancome claim that it has moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane which helps  lips stay moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. I have to say, I agree – whole heartedly. The texture is pretty amazing on this one. I have really dry lips and  this made my lips feel all soft and pretty, and the effected lasted for a while after it faded as well so it definitely has some moisturizing ingredients.

Staying Power

It stayed for around 4 hours on me and then started to fade slowly,  but very evenly.  This is something that matters to me, because I really dislike a patchy  fade.

Rating

[usrlist Packaging:5 Pigmentation:5 Texture:5 staying_power:3 avg=”true” ]

Verdict

Holy Moly! This is one big fat deelight_pink_lips ! Bought it on a whim, got an awesome GWP and I love this colour. This line has some really gorgeous reds and some equally gorgeous MLBB (My Lips But Better) and Coral shades. Highly recommend!