Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne” Review, Swatch & LOTD-
Hey my pretties!
As you all must know by now, Lancome is officially out of India :'( Boo-hoo! I mean why does this always happen with my favorites!? First Lush, then YSL & now Lancome!! Just before it went out of India, I had purchased the very lovely Teint Miracle foundation & this L’Absolu lipstick which is officially my biggest splurge ever on a single lipstick 😛 But I loved the color & finish so much at Sephora that I just could not control -_- Let’s see if it was worth it!
What Lancome Says-
Let your lips speak out who you really are with L’Absolu Rouge. Our cult lipstick reinvents itself, more precious and colorful than ever. From our timeless iconic colors to new vibrant shades, our range has it all: perfect nudes, intense reds, luminous pinks… an incredibly widespread palette of colors and finishes to explore and adopt. Which one will you choose?
MAKE-UP FINISHES TO UNCLICK
Click on the rose to open and unleash the color … and the finish. For the first time, our color range features three different make-up finishes:
– SHEER: a buildable sheer color with a subtle shiny finish
– CREAM: a creamy luminous satin finish
– MATTE: a comfortable creamy matte finish
From effortless sheer to sophisticated cream to bold matte, there’s a lipstick to match your every mood. And, because color is only beautiful on healthy-looking lips, all 3 textures are formulated with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, for hydrated, soft and comforted lips.
PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE ● MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL ● OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE ● PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER ● CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX ● POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAX ● PARAFFIN ● HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE ● BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 ● ALUMINA ● SYNTHETIC WAX ● TIN OXIDE ● AQUA / WATER ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE ● METHICONE ● SILICA ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● MAGNESIUM SILICATE ●COLOPHONIUM / ROSIN ● PROPYLENE GLYCOL ● HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE ● HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE ● TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● GERANIOL ● METHYL-2-OCTYNOATE ● HYDROXYCITRONELLAL ● CITRONELLOL ● HEXYL CINNAMAL ● BENZYL ALCOHOL ● PARFUM / FRAGRANCE ● [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 15850 / RED 6 ● CI 15850 / RED 7 ● CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE ● CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE ● CI 17200 / RED 33 LAKE ● CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE ● CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ● CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE ● CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE ● CI 75470 / CARMINE ● CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET ● CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ● MICA ]
Price: 2750/- INR in India (not available anymore) & 25.50 GBP in UK for 3.4 gm.
My take on the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne”-
The packaging is to die for! OMG- I can pay this price alone for another luxurious tube like this (ok no I won’t :P) It is a sleek black tube with a gold rose at one end which you have to click on to get the tube to come out of the casing <3 Lovely, luxurious, user & travel friendly 🙂
The texture is the loveliest, smoothest & creamiest texture I have ever seen & it glides on my dry lips even without a balm like butter without any dragging/pulling 🙂 It does not emphasize my dry patches/fine lines & settles into a creamy finish throughout without any need for further hydration 🙂
The pigmentation is amazing & single stroke & I got saturated color in just a couple of swipes. Ladies with pigmented lips won’t face any issues either!
The shade “Rose Nocturne” is a beautiful coral rose pink which I was not very keen o while swatching but eventually fell in love with when the SA made me try it out on my lips 🙂 It brightens up the face instantly, feels & looks lovely & is the perfect pop of color for warmer days especially & will look great on all complexions!
Staying power is wonderful as well & lasts easily on my lips for 5-6 hours & beyond through lots of conversation, food & drinks 🙂 It does transfer on cups & glasses though owing to the creamy finish.
Pros of the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne”:
1> Luxurious, sleek black tube packaging which is gorgeous & travel friendly.
2> Creamy, buttery, smooth formula which glides on lips easily without emphasizing fine lines/dry patches.
3> The shade “Rose Nocturne” is a lovely coral pink for all complexions 🙂
4> Top-notch pigmentation- needs a couple of light swipes for full coverage 🙂
5> Does not dry out lips.
6> Staying power is very good- at least 5-6 hours.
Cons of the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne”:
So expensive 🙁
Swatch of the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne”-
On my Lips-
My Rating: 4.8/5!
Do I recommend the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne”?
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in “Rose Nocturne” is pure luxury in a tube! There are no flaws of the lipstick & at this price, there shouldn’t be 😛 The formula, pigmentation, lasting power everything is top-notch & I am a fan of this range & plan to pick up more shades here in the UK 😀 Do splurge on one of these if you are a fellow lipstick addict!
Review by- Agni