This is one of the rare Lancome lipsticks I own. The shade, for the record is a bit of a mystery. I’ll explain more below. But its a gorgeous mauve colour and very cool toned. It’s a soft violet pink. I do feel that because of the extreme blue undertone, it would suit either pale or dark skintones better.
Now L’Absolu Rouge have different shade names in US and Europe. I bought this in Europe and although there’s 355 on the packaging, it doesn’t match the shade on the website. It looks more like 351 Mauve Majestic. So either it’s renamed or something kooky is going on.
Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge range have moisturizing creamy and extremely pigmented lipsticks. The quality of these is really good, on par with Mac’s creamsheens.
It lasts really well more than 6-7 hours. It does fade a bit when its starting to wear off. There’s also no bleeding or feathering. It feels incredibly smooth to put on.
They give a good opaque coverage. They glide on very smoothly and apply evenly. They don’t accentuate the lines and gives a creamy satin finish.
Personally, I feel that the price is excessive for a lipstick. Buying a Mac over this is a no-brainer. You do get what you pay for, I just feel that you can get the same or possibly more in less money as well.
Photos or swatches below!
Name: L’Absolu Rouge
Brand : Lancome
Colour : 355
Product Amount : 4.2g
Pigmentation : Very pigmented
Finish and Texture : Very creamy and smooth to apply.
Durability : Lasts 8+ hours.
Fragrance : a mild old lipstick/powdery scent
Price : $21 ~ Rs. 1165
Available at : Strawberry.net. I bought it at Heathrow…
Overall : 4/5