I knew I’ll be hooked on Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Collection (info, photos) right when I heard the brand was renewing its entire lipstick collection, offering not only new shades but different finishes ranging from sheer to matte and cream. When the collection hit counters I immediately went to Sephora and showed you swatches of lipsticks that were on my wishlist. The packaging is absolutely amazing, just a fine click to open it and the variety of colors hardens your purchase decision. At the Lancome Trends Seminar which took place later that week I could took a much closer look at the new L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks and play with the textures and colors so after that I knew the colors that would make my wishlist. Lancome No.325 Impertinente is one of my favorites and I was so happy to see it in the goodie bag after the event.
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and online @lancome-usa.com
Romania – Now at Douglas, Sephora
Lancome 325 Impertinente L’Absolu Rouge (155.00 Lei / $32.00 / €32.00 for 3.4 g / 0.12 oz) is medium violet pink with cool undertones and a natural shine. Lancome Impertinente lipstick is part of the sheer colors section as it doesn’t come totally opaque on the lips but I wouldn’t quite call it sheer after all.
It has a medium opacity on the lips, doesn’t come quite harsh or super pigmented, but it allows the color some transparency. The formula is a dream, a lightweight creamy texture that glides effortlessly and evenly across the lip. It covers the lips with color in just one swipe but it provides a medium sheer coverage. The color is easily buildable so applying 2 or 3 layers it can be intensified.
I especially like how comfortable it feels during the application, how easily it glides without pulling the lip and how soft and hydrated my lips feel afterwards. The natural shiny finish is so precious to me as you know I love lip glosses and I’m hoked on every pink or purple shade with a glossy finish. It’s the kind of color that is super wearable during day or night time. It’s elegant, feminine and makes you look chic at the same time, adding a bit of color to your lips, without drawing too much attention.
The formula is infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, which makes lips stay moist and soft throughout the day, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps keep lips safe from environmental aggressors. I didn’t feel my lips dry for a second and the color stays true, without feathering or flaking.
If I want to keep this color more day time appropriate then a single swipe is enough, but if I do want to wear it in the evening as well I like to apply up to 3 layers to make it more intense and glossies. Due to this finish my lips look fresh and fuller while the color doesn’t sink into lip lines at all.
I had about six hours wear with a super comfortable and moisturizing feel. The color didn’t stain my lips and was removed evenly.
I liked this color, the application and formula so much that I had to choose a pink one as well. I couldn’t miss having a pink Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in my collection and I already told you the new shade I picked up (actually I’m wearing it right now). Watch out for a new review in the upcoming days.
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