Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Lancome L'Absolu Nu Lipstick in Rose Ideal



After posting my lipstick filled March haul, I found that the new Lancome L'Absolu Nu lipsticks have just been released in selected stores around the UK. I bought mine from John Lewis for ~£19.

Provocatively radiant and irresistibly lightweight, this moisture-replenishing colour embraces your lips in soft shine lustre - sounds great doesn't it?


The packaging is really pretty. Black with light grey outlines of roses. On the top is the signature Lancome rose in silver. A great thing about this packaging is that it's super user friendly. It's easy to open, and shuts with a magnetic 'click'.


There were 12 shades to choose from, and I selected no. 302 Rose Ideal. The lipstick itself is imprinted with the Lancome rose. This shade is a super pretty rose pink.


Here are a couple of swatches of this shade. Without flash:



With flash:





The lipstick on my lips:






Like other Lancome lipsticks, this one has a strong rose scent. The scent is very apparent when applying, but i don't tend to notice it after that.


The texture of this lipstick is really light. They are less sheer and glossy than the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines, but I'm in love with the texture and colour payoff. The lipstick is super smooth and glides on easily to the lips. It contains tiny particles of shimmer to reflect the light for a more radiant look.

20 comments:

  1. such a nice shade,
    me too i like the packaging, its so pretty for me it looks sophisticated
    love the fact that it is radiant and irresistibly lightweight also that it is super smooth and glides on easily to the lips. Thanks for swatches...

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  2. ooo thanks for the review...I passed the display yesterday and I didnt end up getting one...May have to reconsider :P

    the colour is lovely on you :)
    xoxo

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  3. thanks for your review! the rose motif on the tube is pretty.

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  4. The lip stick looks so pretty!

    http://heatherfrostx.blogspot.com/

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  5. the packaging is sooo pretty and the color is just wonderful! it looks amazing on your lips dear. :3

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  6. I love the color and the packaging, very beautiful!

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  7. Love that rosy pink shade! The design of the packaging is super pretty... I'd be sucked in by that alone, haha.

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  8. I would have never considered looking into their lipsticks but that is just the shade I've been looking for!

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  9. It's a beautiful shade on you - very natural & pretty! I love the packaging, (although it does look as heavy as Rouge Allures & Rouge G's!)

    I wonder why so many higher end brands like to use a rose scent for their lipsticks? Regardless, it looks lovely!

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  10. I really love your blog!!!
    Great blog!!!
    ^_^

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  11. i would buy it for the packaging alone! i'm a sucker for cute packaging. xx

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  12. The packaging is just as pretty as the shade. Love it~ and it looks so nice on you too. :] Great for every day wear.

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  13. Hi Penelope! Thank you for sharing this :) I have a few Lancome palettes, but I've never tried their lipsticks. It looks lovely!

    Kisses, Melanie

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  14. Lancome have up their game in design n packaging for sure. I love Kate winslet she's so beautiful! This lipstick looks great for every day. You always look pretty in that shade of pink :)

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  15. It's a nice rosey nude.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  16. I need to look into Rouge L'Absolu Nu next time I pass the Lancome counter!

    The rose color that you picked looks very beautiful! <3

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  17. Is this the same as what Kate is wearing in the ad ? Atleast that's what I have been told !

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  18. @ Anonymous: Yes it's the same shade that Kate is wearing :)

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