Review & Swatches: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks #132 & #386


One of my favorite brands Lancôme recently came out with their Fall 2013 makeup collection and, boy does it have some jewels in there. In my most recent August Hits and Oh God NO’s I already showed you the Sunkissed Blush, which alone already deserves an award for being too darn beautiful.

But today I want to show you these two L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks. Two sultry, edgy and vampy colors which are going to be perfect for Fall..


First let’s take a minute for this beautiful packaging. There are six lipsticks in this collection. They’re divided into three Black with a Light Gold print cases and the other three cases are Light Gold with a Black print. The print features the Eiffel tower, some luscious lips and a beautiful rose. – This design is also found on the Sunkissed Blush.


Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick: #132 “Caprice” – (€31,50 EUR /$30.00 USD)
Va va voooommm. This color screams sexy. It’s one of the prettiest Reds I’ve seen in a long time. And to make it all even better: the texture is amazing! “Caprice” applies like a smooth, buttery dream. It’s a gorgeous, vibrant Red but with a soft twist. – Color me Caprice crazy!


Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick: #386 “Prune Désir” – (€31,50 EUR /$30.00 USD)
I’d describe Prune Désir as a glossy light Wine/Pink color. It’s definitely not as Red or deep as the bullet, but it’s still very gorgeous. I can see lots and lots of edgy hipsters wear the bejesus out of this. It’s dark without going all Goth Chic on us. Prune Désir definitely did not apply as nicely as Caprice as Prune Désir was hard to get opaque evenly.


So, What’s the verdict?
I think Lancôme did a great job on these. I love that instead of going for traditional Reds and Wines, they added a twist. Caprice is definitely the star in my eyes. Its texture and pop of color have me swooning for more. Prune Désir is beautiful as well, but I wish the texture was a little less glossy. Other than that, these are great, and if you’re a vampy lipstick lover, these are perfect for you!

Lancôme lipsticks are available at several Dutch Department Stores and Sephora.com

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22 Responses to Review & Swatches: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipsticks #132 & #386

  1. Juul says:

    Love it! I like the color of Prune Désir more, but the texture is what’s holding me back… A little too glossy indeed. Great review!

  2. Eline says:

    wauw ik vind ze erg mooi en wat breng jij ze perfect aan zeg!!

  3. femketje says:

    Gorgeous swatches! ♡

  4. Esmeralda L says:

    Die rode is super mooi. en inderdaad wat mooi zijn ze aangebracht. ik kan dat echt niet

  5. Emelie says:

    I feel like I need both of theese lipsticks! LOVE IT!

  6. Marloes says:

    Wat een prachtige lipsticks!

  7. Linda says:

    Wat een mooie kleuren!

  8. Lauren Schroer says:

    These are both so stunning! Your lip swatches are flawless!

  9. Dionne says:

    Wat een prachtige lipsticks!
    Mooi knallende kleurtjes

  10. Silke says:

    Je hebt een prachtige lipvorm (klinkt misschien vreemd, maar ach). Caprice ziet er echt geweldig uit!

  11. Katja says:

    Hi Nikkie! Wow, prachtig aangebracht!

  12. Martina says:

    Je lipswatches zijn belachelijk mooi!

  13. Patricia says:

    Wat zijn ze mooi en zo mooi aangebracht.

  14. Lotte says:

    Wauw jij brengt lipstick echt perfect aan!

  15. Annamarie says:

    WAUW they are stuning!!

  16. Squeaky Q says:

    Damn, your swatches are gorgeous!

  17. Kirsten says:

    Het ziet er prachtig uit! Foto’s zijn ook top!

  18. Lori says:

    Wow, what an amazing pout. I’m jealous!

  19. Didi says:

    Wauw wat een waanzinnig mooie foto’s!

  20. Sylvia says:

    I love these lipsticks on you! Especially the bright reds. They just look wonderful on you! That Lancome red looks divine.
    http://3girlsblog.blogspot.ca/

  21. mag says:

    Prune Désir it seems like Rebel by Mac, don´t you think Nikkie? kisses from Spain :)

  22. Esen says:

    Heyy Nikkie!!

    Amazing lipsticks!!! And they look great on your lips!!!

    But I had a question about purple lipsticks!! Lately I’ve been inspired by Perrie Edwards to try purple lipstick! However, I can’t really find the one she has! It’s this dark purple she wears and I know that it’s MAC’s dominate or cyber!! Can you confirm for me which one it is??!! Also, the Little Mix girls have their own make up collection now. They teamed up with the UK make up brand Collection. But do you know if we can get it here in the Netherlands??

    I really hope you can help me with my questions!!! Thank you in advance!!!

    Bye!!

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