Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquer Swatches

Thursday, April 5th 2018 0

Glossy liquid lipsticks

When the current landscape seems to offer matte lip products as far as the eye can see, I was so excited by the arrival of a glossy new lip collection from Lancome.

The new Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquers are liquid lipsticks with a glossy, dewy finish. Designed to be layered, one swipe gives a translucent flush, two coats adds depth and three coats gives an opaque, full glossy finish.

Lancome L'Absolu Lip Lacquers

I love the applicator on these, a simple doe foot wand, because it helps to give a precise finish when applying. These leave a really strong tint which you’ll see in the swatches below, so a careful application is key.

The promise from these is a 6 hour wear which I think is fair. With a soft, hydrating texture, they remain dewy in finish and even though the glossiness fades as the wear continues, you’re left with the tint from the formula. If, like me, you’re busy through the working day and you don’t have time to check or reapply your make-up often, these are fantastic. You get the lasting pigment from the lipstick but unlike matte lipsticks they gently fade away with no cracks or creases.

Swatches top to bottom: 515, 134, 315, 188, 168, 366, 490, 492, 468

Lancome L'Absolu Lip Lacquers

Here they are after one make-up removing wipe. You can see the staying power!

Lancome L'Absolu Lip Lacquers

Swatches top to bottom: 344, 378, 323, 312, 202, 308, 274, 296, 500

Glossy liquid lipsticks

Here they are after one make-up removing wipe again.

Lancome L'absolu lip lacquer

Here’s a look at three of my favourite shades…

The ultimate red: Rose Rouge 168

This kind of pink-red is always my personal go-to shade. It makes teeth look whiter and is a statement shade that can hold it’s own with minimal make-up everywhere else. If you only have time for mascara and lipstick, this makes a lovely wow moment.

Lancome L'absolu lip lacquer

The loveliest nude: Let Me Shine 308

When I went to swatch this I found the bottle to be quite deceiving as I thought the formula would be lighter than it is. In reality, this is a glittery blush pink nude, ideal for use alone on all skin tones or would be beautiful to add depth and lustre atop of your favourite nude lipstick.

Lancome L'absolu lip lacquer 308

The all rounder: Energy Shot 315

A fresh, pretty coral, this is the ultimate summer shade. Power is right, the stain from this is immense and you will need to take extra care in removing it.

Lancome L'absolu lip lacquer 315

If you want a lipstick that feels hydrating, gives a glossy finish and leaves a tint behind it, these are perfect for you. Just be mindful that the pigment is so strong, you’ll need a proper make-up remover to completely melt it away.

Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquers are available nationwide at £23 each.

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