Do you believe in the power of red lipstick? Some people believe that red lipstick is confidence booster and make you feel way better when nothing goes right. It is definitely a confident booster and it will change your mood immediately. You might be mumbling “red lipstick isn’t for me”, trust me I was telling the same thing. Now I know how wrong I was! You can start your perfect red search with Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in 132 Caprice which is a true red and good place to start!
I kept seeing Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks in the stores, however, I didn’t really bother to check them. It must be the price as I don’t like spending too much on a lipstick. This Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick was a gift from hubby, I found it under the tree. I must say hubby picked up a really pretty colour! You can imagine my excitement to try it, but of course I wanted to take photos first(annoying!) so I had to wait a few days but hey it’s all worth the wait!
Let’s talk about the packaging first… Black sleek packaging with gold rose on the top. You click on the gold rose to reveal the beautiful lipstick inside. The packaging looks way better than the older packaging, it is chic! I always fall for the packaging and I’m happy to tell that it is not only the packaging that will make you fall in love.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 132 Caprice has cream finish. Lancôme describes cream finish as “a creamy luminous satin finish” and I’d agree on that. The texture is amazing! It applies so smoothly and evenly. There’s no bleeding as well. After applying it, you easily forget you’re wearing lipstick. Since it has cream finish, it doesn’t last for long hours(at least for me), which I won’t complain about. If I don’t drink or eat anything, it looks good even after 3-4 hours. For the perfect colour, I make sure to touch up once in a while, especially after having something to eat.
Caprice is such a beautiful and vibrant red with slight blue undertone. It is neither too cool or warm, it is just in between which makes it a perfect colour. It is a little bit similar to MAC Ruby Woo well think about it as a creamy version of Ruby Woo and lighter than MUFE M402. Red is not my safe colour, however, once you wear it, it gives you the confidence. As you know it might be hard to find that perfect red which will suit your complexion. I can easily say that 132 Caprice would be perfect for most of the complexions.
If you make sure to have sun protection in all your products, you’ll be happy to know that Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks have SPF 12 UV filter which protects the lips from premature aging effects of the sun.
Do I love the colour? Yes! Do I love the finish? I like it, but I mostly prefer the matte finish over cream one as they tend to last longer. If you like cream finish, then you should definitely check it out. As I said earlier, the packaging is a total winner. If you didn’t check Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks yet, you should really give them a try. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge is £25.50, it is a good product to spoil yourself!
Do you fall for the packaging? What’s your favourite red lipstick? Have you tried Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge before?