Friday, October 7, 2016

#FrenchFriday: Two Little Lippies by Lancome


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Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia & Shine Love Twisted Beige


Happy #FrenchFriday friends! Today we'll take a break from the Holiday collections for a quick look at two Lancôme lipsticks that joined my collection in recent months, the L'Absolu Rouge Définition in 285 Le Sépia and Shine Lover in 212 Twisted Beige. I've already reviewed both formulas, you can take a look at my previous posts for more details about the textures, packaging, wear time, etc: go to my reviews of L'Absolu Rouge Définition in Le Carmin, Shine Lover in French Sourire and in Corail Lover.


Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia & Shine Love Twisted Beige
Le Sepia on the the left and Beige on the right


You know that I'm a big fan of Lancôme in general and of their lipsticks in particular. I decided to get these two shades from ranges that I had already tried and loved, because the colors looked like they would work great for fall/winter. Not that I really need more lipsticks, but hey, can you ever have too many? Let's have a look!


Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia & Shine Love Twisted Beige



L'Absolu Rouge Définition in Le Sépia

When I first swatched all the shades in L'Absolu Rouge Définition range, just after it was launched, I immediately fell in love with two colors: Le Carmin, a bold red that I showed you before, and Le Sépia, a softer red with brown undertones that looked like it would be easier for me to wear for everyday looks.

The L'Absolu Rouge Définition lipsticks have a semi-matte finish, but interestingly Le Sépia has a very faint silver shimmer. It doesn't translate as shimmery on the lips, but it gives the shade a very nice luminosity - something that brown-based reds can sometimes lack. Despite being much more subdued than Le Carmin if compared side by side, Le Sépia is still a very glamorous, high-impact shade. I think it's a lot brighter on the lips than I expected from the way it looks when swatched!


Swatch of Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia & Shine Love Twisted Beige
Swatches of Lancome Shine Lover lipstick in 212 Twisted Beige (top)
and L'Absolu Rouge Definition in 285 Le Sepia (bottom)

Lip swatch Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia

Wearing Lancome lipstick L'Absolu Rouge Definition Le Sepia fotd motd
Wearing Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Definition in Le Sepia


Shine Lover in Twisted Beige

I've already told you many times how much I love the Shine Lover lipstick formula: its incredibly lightweight gel texture delivers intense color that lasts forever. I already owned two bold shades that I reviewed before, French Sourire and Corail Lover, so I decided to get a nude hue to see if the formula worked as well in a more neutral, lighter shade. Sadly I'll have to say that the answer is no.

Twisted Beige is still a delightfully thin and weightless gel lipstick that coats the lips in shiny color in one swipe, but the lighter shade emphasizes dryness and lip lines a lot more than I expected. I need to exfoliate and moisturize my lips really well before applying it. When I do it does look like a pretty, juicy nude from a normal viewing distance, but up close the imperfections on my lips are more visible than usual.

The best thing about the other Shine Lover lipsticks I own is that they leave a stain that lasts for hours after the shine is gone. But Twisted Beige being so light, it doesn't stain the lips at all, so I need to reapply very often to keep the color visible. If you want to discover the Shine Lover lipstick range, I strongly suggest that you pick a darker or brighter shade!


Lip swatch Lancome Shine Lover lipstick in Twisted Beige

Wearing Lancome Shine Lover lipstick in Twisted Beige fotd motd
Wearing Lancome Shine Lover lipstick in Twisted Beige


Have you ever tried a lipstick by Lancôme? What is your favorite formula or color?


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The products featured in this post were purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.


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