The new Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte in 189 Isabella ($32) is my pick from the revamped L’Absolu Rouge lipstick range, which now features matte, cream, and sheer textures
The new Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks have a gorgeous “clicky” packaging: when you push the golden button on top of the lid, the lipstick pops out of the bottom
Seeing the ridiculous amount of lipstick reviews I’ve been serving you lately, one may very legitimately wonder if I’ve been transformed into some sort of mythological many-headed monster.
Well, no, truth is, I haven’t. I’m still plain old me: one head, one set of lips.
But, you know, just when you’re convincing yourself you should explore different product categories, Lisa Eldridge (your ultimate beauty inspiration) decides to launch a mammoth range of reformulated Lancôme L’Absolu Rouges. And, I mean, what is a Lisa-/lipstick lover to do then?
Yeah, I guess we all know the answer…
Welcome, new Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte in 189 Isabella!
Since I bought it online, I decided to play it safe and get something I was most likely going to like – a matte red.
, lipstick freaks, all know that there’s actually a myriad of shades of red, and I really had no idea what type it would be. An orangey red? A cool-toned red? A deeper red? (How thrilling. Aren’t you just dying of anticipation??)
Well, turns out, it’s just red.
It’s not too dark, it’s not too bright, it’s not too orange, it’s not too blue. To me 189 Isabella is the quintessential red lipstick. One I would see a 1940’s starlet wear.
Wearing the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte in 189 Isabella on my lips and the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 002 Millionaire on my eyes
The finish is not exactly matte, though, which makes me wonder how the cream finishes in the range compare. But the formula is nicely hydrating and still pretty long-lasting, so I think that, unless you’re looking for a MAC Ruby Woo type of matte (AKA a hardcore, powdery matte), the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte in 189 Isabella will most likely please you.
It definitely pleases me! 😉
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