I am a huge fan of red lipsticks and was happy when I got this as part of a set. At first I was not that happy with the color but after a couple of applications I am changing my mind on it, when I first applied it it appeared a bit too pink/bluish cold toned, now I think it is pretty close to a vibrant, trtue red. So I am pretty happy with the color. Still prefer a bit warmer red with hints of orange but this does look nice as well.
I use this formula in Brun Evasion too, which I love, that is a plum color despite the name (not brown at all, more of a true plum).
The formula of L'Absolue Rouge is really nice, it is thick (opaque), real moisturizing and long lasting, the only reason I have given it four stars is because compared to my fave, Guerlain Rouge G, which is the HG of lipsticks in my opinion, the formula of Guerlain is just a bit better.
The Lancome formula does slip a bit more than the Guerlain but is still quite nice. I definitely prefer Guerlain's new Rouge G red, Garconne, the color is nicer in my opinion (but that is subjective since I prefer a true red, a warmer toned red) but also that one has a bit better formula with a little less slip, a bit more opaque and really long lasting and moisturizing though of course considering the price Lancome L'Absolu Rouge is a really nice lipstick as well.
I received this as a gift with purchase. I never was into Lancome makeup and I don't think I would've ever purchased it without that promotion. Am I glad that I got a hold of it. The formula of the lipstick is phenomenal: soft, hydrating but it doesn't leak or crease. It stays on very well. And the coverage is crazy! It has no problem covering my quite pigmented lips. I'd say the color you see in the tube is what you get on your lips. But this particular color did not work that great. On me it has an orange base. Will not purchase this color but will definitely buy several other colors that will be more flattering on my skin tone
This is one of my new favourite red lipsticks. It's this gorgeous, almost glossy, creamy, moisturizing blue-red (I think) that is just ridiculously flattering. I can't rave enough about the formula, it's just so rich and comfortable and does not emphasise the lines on your lips at all. It's pigmented and opaque, I have no problems with the coverage. I would suggest using a lip liner with this one, though. It doesn't bleed, but just to be on the safe side. Lancome does a good red liner. I was a huge fan of Chanel Rouge Allure, but this formula may have surpassed it.
MAC NC45/50, Bobbi Brown Golden, South Indian, oily skin, yellow-ish undertones.