Today I’m introducing you to the L’Absolu Ruby Cream Lipstick because the formula is fantastic and the colors are sexy.
You can wear these shades to the office and reapply for night on the town - they are versatile and flattering on all complexions. The rich, velvety color is ultra pigmented, high coverage, bold, comfortable, moisturizing and gorgeous! There is a hint of satin sheen (but not too much) and the multi-faceted bullet shape allows for precise application around the lip contour.
Shades (right to left): 02 Ruby Queen, 03 Kiss Me Ruby, 481 Pigeon Blood Ruby and 274 Coeur de Rubis)
I love that the color glides on buttery and opaque with no drag or patchiness. The lipsticks retail for $42 each and come in 14 shades.
Lancome has made quite a few Hypnose Palettes but Blue Hypnotique ($60) has the most striking colors in the collection. Each compact comes with 5 coordinated shades, 2 applicators and a small mirror.
You get a shimmery silver, matte royal blue, sparkling gold, iridescent cobalt blue and deep matte navy for a stunning smokey effect. The color payoff is good but the bright blue and navy are sheer and buildable. Use them to create a pretty faded crease so the others shadows don't appear heavy.
I always recommend using a base before applying shadow, especially during the summer when there is sweat and humidity to contend with. Lancome’s Prime It Boost It Intensifier Base ($33) keeps pigments in place all day (even during exercise). It also smooths, preps and prevents creasing but does not seem to amplify color or make them brighter.
Another great summer product is the Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Glow Liquid Moisturizer ($60). It is infused with a nourishing blend of amino acids, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and rose extract to protect against pollution, weather, dehydration, dullness and other visible signs of stress and fatigue.
The light milk creates a luminous, supple veil that makes skin appear healthy. It is 95% natural, eco-friendly and does not contain alcohol, silicone, parabens, mineral oil or artificial colors. Use it under makeup to smooth, hydrate and promote a healthy glow.
These products are available at Lancome counters nationwide and online at lancome.ca