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Lipsticks are one of the easiest way to jazz up your ensemble: one simple change in colour can instantly transform your look, taking you from being boardroom-ready to after-work cocktails or on a hot date. However, despite the sheer variety of lip colours available in the market, if you, like many other women out there, still find it challenging to find a lipstick that combines comfort, texture and convenience in a luxurious and chic packaging, look no further than Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge.

From L to R: L’Absolu Rouge in 120 Cream, 290 Matte, 122 Sheer, 368 Cream, 132 Cream, $46 each, Lancôme

Comprising of an impressive 39 shades in three finishes, the L’Absolu Rouge gives you endless possibilities when creating your favourite lip looks. “I wanted to create a collection of extremely pure shades that irresistibly attract the eye and the imagination,” says Lancôme Creative Director, Lisa Eldrige. “I wanted to create something very appealing and exciting. I also made sure that each colour family was well-represented, with perfect nudes, intense reds, deep raspberries, punchy oranges and simple yet vibrant pinks,” she adds.

In addition to a wide range of colours, the L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks also come in three textures: sheer, cream and matte, making them ideal for every woman to build her very own lipstick wardrobe. The sheer shades are buildable and give a high-shine effect; the cream hues are vibrant and sophisticated while the matte ones are bold, pigmented and give a velvety finish.

Another unique feature about the L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks is that they are all enriched with Pro-Xylane, a moisture-boosting ingredient that keeps lips soft and smooth. The result? Long-lasting wear that doesn’t feather, flake or fade. And all these skin-loving, statement-making goodness are encased in a sleek, lacquered black metal case with the emblematic Lancôme rose. All you have to do is click on its rose-embossed gold seal to reveal the lipstick bullet housed within.

For Days In The Office 

Perfect for that polished look, try L’Absolu Rouge in 120 Siena Ultimate – Cream. This peachy-beige lipstick flatters fair to medium skin tones by adding just the right amount of colour and a soft, creamy shine without being overpowering.

L’Absolu Rouge in 120 Cream, $46, Lancôme

For Brunch With The Girls

A velvety rose hue, L’Absolu Rouge in 290 Poeme – Matte glides over lips smoothly for an ultra-feminine look. Best paired with flowing silk dresses for an indulgent champagne brunch.

L’Absolu Rouge in 290 Matte, $46, Lancôme

For Casual Weekends

If you’re looking for a fun and vibrant shade, try the L’Absolu Rouge in 122 Indecise – Sheer. With less intensity, this gives a light veil of colour with one swipe and has a buildable texture if you want a brighter pop of colour. Alternatively, you can create an ombré effect by applying the lipstick at the centre of your lips and dab with your finger to soften the edges.

L’Absolu Rouge in 122 Sheer, $46, Lancôme

For After-work Cocktails

Put your best face forward with L’Absolu Rouge in 368 Rose Lancôme – Cream, a bold raspberry pink that flatters virtually every skin tone. A must-have accessory when heading out for drinks, one coat is all you need for intense colour pay-off. Complete with soft smoky eyes and you are all set.

L’Absolu Rouge in 368 Cream, $46, Lancôme

For Classic Glamour

No one can deny the power of a red lipstick. L’Absolu Rouge in 132 Caprice – Cream is a neutral medium red that is neither too bright nor dark so it accentuates all skin tones. Its creamy texture glides onto lips seamlessly and stays vibrant for hours on end. Wear this with a cat-eye liner and you’re ready to paint the town red.

L’Absolu Rouge in 132 Cream, $46, Lancôme

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