Le Magenta, Ooh La La

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Many, many years ago I worked at a Lancome counter in college. The things I learned about myself still hold true to this day: I can do one hell of an eyeshadow look, I’m terrified of blush, and when a woman tells you that she removes her makeup with mayonnaise you should do your best not to look visibly horrified. It’s also the place where I learned to fall in love with liquid eyeliner, turquoise kohl pencils, and the Absolue Hand Cream. Some things just never change.

It’s been many years since I’ve tried Lancome lipsticks, mostly because the strong signature fragrance brings memories of my days behind the counter. Last month a beautiful assortment of their matte lipsticks arrived and I’m pleased to report the fragrance is much less powerful than I remember. Several formulas were included, but Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Definition Le Magenta 388 has been a standout favorite. Not to be confused with the Absolu Rouge formula, L’Absolu Rouge Definition is a creamy, comfortable matte that is available in six saturated colors. In particular, shade 388 Le Magenta is a stunner! There’s a real depth to the color with a bright quality that is unmatched in my (extensive) collection.

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Definition Le Magenta 388

Unfortunately, it appears that this shade has been discontinued, however other shades in this formula are still available.

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SUMMARY

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Definition Le Magenta 388 lipstick is an incredibly vivid and vibrant shade. The strong pigmentation helps increase longevity, which should be expected from a pigmented matte lipstick. The packaging feels substantial, but not heavy in the hand, and the lid closes with a satisfying magnetic click. The lipsticks are $30.50, pricing them below the NARS Audacious Lipsticks, but above popular matte lipsticks from Bite and MAC. If you’re a lover of bold lip looks, I highly recommend giving this formula a swatch. 

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Pigmentation
8
Longevity
7
Packaging
7
Price
7
Sarah Conleyhttps://rascalhoney.com
Focusing on style and self-esteem with her inimitable sass, Sarah has helped change the conversation about plus size fashion. She is a socially connected influencer, has been the star of viral videos, and helped lead an anti-body shaming campaign that earned an apology from O, the Oprah Magazine. With an approach that is more Role Model than Runway Model, Sarah has built a credible connection with the fashion community as a whole. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in TIME, CNN, Teen Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Lucky, and more. As a consultant, her social strategies have been executed by former clients ELOQUII, Undone Beauty, NARS, MAC Cosmetics, David Yurman, Diane von Furstenberg, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, and many more. Currently, she serves as the Director of Marketing for Arkansas’s only cut-to-order cheese shop, Sweet Freedom Cheese in Bentonville, Arkansas. When she’s not educating people on the wonders of artisanal cheese or taking her rescue dog, Blueberry Shortcake Flowers, for a walk, Sarah can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @imsarahconley.

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