The original Lancome L’Absolu Rouge has been reimagined to create the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Long-Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick. And it’s fair to say that I’m blown away by the innovative technology within it, which makes it an easy-to-use, comfortable liquid lip in a range of stunning shades.
As a fairly recent convert to the glossy lip look, I was intrigued by Drama Ink’s semi-matte finish as I typically find myself craving the long-lasting power of a liquid lip but can’t stand overly drying formulas – and Lancome’s innovative liquid lip has certainly exceeded my expectations…
The Most Important Thing About Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Is…
In just one swipe, your lips are coated with intense pigment that feels totally weightless on the lips. The transfer-free formula lasts for up to 8 hours, boasting a wearable matte finish that doesn’t dry out the lips. But what really sets this lip ink apart is the fact it offers double the amount of pigment than a traditional lipstick, while still feeling really lightweight.
What Does It Look Like On?
The semi-matte finish looks smooth and streak-free, allowing the shades to shine as the liquid lip glides over fine lines without drawing attention to them. I love how each shade packs a punch of colour too – a punch which is more matte than anything Lancome have launched before. One of my personal favourites has to be Shade 270 – Peau Contre Peau, which I’m wearing below…
What Skin Type Is It For?
Anyone can enjoy wearing the Lancome L’Absolu Liquid Lipstick. Those with drier lips may want to exfoliate and apply a balm before application, although the water-oil formula glides over any fine lines really easily.
You Will Love This If…
If you’re searching for a long-lasting lipstick that looks fantastic without being at all drying, you’ll love the weightless formula of the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Drama Ink Long-Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick. Fans of the classic L’Absolu Rouge shade range will also be pleased to see some star shades reappearing in the new liquid lipstick formula.
To make the formula ultra-comfortable and smooth, Lancome has created a revolutionary formula containing a water-in-oil emulsion, which is 4 times thinner than a traditional lipstick but offers twice the amount of pigment.
What Does It Feel Like?
The liquid lipstick is easy to apply with a thin creamy texture that quickly dries to be weightless on the lips – you’ll almost forget you’re wearing it!
What Does It Smell Like?
Upon application, there is a subtle but delicious smell that’s reminiscent of parma violets, which fades as the lipstick dries.
What’s Special About The Design?
The entire design is utterly chic but also practical; the wand applicator has a sponge tip but it also features a smooth centre to easily spread the lipstick without being patchy. The sponge tip is also perfect for outlining the lips and its short wand makes for accurate precision, making the lipstick the perfect size to keep in your bag.
The signature Lancome rose is celebrated throughout the design and is even embossed in the metallic gold of the lip ink wand, which reflects the light as you apply the lipstick. The final finishing touch lies within the box as the uplifting positive message sits inside: made for you to smile.
How Do You Use It?
The unique applicator dispenses the perfect amount of product to line and fill in the lips. Use the tip of the applicator to outline your lips or to create a new desired lip shape. Use the wand applicator tip to sweep the remaining product over your lips for instant full-coverage colour.