When I first saw this product, I couldn’t believe it was new as I thought Lancome would have already had liquid lipsticks in their collection. But to my surprise, they actually haven’t expanded into liquid lipsticks until now! There are only 4 shades in the Velvet Mattes but 9 shades for L’Absolu Gloss Cream & Sheer.
Packaging: In typical Lancome fashion, the product packaging is non fussy and quite basic. The only real detail of this lipstick is on the cap where you can see the Lancome logo embossed. For me, I found the packaging a bit boring as I wish it either felt more luxurious or the tube could have been more unique.
The product has a pretty good stopper and pulls out all the excess product so you end up with a good amount on the applicator. I’m also a pretty big fan of the applicator. It has two distinctly flat sides so you can swipe all across the lips. While if you flip it on the side, you can get a more precise line.
Shade: The L’Absolu Velvet Matte I have is in 181 Entracte which is a bright orange based red. It definitely brightens up my whole look when I wear it. It looks a bit intimidating but I’ve been finding red to be a gorgeous color to wear to go with any look. It’s especially good when you don’t have time to do makeup and it makes you look put together in one minute.
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|Lancome L’Absolu Velvet Matte in 181 Entracte after 8 hours of wear|