I usually shop for my makeup products at Sephora, but sometimes there are special collections available outside of Sephora. Case in point, the Lancome x Proenza Schouler collection is exclusively available at Lancome online! This collaboration between two powerhouses features all limited edition products and infuses some of Proenza Schouler’s boldness into Lancome’s classic products. I have quite a few of the products from the collection but today I’ll be showing you two shades of the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick.
Lancome packaging is usually quite traditional with black being the main color. But the collaboration with Proenza Schouler has brought out a more bold, wild side! The two opaque shades comes in a bright orange and fuschia tube with Lancome and Proenza Schouler printed in two different fonts. The sheer shades features a slightly different geometric design with rich purple and blue being the main colors. For another fun touch, the lipstick opens by pressing down on the Lancome logo on the top. I’ve never had another lipstick packaged like this before and really enjoy this creative element.
Lancome X Proenza Schouler L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 110 Graphic Orange
Lancome X Proenza Schouler L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 110 Graphic Orange is a daring orange red! The color pay off is insane and transfers to the lips seamlessly. Although it is a very intense color, I find it flattering when worn and can see myself using this shade for a night out or special event. There is a slight tug to the formula which I actually enjoy especially for ultra pigmented products. There’s less chance of a slip and better precision. I find it glides over any dry patches pretty well but the sheer lipstick does a better job of giving a more smooth appearance overall.
I recently decluttered my red lipstick collection and kept two other orange red lip products. I’ll have to compare them in my next declutter but this lipstick definitely gives me the most precision when applying straight out of the tube! I also adore the bright packaging so this may have to be a keeper! I probably only wear this bright of a lip color 5 or 6 times a year, but I already can’t wait for holiday parties to pull this off!
Lancome X Proenza Schouler L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 111 Abstract Burgundy
Although this is suppose to be a sheer finish lipstick, I find the color pay off to still be pretty strong! Lancome X Proenza Schouler L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 111 Abstract Burgundy is a dark plum! I gravitate towards darker lips in the fall and winter so this will be perfect for the upcoming months!
The finish on this is quite different from 110 Graphic Orange! Even when I was just swatching, I can immediately feel the difference in formula. This feels a lot more watery and gives off a very glossy finish. Once applied, I find it fully covers my natural lip color and the gloss is still there. I really like that it smooths over my lips as I have some cracked skin due to being sick. With that being said, it’s not something you can just swipe on and go. The color pay off is still quite strong so you’ll either need to be very careful or use a lip brush for a precise finish.
Overall, I’m very impressed with how weightless and comfortable it is to wear such bold colors. The formula is spot on and the color pay off is intense. The one thing I don’t like about these lipsticks is the slight scent that comes with Lancome lipsticks. It reminds me of my mom’s makeup but it could be nostalgic to some.
In terms of the collaboration, I really like Proenza Schouler’s fashion infusion into the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lipstick formula! The normal black packaging is classic but a plain for my liking. These limited edition lipsticks are exactly my cup of tea. I also like that both of these colors are bold and boundary pushing, similar to Proenza Schouler’s fashion designs. While these colors are not for every day, I still find them to be flattering when worn so I’ll be waiting for the right occasion! Until then, they can sit pretty on my vanity.