“Nights in red satin…” Wait — is that how that song goes? I forget.
A true red with a satiny finish, L’Absolu Rouge in Caprice ($29), one of the five lipsticks in The Golden Hat Foundation color collection for Lancôme Holiday 2011, has that 1940s pin-up girl vibe, doesn’t it? — like the kind of red a hottie might have worn back then with winged liner, victory rolls and fishnet stockings?
Everything about this limited edition lippie says seduction to me, from the racy packaging — and I love how the magnetic cap clicks into place like the caps on Burberry’s lipsticks — to the way it feels like a stolen kiss on my lips.
“Lancôme is thrilled to announce its support of the Golden Hat Foundation, a non-profit created by beloved Ambassadress Kate Winslet to raise funds to better the lives of children living with autism. To support Kate Winslet’s inspiring philanthropic endeavor, Lancôme has worked with her to create a stunning holiday collection that brings to life the spirit and message of the charity.”
My dry lips love the moisturizing formula, which seems to last a good amount of time, but I wish I didn’t have to wear it with a lip liner. When I don’t, the color tends to bleed beyond my natural lip line within a couple of hours (probably has something to do with the super creamy texture).
Sirens with sensitive noses, be warned: the strong violet flavor and scent last for hours.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancôme stores and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,