“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 LancÃ´me 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.
“LancÃ´me 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 Winsletâ€™s inspiring philanthropic endeavor, LancÃ´me 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 LancÃ´me stores and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,