Do you believe in the power of red lipstick? Some people believe that red lipstick is confidence booster and make you feel way better when nothing goes right. It is definitely a confident booster and it will change your mood immediately. You might be mumbling “red lipstick isn’t for me”, trust me I was telling the same thing. Now I know how wrong I was! You can start your perfect red search with Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in 132 Caprice which is a true red and good place to start!

I kept seeing Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks in the stores, however, I didn’t really bother to check them. It must be the price as I don’t like spending too much on a lipstick. This Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick was a gift from hubby, I found it under the tree. I must say hubby picked up a really pretty colour! You can imagine my excitement to try it, but of course I wanted to take photos first(annoying!) so I had to wait a few days but hey it’s all worth the wait!

Let’s talk about the packaging first… Black sleek packaging with gold rose on the top. You click on the gold rose to reveal the beautiful lipstick inside. The packaging looks way better than the older packaging, it is chic! I always fall for the packaging and I’m happy to tell that it is not only the packaging that will make you fall in love.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 132 Caprice has cream finish. Lancôme describes cream finish as “a creamy luminous satin finish” and I’d agree on that. The texture is amazing! It applies so smoothly and evenly. There’s no bleeding as well. After applying it, you easily forget you’re wearing lipstick. Since it has cream finish, it doesn’t last for long hours(at least for me), which I won’t complain about. If I don’t drink or eat anything, it looks good even after 3-4 hours. For the perfect colour, I make sure to touch up once in a while, especially after having something to eat.

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge 132 Caprice has cream finish. 132 Caprice is a true red with slight blue undertone. If you're looking for a red lipstick which could suit every complexion then this is what you need.

Caprice is such a beautiful and vibrant red with slight blue undertone. It is neither too cool or warm, it is just in between which makes it a perfect colour. It is a little bit similar to MAC Ruby Woo well think about it as a creamy version of Ruby Woo and lighter than MUFE M402. Red is not my safe colour, however, once you wear it, it gives you the confidence. As you know it might be hard to find that perfect red which will suit your complexion. I can easily say that 132 Caprice would be perfect for most of the complexions.

If you make sure to have sun protection in all your products, you’ll be happy to know that Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks have SPF 12 UV filter which protects the lips from premature aging effects of the sun.

Do I love the colour? Yes! Do I love the finish? I like it, but I mostly prefer the matte finish over cream one as they tend to last longer. If you like cream finish, then you should definitely check it out. As I said earlier, the packaging is a total winner. If you didn’t check Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks yet, you should really give them a try. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge is £25.50, it is a good product to spoil yourself!

Do you fall for the packaging? What’s your favourite red lipstick? Have you tried Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge before?

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  • Thanks for the recommendation! I love the look of this. Gemma x

  • This shade looks so pretty! The packaging is lovely, so classy! I’m sold!

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  • I tried these Lancome lipsticks and I have to say I love them! Great post x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • It is the first one I own and I must say I really like it x

  • Firstly, welcome back 🙂

    Secondly, the lipstick is gorgeous, pure luxury, perfect as a gift 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • It’s a great gift, hubby knows how to make me happy 🙂 x

  • Welcome back! This looks and sounds like such a beautiful lipstick!

  • Charlotte

    Oh how I’ve missed your posts-lovely new layout by the way, I hope you are all ok! I feel red lipsticks are the ultimate feel good, powerful go to. I love the fact that this lipstick has an spf within it, I feel that’s only apparent within high end luxury lipsticks
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • Thank you 🙂 Red lipsticks are perfect for confidence boost and this one does a great job!

  • Back to blogging and complete with a lovely new layout! You may remember that I adore rd lipsticks and own a lot of them, but none so luxurious. For me the cream finish is preferable over matte. I dont mind reapplying, I just can’t deal with anythind drying.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • After a long time off, it is hard to get back to it and I’m still struggling with writing, taking photos and everything else. I hope it gets better soon! I wasn’t really a red person before and now I’ve been loving them. Red is your colour, it looks stunning on you!

  • Rebel

    Yaaas, I love red lipstick! I definitey think that it is a confident boost! 😉


  • Oh wow how gorgeous is this lipstick, love a good red! Loving the new layout as well, so pretty!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

  • The packaging is so pretty and classic with the black and gold. I love the red color, it’s absolutely beautiful. However, with a red shade, I like one that lasts a little longer and doesn’t smudge, otherwise, it gets all over the chin area, which isn’t cute, haha! Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts on the formula and overall lipstick. I hope you have a great day!



    • Packaging won my heart, it is so beautiful! I hope you have a great weekend, beauty! x

  • Aaaah, you’re back!! I’ve missed your photography, writing and just you to be honest haha. This looks like such a pretty shade, but I’m the same as you, I do prefer a matte finish over a cream, but there’s no denying how beautiful it is. Have a lovely day 🙂

    • Aww thank you so much, sweetie 🙂 Even though the formula is on the creamy side, it ended up being one of my favourite 🙂 Have a great weekend x

  • Love the red shape of this lipstick, it looks gorgeous! I also prefer the matte finish, compared to a satin or creamy finish! The packaging is so luxe, hope you will get your wear out of it. Have a great day!



    • Packaging and the true red colour are winner! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • I’m a fan of cream finishes although I don’t always get round to reapplying as much as I should do! Love the new blog header, very chic

    • I forget to reapply, especially when I’m out so I prefer matte over cream. Thank you 🙂

  • This lipstick looks gorgeous, I love the shade!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Such a gorgeous lipstick, this really is the perfect Red. Incredible chic indeed.

    Haven’t tried Lancome before but a brand I’m keen to try!

    Laura xo

    • I haven’t tried many Lancome products, the ones I tried are really good, especially the lipstick 🙂 x

  • Such a gorgeous red and the packaging is pretty too!

  • This is such a gorgeous lipstick. I’ve been leaning more towards creamy satin lipsticks because they are way more comfortable than matte lipsticks. Though I don’t like how theyre not long lasting and how they bleed. It’s a tradeoff. Glad to hear that this doesn’t bleed though. I’m glad your back, and I’m loving the new layout!


    • It is a perfect colour to boost the confidence 🙂 I hope everything is going great with you and you’re all ready for the wedding. Looking forward to hearing more about it 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • What an amazing shade, stunning!

    Vanessa x |

  • Ela

    The packaging is lovely! I’m not into cream-finish lipsticks but this one looks so good.
    Ela |

  • I’m so glad you’re back, Ela! This lipstick looks gorgeous. What a vibrant and bold red lipstick. Would be perfect to go with a little black dress for a formal event 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Lindsey 🙂 Totally agree, it would be perfect to go with LBD 🙂

  • Welcome back! I love red lipsticks and often wear matte lip colours, however when it comes to lipsticks I like a moisturised one. I don’t actually mind reapplying lipsticks during the day! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • Sometimes I am too lazy to reapply, that’s why anything that is long lasting would be my go to lipstick 🙂

  • Oh that is a beautiful shade of red! 🙂 My current (and only, ha!) lipstick is more on the coral side of red, I just haven’t found that perfect true red lipstick for me yet. This does look beautiful though, colour and packaging. What a nice gift 🙂

    Hope you are having a really good week 🙂

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    • It is a little tricky to find the perfect red, I was never a red person before 🙂

      Have a great weekend 🙂

  • I totally fall for packaging! This shade is gorgeous. I haven’t tried any Lancome lipsticks before. I have to try one out!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • I fall for packaging too and this one is definitely one of them x

  • Hi Ela, it’s good to have you back! 🙂
    The color of this lipstick looks really beautiful, but just like you for bold shades I tend to prefer a matte finish because it’s usually more low-maintenance.

    • Thank you 🙂

      Low maintenance ones are the best, especially when you’re on the go!

  • That is such a gorgeous shade! And similar too Ruby Woo but creamy texture sold me completely since I have dry lips. And the packaging is sooo cute.. ahh I am getting this one now!


  • I’m so happy that you’re back Ela! I missed your posts 😀
    Your husband did choose an amazing shade, such a bright, happy, seductive red! I do think that red lipstick usually gives you that boost of confidence and femininity. But I also agree that matte finishes are generally better as they last longer on the lips, which is not the case with cream finishes. It’s a shade because cream finishes are usually more comfortable on the lips!

    Julia x

    • Aww thank you so much, Julia 🙂 I am still struggling to get back to it fully, I should really stop being lazy and doing more!
      I really like the colour, he definitely did a great job at picking it 🙂
      Have a great weekend x

  • OMG, that is stunning! I’m going though a huge red lip thing right now, it must be spring in the air! Ruby Woo is one of my all time fave reds, so ill definitely be trying this out next time im near a counter!
    Kate xx

  • Gorgeous shade! I used to be all red lipstick isn’t my thing, but I’m a changed woman. I love how you can have a red lip and really not need much more makeup than that!

    pumps and push-ups

    • I wish I had started wearing red lipsticks earlier, it is a confidence booster!

  • Ms Tantrum

    I had this lipstick and im so silly i sold it on Depop as I was not reaching for it..Now seeing your post, Im missing it.

    Ash |
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    • Oh no! I don’t reach to red often but for special occasions, it is a must have!

  • This shade looks so pretty! I definitely shy away from red lipstick but I love red tinted balms like Benebalm!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I still shy away from red, but when I want to spice things up then it is a perfect colour 🙂

  • This shade looks so pretty, I bet it looks gorgeous on you! It’s been a while since I’ve tried anything from Lancome.

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • It is such a beautiful shade of red and my first Lancome lipstick. I’m loving it!

  • How have I only just came across your blog!!! I love it, and your photography is absolutely stunning. xxx

  • LOVE your new site, Ela!

    This lipstick is beautiful! I’m not a huge red lip wearer but am getting braver! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

    • Thank you so much:)

      I’m not a huge red wearer as well, but I’m trying to change that xx

  • I love the packaging, so elegant and luxurious! Also love that shade, you’re so right, it do looks like the perfect one. Neither too warm or too cold. A perfect red shade goes along way! Xx

  • Thank you for the swatch! This looks like a gorgeous red and you already know my love affair with red lips so this will be added into my list to purchase.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • It is a beautiful red, neither too warm or too cold, perfect balance 🙂

  • Yiotou_La

    Wow this is a gorgeous red, this year I have been rocking red lips for the first time and I purchased many red lipsticks, most of them quite similar. A girl cannot have too many, right??


    • Ha ha totally agree with you! A girl cannot have too many 😉 I wish men would understand that too!

  • Emily

    Your hubby certainly did a grand job, what a stunning shade of red! My own favourite is MAC’s Russian Red. I definitely agree about the power of wearing red lipstick, I feel so much sassier when I’m wearing it!

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    • I guess I can trust him with picking up makeup products 🙂 Russian Red is gorgeous!

  • I recently started wearing a red lipstick and I can certainly say that it boosted my confidence.

  • I’ve been a red lipstick person. Starting to wonder if I’ve been stopping myself from enjoying something very lovely. This red shade from Lancome looks stunning!

    • I was never a red person and now I can say I’m converting 🙂

  • Samileen

    That is indeed a gorgeous red. And, omg it’s been quite a while I hadn’t visited your blog. Totally digging the new look. It’s gorgeous.

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