The change in season is always the best time to update your beauty routine. During the summer I tend to keep my makeup really minimal (it’s too hot!!!), but once the weather cools down I will wear more makeup. Lipstick is such a fun way to update your look… to me it’s more of an accessory than a cosmetic product as it can change your whole look/vibe with just a swipe of product! My personal style is pretty classic so I like to stick to classic reds and nudes but (as you’ll see below) it’s fun experimenting with textures (like a really matte lip, for example, which is actually new for me).
Today’s post is in collaboration with Lancôme, who sent over a few of their L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks to play with. I will let the photos below do the product proper justice but I fell in love with each of the different formulas that I tried and the best part is that they all have amazing color payoffs without drying out my lips!
I had a lot of fun playing around with the collection and narrowed it down to my three favorites, which I wore for a day and documented below! Read on for a miniature lipstick diary of sorts.
My 3 Favorite Classic Lipsticks for Fall:
I chose the shade I’d gravitated toward immediately – the new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte in Rose Lancôme. This is your perfect blue red in a gorgeous matte finish. I paired it with a soft cozy sweater and received a lot of compliments – namely from the UPS man who is also my secret best friend. “Oooh ooh, Where are YOU off too,” he exclaimed. (The answer: nowhere special: I had a coffee meeting, a photo shoot, and a long afternoon at my desk. He usually sees me in yoga clothes so lipstick is BIG.) I will say that the lipstick still looked great after my coffee meeting which is not usually the case. I also liked that the formula felt comfortable on my lips… it’s super pigmented but not drying.
Red lips AGAIN! I had an event in the city and dinner plans afterward so I went with the classic L’Absolu Rouge in Passionémente. This one is high shine which was a pleasant surprise. I think if I had to pick this would be my absolute favorite. It’s really hydrating and the color payoff is incredible. It left my lips feeling really soft and comfortable and it wore well all evening. I had to reapply after dinner but that was it!
It was my birthday! I ended up changing my dress and wearing sequins but I chose a nude lip for my birthday dinner and LOVED it. I have this thing about nudes where I worry that they wash me out and/or make my teeth look yellowy if they don’t have a bluer undertone. This is a good one – planning to keep it in my rotation! This one is the brand’s L’Absolu Lacquer in #236, Pour Toujours. While the red that I wore on day two was my favorite color, this formula is probably my favorite of all three – the L’Aboslu Lacquer is a long wearing gloss – it wears all day/night but didn’t leave my lips at all dry. I like that it’s buildable, so you can go for different looks – sheer, or full coverage.
professional (non-selfie!) photos by Carter Fish. // Thank you to Lancôme and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!