Lancome Velvet Matte
Absolutely comfortable and bright lippie. It’s matte, glossy and it’s a lip tint at the same time! All that is about my 378 ROSE LANCÔME
Hello my dear readers!
Get ready for my praises of this perfect lip product. And I’ll show you a lot of photos. Too many photos, maybe, as I like taking photos when wearing this lippie. It’s so bright, bold and tempting. I have it in the color #378 ROSE LANCÔME. This color is named after the rose symbol of the brand, so I guess that’s why it’s so perfect.
In 2017 Lancome launched their new line of liquid lipsticks L’Absolu Roses Fall 2017 Collection. And there are 3 textures of the products: L’Absolu Gloss Sheer, L’Absolu Gloss Cream and L’Absolu Velvet Matte. Creamy textures are classy and is always to the place. Matte lipsticks have been all the rage for the last 2-3 years and still they are very much hyped. And as for glossy finishes, well, they’ll come back into fashion one day. My color is L’Absolu Velvet Matte. It’s a matte lip gloss. You may take it as a weird word combination but I’ll also say that it’s a lip tint! This product consists of all the best finishes and textures.
right after the application
My make up with this lipstick:
total look complimented with this lipstick
Color. It’s astonishing and very bright. I’m not sure if there are bright roses like these that exist, though I have to say that the color is berry-like, warm-toned and very pigmented.
swatches in different light
Texture. It’s very soft and creamy. It isn’t runny or greasy. The product has a very interesting peculiarity: you can vary the pigmentation of the color when layering the product. If you apply it with a thin layer, you’ll have a semi-transparent tint-like shade. However, if you apply more, you’ll get very bright and thick color coverage.
The product is comfortable while wear and I appreciate its emollient properties. For me it’s important that the product ISN’T sticky and I never end up having my hair stuck in this product.
Matte. The lipstick is called L’Absolu Velvet Matte which is thought to be totally matte, though it isn’t. It has a more satin and glossy finish I should say. The lippie isn’t matte.
It turns matte, though after about 2 hours of wearing. At this time the thick and bright pigment is visible on my lips and then after about 3 hours it starts fading gradually leaving the hint of a lip tint on my lips. So the next is the staying power.
Staying power. They don’t promise us the product being long wearing or anything. And actually it’s not. Well, I should put it like this: the top coat of the lippie isn’t long lasting. It stains and leaves marks on cups and fades while kissing. But the pigment stays there. Here are pictures done after 6 hours of wearing. You can see that the lipstick faded though the pigment is there and my lips look still bright and made up.
6 hours of wearing
I found out that the product is way easier to remove from my lips rather than from my hand. And you know, it stayed there till the next day.
tried to remove with micellar water
I don’t feel any perfume agents to the product. The scent is rather classical to a lipstick. If you can recollect your mum’s lippie that she used 30 years ago, this is how the product smells for me. But maybe I don’t understand something and this is a smell of a high end product’s ingredients.
The applicator is worth your attention too. It's an absolutely special applicator even though it looks simple. At the first sight I understood that it was specially designed for very quick and comfortable lipstick application. It’s unusually shaped and has a tapered tip.
The application is uber convenient for me. Such small things really distinguish high end products from mass market. I like applying the lipstick with that thin applicator contouring my lips with the tapered tip. Great job, Lancome!
Spending. There are 8 ml in the tube. That’s more than many other lipsticks that I have. So, considering the staying power, I guess this lippie will go a long way.
And the list of ingredients in the end:
G908740 DIMETHICONE ●BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 ●DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER ●DIISOSTEARYL MALATE ●HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE ●PHENYL TRIMETHICONE ●KAOLIN ●HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER ●ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE ●POLYETHYLENE ●VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER ●NYLON-12 ●PENTYLENE GLYCOL ●TIN OXIDE ●AQUA / WATER ●CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ●CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE ●SILICA ●ALUMINA ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ●MAGNESIUM SILICATE ● COLOPHONIUM / ROSIN ●PROPYLENE GLYCOL ●HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL ●CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ●SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ●ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ●TOCOPHEROL ●PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ●GERANIOL ● HYDROXYCITRONELLAL ●HEXYL CINNAMAL ● BENZYL ALCOHOL ●PARFUM / FRAGRANCE ● [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 15850 / RED 6 ●CI 15850 / RED 7 ● CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE ●CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE ●CI 17200 / RED 33 LAKE ●CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE ●CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ●CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE ●CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE ●CI 75470 / CARMINE ● CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE ●CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ●CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET ●CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ●MICA ●](F.I.L B196479/1)
Overall: it’s a worthy lippie. Soft, comfy and moisturizing as a cream. The color is fantastic, it’s bright and holds up to 7 hours! No tackiness.
No problems while wear at all.
L'absolu Velvet Matte