Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lancome L'Absolu Desir Fall 2013 Makeup Collection

Lancome's L'Absolu Desir Fall 2013 Makeup Collection features permanent, and new limited edition pieces in deep, rich, fall appropriate hues. I have a couple of pieces from the collection here - L'Absolu Rouge Lip Colors in Caprice and Champagne ($30; and Color Design 5 Pan Eye Shadow Palette in Gris Fatale($49; . **Press Sample

Caprice is a bright, cool toned, rich red and Champagne is a shimmery medium pink. Both colors are from Lancome's permanent line, but the fall collection features exquisite black and gold packaging around the lipstick case. Champagne is a tad frosty and looks better with a gloss on top, than by itself whereas, Caprice, although a tad high maintenance, like most reds, looks perfect just by itself. The formula on these lipsticks are really nice - super creamy, great pigmentation and Caprice especially leaves a strong red stain behind. Both these are quite summery, than fall, in my opinion. But the collection does have a few berries and deep purples as well.

Top to Bottom : Caprice, Champagne
The  Color Design 5 Pan Eye Shadow Palette in Gris Fatale is a gorgeous mix of greys, a metallic taupe and a matte highlight. The color payoff is great, but the shimmery shades do have a little bit of fallout. The textures are very soft and blendable and the palette makes for an awesome smokey eye. I've only swatched these and tried them out a few times for the few weeks I've had them. My skin's been going through a dry, patchy phase, so hopefully I can get some face shots/EOTD soon!

What are your thoughts on Lancome's Fall 2013 L'Absolu Desir Makeup Collection?


  1. That red lipstick looks intense!

    1. Doesn't it? It stains my lips too...a very strong orange-y red stain!