Lancome French Contact & Si Seulement L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipsticks Critiques & Swatches

French Touch (196)

Lancome French Touch (196) L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick (2022) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange-red with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had an incredibly smooth, lightweight, and thin (but not clingy!) consistency that glided comfortably across my lips and seemed to soften most of my lip lines. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for five hours and felt hydrating over time.

FUTHER READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Coral Vif (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Becca Crimson (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Claudette (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • YSL Le Orange (13) (PiP, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Rouge Electrique (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Habanero (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Elson 2 (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12oz. – $266.67 per ounce

It was recently reformulated to be even more hydrating with “18 hour comfort” and “8 hour hydration” paired with an “ultra-creamy texture” and “intense color” that gives a “luminous finish.” They distinguish the 18-hour and 8-hour claims from it being long-wearing, so presumably they are referring to how one’s lips feel after the product as worn away or been removed (after fading).

Most shades had full color payoff in a single layer, while a few shades had to be built up. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and emollient without being too slippery or too thick, so the lipstick applied comfortably across my lips but wasn’t prone to settling into my lip lines. The formula was more forgiving of lip texture imperfections and seemed to smooth out my lip lines more often than not.

They have a powdery floral scent, which is noticeable more in the tube than on, but it had a bit of taste initially to me. The updated formula felt very comparable to the last iteration, possibly a little lighter-weight and smoother on my lips. They wore between four and six hours and were hydrating.

Browse all of our Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick (2022) swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE • MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL • OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE • PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER • ALUMINA • CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • POLYGLYCELINL-3 BEESWAX • PARAFFIN • DIATED ODATEILGEN DISTORICA MACHINE • PARAFFIN • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • CI 15850 / RED 7 • CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT • ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL • ROSA HYBRID FLOWER EXTRACT • TIN OXIDE • AQUA / WATER / EAU • GLUCOMANNAN • trihydroxy • Sodium Hyaluronate • SILICA • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE • ALCOHOL • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganines • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • SYNTHETIC WAX • Disteardimonium hectorites • Ethylhexyl Palmitate • TOCOPHEROL • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA DI-T-butyl HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE • CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES • CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE • GERANIOL • METHYL 2-OCTYNOATE • HYDRO XYCITRONELLAL • CITRONELLOL • HEXYL CINNAMAL • BENZYL ALCOHOL • PERFUME / FRAGRANCE • (FIL C256729/2). 428914_LCM_MUP_LEVRES_ABS_RG_CREAM_Etui_RED_116_MV_R3 LANCÔME – MAKE-UP LEVRES SD : CC008797 CODE AC : – CODE PF : LC489700 échelle : 1/1 P. Reflex P. 2035C Vide Blue C P. Cool Gray Gray frage Mrillanté Mrillanté zone 1C Fond à la teinte Vernis bARCH zone : INTER RECTO

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Si Seulement (238)

Lancome Si Seulement (238) L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick (2022) ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, peachy-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It leaned slightly pinker as far as corals go. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and had a little more slip than most shades in the formula, which resulted in a touch of streakiness along the outer edge and a smidgen of product in my deeper lip lines.

It had semi-opaque color payoff that didn’t build up as readily. This shade wore well for three and a half hours but was moisturizing while worn.

FUTHER READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • L’Oreal Luminous Coral (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Explorer (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Virgo (94) (LE, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Shiseido Coral Pop (217) (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Wicked Wish (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Chanel Highway (LE, $40.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Dorothy (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Chanel Continuous (61) (P, $40.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC King Salmon (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Gucci Beauty Emmy Petal (411) (P, $42.00) is darker, less pigmented (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$32.00/0.12oz. – $266.67 per ounce

It was recently reformulated to be even more hydrating with “18 hour comfort” and “8 hour hydration” paired with an “ultra-creamy texture” and “intense color” that gives a “luminous finish.” They distinguish the 18-hour and 8-hour claims from it being long-wearing, so presumably they are referring to how one’s lips feel after the product as worn away or been removed (after fading).

Most shades had full color payoff in a single layer, while a few shades had to be built up. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and emollient without being too slippery or too thick, so the lipstick applied comfortably across my lips but wasn’t prone to settling into my lip lines. The formula was more forgiving of lip texture imperfections and seemed to smooth out my lip lines more often than not.

They have a powdery floral scent, which is noticeable more in the tube than on, but it had a bit of taste initially to me. The updated formula felt very comparable to the last iteration, possibly a little lighter-weight and smoother on my lips. They wore between four and six hours and were hydrating.

Browse all of our Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick (2022) swatches.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL ISOSTEARATE/CAPRATE/CAPRYLATE/ADIPATE • MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL • OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE • PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER • ALUMINA • CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • POLYGLYCELINL-3 BEESWAX • PARAFFIN • DIATED ODATEILGEN DISTORICA MACHINE • PARAFFIN • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • CI 15850 / RED 7 • CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • ROSA CENTIFOLIA FLOWER EXTRACT • ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL • ROSA HYBRID FLOWER EXTRACT • TIN OXIDE • AQUA / WATER / EAU • GLUCOMANNAN • trihydroxy • Sodium Hyaluronate • SILICA • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE • ALCOHOL • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganines • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • SYNTHETIC WAX • Disteardimonium hectorites • Ethylhexyl Palmitate • TOCOPHEROL • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA DI-T-butyl HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE • CI 77492 / IRON OXIDES • CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE • GERANIOL • METHYL 2-OCTYNOATE • HYDRO XYCITRONELLAL • CITRONELLOL • HEXYL CINNAMAL • BENZYL ALCOHOL • PERFUME / FRAGRANCE • (FIL C256729/2). 428914_LCM_MUP_LEVRES_ABS_RG_CREAM_Etui_RED_116_MV_R3 LANCÔME – MAKE-UP LEVRES SD : CC008797 CODE AC : – CODE PF : LC489700 échelle : 1/1 P. Reflex P. 2035C Vide Blue C P. Cool Gray Gray frage Mrillanté Mrillanté zone 1C Fond à la teinte Vernis bARCH zone : INTER RECTO

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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