Lancome Le French Touch Absolu Nu #318 Sweet Marmalade (Spring 2012): Swatches & Review
Recently I’ve bought a lipstick that isn’t very common for me in common as a usually prefer bright colors. This one is very delicate and sheer — Lancôme Le French Touch Absolu Nu from Spring 2012.
Le French Touch Absolu Nu — is to be the same sheer and moisturizing formula as in common L’Absolu Nu, but the packaging is different (I’d say simpler). To say the truth I don’t find neither old nor new lipsticks moisturizing, but they don’t dry my lips and can be applied smoothly. This spring lipstick doesn’t last long — 3-4 hours assuming you won’t eat or drink. For this I blame the light color and sheer formula, but for me this is not a big problem. The problem is that if you have dry or peeling lips the color will gather around drier areas and will outline all imperfections.
#318 Sweet Marmalade is a sheer color with a bit watery finish and no shimmer. It is very delicate, very spring color. I don’t usually wear such colors and the closest I could found in my case were Rouge Automatique #143 Nahema (looks somehow alike until you start to swatch them) and Maybelline Colorsensational #445 Mango Diamonds.
Availability: at your local Lancôme counter since January.
Price: 29.50$ for 3.7 gr.
Limited Edition? Yes.
Final Thoughts: you will like this lipstick if you want sheer formula or if you generally prefer lip glosses. The problems are — doesn’t last long and tends to show you dry and peeling lips. The color is nice and sweet, but a bit dull as for me.