Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
It is my pleasure to feature a brand that is the true essence of beauty: Lancôme.
A sun-soaked day. A large Parisian apartment. A bed draped with silk veils the colour of skin. A woman. An actress. Captured by photographer Mario Testino, Kate Winslet is more sensual than ever. ABSOLUTE FEMININITY.
This season, Lancôme introduces L’ABSOLU NU. The lipstick combines lip-care with a unique, delicate texture for a nude lip sensation. This never-before-seen lipstick is able to reproduce and magnify the colour, texture and natural radiance of your lips, enveloping them in moisture while drenching them in soft, even colour.
It all starts with Pro-Xylane. This active ingredient replenishes lips, enhancing their natural shade and smoothing their surface. In fact, from the moment of application lips are moisturized for 8 hours; L’Absolu Nu literally swathes lips in a veil of hydration.
|ABOVE, #302 VOILE DE ROSE|
|LEFT TO RIGHT, #101 CORAIL EVANESCENT, #201 BEIGE DE SOIE,
#202 BEIGE TUILLE, #205 BEIGE CHARNEL, #301 ROSE SUBTIL
The packaging. Outfitted in a gorgeous black and gold case, capturing the rose design (the brand’s emblematic flower), L’Absolu Nu lipsticks are a feast for the eyes. The case also houses four micro-magnets, which allows the lid to be released from the base with an enchanting click.
The fragrance. Lancôme says it best: “After opening with absolute freshness, composed around a juicy peach note, its heart unveils a bouquet of rose and violet, a delicate flower that has already fragranced Lancôme’s very first satin lipsticks. Absolutely sensuous, it ends with just a hint of vanilla.”
The application. Saying it applies as smooth as silk is an injustice – the lipstick applies smoother than silk. It is likely the only lipstick I can wear without a first coat of lip balm due to it’s incredible moisture and hydration. The product quickly melts into your lips and gives you a feather-light, nude sensation. Although reapplication is necessary for all-day colour, I’m more than willing to trade that for smooth, supple lips.
The range of shades. L’Absolu Nu is divided into 3 colour families that correspond to pigmentation diversity among women: Pale, Medium and Intense. Its also very easy to build up your colour; the lipstick first applies very sheer but the pigment multiplies with each application. It also has an ultra delicate sheen that can be seen in the swatches, even though the lip colour in the tube looks relatively flat. The effect is a subtle tinting that gives lips a radiant glow
The results. After 4 days of wearing L’Absolu Nu, my lips feel fuller, softer and more hydrated. A lipstick that is both sensual and sensuous – this is L’Absolu Nu.
L’Absolu Nu lipsticks retail for $35 each are available at all Lancôme counters and online at Lancôme.ca.
#101 CORAIL EVANESCENT
#201 BEIGE DE SOIE,
#202 BEIGE TUILLE
#205 BEIGE CHARNEL
#301 ROSE SUBTIL
… for a total value of $175!
To enter, simply visit Lancôme.ca and choose three (3) other products that would complete your summer look. Then, leave a comment here telling us why you love them.
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I’ll draw for a winner on July 31st. Good luck everybody!