The best lipsticks from Lancôme that Parisians always have in their bags
Curious as to which are our best lipsticks that Parisians always have in their bags? Lipstick is undoubtedly one of the most quintessentially Parisian of beauty trends.
Effortlessly stylish and always elegant, the Parisian woman is never without her lipstick, whether she's a fan of a deep blood red worn with minimal makeup (because the Parisian never looks overdone), or a fresh coral pink that looks as good for afterwork drinks as it does to freshen up a Monday morning in the office. We've rounded up the best lipsticks from Lancôme that the trendiest Parisians have on their radar.
THE SUITS-ALL-SKIN-TONES RED
Parisians are always in pursuit of the most flattering classic red lipstick that not only works for all occasions, but also suits all skin tones. The trick is to look for a lipstick that has moisturizing qualities, as this will improve the condition of your lips, as well as making the color sit better.
A pure blood-red lipstick is a Parisian must-have.
Go for one with a hint of deep berry for a flattering, sophisticated look. Try Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte #186 Idôle, a deep, true red shade with blue undertones for a look that's undeniably red carpet. This is one of the best lipsticks to carry in your handbag if you're going from day to night and want an easy way to add a touch of elegant Parisian glamour.
Alternatively, an orangey red, such as Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Cream in #132 Caprice, is a brighter, more summery take on the statement red lip. It has a joyful, feel-good vibe that's perfect for hot summer days! The best lipstick from Lancôme to wear with a light tan is an orange-toned red, whereas if you want to go all out on the glamour, plump for a blue-toned red. Most stylish Parisians own both of course!
THE MUST-HAVE NUDE FROM LANCÔME
The Lancôme best lipstick is the one that makes you feel like the best version of yourself – only more confident, more chic and infinitely prettier. Luckily the multiple variations on the nude lipstick mean we're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the must-have nude that works with our skin tone and lifestyle. Nude lipstick conjures up images of iconic models, smouldering through the 1960s, as well as more recently the nonchalant, model-off-duty style of the hottest Parisian beauty bloggers.
If nude lipsticks tend to wash you out, take a tip from the Parisian lipstick devotees and choose a nude with a generous dose of flattering rose pink. We love Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Cream in #06 Rose Nu, as it's a sheer wash of creamy color that won't dry out your lips. It adds just a hint of rose-nude for a pretty and natural effect. Meanwhile, if you have a warm skin tone and want a true nude without too much pink, opt for Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge #239 Au Naturel.
THE BOLD PINK
Enjoying a revival amongst fashionable Parisians recently, the bold, unashamedly feminine pink lip hue is the best lipstick for updating your look for 2018 and beyond. Remember, pink doesn't have to be ethereal. A playful, vibrant pink worn with minimal makeup (just a light foundation and a flick of brown or black mascara) looks fresh and modern. Try Lancôme L’ Absolu Rouge #317. One of the latest collection developed in conjunction with makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, it combines the spontaneous, free-spirited femininity of the Parisian girl with an innocent sweetness that's incredibly alluring.
A MODERN ROSE PEACH
Finding the best Lancôme lipstick shade that works as well for the office as for a summertime date is no easy task. We're inundated with choices in terms of hue and texture, so remember to look at what suits you, rather than a shade you might have admired on your best friend or in a magazine. World-renowned makeup artists backstage at the Paris fashion week shows suggest the following test when trying out a new lipstick shade: Does it make your skin look fresher and brighter, or more dull and tired? Does it make your eyes look brighter? Does it compliment your hair color? This Parisian lipstick test is especially ideal if you're trying out a new shade of wear-with-everything rose-peach, as this needs to be a hard-working shade in your lipstick wardrobe.
If you prefer a true rose pink rather than anything too warm (peach colored lipsticks sometimes look harsh on pale and cool-toned skin) then Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Matte #393 Rôse is a feminine, flattering rose shade.