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September 07, 2012
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Lancome Midnight Roses for Fall 2012: Three L'Abosolu Nu Lipsticks [Photos & Swatches]

Lancôme's Midnight Roses Fall Makeup collection features a trio of 3 limited edition L'Absolu Nu (S$44 each), in shades of pink, to rose and a deep plum that is sure to catch your fancy whether you prefer a subtle wash of color or a deep touch of plum on your lips for this fall season.  I had the chance to preview the collectio, and more.. and so in this entry I will be featuring the 3 lipsticks.  They are all beautiful, the texture is so moisturising, you don't feel like you are wearing anything on your lips.  The colors are rich without being too intense.  The lipsticks also glide onto my lips easily, and two swipes across the lips gives true color payoff (but slightly see through). 

Inspired by Tresor Midnight Rose and the majestic hue of purple, Midnight Roses--Lancome's Fall 2012 Color Collection--evokes mischievous femininity and glamour.  

Lips are replenished, feel softer, and moisturized: Pro-Xylane™ restores moisture to the lips for up to 8 hours

Let's take a closer look at the swatches.    

I love that they all compliment my skintone very well, and I feel like I don't need much else on the face/ eyess.

First we have Soie De Lilas, a pale cool toned almost lilac-y pink. 

I thought it would be hard to pull off, but after looking at the whole face, it all comes together.

Next, we have Rose Damas, a rosy my lips but better shade.  

It is the most wearable among the three colors, and will suit most skintones.  

and finally, we have the most dramatic among them, Prune Resille, a deep reddish plum shade.  

For me, this is quite a skin brightening shade, and easy to wear, due to the sheer-ish finish. 

If you are curious on what else is on my face, here is a list - mainly Lancôme products, of course. 

Lancôme pro base, Lancôme Teint Miracle, Lancôme Loose Powder

Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette 126 (Nectar Lace)* 

Lancôme Blush Highlighter*


*to be featured in subsequent entries*


Do check out these lippies next time you drop by a Lancôme counter! 


Hope these pictures and swatches have been helpful. 

Thank you for reading!




posted by

I think Prune Resille looks the best on you. They look so moisturizing.


@ Jac - thank you, that's my fave too :)

posted by

Rose Damas looks really good on you! Like a perfect throw-on-and-go sort of color.

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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

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I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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