Thursday, 25 August 2011

FOTD with Lancome Rouge Faubourg and Armani Eyes To Kill #4 Pulp Fiction

As part of its 29 Rue St Honoré fall makeup collection, Lancome released three Le French Touch Absolue lipsticks: Rouge St. Honoré, Rouge Faubourg and Rouge 29.

The luxurious gold packaging is a modernized version of Lancome's first lipstick, known as "Shaker". Of the three shades, Singapore will be receiving only Rouge 29 (S$65). It seems like only the European countries will be receiving all three shades. ( has the details on the European release.) The Maison Lancome blush looks very nicely put together in the pan but when swirled and applied, it's basically just a pink-toned face powder with a dreamy finish so I skipped it.

The tube is much smaller than the usual Lancome lipsticks, but the cap feels fairly weighty. Lancome didn't skimp on the actual amount of product though. The lipstick is 3.7ml/3g/0.1oz (same as a MAC lipstick)

I got to play with all three shades recently and decided to purchase #104 Rouge Faubourg, a vibrant red with red micro shimmer.

Rouge Faubourg has excellent colour payoff and wears very comfortably on the lips. True to the description on the box of it as a "silky cream", it glides onto the lips very smoothly for a velvety, satin finish. The micro shimmer is not really visible on the lips. It does stain the cup when drinking and requires touching up after a meal.

I also tried out the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill #4 Pulp Fiction today. It is a metallic grey with red flecks.

I applied Pulp Fiction along the lower lashline and from the upper lashline to the crease, without any primer underneath. I used a pale blue shade from my Lancome Ultra Lavande Cold Harmony palette over the brow bone area and the blue-toned purple shade in the crease.

The Eyes To Kill has truly impressive lasting power. I didn't see any fading or creasing even after more than 12 hours of wear. However, Pulp Fiction didn't strike me as being a particularly unique shade. After trying the two Eyes to Kill shades that I purchased (Pulp Fiction and #3 Purpura), I think they are good quality but I'm just not in love with them enough to want to pick up more shades.

For today's look, I also used Addiction Tinted Moisturiser #1, Shu Uemura Face Powder Sheer, Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Royal, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 01, Tarte Tipsy blush, Lancome Natural Light Creator Bare Skin Perfecting Corrector Pen #1 and Benefit They're Real! Mascara.


Jacqueline said...

I'm glad to hear that the St Honore collection is out. I want to have a look at the Maison blush again and see whether my lemming will be killed. I love the red lipstick.

Sissi said...

You look gorgeous with that lipstick :-)

Haru said...

hi Jacqueline,
I don't think the collection is out in Singapore yet. According to Lancome Singapore, the collection will be launched at only Tangs and Robinsons (Centrepoint and Raffles City) on 1 September.

Tricia said...


I was wondering if you have any information about where the Addiction counter is found in Taipei.


Haru said...

hi Tricia,
Addiction only has counters in Japan. It is not sold in Taiwan.

makeupmag said...

I love your parting; so pretty. :)

And the two lid colours you chose - a lovely blend!

Chantana said...

I love the color combo of the e/s!! Very pretty!!!

asillybow said...

Thank you Haru. I'm a little puzzled too because I heard friends saying Addiction can be found in Taiwan. But yeah, thanks anyway! :)

FarahDean said...

Pulp Fiction looks really nice on you. It was on my wishlist but I totally forgo how it looks like. Shall pop by GA later today to check.