Beauty Swatch Book: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge – 202 Nuit & Jour Review


Beauty Swatch Book: Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge - 202 Nuit & Jour Review & Swatches

Lancôme recently revamped their most popular L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks to feature a clickable top. The shades haven’t changed from the original L’Abosolu Rouge, but rather than pulling the lid off to reveal the bullet (like you would do with any lipstick), you simply click the top to loosen the lid which then slides off esaily from the bullet. Hence #ClickTheRose! It’s a little difficult to explain it in words, so you just need to test it out for yourself. 🙂 There are currently 36 shades available, but hopefully there will be even more exciting shades in the future.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge – 202 Nuit & Jour


Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick currently comes in 36 shades, so it pretty much covers the whole spectrum of lipstick shades from nudes to reds! The shade I have here is 202 Nuit & Jour which is one of the lightest from the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge collection. But it’s definitely a gorgeous neutral shade with a hint of pink that I can use throughout the day!


The texture of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick is not the same for all shades as it comes in 3 different make-up finishes; Sheer, Cream and Matte. Nuit & Jour is a sheer lipstick, so it feels really silky and smooth upon application. It glides on easily and feels very moisturising on, almost like a tinted lip balm! Overall, it made my lips look very healthy!


The sheer finish is buildable & has a subtle long lasting shine. I wouldn’t say that the colour lasts all day, but it does seem to survive for a few good hours without looking patchy. Because of the neutral shade, it’s not very noticeable when the colour does fade! However, this lipstick does stain on glasses, but the colour isn’t as obvious as a bright lipstick!

I love this lipstick and I think the shade in 202 Nuit & Jour is great for everyday wear! This shade is definitely something I would have picked out for myself, so I’m really pleased with it! As this Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge range is meant to be hydrating, I am most intrigued by the matte finish lipsticks. I’ve often had problems with matte lipsticks being too dry, so maybe this one will be different.

This is the second post in my “Beauty Swatch Book” series. If you want to see more lipstick swatches then feel free to check out: Beauty Swatch Book: NYX Lip Lingerie – 04 Ruffle Trim Review

*Disclaimer: I received this products for review purposes, but the views are 100% my own.
  • lipstick shade is gorgeous <3

    Salma Shaheen’s Blog

    • It’s one of my favourites. 🙂 x

  • I love Lancôme’s L’absolu Range and so I’ve no doubt I’d loves the #ClickTheRose additions too. The shade you’re wearing in this post is so flattering – gorgeous girl!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • It’s the first time I’ve tried Lancome L’Absolu Rouge and I think I’ll be adding more of these lipsticks to my collection. x

  • Rosy Flynn

    I’ve never tried anything from Lancome, I think I’ll have to get that changed!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • Yes you do! 😛 Lancome is one of my favourite brands and their Mascara is amazing! x

  • I didn’t realise Lancome revamped their lippies. They look so luxe with the new packaging and that nude shade is gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

    • I think they only just recently changed the packaging and it’s now super gorgeous and also fun to use. 😛 x

  • Wow, these sound amazing and I really like the shades too! xx

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    • They’re amazing. 🙂 x

  • What a beautiful shade! I love little details like the clickable top. It must be fun just to open this lipstick. Yes, I´d be so interested in their matte shades as well. Mostly because I love matte lipsticks but also because I really want to now hydrating it really is!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    • I totally love this shade and the packaging looks really pretty too! 🙂 x

  • Naomi Shiek

    Thank you for the review Olivia! I’ve been searching for feedback on the Lancome lipsticks before I buy, but found very little practical review . This is the first I hear shade #202 is sheer!