|Top - Rouge 29 (100), Bottom - Rouge Faubourg (104)|
|Left - Rouge Faubourg (104), Right - Rouge 29 (100)|
The lipsticks have a beautiful creamy texture that is very comfortable to wear. They also have the classic Lancôme lipstick scent. My first high end lipsticks were from Lancôme and I have a real soft spot for the smell. Both Rouge 29 and Rouge Faubourg have excellent wear time and fade evenly to a stain after several hours.
Rouge 29 (100) is an opaque red that leans a little pink to my eye. It has some hidden shimmer which gives an extra dimension to the finish. It's hard to spot the shimmer in the swatches and bullet but it is there, I promise.
In comparison, Rouge Faubourg (104) is packed with microshimmer. The tiny flecks are a metallic blue/fuchsia. Although it is full of shimmer the effect is subtle when applied. The colour looks glossy rather than frosty. Rouge Faubourg is more sheer in finish than Rouge 29 and this darker shade of red reminds me a little of Tom Ford Smoke Red. I find darker reds like this easiest for everyday wear.
The third lipstick in this collection is Rouge St. Honoré (102) and you can find an excellent review and swatches of this colour on lipglossiping.com. The three lipsticks are limited edition and at £23.50 each, they are not cheap but I think they're worth it for such an excellent formula.
Disclosure: PR Sample