Lancome Le Rouge Absolu Lipstick in Crushed Rose is a dream to apply! It is very hydrating and has a very creamy texture. The main caveat of the lipstick its' fragrance which is a combination of Play-Doh and dead flowers. Initially, the perfume of the lipstick is nauseating. Luckily, somehow, the odious scent wears off as time goes by until it is not noticeable at all . The lipstick is heavily-pigmented. One coat leads to a vivid, medium-pink rose look. Due to its' creamy texture, the lipstick does go outside the edges of my lips at times, especially when I rub my lips together out of habit. In other words, it is not completely budge-proof.
The best part of Crushed Rose is its' color. It is definitely one of those colors that can suit a variety of skintones, hair colors and eye colors. I am fair and Caucasian, with black hair and brown eye, and it suits me very well. Even without any other makeup, Crushed Rose would make me look put together and polished.