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30 Lipsticks in 30 Days: Lancôme L'Absolu Nu in Evening Lace

Rosebud!

That's the word. Or really, the only one I could grasp when thinking about how to describe this feminine shade. Its sheer finish lets your natural lip color show through, but it's still dressy enough to give you a subtly polished look—the kind that makes you feel pulled together before a meeting (but not the sort that elicits unwanted comments like, "Ooh! You put on lipstick!" from Bob in Accounting).

But really, it almost wouldn't matter if this lipstick was the color of sludge—I would have given it serious points just for its powdery-rose Lancôme fragrance. (All their lipsticks have it. If you're a rose lover, it's absolutely wonderful.)

Lancôme Absolu Nu in Evening Lace, $29, lancome-usa.com

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