Tuesday Test-Drive: A-list Pucker

Kate Winslet

Lancôme has re-released a special edition of their signature L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks in conjunction with spokeswoman and FLARE cover girl Kate Winslet. Dubbed Smoky Roses, the collection of six new shades includes several ultra-feminine pinky hues but ranges from powder beige to smouldering red. Three of the shades were even personally selected by Winslet herself, including our pick of the bunch: Rustique, a light, rosy pink.

Love it: This pink shade is perfect for creating a nudey lip with enough colour that it doesn’t wash out our fair complexion. The chic and classic case (the Clef de Coquette design dates back to 1951) ensures its future in our handbag as a great “everyday” lipstick.

Leave it: The formula is creamy but still a little matte for our tastes––especially considering its neutral hue. We love it best with a slick of clear gloss over top.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Smoky Roses, $30 each, available across Canada at Lancôme counters or visit www.lancô

–Megan Kirkwood

Celebrity Photgraphy: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos