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Sponsored: Win It! Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

Win It! Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

We’ve teamed up with Lancome to give away their newest mascara, Monsieur Big, which debuts later this month! To enter, head over to Lancome’s giveaway page for a chance to win one of 70 mascaras up for grabs!

THE DETAILS ON MONSIEUR BIG MASCARA

A BIG volume mascara that delivers instant heart-stopping volume with up to 24 hour wear that lasts all night, and even the morning after, for your biggest, blackest, boldest lashes yet.

You’ll know Monsieur Big Mascara is the one at first stroke. The BIG brush and ultra-creamy formula glides like silk onto lashes to deliver up to 12x more volume* with up to 24 hour wear. No touch-ups, flaking and smudging. Perfect for your BIG evening out AND even the morning after. *than bare lashes alone

Monsieur Big’s brush has a unique shape with soft, wavy fibers to deliver the perfect amount of formula with the very first stroke. His ultra-creamy formula has supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes for BIG, buildable volume and length. Apply one coat and you will see why Monsieur Big is the one. Keep applying and you’ll forget all the others.

You can find more information about the formula here.

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Lancome Gold Lights & Rosegold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/09

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Gold Lights

Lancome Gold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied without issue to the skin, though I felt like it was easiest and fastest to work with fingertips for blending over a brush. The consistency was thin, a little mousse-y, and dried down so the wear was longer (seven and a half hours) but gave me enough time to work with it first.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Lancome Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid Gold Lights

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Lancome Amber Lights & Pink Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluids

01/04

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid

Amber Lights

Lancome Amber Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dirty, medium gold with brownish undertones and a luminous finish. It seemed a little like an antique gold, though it seemed warmer and brighter than a true antique gold to my eye. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, a little mousse-y but still more like a liquid than anything else. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage that blended decently but had a tendency to look patchy (I tried using a few different blushes as well as fingertips and always saw the same, slightly uneven results). It lasted for eight hours on me.

The formula is described as buildable, though it is designed to give skin a “barely-there shimmer” and a “natural-looking glow.” It has a more unique, foamy, sponge-tipped applicator to disperse and apply the product, which I wasn’t in love with (did not seem to do well at blending, building, or doing anything other than transferring product from the interior to my face) and seemed to soak up quite a bit of product. The formula wasn’t as thin as a typical liquid highlighter, though it wasn’t thick or heavy either; almost like a watery mousse. I had the best luck blending with fingertips, which maneuvered and spread the product without lifting it. They dried down within a minute or so, and the wear time was between seven and eight hours. I’d describe the glow as light to moderate as the coverage was buildable from sheer to semi-sheer. Worth noting, the pen delivery system does not contain that much product, particularly when we’re talking about liquid highlighters.

Lancome Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid Amber Lights

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Sneak Peek: Liquid Highlighters from Cover FX, Urban Decay, Lancome, & Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

This March, three new shades are being added to the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating) range. They will launch officially tomorrow, March 3rd, at Sephora. Here are swatches:

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)

Best & Worst | Lancome Le Metallique Lipglosses

Lancome Le Metallique Lip Lacquers
Lancome Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

Lancome Le Metallique Lip Lacquers ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a new lipgloss formula that is available in 13 shades. The quality was a bit all over the map, and a lot of the range lacked the coverage promised by the brand. They had a very high-gloss, shiny finish, and they had longer wear, as they were quite tacky (which may or may not be a deal breaker for you!). I think if you like tacky, thicker gloss formulas with medium coverage, lots of shine, and fine shimmer, you might like the formula.

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt, Brushed Gold, Iron Nude, Molten Magenta Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Crystallized Cobalt (10)

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium blue with lighter blue and silver pearl. It appeared brighter swatched than on the lips, as it ended up being semi-sheer and sort of turned my lips into a “I’ve been eating a blue popsicle” kind of color. While the gloss had greater density and was thicker, it managed to find its way into every lip line on my lips. On top of that, the color did not apply evenly and looked horrendous. The color lasted for five hours and was hydrating, so I guess all wasn’t lost. I give credit to Lancome for doing a blue gloss in the first place, and it was translucent, but if it’s going to look this terrible, I’m not sure you’re really doing your brand any favors.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Crystallized Cobalt (10)

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