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Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

What was the first Lancome product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I tried by Lancome was Pixel Pink, which was a lipstick that was part of the Pout-a-Porter series.  From there, I tried some of their summer bronzers, which usually have really gorgeous designs on them (my favorite was the Bamboo one). There are definitely products I like by Lancome, but it’s not a brand that I seem to gravitate towards on my own. I feel like I need someone to tell me something is amazing before I’ll check it out.

Share your first time experiences with Lancome in the comments! 🙂

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5 Summery Peachy-Pink Eyeshadows

5 Summery Peachy-Pink Eyeshadows

This is one of my favorite colors to wear! As someone with a warmer undertone, this type of color is flattering–it brightens, warms up, and looks (fairly) natural on. I can do a quick sweep on the lid, or I can incorporate it with other shades like golds, oranges, reds, and purples.

  1. Inglot #407 — fiery peachy-pink
  2. Make Up For Ever #153 — gold-shimmered peach-pink
  3. Lancome Kitten Heel — yellow-toned pink with peach shimmer
  4. MAC Expensive Pink — darkened warm pink with gold shimmer
  5. Urban Decay Scratch — soft peach-pink

What’s your favorite peachy-pink eyeshadow?

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner ($24.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described simply as “turquoise.” It’s a very subtly green-tinted blue, less than what I’d envision teal being (which is a perfect–and hard to achieve–balance of blue and green). If you’re familiar with bluer turquoise gem stones, the color is reminiscent of those. There is a faint teal shimmer throughout. Urban Decay Flipside is a little more teal. It looks like it does in the pot, which is fairly blue, but the name says “teal,” so I was a bit disappointed to see it apply as more of a blue hue.

The texture is creamy, smooth, and has a slightly thicker consistency than a lot of other gel eyeliners I’ve come across. I used MAC’s 266 to draw a line across my lid, and it applied evenly, opaquely, and didn’t skip or tug. Lancome states that the formula is long-wearing (up to twelve hours), smudge-proof, and waterproof. After six hours of wear, there was some transfer of the liner to my crease. I also wore on my lower lash line, and it appeared to wear better, but there was some faint smudging and fading after eight hours. I can’t say I cried a river when testing these, so I ran some water over the swatch and blotted lightly with a tissue, and the swatch was still intact and looked fairly good.

It’s packaged in a (mostly) clear glass pot with a shiny black screw-top lid.  It contains slightly less product than other popular gel eyeliners (both Bobbi Brown and MAC’s contain 0.10 oz. compared to Lancome’s, which has only 0.07 oz.), which is a bit of a bummer.

Lancome Liner Design Long-Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner Dress-Up Teal

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Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012


Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012

Star Bronzer Bamboo Bronzer ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Spice Island All over powder bronzer for the face and body adorned with a limited-edition bamboo design

Star Bronzer Aqua Stick ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Solaris Creamy gel stick bronzing foundation in Solaris that delivers long lasting sheer coverage also providing a soothing effect to the skin for a radiant sun kissed glow

Color Design Palette ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Safari 6 pan eye shadow palette with shades of pink, orange, copper and brown

Artliner ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Gold Passion Gold
  • Bronze Desire Bronze
  • Pink Luxe Pink

Color Design Hydra Balm SPF 15 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lotus Blossom Pink
  • Cactus Flower Coral
  • Desert Primrose Pale ink

Juicy Tube ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Vanilla Sand Nude
  • Peach Nectar Peach
  • Pink Hibiscus Pink
  • Bronze Cocoa Bronze

Mini Le Vernis ($15.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cosmopolitan Pink Pink
  • Tangerine Tint Tangerine

availability: April 2012 at Lancome locations (though available now @ Neiman Marcus

P.S. — Anyone else feel like they’re seeing a rehash from Lancome Bronze Riviera? The bronzer looks dead-on and the palette seems similar (but hard to say if it’s the same from a promo image).

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Lancome @ Monika Chiang NYFW Fall 2012


Lancome @ Monika Chiang NYFW Fall 2012

LANCOME was backstage creating the look at Monika Chiang this past week. Designer Monika Chiang was inspired by none other than Elettra Wiedemann when creating the beauty look for her Fall collection. “Elettra is a perfect muse for me,” Chiang says about the model, philanthropist, and face of Lancôme. “She’s such a natural beauty and has this really healthy glow about her. She can also effortlessly transform from girl next door to old Hollywood glamour girl or rocker chick, to suit her mood. I chose her not only because she’s beautiful, but because she’s strong, smart and stands for something.”

Lancôme National Makeup Artist Tarek Abbas created “enhanced natural beauty” for Chiang’s debut NY Fashion Week presentation. Tarek wanted the models’ skin to be flawless with a healthy glow. He contoured the cheeks using the new Blush Subtil Palette and swept bronzer around the hairline and chin. He mixed two neutral shades of Color Design Eyeshadow to create a subtle wash of color around the eyes and defined the eyes with dark brown eyeliner, which was carefully smudged and blended. One coat of Définicils Mascara in Brown created natural-looking lashes. Tarek applied Rouge In Love in Lasting Kiss with his finger and pressed the color onto the lips to pump up the model’s natural lip color.

Products Used

  • Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation (available March 2012)
  • Blush Subtil Palette in Nectar Lace- #126 (available July 2012)
  • Color Design Eyeshadow in Vintage and Chic
  • Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Lasting Kiss- #200B
  • Définicils Mascara in Brown
  • Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Café
  • Vernis in Love Nail Polish in Crystal Quartz- #010M

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Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor & Le Vernis

 

 


Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolor & Le Vernis

Fall in love with lipstick again as Lancôme launches its longest wearing lipstick yet – Rouge In Love. Wrapped in delectable shine, this wardrobe of high potency color is the perfect high fashion accessory for your lips. The petite silver case houses a full-sized bullet, while stocking-inspired red stitching accents the back. Lancôme’s new ambassadress, Emma Watson, is the fresh face of Rouge In Love. The ideal embodiment of modern romanticism, Emma continues to enchant us with her spontaneity and style.

Rouge In Love Lipcolor ($25.00)

  • Rouge Rendez Vous Pinkish beige
  • Delicate Lace Nude mauve-y rose
  • Divine Seduction Deep coppery brown
  • Cocoa Couture Deep reddish brown
  • Jolie Rosalie Natural mauve
  • Sultry Simplicity Chocolate brown
  • Roses in Love Rosy pink
  • Lasting Kiss Nude pinkish brown
  • Rose Boudoir Bright rose-y pink
  • Violette Coquette Deep violette
  • Midnight Rose Fuchsia
  • Sweet Embrace Nude baby pink
  • Fiery Attitude Deep berry wine
  • Jolis Matins Soft peach
  • Corail in Love Pink-y coral
  • Miss Coquelicot Bright coral
  • Madame Tulipe Light coppery red
  • Sequence of Love Cool true red
  • Rouge Valentine Clean warm red
  • Rouge Saint Honore Deep warm red
  • Ever So Sweet Fresh peach-y pink

Vernis In Love ($15.00)

  • Cristal Quartz Sheer
  • Rouge In Love Red
  • Rouge Valentine Pink-red
  • Miss Coquelicot Raspberry red
  • Chocolate Mordore Brown
  • Rose Plumeti Soft pink
  • Jolie Rosalie Pink
  • Rose Pitimini Rose
  • Rose Soft rose
  • Rose Boudoir Fuchsia rose
  • Gris Angora Gray
  • Violette Coquette Violet
  • Midnight Rose Berry
  • Rouge Reglisse Brown-red
  • Noir Angora Teal

availability: February 2012; Vernis In Love exclusively at Nordstrom and lancome.com from February 2012 through April 2012; at all counters in May 2012

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