Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/30/2018 4:29:00 PM

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A sales rep at Sephora told me that this was comparable to ELDW so I decided to give it a try. ELDW has worked great but I wanted to see if I could find something that wasn't as dull. Lets just say it was an epic fail. After 3-4 hours I had areas where it had slid off (chin, forehead), and I was mortified to see it settled into wrinkles I never knew existed, creating horrible creases. I could probably make it work with an oil controlling primer but I prefer not to use primer on a regular basis. I did use an oil controlling powder but that was not enough to make it stay on. I'm going back to ELDW - at least that lasts all day - having to touch up makeup throughout the day is not for me. Steer clear of this if you need a foundation with oil controlling properties. It does give a beautiful finish while it lasts but unfortunately it's an expensive no-go for me.

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Mascara -Lancome -Grandiose EXTREME mascara

on 5/28/2018 3:06:00 PM

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My favourite mascara of all times. I have blonde medium length eyelashes and it has been a struggle for me to find a mascara that would actually make my lashes look so full and long. It is very black and does indeed look beautiful on (it is definitely not a natural eyelash look, rather more of a dramatic effect). This mascara has never transferred on me and it definitely lasts all day.

Another amazing thing about this mascara is that it actually manages to look even better with time and it has never dried down in the packaging for me (as it used to happen with every single mascara i had ever owned before). I do not think i will ever buy another brand of mascara, unless of course they discontinue this beauty.

On to removing it at the end of the day, I am very picky when it comes to how easily a mascara comes off, and this one has definitely been a struggle for me at first. It takes forever to remove with the makeup remover techniques i have used before (makeup wipes, micellar water, makeup remover gels and creams). I have very sensitive, easily irritable eyes, so me having to wipe wipe wipe forever to take it off used to be my only draw back for this product, until one day when i discovered that plain water takes it off in seconds so seamlessly, so beautifully. i now remove my face makeup and eyeshadow with makeup removers, after which i proceed to washing my face with warm water. I very gently massage around my eyes with my fingers and i splash water until it all comes off. After this i take my usual face cleanser and proceed washing my entire face. This truly saved my sensitive eyes and made me grateful that its formula allows me to remove it this way. And guess what.. no more gross mascara residue in the morning either, which definitely used to happen to me before.

Now the wand takes some getting used to, but once you figure it out, it truly is great for application and eyelash shaping. My only teeny tiny problem is that if i m in a rush and not paying close enough attention, i find it really easy to mess up and transfer it unto the eyelid while applying it.

The price is definitely quite high, but it is definitely worth it for me. It also lasts me forever (although you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months, i have never had any problems with it before).

All in all i would definitely recommend this product.

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Primer/ Corrector -Lancome -La Base Pro

on 5/26/2018 9:53:00 PM

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For the price I paid I expected better from this primer. Whenever I used it it made my makeup look bad. It makes my foundation look too powdery and did not leave a nice finish like other primers. It’s too mattifying, I’m oily skinned but never had a primer leave me looking so cake faced or doused in flour. It’s a no from me.

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Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/25/2018 12:43:00 PM

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I think its decent, but theres just so many of these long lasting foundations now that you gotta be really good to stand out and this one doesnt...great coverage, but it def looks cakey on my textury skin...clings onto dry patches and my pores are quite obvious

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Sunscreen -Lancome -Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 5/24/2018 8:52:00 AM

I've tried many sunscreens looking for one strong enough to prevent getting burned in the summer sun. I got a few samples of the Lancome Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 so I thought I would give it a try before spending $100 on the full size bottle. I am so glad that I did because my skin really reacted to this product, after reading the ingredient list I now know why. This is a sunscreen that is trying to do too many things all at once. It is a chemical SPF that Lancome chose to pair with an exfoliant, retinol, t-butyl alcohol (a form of denatured alcohol), and lots of different types of fragrance. My poor skin was so irritated at the end of the day I couldn't do anything in my normal skin care regimen other than moisturize. I would not recommend this product. My video review can be seen here:





Cleansers -Lancome -Mousse Radiance

This has been renamed Mousse Eclat, but it is the same product. This is a self foaming water (when you pump it turns into a foam) that is ideal for normal to combination or oily skin types. This really cleanses the skin well and doesn't leave a trace of any makeup or impurities. I like this format in many other skincare lines for a cleanser, and this one is no exception. It feels lightweight and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. It's expensive, but if you are willing to spend the money, go for it!


Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/23/2018 6:07:00 AM

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I tried it at Sephora and purchased the 215 Buff N shade although I thought it was too light when I used it at home (of course, I could never buy the right shade by going to the counters). My first liquid foundation ever and I'm disappointed, first of all, although they claimed that it's oil-free, it doesn't feel that way, it's really not oily-skin-friendly. The coveage is alright, medium like it states, not the best product for those like me with acne and acne scars. I don't know what it's talking about when it says 24-hour wear and transfer-resistant, nope just nope, didn't happen, maybe my oily skin is the culprit again. In addition, I apply the foundation with a dry sponge because with a brush it leaves streaks of makeup, sponge alleviates the problem, but it still feels kind of cakey, as if the foundation stays on top of your skin and doesn't really blend in...you know what I mean? Maybe this is common with liquid foundation.

Wait a minute ops, I just saw on the package that you're supposed to shake well before each use, ops, I don't think I ever did that, maybe this is why this isn't a magical product? Take my words above with a grain of salt guys.

Did I say I love the packaging though? Although it's super difficult to get the last bit of it out, and yes I tried my best because this is $47, my wallet is crying. OH AND, because of the pretty frosted glass container it comes in, I was shocked to find out that one day it suddenly barely pumped anything out anymore, like what? From the outside it looked as if I still had a whole container! So yeah be aware of that.

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Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/22/2018 6:16:00 PM

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This product is a bit pricey but I do the how my skin looks when wearing it. I do like the medium coverage and I always get compliments on my makeup. I love the pump on the product but it is a bit heavy for travel . Overall I would buy this product again.

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Mascara -Lancome -Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof

This is one of Lisa Eldridge's favourite mascaras. She has used it a lot in her videos and I totally understand why. It really does everything- length, volume, curl, separation, waterproof. The tapered brush really allows you to coat every lash. I've learned how to use it properly because sometimes it does get clumpy if you aren't careful. One side of the brush contains more product than the other side. So you will need to go over the lashes with the cleaner side to avoid it getting clumpy. My only rant about it is that it's hard to find- not all retailers sell it. Myer here in AU doesn't sell the waterproof version. I've only seem to find it at Mecca Maxima. And also the waterproof version isn't available in the US which is strange because everything else is available in waterproof. I believe doll eyes waterproof mascara is really underrated (no one talks or raves about it) and I'm glad Lisa Eldridge loves it because it's less likely to be discontinued (well that's what I think). It's been on the market since like 2011 and I think it deserves to be a cult classic like the original hypnose.


Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/22/2018 12:12:00 AM

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I’ve used every long wearing foundation on market incl double wear, color stay, Kat Von d, cover girl outlast, pro longwear, Bobbi brown, the new Chanel Long wear (2nd best) and more. I need transfer proof some days and long wear I have allergies always blow nose sweat etc. Just started wearing white cuz I’m a slob and stains are pet peeve and foundation marks are the worst. I only like liquids. Bare minerals worst nightmare it makes my tinyyy pores like craters and MAC powder plus dries me out plus too matte and doesn’t look good generally. Others mentioned have other faults like simply wear off on my tissue/clothes, fade, or look weird eventually like mottled for an example.

I use a non silicone primer moisturizing since longwear makeup’s seem to have a lot in them anyway and it slides off greasy. I know they say to pair silicone with same and Vice Versa but not for me.

Shade I got for now (nw25 & may get a little darker) was 390 bisque cool. It is dark but summer is coming! I apply usually w fingers and make touch ups w beauty blender and after it dries lightly place tissue to catch excess.

I ‘partied’ for 24 hrs the other day and besides slight under eye mascara mark at 11 am next morn, face was impeccable. Kat Von d was what I thought I was after but I thought I’d try a few for my bffs wedding coming up in summer where I’ll cry, sweat, and be photographed since I’m a bridesmaid. Never woulda prob looked at this one but there was nice bonus (I love their definicils mascara when I’m not doin waterproof which i usually look for since I have greasy eye area) and lady at Macys said try it return if no like. I’m not acne prone and I love scented stuff.

My base was 2 Face hangover primer (multitasking as lotion yummy coconut scent) mixed w a dab of shiseido spf 42 city sunscreen I think it’s called. It dries kinda tacky so the foundation stuck to it well. (I do this w all and it never worked as well). I used Clinique apricot corrector (hg) under. I LITERALLY had makeup on for over 24 hrs and didn’t budge that whole day of trying on clothes and night of partying where there was even extra nose blowing. Heh. Couldn’t believe it. I’m sooooo glad they told me at Macys!

I powdered w the white hd powder mufe like (all brands seem to make them now this one was some random Ipsy bag one). Applied my bronzer blush highlight did eye makeup lips brows and sprayed w UD all nighter (only spray that works for me). I do mascara last using the waterproof light pink big tube that L’Oreal makes (closest to my hg of better than sex). I’ve toyed around with all nighter before and never worked that well years ago hence trying like every other one in existence but either my skin changed or the UD one improved.

Wow. It’s worth a sample if your struggles match mine. Combo 39-yo but good (just red) skin. All skin dif so Kat Von d may be best for some since I heard it is the best. I don’t even like her aesthetic but if a makeup works idc. I’ll keep using the Chanel (42 I think??) in new long wear and lock it but Lancôme is the wedding one. For sure.

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Self Tanners -Lancome -Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel with Pure Vitamin E

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I got 2 of these in the GWP size from the lovely Lancome counter lady and they're pretty good!

GOOD POINTS:
The gel consistency is lovely and it goes on REALLY easily - I slathered it on in a pretty slap-dash way and it still developed evenly.
The guide colour gives you a nice glow and it's not muddy.
Like all tanners, it does smell BUT the smell washes off and doesn't cling to the skin. I rinsed with just water and there was no lingering tanner scent.
It doesn't stain your hands! I applied with my bare hands then washed it off with soap and water and my hands did not turn orange!

NOT SO GOOD POINTS:
The colour was a bit light and yellowy for me. I have very pale skin so fake tan can make me look jaundiced. For this reason I wouldn't buy the full size product as I think Xen tan gives a better brown colour to my milk-bottle legs. If the Lancome leg gel came in a slightly darker / browner colour I would switch straight away.


Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/17/2018 2:42:00 AM

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I was actually soo disappointed with this foundation... I wanted a high end, long wearing foundation, and I trust Lancome cosmetics because they've always been good in the past and their mascaras are my favourite. At first I tried MAC Pro Longwear which I hated.. it was soo thick and oily and I hated putting it on my face. It just felt gross, so I turned to Lancome. I had high hopes for this foundation, but it was extremely drying and oxidized like crazy! It's soo orange! There is nothing good about this foundation except that it really is long wearing, if that's what you want. It doesn't come off. It contains A LOT of alcohol, so that explains the dryness. I don't wear long wearing foundations anymore because they're too drying and matte and I have dry skin and I prefer a dewy look. I was actually shocked that this foundation is so awful! What on earth is going on Lancome?! Surprisingly it was actually pretty inexpensive, only just over $50 or something I believe (which is cheap for a high end foundation in Australia). Still love their mascaras though. If you're looking for a long wearing foundation, seriously look elsewhere... unless your skin is super oily.

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Blush -Lancome -Blush Subtil Shimmer - Miel Glace 23

on 5/15/2018 3:38:00 PM

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I like the compact with mirror, the brush can be thrown out. I do not like pigmented blushes so I really like this subtle blush that has peachy color. It takes some product to really see the peachy color, but the shimmery is too much for me, I prefer matte blushes.

I did not realize how shimmer this would be. I personally use this as eyeshadow. Perfect peachy and shimmer for eyelid.


Mascara -Lancome -Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

on 5/15/2018 12:42:00 PM

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I was super impressed with this mascara when I first applied it. It really made lashes big and volumous and did a great job separating my lashes. Only one coat is needed. They indeed looked like false lashes and I was excited. But after formula started to dry, my lashes fell.

I did this mascara on one eye and Loreal lash paradise on the other. Lash paradise stayed lifted, but the Lancome side was down and straight.

If your lashes have a natural curl, you will love this mascara. But if you have stubborn straight lashes, not for you.

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Liquid -Lancome -Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

on 5/14/2018 10:53:00 AM

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ANOTHER UPDATE: This is now my HG. This is one beautiful foundation when you find what process for applying works for you. I use a brush and then go over it with a damp beauty sponge. The look is so satiny smooth. I can't say enough about this foundation.

UPDATE: I figured out the issue before and switched primers. I used the face base primer by Bobbi Brown and it made a HUGE difference. You need to have a primer that has moisturizing properties, otherwise, the foundation doesnt have much to cling to. I got so many compliments on my skin whilst wearing this the other day, i was floored. It was like night and day! This is now in my top 5 foundation formula's. Very pretty foundation, good coverage, long lasting. The best thing about this foundation is the way it makes the skin look ...super velvety and soft. I will be purchasing again.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: After months of watching reviews on this foundation, I finally decided to pick this-one over another brand I have been patiently waiting to buy. I was disappointed because there was nothing special about this foundation. I always find SOMETHING that I love about my makeup when I decide to purchase, but this did NOTHING for me. It doesn't accentuate the positives at all. I think you need perfect skin to wear this or atleast well hydrated healthy skin. I am not quite there and just recently adopted a face routine (cleanser, exfoliation, etc.) but I've come along way. In the meantime, other brands I've worn, perform way better than this one. I will give it a go one last time and if I don't feel special wearing this, its going back to Sephora. I use 14 brands of foundation and this-one was my most expensive purchase. So many Influencers raved about this but they typically have better skin than me. If you do not have perfect or near perfect skin, do not buy this foundation.

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