Mascara -Lancome -Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

on 1/7/2018 11:58:00 PM


$25.00 for the full size at Sephora, $12.00 for the mini. An Allure Best of 2017 Beauty Awards winner

I got 2 sample sizes of Monsieur Big in December and I have been using it a lot. I don't know why I didn't care for it at first when I bought the full size one time, maybe it was old, maybe they made some slight changes, but I am really liking it and I don't have a single bad thing to say about it except that the wand is a bit too fat for my bottom lashes, but most are. It will work on my bottom lashes, but I like a tiny wand for mine and I want them perfectly separated. It lengthens, holds curl, adds volume, separates the lashes, no smearing, lasts all day, no flaking & has no horrible scent like Hypnose. Give it a couple of minutes to dry, it gives you big lashes so clearly it will take a bit longer to dry.

I have always liked most of Lancome's mascaras. I am never without a tube of Definicils, love it, definite holy grail that I've used for many years. I do detest Lancome's Hypnose due to the vile chemical scent that lingers forever.

Since Sephora carries the mini Monsieur Big for $12.00, I would rather purchase 2 of those than one full size for $25.00. Minis I usually use up before they begin to get dried out or gloppy.

Description from Lancome's website:

Meet Monsieur Big. Forget the others.
The volumizing mascara’s brush provides big impact at first stroke, for thicker looking eyelashes like never before. BIG SOFT BRUSH: Monsieur Big Mascara’s bristles are made of soft fibers which hug your lashes with beautiful softness and ensure a smooth application, while separating and lifting the look of lashes.
NO CLUMPS, NO SMUDGES, NO TOUCH UPS: The formula easily glides on lashes. Its dark pigments create ultra black intensity..

• Big Volume: a look of up to 12x more volume than bare lashes
• No flakes, no smudges: smudge resistant mascara with up to 24-hour wear
• Intense color: ultra black
• Easy, soft application
• Tested under ophthalmological control
• Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Synthetic Beeswax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polybutene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Steareth-2,C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Tribehenin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Silica, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Bht, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- May Contain, Ci 75470 / Carmine, Ci 77007 / Ultramarines,Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides].

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Mascara -Lancome -Hypnose Volume-a-porter

on 1/7/2018 7:21:00 PM


I first got a sample size in a magazine and really liked it. I have very short unnoticeable lashes and this mascara gives me volume and length, it has a nice black color, it's not too wet and it doesn't smudge. For me, it's the best I tried so far so I bought the full size and still love it.

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Lipstick -Lancome -Color Design - Pale Lip


This is my perfect light pink shade. Im very pale/porcelain in skin tone and this is very flattering on me! Its a cool toned light dusky pink. Very creamy and also moisturizing while still being rather long lasting. This is my go-to shade and I will certainly buy again when I run out.

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

on 1/7/2018 7:54:00 AM


*This is truly one of the best foundations! It has all of the perfected elements for a fantastic foundation; it possesses a sublime satin-finish which never clings to dry patches - individually, and relative to others, I get a lot of dry patches due to using topical acne treatments so this is the most important factor for me. It has medium to full coverage which does cover a majority of the redness from my post-acne marks, but still has to followed up with a concealer to have a flawless complexion - although I do stay at medium coverage as I prefer a thin layer of all-over coverage since my skin overall is even in tone besides the post-acne marks. It does last last all-day on the less oilier parts of my face, but does begin to breakdown on my nose after around eight hours - which, nonetheless, is appealing to me as other satin foundations only last around four hours on my nose. However, some things are too good to be true in life; this foundation was breaking me out severely therefore I had to stop using this immediately. I will still rate the product five-stars as it is still a splendid foundation.*

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Cleansers -Lancome -GEL ÉCLAT Clarifying Cleanser Pearly Foam


I had high hopes for this cleanser for my oily skin, but it failed to cleanse. You only need a small amount. The creamy texture turns into a foam and takes ages to rinse off, but still doesn’t cleanse properly. I have to double cleanse , which is time consuming, to get a decent clean and still there dirt on my toner pad when I wipe off. I like Lancôme products, but this is not worth the price at all and I certainly won’t be buying again. The Antepodes brightening gel cleanser does a much better job.

Powder -Lancome -Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup


I'm happy that I picked up this foundation! I had a gift cert to use up at Ulta and I was just blindly picking up stuff that I normally wouldn't buy. I noticed the Lancôme display and the large selection to shades is what really drew me into wanting to try this. This is my first Lancôme foundation so I wasn't sure which shade to purchase. I'm NC40ish so I ended up finding a great skin tone match with 410W with this powder.

The coverage is insane with just one quick layer. It's full coverage AND it stays all day. This is quite amazing considering that I have very oily skin. But the key to this magical powder for being so great is that it doesn't accumulate into my fine lines around my eyes. It's a powder that somehow stays matte for majority of the day, doesn't fade off and doesn't collect into fine lines or look too powdery. In fact, this powder gives such a good finish that I often times us this instead of my Marc Jacobs for special events. I know that I can be confident that this powder will look perfect and stay in place but also, it photographs well! No flashback and the color doesn't oxidize.

Besides all that wonderful jazz, it doesn't break me out either. Powder ingredients can be tricky for me because I do still break out occasionally at my age but I don't get any with this powder. Tsk tsk, I've fallen asleep with this foundation on and still didn't get any breakouts or congestion.

The packaging is standard Lancôme with a shiny black compartment and gold lettering. The compact does come with a powder puff (shown in product pic) but also a round sponge to use as a foundation. Because I only use this as a foundation and not a setting powder, I do use the sponge applicator and it works fantastic. I use it dry by the way and I still get amazing coverage.

To compare to the previous powder foundations that I've used in the past (Kat Von D, MAC, Dior and MUFE) I much prefer Lancôme Dual Finish!

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Moisturizers -Lancome -Energie de Vie Cream

on 1/3/2018 3:24:00 AM


I have a 15mil white tube with a green cap of a lancome product with this words on it:
"Energie de vie la creme d'eau lissante & repulpante"which is translated to: " the smoothing & plumping water-infused cream"
I don't know whether it's the same product as the one in this page or not
It's almost scentless,lets put it this way:it smells like cream!and has a light,lotion-like texture.well,something between lotion and cream.on it's back it's written:
All skin types,even sensitive.apply daily after your lotion
I sometimes use it after my oriflame novage day cream,other times after lancome genifique gives a pretty glow to skin,and makes my skin look a bit smoother and plumped.that's the only effect I can observe,no moisturizing at all. it looks to me as a primer with illuminating effects so I couldn't make to try it with my foundation which was a bad idea.I can see that it can make a perfect primer for others but for me,I couldn't spread my foundation over my face or blend it and after a lot of rubbing to spread my foundation,I was left with a terrible cakey,patchy finish .once again I was proved that I can't use anything except a super moisturizing cream or lotion as my makeup base
Fortunately I could find a great use out of it.on the days that I'm not in the mood of wearing foundation,I just use concealer around my eyes,apply my day cream and then this one.whenever I do that I feel I don't need any foundation at all because it makes my natural skin look healthy and flawless. after discovering the perfect,smooth and radiant look it gives my skin,I have rarely used any foundation.
For now I'm not sure whether I will repurchase it or not.I'm just beginning to play with it and I still don't know how long it's effect lasts skin.if this photoshoped look lasts for at least two or three hours and it doesn't cause breakouts or dryness as silicone primers tend to cause in my case,I definitely will repurchase it

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Lip Liners -Lancome -cherub

on 1/1/2018 11:46:00 PM

This is a lovely lip liner which is a bit on the fuschia side, so great with true red or blueish red lipsticks. It has a slight pearly glow (no glitter), so fine with party style lipsticks, or to highlight the cupid's bow. If the fuschia is a bit too strong for you in the daytime, you can attentuate it using a clear liner, I really like Rimmel's...see my review if you like.

I am something of a lip liner junkie, as I feel it adds a subtle finish to a daytime or nighttime look - and when well done, is basically undetectable by others, but is there anyways for you, if you know what I mean, makes you sit and stand a bit taller - because you feel more polished. You might like to see my other lip liner reviews if you feel the same way. ( I also think that an eyebrow liner accomplishes the same thing...)

Great windup self-sharpening mechanism.

Fragrances -Lancome -La Vie Est Belle


Patchouli choking in artificial pears and baby powder, its everything I don't like in perfume. To me this smells overpowering, cheap, boring, anti-sexual, anti-social, and utterly tasteless. Like someone weak and frail who has lost their sense of taste and smell well before their time, its the old maid's version of Angel.

I find it funny how people talk this up over cheaper, prettier fragrances. Maybe its because I don't find Julia Roberts appealing the magic doesn't happen for me? Anyway, it may be super popular but secretly alot of people really hate this.

Top notes - black currant, pear
Heart notes - iris, jasmine, orange blossom
Base notes - patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean, praline

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Treatments (Eye) -Lancome -Genifique Eye

on 12/30/2017 5:03:00 AM

I so badly wanted to like this eye cream. The jar is absolutely beautiful, and I adore many Lancôme products. Unfortunately, our relationship wasn't meant to last.

The good: The packaging is beautiful to look at, and looks gorgeous on your vanity. The texture of the cream is very light, and nice to apply. There is also no strong scent with this cream, which is always nice. The product absorbs quickly, and doesn't leave a slick under your eyes.

Why I won't repurchase: I felt it did nothing for me. I've seen below that many others have seen results; unfortunately, I haven't. For my particular concerns (fine lines, lack of hydration, light-to-moderate dark circles), I need a more moisturizing formula. Within half an hour of applying, it feels as though I never applied anything, which can be good if the effects are still there, but it didn't leave behind any lasting moisture, or lasting effects either.

Mascara -Lancome -Hypnose Drama

on 12/30/2017 12:22:00 AM


Stay away if you have sensitive eyes! This is very heavily fragranced I can smell the floral scent for hours after I put it on and my eyes get super red and itchy. If I sneeze I have black rubbing off on my upper and lower lids. Not worth the hefty price tag in my opinion.

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Lip Gloss -Lancome -Juicy Tubes - Marshmallow Electro 95

on 12/29/2017 6:46:00 PM


I bought it as a part of a lancome set and it costed about one-third of it's real price.the owner of set didn't want it.she said it seems to be colorless.honestly,as far as it was priced 6$,I didn't care about it's color.I just wanted to own that brand new lip gloss
When I received and tried it on my lips I couldn't be happier.'s a very very light baby pink,so light that it doesn't give much color to my lips but this means that I can use it with various shades of lipsticks and I don't think I'm going to use it alone as my only lip makeup.
It's full of golden and pink microglitters which make it even more shiny which makes my lips look plumped a bit.I like the fact that I can use it for both nights and days.paired with a light lipstick it won't be out of place for day wear and this makes it even more smells like marshmallow and vanilla.a delicious scent.and while it's a bit sticky and makes my lips feel warm,I don't feel it's too heavy or disturbing
All in all I like it but I won't repurchase it full price
P.S: I can see the words"marshmallow electo" on the back side of the tube but mine is different from the one in the's in a clear plastic tube not a matte one and there's no girl on it

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Moisturizers -Lancome -Absolue cream

on 12/28/2017 1:37:00 AM


I can always count on this moisturizer to deeply hydrate my naturally dry cheeks! Every other moisturizer is ho-hum on my skin overnight. And while the day version of this cream is not the night version, I still find that the day version leaves me deeply hydrated during the night.

I had been using this product on and off over the last few years. I often found that it was included in the Lancôme gift-with-purchase events. And once, I even paid more than $150 to buy a full size of the product. I always thought that Lancôme should come out with small jars of the product at a lower price point given that the large jar lasted me more than a year.

Well I was excited when I started seeing the small 0.5 oz Absolue jar in the Macy's impulse beauty sections. It only costs $50. And the jar lasts me 6 months. So for me, this product is now very economical. And given the highly hydrated results, it's worth every penny!

Treatments (Eye) -Lancome -Progres Contour Des Yeux Eye Cream

on 12/28/2017 12:51:00 AM


This is an HG product for me, folks! Love it to death. Been using it for around 15 years.

I initially started using this because my eye areas were feeling dry after I removed my eye makeup each night. With age, my eyelids were getting naturally drier. I felt the intense hydration the first time that I used the product. Still, my eyelids feel like velvet in the mornings.

The product costs me around $70. But it lasts 1.5 years for me. So overall, it's economical at around 13 cents per day. Each night, I use an amount that is the size of half of a pumpkin seed. I dot it on top of each eyelid and under each eye. Then I pat it around each area. I immediately feel the richness.

Over the years, I've tried other eye creams. Either I've been given a free product or I believe the hype when I see assertions about supposedly newer technology. Inevitably, I become annoyed while using the newer product. My eyes simply don't feel like deeply hydrated velvet. The newer stuff is always thinner than Progres. Often, I force myself to be frugal and finish the jar of newer stuff. But sometimes, I realize that I'm getting too old to use lesser products and I go back to the Progres before finishing the newer cream. Right now, I have abandoned eye cream on the back of my vanity given the drying winter season. The Progres is center stage and keeping my eyes hydrated.

I understand that Lancôme has tried in the past to phase this product out. It's their prerogative to issue new products. However as I've said before, I've tried the new fangled eye stuff. Progres is the real deal! So stay the course, my fellow sisters, and keep buying this luscious product!

BONUS TIP: I typically buy new jars of this product when Macy's or Dillard's is having a Lancôme gift-with-purchase event. Each store has these events twice each year. The Progres price makes you eligible for the highest gift levels. And the Lancôme gift sets feature several nice sizes of other great products. So when you add together everything you get for the $70, you're making out like a beauty bandit!

Treatments (Face) -Lancome -Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

on 12/27/2017 7:23:00 PM


This is the best serum on the market... it's also unfortunately one of the most expensive. I see people complaining that they still get wrinkles after using it and I can't help but laugh! It's not a face lift or Botox, ITS A TOPICAL SERUM. It isn't going to permanently banish existing wrinkles or freeze aging 100% completely in its tracks. That's just not a thing. lol

This DOES however, seem to somehow magically fill in fine lines temporarily, boost the effectiveness of any other products/moisturizers applied after it, even out skin tone and dramatically lighten age spots, tighten and brighten, and leave skin overall healthy, happy, and looking its best.

Bottom line? I've never had another serum work this well. Ever. But you have to have realistic expectations to be able to see how awesome it is! You also have to keep using it for it to keep seeing benefits. My skin always looks fantastic for about 10 hours after I apply it. Then it's kinda ready for its fix. lol Is it worth the money? I mean, I think so. A bottle of this lasts forever because you don't need much of it, so it doesn't end up costing much more than a 25$ serum you have to buy every month in the long run. That said, it isn't going to be worth it if you're looking for a face lift in a bottle. NOTHING is going to be worth it except a face lift. Keep your expectations on earth.

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