Fragrances -Lancome -La Vie Est Belle

on 3/28/2018 12:22:00 AM

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Everyone's chemistry is different, but for me this scent is intoxicating. I do enjoy and own unique scents such as Mugler Aura, and understand that the notes are not unique, but the lasting power and the non overpowering nature of the Tonka bean lingering for over a day makes this scent perfect for those who dislike smelling flowery or perfume(y).

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Lipstick -Lancome -Color Fever Prune Drama Girl

on 3/27/2018 5:29:00 PM

Beautiful lipstick for darker skinned girls. For cool, fair skinned girls, it's kind of an awkward color that's a little too dark, but not dark enough to be DRAMA (as the name says). Formula's nice, staying power is okay for cream lipstick-- I've seen it look absolutely stunning on darker skinned gals, but for me, it's just "okay' and I layer this with my "too pink" lipsticks to give it a bit of plummy color which works out well.


Foundations -Lancome -Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation

on 3/27/2018 10:37:00 AM

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This was a very pleasant surprise! I will be honest, I was not expecting too much. The new YSL is too glowy, the new IT Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer (Bye Bye Foundation) is just yuk and sits on top of the skin. This one was perfect for me. The finish is beautiful, it glides on easy (I use an Artis brush) and it stays on all day. It gives a beautiful radiance without over doing it. I'd say it can be a medium coverage. There is a slight fragrance but it's lovely. The texture of it is wonderful and light. I have gotten tons of compliments. It's just beautiful. I am an NC35-40 in MAC and I use SAND. It's a perfect match for me. I will up the color once it starts getting hot and I darken up... I love this stuff!!

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Liquid -Lancome -Miracle Air de Teint

on 3/27/2018 5:02:00 AM

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awful.simply awful.in 1 hour i am very oily.i gave it to someone else with dry skin.I am very oily and it supposed to be matte.I literally throw my money.40 euros for nothing.So don't recommend.I thought Lancome was a good company, but i am dissapointed.


Mascara -Lancome -Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof

on 3/26/2018 1:49:00 PM

Love this mascara because it holds a curl the best and doesn’t budge no matter what but it dries quickly, but this is easily solved. I add 3 drops of bio oil into the mascara and it makes it less gloopy(dries down slower and more separating). This would work on any mascara and use any oil you want. You can add more when over time when it gets dry or flaky and doesn’t affect waterproof ability and curl holding of the mascara itself. This is better then the Hypnose drama WP(more separating-I prefer defined lashes). Also the wand is very thick and a lot of the excess product attaches to the opening so remove that excess back into the tube before you close it or the cap won’t “lock”-if you have any Lancôme mascara you know what I’m talkinh about! I made this mistake with the two previous tubes and they dry after 2 months. This is my HG just wish that it’s cheaper.

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Blush -Lancome -Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

on 3/25/2018 10:50:00 PM

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I have this in 06 glowing lights. Its way too orange peach for my nw20 skin. The texture is buttery and very silky. But the color just wasnt right. I think id like this better in the shade buff.

Edit- been wearing this as a blush and it works a lot better for my skin. Its a very sunkissed look for summer.


Concealers -Lancome -Effacernes [DISCONTINUED]

on 3/25/2018 5:47:00 AM

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HG product for me. I have dry under eyes, very dry under eyes and lines and wrinkles. I have had such a hard time finding a concealer that doesn't emphasize my under eye concerns, that is hydrating enough, looks amazing, lasts and protects my under eye area with SPF. This concealer checks all boxes. I love it, I adore it and I never run out of it.
The price might seem steep but you get a lot of product and a little goes a very very long way.
I don't set this concealer, as i find that all the powders I have tried so far add years to my under eyes, making them look more puffy and wrinkly than they in fact are. I also really like how this looks unset. I looks youthful and like skin, not weird drying texture. Works like a charms like an eyeshadow primer as well, so a very versatile product.

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Fragrances -Lancome -La Vie Est Belle

on 3/23/2018 9:45:00 AM

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The bottle is amazing: heavy, elegantly curved, with an adorable tulle "neck tie" around the sprayer. Unfortunately, the juice is annoyingly boring and common. Like, I actually felt angry when I sprayed it on for the first time and realized it was a huge disappointment.

This was after reading Lancome's hype about how special this thing is, how many perfumers worked on it, etc. It has a lot of the Coco Mademoiselle (2001) bone structure, which itself borrowed from the Thierry Mugler Angel (1992) bone structure, with some more caramel in the base and some tart fruits up front. It may be the 10,000th sanitized spawn of Angel/Coco Mad I've smelled.... somewhere along the way I lost count.

In other words, if you didn't know it was an expensive highly hyped Lancome launch, you would assume it was another bland, nondescript fruity floral. I mean sure, it smells good. But not special at all. I wore it for about 2 days before admitting that I was bored and underwhelmed. Back to the classics for me.


Moisturizers -Lancome -Hydra Zen Neurocalm night cream

on 3/22/2018 4:10:00 PM

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At the beginning I really loved it... the texture, the scent, the packaging... but after awhile I feel it’s not hydrating enough... I still have dry patches here and there... and even though I wear serum underneath... I feel it’s not hydrating enough for my type if skin... I should say that my skin is sensitive, normal to dry and btw its winter...
I would still like to have it around and wear it from time to time because it gives me the feeling that I’m being spoiled...


Mascara -Lancome -Hypnose Drama

on 3/18/2018 5:46:00 AM

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I love this mascara so much! My eyelashes are naturally long and fine. This is the only mascara that holds the curl and gives amazing volume. It doesn't smudge either. The main con about it is that it dries up really fast (within a month) and it's so expensive. Since I like it so much, I'll keep buying it until I can find a cheaper option.

I would add that if you have sensitive eyes, this is definitely not the mascara for you as it is heavily fragranced and my eyes sometime burn a bit when I remove it.


Moisturizers -Lancome -Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Night

on 3/13/2018 6:25:00 PM

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Got a good sized sample in a GWP bag. Loved the light rose scent, the way it sank into my skin but wasn't greasy. But for the price, I think I can get something better.


Cleansers -Lancome -Mousse Confort- Foaming Cream Cleanser

on 3/11/2018 12:22:00 AM

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The product contains too much fragrance for me to use without making me nauseated. Would be rated higher if it didn't contain such irritating toxic fragrance.

Update:
I've also been noticing that this product leaves a film on my face after use. I think I have to end up tossing the product.

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Foundations -Lancome -Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation

on 3/10/2018 3:46:00 PM

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I sampled this in two colors from Sephora. I got the warm almond and beige shades to try against my warm-neutral olive skin (I am South Asian, if that helps). I was comparing this YSL's Touche Eclat All In One Glow product, which recently came out. I think I like the YSL better. The Lancome has great ingredients for dry skin, but the perfume was very, very strong, and not something that I enjoyed smelling. It smells a bit like drugstore shampoo. I think the almond color was a better match for my skin, but I just couldn't get over the strong scent. The YSL has a better and milder perfume, so I think I'm going to go with that one.

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EDIT: actually, after extensive sampling of both this and the YSL products, it turns out I like the Skin Feels Good a lot more. I thought the scent was a bit strong at first, but it disappears really quickly when you put it on, and it doesn't burn my skin or anything. I like this product more for a few reasons: it's very lightweight and liquidy; it does a better job of blending in and not catching on dry patches; it feels more hydrating than the YSL (I have very dry skin); the color selection is better. The YSL one is more luminous, but it left a powdery look to my skin. The YSL one photographs really well, but it doesn't look good in real life. The Lancome one doesn't photograph as well, but it looks a lot sexier and more natural in real life. So... a toss up for some, but not for me. I don't really take many selfies. It's not perfect - some dry skin around my nose still got a bit accentuated (I have a cold) - but after trying tons and tons of new foundations, I think this is the best for sure. I've found that I can wear both of the colors in the 3 range - the cooler one suits my post-winter skin, but I know the almond one will be good for summer when my skintone gets warmer. Planning to buy both!

Also - the price -- what a great deal!

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Eye Shadow -Lancome -Ombre Hypnose Stylo

on 3/10/2018 11:12:00 AM

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I like it. Easy to apply, stays in place on my very (!) oily eyelids, and the colors are so beautiful. I have 4 of these, so I can combine them however I want.

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Fragrances -Lancome -Magie Noire

on 3/9/2018 7:17:00 AM

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Witchy! I have the version in the square bottle currently being sold by Lancôme, called “L’eau de toilette.” I’m sure it’s a lighter and more attenuated version of the ‘70s-‘80s original (which could knock out a goat with one drop), but I’ve got no complaints. I can apply 3-5 sprays and enjoy its delicate aura all day, but without filling a room.

Magie Noire is a clean, dry, spicy chypre with generous lashings of vetiver & patchouli. Reminiscent of forests at night. Nothing “dirty” or animatic going on here— which is fine. It reminds me a lot of Paloma Picasso, Cabochard, and Aromatics Elixir. If you like that style of fragrance, Magie Noire has a unique cassia-chocolate opening that differentiates it from similar scents and is worth the purchase. Sexy! In an old skool way.

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