It's expensive for a lipgloss. While it is very, very beautiful, for what it is (a very sticky lipgloss with tons of shimmer), you can find similar (if not almost the same) products that are much, MUCH cheaper. That said, as all JT, it's very sticky (leaves my nephew's cheek very sticky and icky) but its lasting power is pretty good. I like to wear this over my lipstick for more "oomf" but this doesn't really do much for my lips when worn just by itself (not enough color for my ultra pale complexion). Beautiful, yes. But would I purchase this at full price? I don't think so.
Applies smoothly, texture is creamy and even and lasting power is almost perfect. It doesn't quite last as long as Bobby Brown gel liner or Clinique gel liner and it IS prone to smudging just a teeeeny weensy bit. It works well enough, but there are better products cheaper and also in its category. This product is not bad AT ALL. It's quite good. I've just tried better, that is all.
Cleansers -Lancome - GEL ÉCLAT Clarifying Cleanser Pearly Foam
CitizenQuinn 1/12/2011 5:44:00 PM
Just a little bit will take you a long way. A bit on the expensive side, but for how well it works (as tested by a toner + cotton pad swab test after wash), it is worth its money and excels in its category. Purchase with confidence. I recommend this product with confidence.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Colour Focus Palette 4Passion
CitizenQuinn 1/12/2011 5:42:00 PM
This palette, I received as part of GWP and I am in love. This is perfect for my ultra cool, fair Asian skin and I can use the colors in this palette to create almost any kind of look I desire from natural to smoky. I like to use the darkest shade as eyeliner (I noticed that no water was necessary when applied on top of Too Faced eye primer). Longevity of these colors are per Lancome standard (which is high quality) and you don't need to worry about clumping and creasing with these shadows because they spread like butter and look and feel very nice all day long. This is one palette I might consider repurchasing if I ever run out. Fantastic!
Moisturizers -Lancome - Renergie Microlift R.A.R.E SPF 15
CitizenQuinn 1/12/2011 2:27:00 PM
Hydrating, but not hydrating enough. I have atopic eczema and my skin is the kind that is extremely dry and flaky, and yet, is oily at the same time. It didn't help with the flakes and didn't really hydrate as much I hoped it would. But it didn't make my face oily and my face did absorb this product very quickly. I guess this product would work for normal to oily skin. Dry skin would probably need something a bit more hydrating.
Treatments (Eye) -Lancome - Renergie Microlift Eye R.A.R.E.
CitizenQuinn 1/12/2011 2:25:00 PM
It's okay. Didn't really do anything special for my eyes. It didn't irritate my eyes and kept my eye area hydrated? If you're not expecting some miracle cream and use this item as a measure of PREVENTION, this cream does its job. As for any "lifting" or "filling" in fine lines, this cream doesn't do that. But then again, I haven't come across any cream that has.
Very, VERY sparkly. This color alone on my lips, however, not too special. But then again, I am very fair, so I need a bit of color on my lips to make me look undead. I like to wear this over my lipstick to add that special little PIZZAZZ!
It isn't quite sheer red, but more JELLY RED. It has a hint of glitter and as per JT standard, is very, VERY sticky! I like to use this gloss on top of my ultra pink nude lips to help me look not completely washed out.
This shade is a HG for many individuals who adore nude pink lips. We are all sad to learn that this shade has been discontinued. I lost mine some time during summer or winter while traveling. What a sad day it is.
Not too special. I am kind of disappointed that this is a Lancome product, because Lancome makes really awesome eyeshadows. These... are just mediocre shades that are offered by many other companies and for some reason, the lasting power of these shadows do not seem to be on par with the rest of Lancome eye shadows. I received this as GWP, but I would never shell out my money to purchase these shades. Disappointed.
Did not work for my extremely fair and cool-toned skin, because it made me old and sick. (yikes) Too much brown and gold in this product for it to work for me, but it did look nice on my aunt who is fair and cool-toned, but is in her mid-40s. The color is gorgeous and the quality if lancome-standard (this one, I noticed, is a bit on the brassy, frosty side, if that makes sense). I don't really care for frost or sparkles on my lipstick, but the color DID look gorgeous on my aunt. What a mixed review this is, isn't it?!
Standard Lancome eyeshadow quality (which is quite superb!). Applies creamy, evenly and does not fade or crease much. Everything positive they say about this color is true. But I don't recommend this product for the cool-toned gals (and guys). This color is too metallic and brassy for the cool-toned and unless you want to look sick and/or old, I would stay away from this product. Warm-toned gals, this is your color. If you want that summer bronzed look that can carry you from day to night and back to day, this is your color. Don't be afraid to try it because it is STUNNING.
Blush -Lancome - Blush Subtil Sheer - Sheer Amourose
CitizenQuinn 1/11/2011 10:43:00 PM
I tend to go for very pink blushes to give me a doll-like look, so when I received this shade as part of a GWP, I was none-too thrilled, but decided to give this shade a try anyway. And thank goodness I gave this color a try because in the case, the color looks rather drab and kind of "dirty" looking, but when I tried it on, BAM! Instant light flush on my face that made me look "healthy" but not "made up." I definitely recommend this blush. It lasts all day too, so no touch up necessary!
I haven't quite figured out how to use this color without making me look like I got punched on the eyes, but I found that this product is fantastic on my eyebrows! I have extremely cool and skin and my very black eyebrows sometimes can "harden" my image. When I want to "soften" my looks a bit, I use these shades to shade my eyebrows a bit lighter then apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) over it (it stays all day). I'm also thinking of trying this color as eyeliner (I think it might workout better for me that way). I will update this review after I try it as an eyeliner.
On my mother, this color looked absolutely fantastic. On me, this pinkish, lilac-ish color did not look so good. It made my pale, cool-toned Asian eyes look PUFFY (not flattering). Like the other reviewer, I love this product as a BLUSH. Texture is creamy and it spreads very evenly. Furthermore, this product lasts the entire day, so I don't have to worry about it fading. I also like that while it is plenty shimmery, it does not leave a glitter bomb on my face. It's very fine, gentle and absolutely stunning.