Monday, January 4, 2010

Beauty Feature: Lancome Goes For Gold

What's all the fascination with gold? To celebrate this winning colour, Lancome has partnered with Canadian artist, Raphael Mazzucco, and his wife and makeup artist, Lisa-Marie, to create the limited edition Winter collection, Gold Fascination. Also former athletes, the line and package design was inspired by Canada's best female athletes and their quest for gold at this winter's Olympic 2010 games.

When I opened my package of samples, I fell hard for these beautiful little boxes of art! It's incredible how much these photographs look like paintings. I adore them so much that I want a blown up version to hang on my walls!

Lancome La Base Pro ($42 CDN): Lancome's primer has made a little home in my makeup bag. Because of the oil-free formula, I was afraid it would only enhance my dry winter skin. It actually hydrates my complexion, leaving it soft and silky to the touch. Fine lines and large pores are smoothed out and my makeup lasts all day without any touch-ups! The price is also comparable to Smashbox's Photo Finish Oil-Free Primer.

Lancome Color Design Quad in Showstopper Style ($48 CDN): Looking for a daily staple? Showstopper Style will take you from day to night. The neutral colours and mix of pearly and matte shades allow for versatility. These shadows are also highly pigmented and didn't crease or fade at the end of the day.

Lancome Color Design Blush in Pret A Plum Sheer ($38 CDN): Plum is such a pretty colour and looks fabulous on every skin tone. I really like the texture of these cream blushes because they set to a powder finish yet still give you a flushed glow. This blush won't leave a sticky or tacky feeling on your skin. A little goes a long way - just start with a small dab on the apples of your cheek and layer until your desired shade. These blushes are also long lasting - I didn't have to retouch once!

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge ($35 CDN): If your lips are in need of some major definition and fullness then L'Absolu Rouge will do the trick. As you age, your lips loose density and shape, but thankfully I don't have to worry about that yet. While the Pro-Xylane ingredient in the lipstick defined and plumped my lips, I didn't care much for the flowery scent. Absolute Rouge is a classic true red perfect for that Old Hollywood look - although with my medium-dark skin tone I fancy deeper reds.

What do you think Lancome Gold Fascination collection? Love it? Hate it? Makeup Junkie wants to know!

1 comment:

Lipstick Rules said...

Looks fabulous! I love the look of that blush. Might have to check it out in person sometime!


Happy new year btw!