In about 1 month plus time, Christmas and a brand new year is coming~!
What are your plans for Christmas and new year celebration? For me, I’ll be spending both days in Taiwan!!! Will be heading to Taipei for my wedding photo-shoot before heading to Taichung / Cingjing / Huelien for holidays! Planning to countdown with friends at Taipei 101 so shall see how things goes.. 🙂
What does holidays mean to you? For me, it symbolizes Happiness and peace as i’ll get to relax and do things that i love.. I’m sure Holidays will bring about happiness to all and this is why Lancome celebrates Happy Holidays with a touch of Glamour, radiance and happiness… During this season of happiness of love, Lancome is proud to present an exciting array of products ranging from Scents, colors and skin care indulgences whereby everyone will be pampered.
2 weeks ago, Yanny has invited me the Happy Holidays Event @ Paragon Atrium whereby i can get to view all the dazzling Holiday Collections.. In addition, Yanny has arranged for us (Jaclyn and myself) to have a make-over conducted by their professional make-up artists…
The Happy Holidays collection consists of the TresOR collection, Lancome Happy Holidays Set and Beauty Coffrets.. The TresOR collection is inspired by writer Ernest Hemingway who is fascinated by the magnificence of Paris, the city of lights and its sumptuous receptions. To pay Homage to Paris, the book – PARIS EST UNE FÊTE (The movable feast) was written to bring all readers through a sparkling and ultra chic journey in the most majestic locations.. In the same spirit, Lancome will like to invite you to this open-air ballroom imagined by the writer, where Paris is dressed in Gold… The TresOR, a jewel collection will make all your precious moments during the end of the year ‘Golden’, ‘Shiny’ and ‘Elegant’.
The TresOR Holiday Collection 2012 consists of two products for the eyes and a lipstick (choose from three different tones)..
Petit TresOR (RSP: $36) contains Pure Golden pigments that is woven like a mesh fabric whereby its fine texture offers sparkling and long-lasting results for up to 16 hours.. The new Ombre Hypnose Mono limited edition eye-shadow collection in a jewel like case comes in 3 shades (Fild’or, Mesh and Sequins) which allows you to use it dry / wet for different intensity to create the most alluring and scintillating eye effects.
Photo credits to http://www.daintyflair.net/
Les Paillettes Aux Yeux (The one on the left) is a ‘Top Coat’ for Ombre Hypnose Mono to further emphasize the glitter effect.. The loose sparkles in a ‘shaker-jar’ has a powdery formula with an easily blend-able texture to give an intensive golden shimmery results.. Comes in one shade (Lumieres de Paris) and retailing at $36, this product can be used to complement your eye-make up for a more different results…
L’absolu Rouge is a timeless lip classic collection from Lancome and this time three new limited edition shades are introduced.. Comes in three shades (Rubis Infini, Opale Fatale and Agate Delicate). these lip-sticks are infused with golden reflections and a holiday must have…
Photo credit to : http://www.mandulis.net/
On top of the TresOR Holiday Collection 2012, Lancome also offers a Beauty set consisting of Lancome’s best-selling skincare, makeup and fragrance products.. The ultimate must-buy beauty set offers the best of Lancome at only $105 (with any $120 purchase)..
The value of this Best of Lancome beauty set is worth over $600 and it holds the following products
1) Bi-facil 125ml
2) Maqui Miracle Liquid Foundation PO-03 5ml
3) Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
4) Color Design Golden Frenzy Palette
5) Mini L’absolu Rouge 363
6) Mini Color Fever Gloss 321
7) Mini Crayon Khol
8) Gold Champagne Vanity Case
9) Genifique Yeux Light-Pearl 5ml
10) Visionnaire Serum 7ml
11) UV Expert BB Complete Shade 1 30ml
12) Blush Subtil Rose 20
13) Mini L’absolu Nu 365
14) Tresor in Love EDP 5ml
15) 3pc Brush Set with Elegant Pouch
(Do note that customer who purchase any value sets or beauty sets must top up an additional of $30 on top of the $120 to get this Best of Lancome beauty set)
Because Christmas is around the corner, Lancome Happy Holidays Set will make the ideal gift for your love ones.. There are 17 types of Holiday sets (Skincare / Make-up / Fragrance sets) available:
Make-up Holiday Sets
1) Rouge in Love Lipstick Set ($105)
2) Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara Set ($50)
Fragrance Holiday Sets
1) La Vie Est Belle Prestige Set ($145)
2) La Vie Est Belle Fragrance Set ($145)
3) Miracle Fragrance Set ($85)
4) Tresor in Love Fragrance Set ($85)
5) Tresor Midnight Rose Fragrance Set ($85)
6) Best of Lancome Minature Fragrance set ($65)
Skincare Holiday Sets
1) Genifique Prestige Set ($170)
2) Visionnaire Prestige Set ($180)
3) Renergie Prestige Set ($145)
4) UV Expert Prestige Set ($80)
5) Derm-Crystal Prestige Set ($175)
6) Hydrazen Prestige Set ($98)
7) Absolue Precious Cells Prestige Set ($570)
8) Absolue Precious Cells Day and Eye Cream Set ($460)
9) Absolue Precious Cell Eye Set ($170)
For more information on the beauty sets, you can click on this website.
During the event, i was introduced with the new perfume added to Lancome’s fragrance line..
La vie est belle – This is Lancome’s new feminine fragrance that captures happiness in a bottle. It is created by three leading French perfumers, using the noblest natural ingredients lain on a bed of fine delicacies..
The Philosophy of La Vie Est Belle
Lancome believes that Happiness is a choice and fragrance is more than a scent as fragrance can make life more beautiful. La Vie Est Belle is the mantra of a new Era as it represents a choice embraced by woman to live one’s life and to fill it with beauty, joy, smile and freedom
For the first time, three french masters of perfumery (Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo) have combined their talents to compose this exceptional Fragrance. La Vie Est Belle is an exceptional fragrance composed of nothing but pure, notecomposed ingredients -Iris Pallida, Jasmine, Orange Blossom Flowes, Indonesian Patchouli, Gourmand Accord..
Because the perfume is built around ‘Happiness’, the bottle that holds the fragrance symbolizes ‘the crystal smile’ (the image of a free and Happy Woman) so as to remind user that happiness lies within a bottle..
Another new item added to Lancome’s Teint Miracle family will be the new Teint Miracle Pressed Powder… The Teint Miracle line is only developed after 10 years of research and coming out with the breakthrough Aura Inside technology.. With 7 patents pending, the Teint Miracle Natural Light creator liquid foundation is the only foundation that will reproduce skin’s true natural light… As such it has won over 25 prestigious awards till date and it is a highly raved product which many swear by.
The Teint Miracle pressed powder is also able to achieve bare skin perfection with the exclusive Aura-inside technology.. The Aura Inside technology will boost surface radiance with translucent micro mirrors and recreates skin’s inner light for a natural glow (with its pink and blue bio-optic pigments).
With 12H long lasting formula, the powder will reproduce the natural light and complexion will lights up instantly with a flawless and natural finish… Texture feels light as air and the powder will mattifies skin (as it contains pillow effect polymers to control sebum) and results will be natural without cakey-ness.. Lastly, it contains creamy silky fillers to provide an extremely smooth and non-drying touch.
Available in 4 shades and selling at $65, you can use this powder over foundation and it will also be handy for touch up..
With the two beautiful ladies – Yanny and Jaclyn.. Many thanks to Yanny for inviting the both of us and i had fun catching up with you! 🙂
Yanny has prepared 3 products for us to bring home to try… For me, she has selected Petit TresOR (Fild’or), Les Paillettes Aux Yeux (Lumieres de Paris) and Teint Miracle Pressed Powder in 03.
Love the gold jewel casing that house the Ombre Hypnose eye-shadow and it also comes with a small mirror which is handy during touch up. Fild’or has a metallic bronze tone and the eye-shadow is highly pigmented and blends well.. The eye-shadow has amazing shimmers which is long-lasting and powder feels velvety soft to the touch (Great for even application).. You can choose to wear this eye-shadow yet for more intensity but i’ll suggest that you blend this shade with some other shades so that your eyes will appear more alluring.
Les Paillettes Aux Yeux in Lumieres de Paris has pretty golden shimmers and i must say that it is really sparkly.. It will be suitable to use it on top of your existing eye-shadow for that extra shimmery factor.. The powder feels really fine to the touch and it can be easily blended for an even application.. Do note that the powder is very long-lasting so you will need to make use of a stronger make-up removal to remove it thoroughly… I have tried using tissue make-up removal but i have to rub it hard and go through the area a few times to remove it completely.. Will be bringing this product to Taiwan as i always love shimmers in my eye-make up.. 🙂
I was really happy when i saw the Teint Miracle Pressed Powder in the bag that Yanny has prepared for us as i wanted to get a pressed powder to use it on top of my liquid foundation… 🙂
I have to rave about the brush that comes with the loose powder as it is really soft and it picks up the right amount of powder with each swipe.. The powder is velvety and fine to the touch and has a matt finish… The powder is rather sheer so it is advisable to use it on top of your BB cream / foundation.. I find that it helps to keep my face matt for a longer period of time if i use it on top of my liquid foundation.. Because powder is so fine you need not worry about cakey make-up… Best of all, the powder really feels light on my skin and it doesn’t clog my sensitive skin..
TresOR Collection and Lancome Happy Holiday Set will be available at Lancome Counters from 1st Nov 2012 onwards.
The Teint Miracle Pressed Powder will be available at Lancome Beauty Counter from Oct 2012 onwards.
Hope you have enjoyed reading this mini review.. 🙂
Have a great week everyone!