Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Lancome All-over Face Palette x Jason Wu REVIEW and swatches

Macy's recently had a sale on some of their Lancome products and it was a good one. During regular sale times, Lancome products usually get discounted by 20%. Sephora's Friend and Family, VIB rouge/VIB sales, Lancome's own sales, and probably a few more out there usually go up to about 20% off. Granted Macy's did not allow you to choose the Lancome product, the ones that did go on sale were 30%+ off. I purchased two items and would like to share with you. One of them is the All-over Face Palette x Jason Wu.

First thing that caught my eye with this palette is the gorgeous print. It is a sleek black snake skin printed clutch with a gold clasp. The closure is magnetic and you open up to a mirror and palette.

Lancome x Jason Wu palette, $60
The palette is slim and not too heavy, but fells sturdy enough to be traveled with. Each of the eyeshadows, blush, and bronzer are a good size. The range in color wasn't too big, but you can definitely create many looks for many occasions with the ones given.
It does not come with a brush, which is a good or bad thing for some of you.

limited edition palette
fresh face: gritty, very glittery champagne silver
honey dew: metallic light green
night vision: metallic lilac lavender

barely there: gunmetal gray with shimmer
green goddess: slightly metallic bronze deep green
nighthawk: grape purple

sheer amorose: mauve matte pink
solaire: bronzer with just a hint of sheen

gold bar: barely there shimmer
barely bronzed: very shiny bronze
filigree: pale shimmer

ebony essence: matte black
dewy glow: opal sheen
nymph: stark white


Texture/application: Most of them applied very easily with the exception of Fresh Face, Gold Bar, and Filigree. These required more than a couple swipes to get the product to stay/show up on my skin. Also, Fresh Face was gritty to the touch and just felt like it would be full of fall out.
Scent: None detected.
Staying power: These stayed about 5 hours on my oily lids, but could stay 8 hours if I wore the right primer.
Overall: I really like the design of this palette. However, I wish it came with more varied colors. A lot of the shades on the right side of this palette were so similar that I could do without some of them. I love the blush a lot...the matte but bright/lively shade is a match for me. This blush isn't limited to this palette, thankfully.
I can see how if you don't have a lot of these colors or just want something travel friendly, this would be the palette to get. I got mine for $36 during the Macy's sale, which made it a steal! However, if you could get it for 20% off msrp price it would be pretty awesome too. Personally, I already have a lot of these shades so I think I could have passed, but definitely play with the colors to see if you like it!



Lancome Belle de Teint in 04 teint de miel REVIEW and swatch

Macy's recently had a sale on some of their Lancome products and it was a good one. During regular sale times, Lancome products usually get discounted by 20%. Sephora's Friend and Family, VIB rouge/VIB sales, Lancome's own sales, and probably a few more out there usually go up to about 20% off. Granted Macy's did not allow you to choose the Lancome product, the ones that did go on sale were 30%+ off. I purchased two items and would like to share with you. One of them is the Belle de Teint in Teint de Miel 04.

Belle de Teint is a bronzing powder that has micro shimmers that puts a subtle glow on your face for healthy looking skin. The shimmer is so subtle that you won't even notice the sheen, but it does give your face a lift. Not only does it bronze your skin a little, it also blurs imperfection with the micro shimmers. On my swatch, you can barely tell that I have it on my hand. If you would like to use it to contour, I would suggest going much deeper than your skintone. For me, I decided to get one closer to my skintone to use it as an overall powder with a hint of color.

Lancome Belle de Teint 04, $42.50, free brush

Application/texture: This powder compact was very smooth to the touch. Upon product pick-up with the provided brush, I noticed a lot of powder kick up. Not that it created a cloud of bronzer, but it did leave a lot of powder residue behind. Nothing too messy though. On the skin, it was very easy to blend and apply.
Staying power: This lasted about 8 hours or so. I noticed some shine on my face after 7 hours.
Scent: none detected.
Finish: I didn't notice any shimmer on my face. I would say the finish is matte. On my skin, I noticed it did blur a lot of the redness I had near my cheeks. It also got rid of some of the pores near my nose.
Overall: For a retail price of $42.50, I would say this product might be a bit high-priced. However, if you could get the 20% off discount from the above-mentioned locations, I would say it is a good buy. I personally snatched it up for $26! I would definitely say it is worth it. This product is a good all-over-the-face powder that adds a slight hint of color while blurring your imperfections. It is easy to use and it feels sturdy to bring around. I would recommend!