Are you a Lancôme Génifique user?
I remember when this was first launched here and I tried it back then. My skin didn’t take to it however, but my Mom raves about this at every opportunity. She likes the La Prairie Caviar Liquid Lift serum but if I gave her an option, she’d go back to her Génifique in a heartbeat. I know many women feel the same way.
Clearly, Lancôme knows they’re onto a winning formula when they see one, yet they saw fit to improve on it. In 2013, we see the Lancôme Advanced Génifique make its appearance. On the makeup side, Lancôme has also collaborated with Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz for a capsule makeup collection focused entirely on the eyes. Here’s a very cute video on it – tell me which iconic Lancome product he’s making over?
Let’s start with Advanced Génifique.
This is an improved upon formula so youth activation is now visible within 7 days. Not just that, there’s something new about the packaging too. You know how sometimes, you just aren’t sure how much product to use, and worry if you are using too little or too much? Well, Lancôme takes that decision out of your hands.
The new dropper system is self-loading. What this means is as you twist open the cap, you don’t have to physically pump the product, it’ll be loaded into the dropper so you just pump the whole dropper into your palm. Don’t be miserly about it. This is true of all products. One pump means one pump for best efficacy.
Use 2 drops to make it last longer and you get 2 drops worth of result
Despite the improvements, my skin still doesn’t work well with Génifique. If I use it daily, it gives me little bumps on my skin that go away once I stop. I can use it sparingly e.g. once in 2 days but not daily. So, for me, results don’t show up as quickly as or well. Definitely way beyond the 7 day promise, but since my skin is fussy, there’s nothing I can do about it! Mom on the other hand is already telling me “PB, if your skin doesn’t like it, remember that mine does” So erm… yeah, Mom over to you, then!
And now for the Alber Elbaz x Lancome collection. Here’s the video I promised you – its really cute!
In this capsule collection are the iconic Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof, Hypnose Star Eyes Waterproof and Hypnose Waterproof mascaras. I got some of the pictures online and saw there is a Definicils version too but from the press release, it doesn’t seem like we get that one. I’m not sure about the green Hypnose 5 colour palette either.
Based on what I can tell, the products aren’t new but they have been repackaged or as they say in fashion speak, redressed in some limited edition designs to celebrate this collaboration between makeup and fashion.
Are you a fan of Génifique serum? Are you using enough or do you skimp? Are you a fan of Lancome mascara?
Personally, I haven’t had a lot of luck with the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara although I know many people love it and I haven’t tried their new eye palettes either. Anyone have?
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum Price: RM275/30ml, RM360/50ml, RM485/75ml Availability: All Lancome counters Lancome x Alber Elbaz collection will be available at selected Lancome counters in June 2013