Lancome used to have an older “aunty” image for me when I first started getting into makeup and skincare. It was a place where someone like my Mom would shop at, not me – because I was young and hip and all that jazz! Tra la la!
But somewhere in the past 10 years, I’ve noticed a shift in Lancome’s focus and image. Now, they seem to have taken on a younger image and look a little less “aunty”. Or it might be that I’ve grown up and so has my tastes 🙂 You gotta admit though that the last Declaring Indigo collection and most recent O My Rose collection with Pop n Petrol eyeshadow palette are edgier than the old school Lancome collections.
Either way, Lancome celebrates their 75th anniversary this year and I’ll tell you of 8 Lancome products I’ve loved over the years – some of which I still keep firmly entrenched in my product cabinet.
Lancome Primordiale Nuit night cream
One of the first Lancome skincare products I used on recommendation of my childhood friend who told me that her boyfriend (now husband) swears keeps her looking young 🙂 Curious, I purchased a tub and though I stray now and again, I come back to Lancome Primordiale Nuit. I believe its got a new packaging and a new name now but I haven’t bought the new version yet so I’m not sure if its the same texture. I sure do hope so because mine is all but gone! Read my earlier review on Lancome Primordiale Nuit here.
Lancome Flextencils Mascara
My first high end mascara and one I repurchased twice before finding out to my dismay that it was discontinued! Till today, despite the new fangled Oscillation mascara, my heart remains firmly with Flextencils. If you like, you can read why I liked Flextencils Mascara here.
Lancome Maquiliquide liquid Foundation
I never liked liquid foundation because of its heavy oily feel on my skin. When Lancome launched Maquiliquide it was a blessing because I can now wear liquid foundation without suffocating or turning into an oil slick! I still have half a bottle to go but once its gone, its a repurchase for me! You can read why I like the Lancome Maquiliquide UV Infinite foundation here.
Lancome Blanc Expert Spot Eraser
If you are like me with fair skin that is prone to freckles, or just have pigmentation, you might be like me and like the Blanc Expert Spot Eraser. It does help lighten freckles if used diligently and with a good sunblock in the day. Its been a repurchase for me 🙂 My earlier review on Blanc Expert Spot Eraser is here.
Lancome Erika F Ombre Absolue eyeshadow
This is a winner by a length and a half by Lancome! Its crazy hard to find at the Lancome counters and its only available in Europe and Asia. Getting it is like finding the Holy Grail 😛 The colour is unique – at turns, green and silver taupe-green. Its texture is sublime – smooth despite the shimmer and it is by turns metallic and shimmery all at the same time. I use this on its own, as a lid colour and as a deep shade by my lash line. Its versatile and you should get your hands on it if you can! 🙂
Lancome Effacernes Softening Concealer
I’m about halfway through with this one and I’m going to get another once I run out. It keeps me looking awake without fading away during the day, and the colour is a perfect match to my skin. It covers dark circles, but doesn’t quite work as well for blemishes. Read my raves for Lancome Effacernes Softening Concealer here.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lipstick
L’Absolu Rouge lippies are lovely, light and pigmented. They don’t leave a heavy oily feel on your lips and the range of colours will suit most. My favourite is Rouge Rayonnant 47 (click to see lip swatch). Its not so bright as to scare the general populace despite how it looks in the picture; and its an elegant shade that does not age you. Try it!
Lancome Blush Subtil
Lancome Blush Subtil blushes are a new find. New to me because I’d always found them “aunty” before. Unfortunately, they still look a little bit “aunty” to me in their packaging 😛 I hope they upgrade the packaging soon. I got mine during their warehouse sales (where I take the opportunity to indulge in most things Lancome) and I have Peche Intense and Rose Petale. I’ll share my full review on these soon. In a nutshell, they won’t be here if I didn’t like them 😀
Cheers to Lancome on turning 75! Its impressive how international Lancome has become since its inception by Armand Petitjean. Is that the face of a man who has launched a thousand ships? Not really. But he is the man who brings us this quintessentially French brand with its signature rose.
I wonder why so many cosmetics companies are started by men? Hmm… Lancome is running some roadshows around the country starting in KLCC this week to celebrate their 75th Anniversary so if you are in the area, drop by and take a look.
Are you a fan of Lancome products and if you are, what are your favourites? If you aren’t a fan per se, which products have you tried and liked from Lancome? I could always do with a new find within a brand 🙂