A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Lancôme Little Black Bottle art exhibition which was basically artwork by 20 artists from all over the world and their perception or interpretation of the iconic Little Black Bottle, or the Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate bottle. This is one of Lancome’s bestselling products worldwide (my mom loves it!) so they wanted to have it immortalised and interpreted on canvas.
Let’s be honest. I’m no art connoisseur. I can’t even appreciate art. I won’t even pretend to, although I look like I’m concentrating really hard on the picture. I think I was thinking about whether I wanted another glass of wine 😛
What I could appreciate however, were the delicious morsels of hor d’oeuvres going around the hall as well as the very good champagne and fruit juices accompanying it. That’s dinner sorted then! 😉
But just because I’m a philistine doesn’t mean you are one too! So I’m going to show you a selection of the art interpretations for your viewing pleasure and tell you about the forthcoming Advanced Génefique Yeux Eye cream.
Here are some of the art pieces at the exhibition.
We were asked to pick our favourite piece from the featured art work and I picked the one in the first picture above. The black bottle with the black smoke encircling it. I liked how mysterious and mystical it looked. Almost like there was magic at play 😀
But the piece that was the most popular among the media present was this one.
It is quite “French” isn’t it? The lovely elegant ladies, the black and white outlines. I can see why it was popular.
Ok now that’s our artistic side satiated, part of the event was to tell us that the Génifique Eye Cream has been reformulated with an advanced formula.
Available in May 2014, the new and improved Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream (note the word “Advanced”) is supposed to combat the usual culprits of aging, fine lines, dark circles and interestingly, fatigue.
The new lightweight formula absorbs easily into the skin and helps fight eye fatigue caused by our crazy self imposed lifestyles of long hours at work, at the computer (bloggers, that’s us!) and stress. All these cause fine lines around our eyes and this cream promises to address all that while keeping skin hydrated.
It felt light and from recollection, there was no scent. It also absorbed well into the skin without feeling oily or sticky which is of course a good thing. I tested it at the event after work, and it felt refreshing. But I’ve just told you that I am not crazy about eye cream and I’ve already found one to love so it remains to be seen if this would weave any dark magic on me 🙂
Are you an art appreciator? Which piece caught your eye? Are you an Advanced Génifique user?
The face serum broke me out the last couple of times I tested it but my Mom loves this. I’ve never tried the eye cream though so I can’t tell you how I feel about it but if you’re a fan of either, pipe up! 😀
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye cream Price: RM205/15ml Availability: May 2014 at all Lancôme counters
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I have tried the eye cream in the previous formula before this, and I find it was okay. Nothing spectacular that I could recall, but I really really wish Lancome brings back the Primordiale range which was discontinued. That was pretty good stuff, even better than all that visionnaire, I felt.
Paris B says
Thanks for sharing Liyeun! I liked the light texture when I tested it at the event but I just don’t know. Doesn’t grab me 😛 Oh and you’re a fan of Primordiale too?! I loved the Primordiale night cream! I swear it kept all my lines at bay and it was amazing for my skin. Was so upset when they discontinued it 🙁 Visionnaire breaks me out and I don’t like the range much so I just don’t pay attention at all 😛
Sze Ling says
Think the food and drinks might get more of my attention than the art. LOL. I don’t know how to appreciate art and will fall asleep in an art exibition. 😛
Paris B says
I’d be the one snoring next to you 😛 When I visit art museums (only when I travel and only the major ones like the Louvre and Uffizi etc) I just breeze though. My favourites are always the bright paintings by Reuben and Michaelangelo during the Renaissance period, you know when people were painted to look like people? All the new fangled art goes whoosh! over my head 😛