Saturday, 13 October 2012

Phenomenal Purple Lips and Nails by Lancome


This is part of my insane birthday month shopping.  I dragged my fiancé to the Lancome counter in IFC Lane Crawford because I wanted the L'Absolu Creme de Mat.  The assistant over the counter said the nail colour is a match for the lip cream, so I went ahead and picked that up.  Of course, I didn't have to pay.  Thank you, fiancé ~

The Lip Cream:






Name: Lancome L'Absolu Creme de Mat, Visibly Replenishing and Plumping Velvety Cream with Pro-Xylane
Colour: #301 Prune Elixir
Price: HKD $200 (equivalent to USD $26, but Lancome USA marks it higher)

I am really into noticeable lip colours at the moment, this lip cream is phenomenal, comfortable wear and amazing colour.  The texture is creamy, applies very smoothly, very easy to work with.  I have medium size lips, and I don't find this plumping at all.  Unlike other matte lip colours, this is very kind to dry flaky lips.  It does have a subtle high-end fragrance to it, reminds me of a Dior lip palette I had when I was 12 years old.

The heart-shape foam applicator is well-designed.  Helps the application a great lot.  I find I need a second dip in the tube for a more opaque coverage on my lips, but if you don't want it as 'on-your-face' as I do, then one dip can be adequate for whole lips.

Super pigmented.  Cover up the stain in my lips (left by a Revlon balm stain) completely.  The purple stays true to the tube, although translate a little more red/pink than I wish.  More pictures to illustrate that below~

Lasted a long while on my lips.  3 hours after application it still looked like fresh.  Then I went for a heavy crab meal, cracking shells with my teeth (warning: not good for your teeth) and sucking on crab fat and meat.  Surprisingly, it still lingers.  Only after I wiped my lips with force with a tissue that it came off, leaving a rosy stain on my lips.

Before, Duing and After:






The Nail Polish:


Name: Lancome Vernis In Love 
Colour: #441N Midnight Rose
Price: HKD $140 (equivalent to USD $18)

The application above is sloppy, my apologies.  I did 2 thick coats in a hurry, without giving it time to dry, nor adding any top coat.  Colour is true to the bottle, and the brush is very user-friendly, same as the pink one I reviewed earlier on - link.

Durability was good.  Even though I applied roughly as mentioned above, it stayed on my nails for a good 3 days before it starts to chip.

Again, I like this line of nail polishes, but not many colours caught my eyes.  For the price, I only recommend you to get colours you really like a lot, or will get many uses of!




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Beautiful wishes,


Lazy silly Jacq :")

14 comments:

  1. i love this purple it suits you perfectly,
    kisses

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    1. @brooklyn grace, thank you! 'perfectly' sounds a legit approval for me to wear crazy toxic lip colour!

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  2. Lol very nice of your fiance ;) I don't have many dark purple lipsticks but I really like this one on you. It doesn't look vampy, it's more sophisticated and subdued while still being a bit of a statement lip. Lovely nail polish too!

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    1. Thx for your lovely in-depth comment! I think this is the darkest and brightest I can wear out before sunset. But who knows, I may be testing the limit further next time! :)

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  3. the nail color is sooo cool!!!! and oh my god, your skin looks PERFECT! what did you use for it?

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    1. I think I used a BB cream, but I need to go back to my pictures (I did take some pictures for FOTD)... come back later, I should do a FOTD on this look!

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  4. this lippie looks AMAZING on you <3 I love purple lippies :)

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    1. Thank you Sara. Purple lips will look even more amazing on your fair skin! :D Do you have any purple lip colours recommendations too!?

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  5. I love purple lips! and nails wow the bottle is so cute xx

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    1. I think the purple-pink MAC rebel is amazing on you. I think the nail polish is more wearable on me than the lips actually :P

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  6. oh my g...I think I'm in love! That purple is STUNNING!! It looks absolutely beautiful on you!!

    p.s. Did I miss something? Did you just recently get engaged? CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-)

    Cherry Lane xoxo

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    1. @cherrylane, that's not really a recent news. kind of an old news. hehe. Thanks for your good wishes!

      i am certain that you will be gorgeous in purple too! try it!

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  7. love the lip color n polish a lot! i didn't know lancome had those matte liquid lip colors.

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    1. thanks Katrina. I still see it on the lancome usa website, but it says limited edition... I guess they don't promote this product enough. It is a really nice product!

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