My first Lancome experience (haul and make-over)
So I had never been to a Lancome counter before and although I’d heard good things….there are so many options and alternatives out there, it just never became a priority for me to try. Or at least that was the case until about a week ago and my husband and I were in the mall and I stumbled my way into Sears. I’m such a sucker for “Gift With Purchase” promotions and I’m all for the so-called “free” product. For this promotion you needed to spend $45 before tax and you would receive a customized kit with varying products.
They also happened to have a makeup artist on site that day and offered a full makeup trial at no charge so I could see what sorts of product I might be interested in. I’m all for trying new things, so away we went.
When choosing colors for a look, I gravitated towards the Emerald Boudoir eye palette. The color scheme didn’t strike me as typical and even though I have all of those shades of shadows at home I never would’ve thought to put them together…so I was eager to see what it would look like.
I ended up really loving the combination of the peach and the green together. It was soft and subtle because of the neutral browns but still had pops of color to make it a bit more exciting. What do you think?
In order to get the “free gift” I purchased two items.
The first item I purchased was the lipstick from the make-over look above. It is from Lancome’s “Rouge in Love” collection – shade 240M (Rose En Deshabille). This collection of lipsticks boasts high potency color, 6 hour wear and a featherlight feel. This shade in particular is a very soft and subtle pink that I see myself getting a lot of use out of.
The second being “Pure Focus exfoliator“, an oil free deep pore refining scrub with micro beads. To be used only 2-3 times a week Pure Focus unclogs and tightens pores while leaving your skin soft and matte. I have been using it for a week now and so far I absolutely love the feel of this scrub!
When it came time to checkout we started the process of putting together the GWP.
Every customer gets a good sized sample of the Flash Bronzer. At 60ml this is just under half the size of the full sized version available for purchase at $38.00 CAD. Flash Bronzer is a tinted self tanning leg gel with pure vitamin E. I haven’t tried it yet out of fear of ending up orange or streaky, but a fellow beauty blogger gave me the best tip. She said to mix it with lotion so the pigment isn’t so strong and apply it to your leg that way for a more natural look. Thanks Rebecca! Now I am actually looking forward to trying it.
You had a choice of two eye creams. I got the Genifique Eye Cream , a youth activating eye concentrate to be patted daily over the brow bone and under eye area. At 7g, this is also just under half the size of the full sized version, which is available for purchase at $80.00 CAD.
You also had a choice of two face creams. I got the Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Sunscreen, a high potency daily moisurizing cream that is enriched with vitamins. This sample is 15g, about one-third the size of the full sized version, which is available for purchase at $58.00 CAD.
For the cosmetic side of things, you could choose between a mascara/makeup remover or an eyeshadow palette (all sample size). I opted for the set of 4 eyeshadows.
Daylight – matte
Fashion Admirer – matte
Off the Rack – metallic
Little Blue Dress – shimmer
And last but not least, for lips, you could choose between a lipstick or a juicy tube. I grabbed a lipstick “Designer Bloom”, with a sheen finish. You can see it here, swatched next to my 240M shade that I purchased.
Each gift was also made complete with a spring colored reversible tote-bag that all of your items were neatly tucked away in when you left. Given the value of this gift with purchase, I couldn’t have been happier with my Lancome haul. Out of the products I have tried so far, there have been no disappointments at all and I look forward to trying the rest.
And even though I don’t believe Sears still has the Gift with Purchase event on for Lancome anymore…their website www.lancome.ca has a promotion right now that is similar. (Spend $50.00 and get a sample gift valued at $129.00, for complete details, please click here.) Be sure to enter the promo code RADIANCE upon check out to take advantage of this great offer.
Are you a big Lancome addict? What is your favourite product from them that you can’t live without?