Lancôme is one of the most consistently reliable makeup brands. They always bring out high-performing and quite beautiful products. Their brand, for me, just oozes class but they also have a fun twist to their products too, you can see this in their latest release Juicy Shakers (I’ve yet to try these).
I’ve tried quite a few of their products and don’t recall being let down by any of them. Of course a brand can’t be good in everything they produce but I think in the main Lancôme can be trusted to give brilliant end results.
Lancôme’s skincare is also pretty damn good, Hydra Zen is one of my favourite moisturisers. It’s rich yet sinks in beautifully and just leaves my skin soft and plump. It is expensive though so I only repurchase it when I can. Really, Lancôme is a treat. It’s more affordable than say Guerlain but it’s definitely still high end without a doubt.
My first product is Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation. This is a medium-to full coverage foundation that comes in an excellent range of colours. I wear 007 which is very pale with pink undertones. It has a more dewy finish than Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation but it’s still pretty matte, definitely not flat though. It blends beautifully and lasts for ages (not as long as Estee Double Wear for me though). I think this is a good alternative to Estee Lauder’s Double Wear, having said that I don’t think it’s as long-wearing on my combination skin but it is more forgiving than ELDW and perhaps a better choice for older skins or drier skins.
The only thing I’m not so keen on with Lancôme Teint Idole is that it has quite a strong fragrance that doesn’t dissipate quickly on the skin, it lingers around for quite a while. I’d definitely recommend testing this out at a counter if you’re not keen on scented products.
Next are two of my favourite ever lipsticks. I’ll start with Rouge in Love (159B). Rouge in Love is Lancôme’s no.1 bestselling lipstick and I’m certainly not surprised. It’s one of the most unique colours and finishes I own. The colour is particularly pretty, a bright watermelon pink that’s semi-opaque. It is the perfect summer colour. It’s also really hydrating. And you can see I’ve used this loads, I’ll have to invest in a new one soon. The rest of Rouge in Love is also worth checking out.
Next to Rouge in Love is Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 160 which I hate to say was limited edition (I think anyway). This might be the most perfect colour for me and it’s one of those special occasion lipsticks but I’m finding I’m wearing it more and more, I think I might cry when it runs out. The colour is a beautiful red with pink undertones, very Snow White. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks are amazing in general though, the colour selection is incredibly pretty and interesting. They’re highly pigmented and last for a good while on the lips. The packaging on both Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge and Rouge in Love is just stunning. If you’re looking to treat yourself I can highly recommend picking up a Lancôme lipstick.
Finally is Lancôme Hypnose Volume a Porter*. This has knocked off Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Infinite mascara from the top mascara spot. Hypnose Volume a Porter is super black, coats individual eyelashes beautifully, doesn’t clump or smudge and the volume is buildable. I absolutely love this mascara, it’s by far the best mascara I’ve ever used.
Are you a fan of Lancôme? Anything else I should definitely try from them?