Last month, I asked a huge favour from you guys to vote for me in the Loose Button Lancome Luxebox contest. Thanks to your amazing help, I won! I was sent the limited edition Lancome Luxe Box last week, and have since had a chance to test out the products.
As usual, the products came well packaged and were cushioned to prevent breakage of any kind. I got a cute card with my name/blogger username on it that congratulated me on winning, as well as the information pamphlet.
Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in 'Nude' - Long-lasting shadow wear and vibrancy, with absolutely no creasing. The silky-smooth, waterproof formula holds pigment in place and delivers nude, barely-there colour that evens out eyelids and leaves them with a natural, matte finish.
This was so creamy upon application and dried quickly. It does leave a slight tint, but since I have strong yellow undertones, it was a barely noticeable difference. Those with pink undertones may see a more significant tint. I managed about five hours of eyeshadow wear before I started noticing creasing along the inner corners. There are definitely cheaper alternatives for what this product does, but I do prefer the texture of this to Urban Decay's Primer Potion.
Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate - Breathtakingly beautiful, skin looks as if lit from within. Its youthful quality returns: cushiony soft, astonishingly even, dramatically refined.
This was the product that I was most excited to try! I apply it at night after I wash my face. There is a slight chemical smell to it, but it's not overpowering and goes away immediately upon application. One thing I have to say about this serum is that it absorbs really fast! I would suggest applying a little at a time to separate areas of your face, as opposed to dotting it around your face and then rubbing it in. After a week, my skin does look a bit more plump, but not drastically so. I guess we'll see after a few more weeks!
Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base - The magic behind this mascara base is the conditioning formula - featuring microfibers and Vitamin E - to add extra length and thickness to your lashes for added visible performance to your mascara.
I was also excited to see this product, as I had been wanting to experiment with mascara bases for a while. When applying, I found that it didn't exactly coat my lashes. The product itself is white, and after my first layer, only a few lashes were coated in the white product. I had to hold the mascara wand vertically and use the tip! While it definitely made the application of my mascara (Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash) a lot smoother and clump-free, I found that it actually deflated the curl of my lashes.
Tresor Midnight Rose - The passionate temper of an extroverted rose, the delicious addiction of a raspberry and blackcurrant explosion, the bite of vibrant woods.
This smells exactly as described. It's a very strong floral scent, with hints of fruit. I've never worn or owned perfume before, but I have been wanting to lately. I couldn't seem to commit to purchasing Marc Jacobs' Daisy perfume, because I couldn't keep PN's voice out of my head, telling me it smelled too fruity and childish. This is definitely a more 'adult' perfume with a nice balance between the floral and fruity scents. My only gripe is that I wish it came in a rollerball, or even a mini-spray bottle. I prefer to spray the perfume on to my clothes, as opposed to dabbing it on my wrists.
As promised, I have a second Lancome Luxe Box to give away to a lucky reader! Unfortunately, this contest is limited to Canadian residents only. The rules for this contest will be very simple.
1. Like the Lancome Canada fan page on Facebook. (mandatory)
2. Follow me publicly on Google Friend Connect. (mandatory)
3. Fill out the form below!
This contest will run until 11:59 PM EST on January 7th, 2012. For additional entries, you can also do the following:
1. Follow Loose Button on Twitter.
2. Follow me on Twitter.
Good luck to all those who are entering, and thank you guys so much for taking the time out of your day to vote for me.