It should go on record that it took me a few days to write up this post due to all the links, apprehension of posting so many shots of my face (almost sickening, right? um yeah, ALMOST. lol) and well, life happens… Thing is, I liked talking about beauty and skincare and my finds…so hmm…will be the 1st or the last? Only time will tell, right? Because again, LIFE HAPPENS. I’m now a Mom to 4 – 3 girls (ages 6, 4 and 18 months) and 1 7wk old puppy…
Emma Watson for Lancome's Rouge in Love lipstick line
Thanks to In Style magazine
, Emma Watson’s ad pictured on the left ( (aka “Hermione” in “Harry Potter”) and Michelle Phan
, I’m now more aware of Lancome products and decided to give their new lipstick line, Rouge in Love, a try. Doesn’t hurt that our local department store was also giving away free gifts with purchase.
At first, I wanted a springy color and so I tried on and liked “Roses in Love”, but, they didn’t have any in stock so I’m waiting for my order to arrive (actually, just got delivered). I remember it’s a brighter pink that I’m used to, but a nice pop of color change for spring.
Then, I came back the couple of days later and tried other colors and fell in love with “Cocoa Couture”.
It’s hard to see from the picture, but it’s a brownish-red or reddish-brown. I’ve been on a hunt for a deep red or brick red and this seems to have hit the nail on the head. Of course, depending on the lighting, it’s either more brown or more red, but I still like it. It’s almost like a throwback to the 90s. Who remembers Brenda Walsh on 90210? Or Tejana sensation Selena? I haven’t found her red in 1 tube (I can combine 2 sephora shades to get it) so my search is still kind of on, but for now, I’m happy with this one.
Natural light inside the bathroom (yes, I know I have dark circles under my eyes… not fond of using concealer…mainly b/c I haven’t found my right match and I’m usually rushing).
Outside natural light (car visor).
After a few hours and drinking tea and water.
Wore off a bit and you can see my dry lips coming out from under, but it’s more red than brown now.
Still, I’m in love w/Rouge in Love :) It goes on nicely and is creamy and soft (my dry lips were dry already prior to using Rouge in Love) and it lasts a long time…not quite 6 hours, but long enough.
Also, I’m using their Dual Finish powder as my foundation…not bad, but again, my face is oily so I need to use a whole bunch of other stuff to control it still. So, here’s a pic of that w/the freebies.
L-R: Blue bag in the back, Dual Finish powder (NOT a freebie), Visionnaire, Moisturizer, Eyelash Primer, Eyeshadow Quad and the pic below has the lippie.
Color Design in “Love it” (which, I also love, by the way)…
And, not even 1 day old, here’s Shrimp’s artwork. Apparently, lipstick needs to be lip-shaped as well:
I think I’m turning into a Lancome convert…Not pictured in the freebie above is the face wash it came with…Creme Mousse Confort. It’s for dry skin, but I tried and I love it! Love, LOVE, LOOOOVE the smell! I also ended up getting the toner too – Tonique Radiance – which also smells sooo good!
Still pretty oily though…probably need a different cleanser. The only thing is, I hope my aesthetician lets me use all of these Lancome products. She was kind of keen me using their products :( Guess we’ll find out.
I never thought of myself as Lancome loving, but I believe I am now.
Foundation: Lancome Dual Finish in “Buff II” via Bergner’s
Eyebrows: Anastasia – Beauty Express in “Brunette” via Sephora
Eyeliner: Jordana retractable in “Smokey” via Walgreens
Eyebrow Shape: waxed by some girl I will never go back to. Not used to them being that thin AND super un-even!
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies in “Blackest Black”
Lip Color: Lancome Rouge in Love in “Cocoa Couture” via Bergner’s department store
Nails (orange): Sally Hansen “Crushed” via Target
Nails (dark): Opi “I’m Fondue of You” via nail salon ;)
Sunnies: Ray Ban – Cockpit via Sunglass Hut
Earrings: Pearls from Street Vendor on “The Boulevard” – Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Visayas – Philippines
Sweatshirt: Blue Hoodie – Polo by Ralph Lauren circa 2007
Orange Longsleeve: Old Navy circa 2006
Green Contacts: Fresh Look Colorblends – Green via 1800contacts.com
Necklace: Tiffany’s – Elsa Perreti Cross