Thursday, 7 March 2013

Lancome Teint Visionnaire

Way back when I went to view Lancome's Spring/Summer collection I got first eyes on a revolutionary new product but was sworn to secrecy. you have no idea how hard keeping that secret was and today I am sitting down to tell you all about. The relief is incredible!

I'm talking about the new Lancome Teint Visionnaire, which launched at Lancome counters mid February.This foundation is a game changer as it pushes the concept of perfect skin to an all-new level: the alliance of a targeted high-coverage corrector enriched with vitamin CG and a perfecting foundation with 2% concentration of [LR 2412] rather than the 4% that is in the amazing Visionnaire. Essentially this isn't your average foundation because it contains skincare too.

First blush of the product you can see that the lid is a handy little compact high coverage concealer. This concealer is brilliant for dark spots, redness and any other imperfection. I found it does need to be warmed up a bit before applying with a concealer brush, but boy does it cover any areas I target it at. 

One first swatch of the foundation, you may (like me) think there is no way, I am going to get any decent coverage out of this. All I can say is don't be fooled by the lightweight formula, this foundation is easily medium coverage when applied and you can layer it for a more full coverage look. Even though the coverage is medium to high, you won't feel like you're wearing any makeup and the over all look is so natural. I found it does a brilliant job making my skin look only gorgeous.

The shade I was sent to try is 010 and a perfect match. I find that it lasts quite well, once I prime my skin with The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin reviver. I'm a huge fan of Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra, a find many foundations I have bought, just don't hold a candle to it. That is until now, I feel that Teint Visionnaire is fast becoming my new love affair, giving me a slightly lighter coverage then Teint Idole Ultra but still really good coverage and not as heavy on  my face

xxx Have you tried this lovely yet? xxx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday. As usual there are heaps of beauties to chose from to show a little love to your Mum. Here are some of my personal favorites.

Roger and Gallet Fleur d'Osmanthus Foaming Shower Mousse (€16) and Body Lotion (€16)

Gift contains Buffy Body Bar, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, Fun-Green and Each Peach Massage Bar
Gift includes contains a mini creamy strawberry shower mousse, a 'tutti fruity' bath bomb, a 50ml glowing body butter and 4 mini heart-shaped lime scrubs.

Gift includes Mellow Mandarin Moistuirser, Orange & Grapefruit Facial Exfoliator & Cleanser in One and Yummy lime Pie Lip Balm.
*When you buy any Bia Beauty Gift Set, they will give you a full sized ‘Stop the Clock Eye Gel’ worth €16.95 completely free!*

A small selcetion of Buff Makeup including Lipgloss €18, Eyeshadow €15 and Dual Powder €36

My Mum doesnt share my love of all things beauty, so instead of buying here yet another lovely that will end up in her wardrobe, I'll be taking her to lunch along with a few other non beauty items.

xxx What will you be getting your Mum for Mother's Day? xxx