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Lancome Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black

It’s hard not to notice that the hottest Fall trend this season is the vampy black lipstick. It’s possibly the most difficult look to pull off in the Muse’s humblest opinion. Those lucky individuals that can work it are truly something to envy and those who can’t pull it off seek another alternative to this sexy look.

In comes Lancome with it’s new luxe lip set created by Aaron de Mey, Lancome’s new artistic director of makeup. This kit is $48 USD and contains Color Fever Gloss in Piha Black and Color Fever Lipstick in Piha Red.

The idea of mixing black and red may sound twisted but do take a look at the sexy lip look created using both:

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Lips like this call for a really corny Vampire dance off!


Here’s the catch. Only 500 sets are available of this posh lip set! Eep! Time to rush to Bloomingdale’s 59th in November! Or call ahead to put your name on the list at (212) 705-2886.

I put my name on the list already! I know I can’t pull off the goth purples and blacks I see cropping up in different collections this season so I’m very tempted to try this out for myself. You have to admit that contrast of all that red topped by a tiny bit of black is super sexy! Color Fever Gloss is one of my favorite glosses from Lancome do to it’s innovative applicator. Lancome is one of the few companies that have adapted the popular Japanese heart shaped applicator to their glosses. This makes for ease of application in a major way. The applicator is large and saturates well with color, one swipe gets full glossy lips in seconds! Loves it! It’s been suggested that you can also use Piha Black on your lids as well as your lips which sounds like an interesting concept. Black definately doesn’t work on my lips but I’m hoping the red will mute that and make it as popping as the promo images however when all else fails maybe I can sport this on my lids for a glossy smoked out look!

Whether or not the Muse can work this remains to be seen but try I will! You’ll see a review sometime in November for the kit!

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Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer Review

Oh yea baby daily concealer post time!

I know, I know you’ve been waiting ALL day for this little entry haven’t you? I fear I’m boring you with my spotlight on concealers lately but hopefully you’ve found at least one out of the batch I’ve reviewed so far that works for you!

Today I’m reviewing Lancome’s Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer. That rolls right off the tongue doesn’t it? Is it bad to admit I have no idea how to properly pronounce Maquicomplet?

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I noticed that I never really review concealer in the proper light. I don’t use concealer to cover pimples or problem skin. I’m too bloody old for acne and I don’t have anything that needs covering that my foundation doesn’t already do. I’m kinda disappointed in myself because I should really review it from all angles. But I only use concealer for under eye coverage plus even if I have a pimple pop up I think layering concealer or foundation on top of it is rather gross and causes me to break out further! Yak!

Anyway!

Apologies for never properly giving you the deets on covering up pimples or problem skin with concealer!

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However, Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer does a mighty nice job of concealing my dark circles and extra baggage! Maquitcomplet comes in nine shades that pretty much suit all skin tones and while carrying the correct tints to neutralize problems like dark circles. For instance I have the most lightest shade available which has a perfect yellow base to conceal my dark circles.

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The packaging is a wand style applicator which for me is just as great as a click pen. Smoothing and blending this on is simple and mess free with the provided sponge tip applicator. Stroke on, pat into place, and your dark circles are gone. The product is pigmented enough to conceal dark circles perfectly however my baggy eyes weren’t as fresh looking as I’d have liked after use but I still find the product offers excellent coverage for dark circles. The formula is a thin liquid however it is creamy and quite moisturizing. I had no problems with creasing under my eyes after blending and wear lasted for at least six hours before I needed to touch up.

The price might scare you at $27.50 USD however if you’re lemming this after my review you can head on over to Bergdorf Goodman and indulge in a gift with purchase!

Spend $35 USD and with any Lancome purchase you’ll recieve a chic grey and burgundy tote filled with gorgeous samples of Color Fever Gloss and Lipstick, an eyeshadow quad, blush, mascara, Bi-Facil, Absolute Premium BX Face and Night Cream, and a Three Piece Brush Set!

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Plus Lancome is always giving away something so purchasing a concealer at $27.50 USD plus nabbing a great GWP is well worth it dontcha think?

I’m actually going to head to my Lancome counter to nab that bag of goodies! I’ll be purchasing the Maharani Jewels Quad…perfect excuse to splurge $40 on a palette when I’m getting such an awesome gift! Review to follow!

The Muse likes Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer and thinks it’s worth looking at to cover up your dark circle woes!

Check it out at Lancome or your nearest Lancome counter!

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Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer Review

Another week, another round up of new concealers for you! I’ve slowly been reviewing a concealer a day for the past week in keeping with my introduction article to Good, Bad, and Great Concealers and so far I’ve done reviews on good ones, a bad one, and some cheaper options! This week I’m going to try to focus on great concealers! Excited? Me too!

I’m really excited about today’s review because it’s a waterproof option that I feel extra confident recommending to all my lovely readers in Singapore (or those of you in similarly humid climates). I recently went on vacation and I reached for Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer to tote along with me because I know it would suffer through the humidity, the heat, and the blazing sun and come out none the worst for wear.

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Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer promise of waterproof coverage is a promise kept. This concealer is my concealer of choice when I want my eyes to appear awake, refreshed, and dark circle free for long periods of time. It stays where you put it all day long until you’re ready to remove it which means it can suffer wonderfully well under hot humidity, heat, and if you so choose, a day at the beach or pool!

The formula is liquid and quite moisturizing. Although it comes in a liquid formula it’s quite dense so blending is simple without the mess. Pigmentation is wonderful and a little product goes a long way.

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I have one minor rant about Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer and that would be the color. I have the lightest shade available and it still seems too dark for me and contains shades of beige which for me are extremely unflattering under the eye area. However, once blended well it does work out well and covers up my dark circles and any baggage I’m sporting.

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Aside from my minor rant all else is wonderful on this front. The concealer wears long, doesn’t crease, fade, or cake under my eye nor does it dry my eye area out plus the formula is pure perfection for blending. What more could a girl want?

The price tag is hefty at $27.50 USD however since it promises waterproof coverage and delivers I’d say that isn’t too bad a price to pay!

This one gets a Muse Approval for purchase. The Muse likey and approves of products that promise and deliver! It’s not my holy grail concealer but it’s definately a runner up!

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Check out what’s been covered in concealers so far by clicking through the Muse’s past reviews!

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Lancome’s Maharani Jewels Fall Collection 2008: Maharani Elephant Bronzer Review

I feel like Lancome has come a long way recently. All the really interesting collections they have released as of late have been very unique! I don’t believe anyone can say no to really great packaging, unique design, and awesome product all combined in one.

All of these elements are combined into a great Fall Collection that Lancome has entitled Maharani Jewels. A Mah?r?ja is a great king in Indian culture where as Maharani is it’s equivalent female version which is the title given to the wife of the king or in certain cases a female ruler. Maharani Jewels is a wonderful name to behold on such a royal and elegant collection of cosmetics.

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Obviously from first site you will notice that many of the colors in the collection are truly Fall inspired. Shimmering golds and browns compliment the warmth we associate with Fall colors. I headed to my local counter to have a peek at the collection but sadly it’s not yet available for sale and the SA I spoke to was a tad bit clueless about the set which was rather disappointing! Dontcha just hate when SA’s are not very knowledgeable about what they are selling! Perfect example is when I called the MAC store last week and asked if they had gotten in the three new collections…I had to wait on the line for 5-6 minutes while the MA on the other end ummmmm’ed her way into mind boggling confusion and finally responded with, “umm no I don’t think we got any of those!”….oh boy.

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I was able to get a chance to test drive the new Elephant Bronzer powder and this was the item I was really lemming badly so it’s all good! I will however probably be bringing you the eyeshadow palette as well once I can get my greedy paws on it at my local counter!

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The Elephant Bronzing Powder is one of those items you want to tuck securely away in your beauty vault because you’ll never want to use it and only take it out to pet it and tell it how beautiful it is. It’s one of those unique purchases that just triggers your protective instinct! I’ve had this feeling with several beauty compacts I own. Either I’m a sad, diseased cosmetic junkie or this is a common thing that all women experience with awesome makeup!

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The palette consists of three separate colors which all blend together to create a rather beautiful peach, gold, bronze shimmer on cheeks and face. The main color is a typical bronze shimmering tan shade while the other colors in the palette are a pale pink and a bright orange that make up parts of the elephant. You honestly can’t tell the difference in the shades once you sweep your brush over it. All three shades just combine and create a unique glowing look on your face. If you desire you can take the compact a step further and use the pink and orange as an eyeshadow.

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I was relieved and happy to notice that the gorgeous elephant print is deeply embedded into the powder so it won’t wear off too quickly as you use the power! The detail on the print is really lovely and unique.

I’ve done a 180 on my view of bronze powders lately and instead of running from them screaming bloody murder I actually find myself seeking them out. Shocking right? Although you too may hate bronzing powders I do urge you to try out this one out as you’ll be quite delighted with the soft glow of shimmering color it gives to cheeks. The color just works well and I really like the natural, healthy, unique look it gives to my face.

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I think it’s safe to say the color should work for most any skin tone even lighter shades which will sometimes appear muddy or dirty when using a bronzing powder. I’m a medium fair and I felt like it worked great for me and I’d recommend trying it out for a shade or two lighter than my own tone. And of course darker skin tones it goes without saying how beautifully brilliant it’ll look on!

Sporting Lancome’s Elephant Bronzer Powder:
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I think it deserves to be mentioned that the idea of releasing a bronzing powder for a Fall Collection seems a tad bit absurd. We are after all heading into a cooler season and bronzing is the last thing we are thinking about. However, it’s a total win for Lancome in my humblest opinion as the color just rather suits the warmer tones we associate with Fall such as golds, browns, etc…..so really bronzing powder in the Fall works well especially when paired up with the Maharani eye shadow quad. The quad contains really beautiful, sultry shades of browns, golds, and peach all in shimmering finish. Or of course pair the bronzer up with your own stash of dark shades that you may already have in your collection!

Aside from the eye quad and the bronzing powder a few other items were released with this collection. Complimenting lip glosses and eyeliner pencils are all available to make up the perfect sultry, smoky look for the Fall!

And of course one item many people are excited about is the new La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer. I’ve heard many an excited whisper about this new primer from Lancome and it’s made me curious enough to want it. Since the collection is currently up and available online I think I’ll be placing an order for both the primer and the eye quad shortly so expect reviews soon!

All in all a very promising collection from Lancome for the Fall! Definitely head in to your local counter towards the middle or end of this month to score some of these great items for yourself!

The Muse Approves it for purchase! Loves it!

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Or buy it now at Lancome.com (Shipping is free this week)! See more of the Maharani Jewels Collection by clicking here!

Want any of this collection?

Love the bronzing powder?

Want the quad?

Dying for the primer?

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Check out my review of the Lancome’s Mystery Game Collection released last Fall!

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Lancome Canada Cosmetics and Fragrances

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The lovely people at Lancome Canada have kindly asked me to submit a link to my site for them! And of course the Muse loves Lancome so she wouldn’t mind linking to them at all!

Since I know some of my readers are in Canada this may be a helpful link for YOU!

Online since 2001, www.lancome.ca offers Canadian women the ability to browse, experience personalized makeup and skincare consultations, and keep abreast of the latest beauty trends 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

My eyes do spy a Free Gift with Purchase for my Canadian friends! Click on over and shop! If you spend $65 or more you’ll get quite a nice lot goodies!

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