Monday, June 20, 2011

Lancome Haul from CCO + LOTD!


Happy Monday Zombies!

Last week, when my Mom and I (and the kidlets) were coming back from California, we stumbled upon an outlet mall in Barstow, CA. I squeed my pants when I saw a CCO within the mall. Rushing toward it like a kid about to enter Disneyland, I walked in, only to see that the only cosmetics they had was Lancome. *deflate* BUT, I did find some really awesome colors of eyeshadow and a couple lip glosses. The eyeshadow singles averaged $5.00 as compared to $17.00, as did the lip gloss. The most expensive thing I purchased was the eye shadow duo at $9.80. Originally $28.00! I can't believe how MUCH high end makeup costs. Thank goodness for CCO's!





I couldn't get any good swatches of these colors and so I decided to just do a LOTD with some of them!









Lips: "Stormy Pink" by Revlon with "Rose Nectar" on top

Cheeks: "Living Doll" by Hard Candy

Thoughts?

The colors were not as pigmented as the mineral eyeshadow I'm use to wearing. And for a retail cost of $17.00, you'd think they'd be more pigmented- ironically "Luring" is the most pigmented of the 4 singles. In the pan it looks gray, but it's a gorgeous light blue with lavender shift. I really do love it. I'm also smitten with "Trendy". They ARE very easily blended though and the quality seems to be good, so that was a plus. I also like the packaging. For some reason, I'm digging pressed eyeshadow more and more these days. The pans look a *little* bigger than MAC eyeshadow.

Both of the lip gloss are nice. Not too sticky, and have a light scent and taste. Rose Nectar has no color payoff, but Golden Rouge does have a nice golden shimmer on my lips.

Would I pay full price for these eyeshadow? NO. period. I WOULD check out CCO's and clearance bins for these cosmetics on sale though, because I do like the eyeshadow and would love to pick up some bolder colors.

What products of Lancome do you love and suggest?



18 comments :

  1. I haven't tried Lancome, but I wouldn't mind doing so.

    Bah, I wish I lived near a CCO. One of the reasons I'm down with perhaps doing grad school in Tampa is knowing there'd be one nearby there XD

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  2. I have never tired Lancome eiher. I guess I don't know anything about them and am just not real excited about their products. Looks like you got away with some decent products for the price!

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  3. I think your look is gorgeous, but that's a shame about the level of pigmentation. I think I only own one Lancome product - a Juicy Tube - and I find it horrifically thick and sticky. :(

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  4. I used to work for Lancome. Their eyeshadows are okay, but I think my favorite thing in their line is their blushes. My favorite color is Shimmer Pink Pool. I don't even know if they still make it. Sometimes they discontinue stuff. :(

    Great LOTD. Very pretty!

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  5. Love the look you did, it's stunning!

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  6. Blarg, why is makeup so expensive? That's why i love all the online indie companies, way better colors at wayy better prices. But hey, if the expensive stuff if on sale, why not give it a whirl.

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  7. Woooow. Great deal for some high end shtuff! I agree, I would NEVER pay $17 for one eyeshadow. That's ridiculous. But CCOs are awesome!

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  8. CCOs are awesome. I like to purchase MAC and Bobbi Brown items there as well. As for Lancome, I don't think I've purchased eyeshadows from them yet. The colors look lovely on you.

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  9. Loving these colors on you with that hair of yours! Looks so lovely (:
    xoxxx

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  10. I like their mascara - it's called Hypnôse, I think! And pigmented or not, these colours look really good on you :)

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  11. I love Living Doll on you, looks great! Lancome's eyeshadow are a bit of a PITA. I know when I worked at Macy's, I hated getting makeover requests through Lancome customers, because the pigmentation was SO bad, it was hard to do much of a makeover, lol. It's not so bad with TFSI, but over their makeup base? Forget it.

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  12. Check you out, fancy pants! I wish we had CCOs more here in the UK. I love how many Wendi colours you managed to get!

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  13. I recently bought one of Lancome's Color Design Palettes, the Coral one, and I love it. I've had a couple of their palettes before and was underwhelmed, but the Color Design is really, really good. And expensive. ($48 USD)

    I like their lipstick, and I have a few things I need to test that I got as GWPs. Overall, I like the brand, but I only buy when Sears is having a GWP deal :P

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  14. Wendy, the best suggestion I can give you is for Ebay. You can pick up a palette with 7 smaller shadows in it for about $8 plus shipping. That's your best way to find colors which will work - these are the gift with purchase palettes. You can find the same thing with Clinique. I've just purchased a bunch on eBay because I'm liking the pressed shadows too right now.

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  15. It looks like you got an excellent haul, my local CCO is never stocked with good items

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  16. Beautiful stuff and gorgeous look! You're such a gorgeous woman! I used to love Lancome till I found out they test on animals.:( Wish they didn't so I could haul all this stuff!

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  17. I have Trendy and a few other eyeshadow colours and they're pretty good. I REALLY love the Colour Fever glosses, those are a favourite of mine!

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