Happy Sunday everyone!
The sun is finally out after a whole miserable week and half of cold and WET weather. Apparently, it's gonna be sunny all of next week. Like, finally! A quick errands run turned out to be a mini shopping trip with a pair of new runners (finally!) and heaps of PINK storage items from Hot Dollar. I should really be sitting at my desk typing my audit assignment away =.=" After this post, I promise.
One of the many downsides of working full time while blogging part time is, unable to attend day events due to work commitments. Thank god for after work hours events. =) However, when I received the invite to Lancome Media Launch with the presence of an international speaker, I knew I had to take half a day off work for it.
And I am glad I did. Work was pretty bad for me that week that I am on the verge of hitting breaking point and I would feel even worst if I missed such a great event because of something shit.
The was held at a private residence @ Vaucluse, one of the most affluent suburbs in Sydney. Needless to say, all the beauty bloggers were blown away by the jaw-dropping harbour view from the mansion!
Sugar daddy, where are you? LOL
Find out more about the Vissionnaire , 29 St Honore´ Fall Collection and Tresor Midnight Rose fragrance collection after the jump. =)
|Serena introducing the new collections coming out in September/December 2011.|
|Veronique Delvigne, Lancome International Scientific Director explaining the technology behind Lancome newest breakthrough - the VISIONNAIRE [LR 2412 4%]|
We were really honoured to have Veronique Delvigne at this event as she only attends 10-12 events a year if memory serves me right! Although I gotta admit, I was kinda lost most of the time when she was explaining all the carbon bonds and molecules concepts behind Vissionnaire... Gone were the days where I was a Bio-nerd, I iz an accountant nowz!
Its play time for us beauty bloggers!!!
We were introduced to the all new Vissionnaire , 29 St Honore´ Fall Collection and Tresor Midnight Rose fragrance collection.
|VISIONNAIRE [LR 2412 4%]|
First pitt stop - VISSIONNAIRE LR 2412.4%!!!
VISIONNAIRE [LR 2412 4%] is Lancome 1st advanced skin corrector, which recreates truly beautiful skin.
Completely puzzled about what LR2412 is?
LR2412 is a miraculous new molecule identified through Lancome's technology breakthrough, which is able to "self-propel" through even the deepest layers of epidermis and sets off a series of tissues micro-transformation throughout its path. As a result, you will get a fully transformed skin:
* skin with finer texture
* wrinkles are visibly erased
* pigmentary irregularities are reduced
*pores are tightened
According to self assessments on 34 women aged between 35 and 49 years old in 4 weeks, 1 out of 2 women tempted by 2 cosmetic procedure intended to postpone it.
|Tammerly from Pink Diva Beauty and I|
|Yours truly, Claire and Tammerly|
"The ultimate destination which embodies refinement and exudes Parisian chic."
This collection in inspired by the late 40's fatale chic trend - the ultimate feminine woman with flamboyant style.
Think: doc eyes to graphic red lips, from wavy locks to the fine trace of eyeliner.
A moment captured in time, a dramatic moment.
|Clockwise from top left: Le French Touch Absolu lipstick, Le Mini Vernis, Eye & Brow Shadow Palette and Maison Lancome Vintage Fresh Glow|
The highlights of this collections are:
* Eye & Brow Shadow Palette #02 Blondette Fatale RRP $83
* Le Mini Vernis #22 Bang Bang Red #29 Noir RRP $29
* Le French Touch Absolu #100 Hold Up Red #102 Bang Bang Red and #104 Fatal Red RRP $49
* Maison Lancome Vintage Fresh Glow RRP $75
* Hypnose Drama #15 Gris Fatal RRP $52
The Maison Lancome Vintage Fresh Glow is an absolute gem! I am not sure if you are able to tell from the photo above, but there's an eiffel tower printed on the bronzer side!!! Definitely more of a collective item than something I would use.
|With Michael Brown, Lancome's Australia make up artist|
Pitt stop trois - Tre´sor Midnight Rose Fragance
Lancome tells a new love story, filled with lightness, magic but also sensuality. Steming away from their usual more mature scent, Tre´sor Midnight Rose is a colourful and joyful scent which embodies a mischievous feminity.
From the very first moment, it's love at first sight between deep rose absolute and vibrant, raspberry. Next, is jasmine and peony meet fresh blackcurrent bud absolute and intense pink pepper. And for the final touch of seduction, Virginia cedar essence, vanilla and musk warm up the floral notes.
The oh-so-gorgeous Emma Watson is the new iconic ambassadress of Lancome, and played the part in the romantic game of hide-and-seek in the romantic capital of the world, Paris. This short film was played during the introduction speech and needless to say, Emma was stunning as usual and her sweetheart in the film (which was apparently a French actor) was drop-dead-gorgeous too. D'UHHHH!
Like I mentioned earlier, I was never really into Lancome's fragrances as whilst they smell good, they are targeted for the more mature group. With the new Tre´sor Midnight Rose, the scent is slightly more youthful with the hint of blackcurrent yet maintaining its sophistication!!
I fell in love with this scent the moment it sipped through my sensory system. The dazzling packaging gets extra brownie points too - delicate gradation of powdery pink to violet, with a blossomed purple satin rose attached to its diamond-cut cap! Love it when companies put in extra effort in the packaging. Look does matter in this instances! =)
|Us beauty bloggers outside the mansion!|
Thanks to Sara-May for taking this lovely photo. :)
|Goodie bag the bloggers got to take home =)|
Full size VISIONNAIRE, Eye & Brow Shadow Palette #02 Blondette Fatale and Hynose´ Mascara.
|My FOTD for the event. =)|
Stay tune for a detailed FOTD post on the look using my all time favourite Wet & Wild Color Icon Palette.
Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] 50mL RRP $165 is available on 18 September 2011
Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] 50mL RRP $165 is available on 16 October 2011
29 St Honore´ Paris Fall Colour Collection is available 9 October 2011
Tre´sor Midnight Rose is available 30 October 2011
Lancome is available at leading MYER and David Jones stores and selected pharmacies.
Stockists 02 9931 8888
Are you excited over the upcoming release of Lancome products?
Did any of the products above make it to your wishlist?
Disclaimer: I was invited to the Lancome event as a blogger. I am in not affiliated with Lancome Australia in any way. Press release images and quotations were used.
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