Lancôme’s French Coquettes fall collection!

If you could only use one word to describe this collection, what would it be?

I say epic! It’s been a quick little minute since a collection has had me dreamin’ about it. I am so scooping up that Urban Silver Ombre Magnétique. And what about those lipsticks? *moment of silence for the looks I can do with those* Somethin’ similar to this…

Gor.geous. Check out the entire collection here.

Mascara Monday: Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells mascara giveaway!!

Hi lovelies!

With me being sick and all, I just didn’t get around to reviewing any mascaras. But don’t you worry, mon…I’ve got a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ for ya.

TWO lucky ladies will have the opportunity to score Lancôme’s Définicils Precious Cells mascara.

Remember when I reviewed it here? I’m still lovin’ every bit of it and my friends at Lancôme want to treat TWO lucky Clumps gals with the opportunity to try it out.


Leave a comment telling me your favorite Lancôme product 
(if you can choose) AND your email address in THIS POST ONLY.

Zee Rules:
-International friendly! From London to Liberia and from Tallahassee to Thailand!

-Contest ends  Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie. 
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

Ready, set…go!! If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

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Brown & Blushin': Lancôme Ageless Minerale Blush

Time for another edition of Brown and Blushin’. This time we’re going to be showcasing a mineral blush from Lancôme.

Pretty, uh? I can’t quite put my finger on what this blush reminds me of. I feel like I’ve seen it in a dream before. It applies absolutely beautifully. A swatch…

This baby contains pure mineral pigments that it’s wear is incredible! I’m talkin’ all day! Application is a breeze too. I take a dual fiber brush and swirl swirl swirl…

And bam!

Pretty pink cheeks with a flawless finish. What else would you expect from a brand like Lancôme? You can snag this baby at any Lancôme counter or outline for $29. Which, I’ll admit, its a wee bit pricey but mineral blushes last for-eva!

Are you a fan of mineral blushes?

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Brown & Blushin': Lancôme Ageless Minerale Blush

Time for another edition of Brown and Blushin’. This time we’re going to be showcasing a mineral blush from Lancôme.

Pretty, uh? I can’t quite put my finger on what this blush reminds me of. I feel like I’ve seen it in a dream before. It applies absolutely beautifully. A swatch…

This baby contains pure mineral pigments that it’s wear is incredible! I’m talkin’ all day! Application is a breeze too. I take a dual fiber brush and swirl swirl swirl…

And bam!

Pretty pink cheeks with a flawless finish. What else would you expect from a brand like Lancôme? You can snag this baby at any Lancôme counter or outline for $29. Which, I’ll admit, its a wee bit pricey but mineral blushes last for-eva!

Are you a fan of mineral blushes?

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Mascara Monday: Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells mascara

Happy Monday, lovelies! A few months ago I had the opportunity to try what I called in my posts, a “secret mascara by Lancôme”. I’ve been using it in several of my FOTD Fridays and it is finally time for a formal review! Introduciiiing…


Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells

  
Price: 2 out of 5(pretty steep for $29 at Lancôme counters in Nordstrom and lancome-usa.com)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5


What it claims:
Experience the first mascara from Lancôme that visibly regenerates the condition of lashes. Reveal fuller, beautifully defined, stronger lashes. Lash fallout is minimized during makeup removal.

Lash Densifier Complex
  • Precious plant cell extract
  • Hyaluronic acid known for hydration
  • Madecassoside, an ingredient known for its strengthening properties
  • Arginine, an amino acid known for its nourishing properties
  • Multi-faceted brush designed to deliver optimal amount of product, while delivering lash by lash separation (source)


The truth:
I mean honestly…can Lancôme go wrong in the mascara department? Me thinks not.

What I loved about it: I loved that I was able to get pretty long lashes with only one coat.
What I didn’t like: Tis was a little clumpy the second coat and beyond.

Overall:  I’ve always loved everything about Lancôme mascaras. And not just because they are inventive but because they actually do what they SAY they’re going to do. More than 50% of my mascara reviews’ scores come from if that mascara claims are true or false. And for the most part, Lancôme mascaras don’t let me down. Definicils Precious Cells comes with a motto: “An apple a day…for your lashes.” Through research and tests, this mascara has been proven to make lashes look healthier and stronger using ingredients like swiss apple extract.

I could ramble on and on about how much thought and research was put into this mascara, but I don’t want to bore y’all. Instead, I suggest you check out Lancôme’s site. There’s a whole section dedicated to this baby. 

I reviewed this mascara before I knew what it was supposed to do and for the longest, I thought it was a lengthening mascara. I got such good length with only one coat. And that’s the thing about this mascara. You really only need one coat. I know, I know. We’re so used to applying two, three and sometimes four coats but sometimes you only need one. Holla!

An extra coat or two of Precious Cells can send you to Clumps City. The key is use small strokes and going from root to tip. I took my time with using this mascara. Some mascaras allow you to apply and dash. Nope nope…I think to get the most out of Precious Cells, you have to take your time.

The wand rocks!

The bristles are nice and thin and allow for great separation. I do wish the end of the wand made it easier to get to the inner corners but not so much. Still, this is the kind of wand that ladies with smaller lids/lashes will love and that’s a plus in my book.


Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)




Lashes with 1 coat of mascara

 
Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: I do! Especially if you’ve tried and like other Lancôme mascaras. This is a great everyday mascara that requires some work but will give you great length with only one coat. I can’t say if it helped with preventing my lashes from falling out or not but it’s definitely one of those mascaras that I would use regularly to see if I could get great results.

Think you’ll try this? Whatcha think?

Until next time…..

A crazed mascara reviewer,







This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Enter to win Lancome’s Bi Facil remover!

Here’s to a little Friday treat! If you need to re-up on Lancome’s Bi Facil make-up remover, now is the time! I’m offering a 10% off coupon. You have to enter your email address to receive the code and get this…one lucky lady will win a coupon redeemable for a FREE bottle of Bi Facil.

Might be you!

Hit the picture above to enter your email address.

Good luuuuuuck!

Mascara Monday: Lancome Hypnose Drama

So far I’ve been pretty impressed with Lancome’s mascaras. Is this another winner?


Lancome Hypnose Drama


Hit the jump to read more if you just can’t take the suspense. 

Price: 3 out of 5
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5


What it claims:
Per the packaging…

The full contact brush, with its S-shaped curve, grasps and loads lashes for a fanned out, eye-popping, full body fringe. It works magic on tiny lashes. Even dramatizes corner lashes other brushes miss—or worse, mess. (source)

The truth: Um….WOW!!!

What I loved about it: The S-shaped wand is awesome! But it’s not so much the wand that makes application great…it’s the bristles and how separated they are. Perfection!

What I didn’t like: I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like. And when you see the before/after pictures, you’ll agree with me.

Overall: It’s very rare that I find a find a REALLY good volume mascara. And when I do find one, I usually have to put it to the side to review other mascaras. I’ve been sticking with Lancome Hypnose Drama for quite some time now. I’m on my second tube. This says A LOT. Aside from the price, I think it is definitely a must have for any volume-seeking lady. But you get what you pay for hence why I have no problem saving my pennies for this mascara.

I’m not sure why, but it has a pleasant scent to it. But don’t worry…it’s not TOO overpowering. It is a wee bit heavy on the lashes but only if you over-do it on coats.


Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)



Lashes with 1 coats of mascara

…and then with one more coat
 

 
  
 
Insane, right? One coat gives me great lashes but two coats gives me crazy drama. Loves it!

Would I recommend it?: Absolutely!

Other Lancome mascaras I have reviewed:
Lancome Hypnose
Lancome Définicils Pro
Lancome Oscillation

Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster primer

A crazed mascara reviewer,



This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.