Thursday, 27 November 2008

Lancome & Maquillage haul

A local department store, Tangs, was having a 12% rebate promo so I took the opportunity to haul the Lancome holiday collection, Magnificent Sparkle. The collection appears to be Asia-exclusive as it is not in the US market but it is in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Some of the products like the eyeshadow quad are also made in Japan. This was my first ever purchase from Lancome :-)

I found the color combination in the Color Focus Palette #321 Greta Purple ($80) simply irresistible as I like blues and purples. The star print embossed into the surface of the eyeshadows is a lovely touch too.

I'd been looking forward to checking out the Diva Magic Powder ($79) after seeing this pic of it online in which it looks like crushed silver pearl powder.

This is what the Diva Magic Powder actually looks like in real life! It's not filled to the brim like the promo pic and the powder is much finer and closer to a sparkly white rather than silver in real life.

I also picked up the new Maquicake UV Infinite SPF20 PA++ in #40, which I'd been intrigued by ever since I read that you can dunk the whole foundation into water and it will still be dry after you take it out. The texture felt quite smooth but I haven't worn this yet, so I can't say how it performs. This retails for $63 for the refill and $23 for the case. This is also made in Japan.

GWP of deluxe skincare and fragrance samples. The GWP also includes a black tote bag. I also received a Color Fever Gloss #160 as my purchase total was over $230.

I also picked up Maquillage Dramatical Gel Liner in GY831 and BR652. These are probably the most expensive eye liners I've ever purchased at S$45 each but well worth the cost as the gel is pigmented, easy to apply and much gentler on the delicate eye area compared to pencils. It's also quite easy to draw a fine line especially at the outer corners with the included brush.


aichaku-愛着 said...

I wish the flyers had details. I went to Robinsons instead of Tangs only to find out cosmetics are not included in the Robinson's 20% discount. I thought Tangs wouldn't have a discount on cosmetics either, and didn't go there. *regrets* :(

makeupmag said...

Congratulations on your first Lancome purchase! My very first makeup buy from the brand was the Oz palette a few years back!

This year, I got Erika F! ;)

Anonymous said...

the price of the greta purple palette is $80 before discount right?

Haru said...

Yup, $80 is the price before discount.