In creating the Lancôme beauty looks for the BRIDES 2014 campaign, I got to play with a lot of color cosmetics, both new and best-selling. Of course, as always, I had to play favorites. So without further adieu, here are the three hero products that stole my heart…
1. LANCÔME DUAL FINISH FOUNDATION
When I was told I had to create all the looks for spring and fall using a powder foundation, I nearly fainted. It’s not my medium of choice when it comes to face makeup by any stretch. I’m actually not a big powder person, period, particularly as I get older. I love the bounce and fluidity and texture of a liquid or cream or mousse. So not only was I skeptical, I was actually asking if they could ship other foundation formulas as well as back-up.
Then I tested Dual Finish. Let me tell you, you can apply it with a damp brush or sponge as I did for all of the looks and not only can you build the coverage from sheer to full depending on your preference, you can also press this product over primed skin and fuse the foundation creating a second-skin appearance. I’m talking a gorgeous finish. HASHTAG FLAWLESS.
2. LANCÔME COLOR DESIGN EYESHADOW
These five-pans take the guesswork out of the smoky eye (something every woman is looking for) but still allow you to be creative in terms of shade selection and placement for each palette. So you can customize your look countless ways. You can also dust the shades on for a sheer wash or layer them for intensity. Plus, they LAST. The longwear formula is perfect for brides. And everyone else.
3. LANCÔME LIP LOVER
Ahhh Lip Lover. Lip Lover is my jam. It was love at first swipe. I live for the shades, the press-to-play packaging, the cushion-y comfort, the glossy shine and the true color payoff. It’s a hybrid product that fulfills on all its promises. Seriously, divas, who doesn’t want a lover that does it all?
Since the shoot, I’ve taken Lip Lover out on the town and rocked some Color Design too. As for Dual Finish, it’s perfect for travel since it’s breezes through security. So it’s going on vacation with me! Helloooo Sonoma, we’ll see you soon!
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