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Review: Little Treasures - Lancôme Petit Trésor Sparkling Colour High Fidelity Eyeshadows


Another product I adored from the Holiday 2012 collections are the eyeshadows from Lancôme's TresOR collection - the Sparkling High Fidelity Eyeshadows are truly little treasures.

I received one shade, Fil D'Argent for review purposes but I loved the colours and formula so much that I purchased one more - the box on the left is the press sample packaging while the box on the right is what retails. These retailed at SGD$36 at all Lancôme counters islandwide.

I LOVE the casing - packaging is always just a bonus feature for me but these little cases are really pretty. 

Just when you're done oohing and aahing on the outside, the ooh-and-ahh version 2.0 commences when you take a look at what awaits you inside.

Looovely looovely loooooovely. The eyeshadows were pressed to resemble woven mesh fabric - like glistening sequins on a glitzy dress. When swatched, you can tell that there tiny micro-sparkles are enmeshed in the silky eyeshadow -  the micro-sparkles are smooth and create a subtle sparkling effect on the eye. Lancôme recommends that these eyeshadows can be used either wet or dry.

These are swatches of all 3 shades I managed to take during the preview. The shot below is a better shot of the 2 shades I have with me right now, Fil D'Or and Fil D'Argent.

The formula of these eyeshadows are stellar - very smooth and wonderful colour payoff. I like using these wet or with a damp sponge applicator - I usually use a brush with all my eyeshadows but I felt with these, they glistened and glowed the best when used with a sponge applicator.

Fil D'Argent is a warm taupe with very little grey or purple tones. Fil D'Or is a rich bronzed gold.

I used both the shades recently in a similar style - the Lancôme Petit Trésors all over the lids, paired with a deeper shade in the crease. I think I like them both paired with a warm bronzey brown in the crease, after experimenting with a few shades.

Here, I paired Fil D'Argent with a wash of Make Up Store Jubilee (blackened gold) in the crease.

Base: Olay White Radiance Sunblock; Smashbox Hydrating Primer; Shu Uemura Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation in 743 Rich Beige; Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage Concealer in SC-&; Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder in Golden Orange.

Eyes: Lancôme Petit Trésor in Fil D'Argent; Make Up Store Microshadow in Jubilee; MAC Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree (browbone highlight); Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner in Black; Clio Gelpresso (waterline); MUFE Aqua Cream in Black (lower lashline); Lancome Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara

Cheeks: NARS Torrid

Lips: Lancôme L'Absolu Nu in Prune Resille 


In this shot, I paired Fil D'Or with MAC Mega Metal Eyeshadow in Spectacle Of Yourself in the crease.

Base: Same as listed above

Eyes: Lancôme Petit Trésor in Fil D'Or; MAC Mega Metal Eyeshadow in Spectacle Of Yourself; MAC Prolongwear Eyeshadow in Carefree (browbone highlight); Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner in Black; Too Faced Perfect Eyeliner in Perfect Peacock (waterline); MUFE Aqua Cream in Black (lower lashline).

Cheeks: NARS Gold Member Creme Blush; Chanel Joues Contraste in Rouge

Lips: Lancôme L'Abosolu Nu in Prune Resille


I was tempted to pick up the other shade in the Petit Trésor range too and the lipstick in L'Absolu Rouge in 375 which was also released in the Holiday collection, pictured in the collage below (click to enlarge)

With much restraint, I stopped myself ... only to allow myself to be tempted by the lure of the metallic eyeliners from the same collection - I picked up Taupe Brilliant with the kind help of Elaine and Lynn who purchased it in Hong Kong for me and I cannot wait to see it!

I love the Petit Trésor Eyeshadows - perhaps even more than the new Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Mono eyeshadow formula and hope that they will release more shades in this gorgeous finish. Totally worth the money (even cheaper in Hong Kong, I hear)! 


Thanks for stopping by always and have a beautiful day ahead!


Disclaimer: Fil D'Argent was provided for consideration, together with Les Paillettes Aux Yeux. Fil D'Or was purchased with my own money. All opinions expressed are my own and are unbiased.

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Showcase: Lancôme Fall 2012 - Midnight Roses Collection (Details, Swatches and Comparisons)



Where did August go? Seriously - its suddenly almost end August. On the bright side, Fall 2012 collections are slowly making their way around and here is a look at Lancôme's offering for Fall 2012 - Midnight Roses

The Midnight Roses colour collection is designed around the purple colour spectrum - a homage to the most elegant women in the world. Each product in the collection straddles the fine line between mystery and magic but ultimately aims to seduce with its "purple-tinted dimensions". This is the final collection created by Lancôme's current Artistic Director Aaron de May, who was inspired by the romantic, alluring atmosphere of Parisian nights. 

Lancôme Laboratories found that purple - which is revered as an enigmatic and sacred shade which is often associated with royalty - was a shade that was difficult to accurately conjure. However, using Colorimetric Science, Lancôme has since managed to create authentic purple pigments, thanks to a "very fine, new-generation satin-aspect of mother-of-pearl". With this new technology, shades of purple, in contrasting yet complementary textures of matte and gloss, are the stars of this collection.


In Singapore, the 6 piece colour collection comprising 3 lipsticks, 2 Crème de Brilliance in a new cashmere texture and a blush highlighter palette will be available in all Lancôme counters from September 2012 onwards.

Let's take a closer look at the shades available.


L'Absolu Nu Lipsticks (SGD$44 each) in 3 sheer shades

3 translucent lipsticks that drench lips with glossy colours - as with many other Lancôme lip products, these L'Absolu Nu lipsticks contain Lancôme's patented anti-ageing complex, Pro-Xylane.

309 Soie de Lilas is a soft, cool-toned lavender rose; 310 Rose Damas is a soft, warm rose; 311 Prune Résille is a deeper shimmering garnet rose - my favourite of the 3.

The lipsticks are meant to be sheer and glossy for a juicy, kissable pout.


On the other end of the spectrum, is the new Crème de Brilliance in a new texture for Fall 2012 - L'Absolu Crème de Mat (SGD$40 each). Lancôme describes it has having the "smoothness of a gloss, the coverage of a lipstick and the comfort of a cream" - I just call it cashmere. Rich, opaque and in 2 seductive shades.

There are 2 shades available - 100 Potion d'Amour which Iris recently featured HERE and 300 Magie Pourpre which I am featuring here.

Like the other Crème de Brilliance glosses, the L'Absolu Crème de Mat also comes with a angled flocked applicator - the spear-shaped tip works well to smoothly go around the contours of the lip for even application.

I love both the shade and texture of Magie Pourpre - I wore it out this weekend just to test it out and I loved how it was a tenacious stain, lasting through a meal of roast chicken, salad and potatoes and gelato - there was fading but the colour was still intense and even enough that I could technically get away with not re-applying.

A proper review will be up soon, seeing how I really love this - I might break the lip product ban, if I like Potion d'Amour, when it makes its appearance here.

Magie Pourpre is a deep berried-fuchsia - or it might be a fuchsia-rose? (according to the colour chart in Wikipedia). The colour is so rich, saturated and inviting - gorgeous.

At first, I thought it was more of a reddened shade - a raspberry red perhaps? On me however, the fuchsia tones are very very prominent. In my stash, I found another lip gloss similar in both texture and shade in MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Scandelicious.

Beside MAC Scandelicious (released with the Peacocky and Shop MAC, Cook MAC Collections), you can see how much pinker and brighter Magie Pourpre is. It's really a bright, look-at-me shade and something you can really grow to love.



Blush Highlighter in 001 Moonlight Rose (SGD$70) is like "reflected moonbeams dancing on the banks of the Seine" much like the soft glow of light that bathes Paris at midnight.

Natural sunlight

Moonlight Rose Blush Highlighter is crafted with a new technology that combines a "high-comfort marshmallow texture with an illuminating effect". It's a weapon in the arsenal of The Come-Hither - it catches and reflects light and illuminates the visage and decollètage.

I was looking at Moonlight Rose and was immediately reminded of a similar-looking highlighter in my stash - Guerlain's Cruel Gardenia

In the pans, you can tell that they are not quite exactly the same - Cruel Gardenia looks much warmer and like a pale rose gold while Moonlight Rose is more of a gilded champagne rose. 

On my skin, upon close inspection, the slightly warmer tone of Cruel Gardenia is apparent, while Moonlight Rose is brighter and a little starker. But in a passing glance, you could say that they pull pretty similar on me.


Both have a soft texture - I'd say that Cruel Gardenia has a slightly more soft, almost creamy finish - Moonlight Rose is not far behind, with its very finely-milled smooth glimmer.

If you had missed Guerlain's Cruel Gardenia and wanted something in the same family, you might want to check out Lancôme's Moonlight Rose. In fact, just check it out anyway - that superlative 3D Lancôme-rose emblem on the highlighter is enough reason to check it out.

I'll use Lancôme Moonlight Rose the same way I use my beloved Cruel Gardenia - I love using a soft application of this atop of matte blushes and it creates a lovely soft-focus glow on the cheeks and catches the light in a very pretty way.


Fall and Winter collections are always full of beautiful sultry hues - the notion of allure always takes centrestage and Lancôme's Midnight Roses colour collection for Fall 2012 is no exception. The stars of the collection would definitely be the Crème de Mat glosses and the Blush Highlighter in Moonlight Rose. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a great weekend. Hope the coming week is beautiful!


Disclaimer: This entry features information and products provided by Lancôme. I am not affiliated to Lancôme; all opinions are my own.

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Qwic-Pic: 35% off Brushes @ Everyday Minerals, RMK Workshop & More On Lancome Colour Artistry


Hello :)

I'm buried under work but there are somethings I wanted to quickly share :)

First up, is the Summer Brush Event at Everyday Minerals - their brushes are all 35% off for a limited period. I have 4 of their brushes and I love them (featured HERE) - I've since ordered another 3 and awaiting their arrival.

Click HERE to go directly to the page on Brushes at EDM. Just a note in case you didn't know - try to keep your order under USD$60 - everytime I tried to combine orders with a friend and it went above that, the shipping option automatically changes from First Class International Shipping (which ranges from USD$6+ and above) to a FedEx shipping rate of like USD$20+. 


RMK will be launching it's A/W 2012 collection Deep Iridescence in Sep 2012. In conjunction with this, RMK will be holding a series of hands-on workshops from 7-9 Sep 2012 with RMK Makeup Artist from Japan, Masaaki Abe. The details are in the mailer below (click on the mailer for a larger view)


The workshop registration fees are SGD$100 for one pax and SGD$180 for 2 pax - fully redeemable for RMK products. You can call 68875308 to register.


Here are more details on Lancome's new Colour Artistry range, including a video on how to use the new brushes debuting with the line.

Click HERE for more details by Lancome on the new Ombre Hypnose eyeshadows and the brush range


That's all for now - I hope to finish my work and be more settled soon.

Till then, 

Have a good week and weekend ahead :)


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to any of the brands featured. 

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Showcase: Lancome Colour Artistry - Michelle Phan, The New Eyeshadows In Action & Erika F Compared ...



Lancome has recently revamped it's eyeshadow range and premiered a range of 22 new eyeshadow singles, Ombre Hypnose Mono Eyeshadows (SGD$36 each).

The eyeshadows come in individual pans in little black square compacts - like squared, mini versions of the Ombre Absolue Palettes.

There are 4 texture variations to choose from - Matte (soft velvety finish); Pearly (luminous silky halo); Iridescent (boosts aura of eyes); Sparkling (dazzling).

All the 4 textures are available in shades of varying intensities - Light, Medium and Intense. Similar to Lancome's Rouge In Love lipstick range, where Lancome takes the guesswork out of deciding which colours to wear at what time of the day, the new Ombre Hypnose Monos fall into 3 categories:

Fresh & Luminous - these light shades are soft and fresh and create a soft halo of light on the eyelids - this range spans soft pinks, beiges and a grey.




Chic & Sophisticated - these medium shades are bright and edgy and inject a pop of colour. In this range, you will find violets, blues, turquoises and rich bronzes



And finally, Deep & Glamourous - this family of intense shades are bold and smokey - think deep violet, chocolate and iridescent pewter.

Lancome indicates that the eyeshadows can be used on their own or even layered atop of each other to customise your own look. I was more interested in the texture - all the swatches you see above are one single swipe, dry and with no primer. Effortless!


Michelle Phan's visit to Singapore coincided with the launch of these new eyeshadows 

Michelle used these eyeshadows to create a day-to-night look during the demonstration. Here are some shots from that demo.

And the complete look - a soft, chic smokey with killer winged eyeliner ...

..... and you have to see Michelle's eyeliner - I was fixated by it for a moment (and it was perfectly symmetrical).


There are a couple of eyeshadow shades that really caught my eye like P207 Bleu de France, S203 Eclats de Violet, P205 Lagon Secret (teal!) but the one that took my breath away was I202 Erika F


When I saw it in the Deep & Glamourous display, I didn't realise it was Erika F - it was a highly coveted Asia-Exclusive shade when it first came out and the beauty community in the US, UK and elsewhere were in a tizzy. In the older packaging - I think the mono eyeshadows were then known as Lancome Ombre Absolue - it was G40. I have it and I loved it. Unfortunately, it looks a sorry sight since I was silly enough to depot it.


Here it is, side-by-side with the new I202 Erika F.

When I saw the display at the Lancome press event, I swore that despite the same name, the eyeshadow was different .. at least a little different. G40 Erika F is gorgeous but I202 Erika F was amazingly sparkly. Let's take a look at the swatches (dry, no primer):


I honestly think I202 Erika F pops a little more - there is a more iridescent finish and it glimmers even more than G40 Erika F.

I also think the base colour is a little more intense in the new version. Maybe my G40 Erika F is very old - but I thought it was just a touch sheerer than the one-swipe-wonder I202 Erika F is. 

The new Erika F totally reminds me of Chanel Epatant (major love!) - it's got that same sparkly pewter characteristic. I think they'll be awesome together.


Together with these new eyeshadows, a range of makeup brushes will also be making their appearance - I don't have the details or the price list (I remember someone commenting they weren't terribly expensive either) but they looked and felt really good.


If you love iridescent pewter eyeshadows, you must must must check I202 Erika F out - I think it's a superbly versatile shade - you probably can sweep it all over your lids for day and add a smokey contour in the crease for a sexy evening eyelook. 

I'm glad to see beautiful shades in a beautiful formula - these new eyeshadows by Lancome definitely delectable and the simple way of distributing them into different intensity families makes Colour Artistry easy and accessible by all.


Have a look-see and you just might fall in love with one, two or three ...


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ahead


Disclaimer: Information extracted from press release; all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone. I am not affiliated to Lancome

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Qwic-Pic: What's To Come!



A lot of things lined up .. just tied up with work .. These and more will be up soon :)

Till then,

Take Care and Have A Beautiful Week!

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Qwic-Pic: Michelle Phan for Lancome - Event Details



According to Lancome, the passes to the workshop on 29 Jul 2012 are sold at SGD$80 and are fully redeemable. You can purchase them at Tangs Orchard or Vivocity or at the Tangs E-Store


Have Fun!


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Giveaway!!!: Winners of The Rouge In Love Deluxe!


Here are the winners of the Lancome Rouge In Love Deluxe-sized Lipstick Giveaway, randomly picked:

Janice Sng / jansunday7777

Kimberly / rainnydays

Aileen Tay / ailtay

Congratulations to the winners!


Thanks for participating!


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Giveaway!!!: A Rouge In Love Deluxe For You!



A little giveaway from the kind folks at Lancome Singapore - in celebration of the new Lancome Rouge In Love, they are giving away 3 deluxe-sized Rouge In Love lipsticks to 3 readers. All you need to do is this:

Watch the sassy video below


Here is a link, in case the embedded video has trouble loading:



I know - the perfectly polished pouts are ultra distracting but look out for the famous actress who is also fronting the Rouge In Love Collection ...

Spotted her? In the comments section, write her name together with your particulars - your name, your OnSugar nick and a valid email address - and you will be in the running. 

The giveaway will last till 7 Jun 2012 and 3 winners will be announced thereafter. 


I leave you with some shots of the Lancome Rouge In Love launch event :)

With Shirleen (http://womenlovebeauty.com/) and Goofy Me :P


The whole theme was really girly and fun - just like the Rouge In Love Lipstick collection. You can experience it too! Just participate in this little giveaway! :D

Good Luck!


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Showcase: Love in Morning, Afternoon & Night With Lancome's Rouge In Love



Today marks the island-wide launch of Lancome's latest lipstick, Rouge In Love

Fronted by charming Emma Watson, Lancome Rouge In Love is inspired by the joie de vivre (joy of living) of a young woman - the bright, freshness of morning, the fun of the late afternoon and the magic of the night. 

The lipstick range is divided into 3 shade universes - one dedicated to morning, one for the late afternoon and one for the night. The result: 27 shades where there is one, two, three or more for everyone

Don't be fooled by the labels morning, afternoon and night - Lancome has put much thought into developing the shades and within each shade universe, there is a good mix of bright and deep shades so one need not feel restricted. There are really no hard and fast rules - nights don't just call for nude or vampy shades just like afternoons need not scream for blinding brights.

Let's take a closer look at each shade universe - I'm including pictures from my Instagram feed that were tagged with Lancome's hashtag of #inlovewithmorning, #inlovewithsundown and #inlovewithtonight


Jolis Matins - In Love With Morning

The morning light filters in, the fresh beginnings of the new day call for a radiant pick me up - the Jolis Matins range of Rouge In Love lipsticks feature a range of shades with a hint of tone-one-tone pearl particles that might set the tone for the day - something, tangy, something cheeky, something spicy or something just subtly chic.

I'm not the most morning-est person, I'll admit - but there are a couple of things that really can make me smile in the morning. The aroma of coffee, a nice hot shower and most of all, taking in the freshness and beauty of flowers and trees, especially when bathed in the rays of the morning sun. 


Boudoir Time - In Love With Late Afternoon and Sundown

And Laissez les bons temps rouler - let the good times roll! The late afternoon calls for fun times with the girls - I love meeting for tea and shopping with my chums! The Boudoir Time range of lipsticks features brighter punchier shades electrified with intense pearl particles for a vibrant pout

I love it when the late afternoon slowly melds into evening - the sky from a bright fluffy white and blue slowly starts shifting into a vibrant palette of colours - pink, coral, yellow, blue, orange - as the sun slowly sets. I love watching the sky when it's sundown - it's just magnificent



Tonight Is My Night - In Love With Tonight

Ahhhh, the magic of the night - winding down, dinners, dessert, moon and star gazing. Although evening or night looks typically call for heavier eye or lip shades, it need not always be so. Instead, Lancome Rouge In Love offers a range of intense lipcolours that are infused with golden pearl particles for a smooth, sensous looking pout.

I love night photography - the moon, bright city lights set against the dark blanket of the night sky create such a beautiful contrast. And of course, there is nothing better than crawling into bed after a hot shower and snuggling up to my 3 bunnies (Snuggy, Fifi and Jelly Beans, by the way) ...


The shade of Lancome Rouge In Love I received was 365 N Rose Grenadine - a lovely bright rose pink for a vibrant night out on the town. And it'd look just in place during the day too!


It's not a typical night shade - which I like - it let's me play with eye colours so I can do a deeper smokier eye or a more silvered eye look like the one I created using Lancome's Ombre Absolue Duo in A01 Night and Day pictured below.


Eyes: Lancome Ombre Absolue Duo Night and Day; L'Oreal Infallible Black Onyx

Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara

Cheeks: MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power and Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Lips: Lancome Rouge In Love 365N Rose Grenadine



Out at all local Lancome counters from 1 Jun 2012, Rouge In Love is a really lovely lipstick collection to explore - you're really bound to find a shade to fall in love with. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day - morning, afternoon and night!


Disclaimer: Lipstick featured provided for consideration. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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Giveaway!!!: Go Go Dolly With Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes App - Hall of Fame and Winners



Here are all the entries of the lovely dolls! It was such a pleasure to open each email and look at the dolls! For some people I've met personally or seen their real photos on blogs or Facebook, I could actually see the resemblance! I've indicated their names at the top of each Doll Avatar.

Presenting the Lancome Dolly Eyes Hall of Fame ....


Everyone looks so cute so I had to let Random.Org do the picking ... and here are the 3 winners:

Congratulations to the 3 winners! I will be emailing you in a jiffy.

I wish I had more pressies to give away ... actually I have some goodies stashed away for a giveaway soon - so look out for that!


Thanks for always stopping by ... have a great week!




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