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Happy Monday, y’all! Today’s post is all about BEAUTY! This year I actually signed on to do 10 stand-alone posts with Nordstrom, all highlighting their huge BEAUTY DEPARMENT. I’m thrilled about this partnership, and I’m being very thoughtful about the beauty topics I’m going to bring you. I also want y’alls input on future posts, so make sure you see what I’m asking at the end of today’s post!
Today I’m talking specifically about Lancôme products because there is an incredible GIFT WITH PURCHASE promotion right now!
Get a Free Gift—a $119 Value!—with Your $39.50 Lancôme Purchase!
The free gift comes with:
- Crème Mousse Confort Creamy Foaming Cleanser (1.7 oz.)
- Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Marshmallow Electro (0.23 oz.)
- Absolue The Revitalizing Oléo-Serum with Grand Rose Extracts (0.16 oz.)
- Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Soft Cream (0.23 oz.)
- Color Design Eyeshadow Palette in French Riviera
- Cosmetics Bag
You only have to spend $39.50 to qualify for the above gift, so I wanted to review several Lancôme products for you to help you decide what you might want to purchase in order to get the gift! I looked up the full-size products of the items included in the bag, and they all have EXCELLENT reviews! This bag would be a great way to try them out.
Here’s a quick look at what I’m reviewing…
I actually ordered a couple of different bronzing powders in preparation for my beauty post next month that is going to be all about GETTING THAT GLOW! This Lancôme bronzing powder was one of the ones I ordered.
It provides a nice subtle sun-kissed glow. It’s buildable, so as the summer approaches I will apply it with a heavier hand. I like that it’s not sparkly or shimmery, it just gives a pretty glow!
On last month’s Nordstrom Beauty| Let’s Talk Eyes post, I went nuts over the Idole mascara. I stand by what I said and am still obsessed. In the previous post, I talked about a different liner and primer, but I’m reviewing two new ones today just because they are Lancôme and will help you towards your purchase to qualify for the free gift.
Idole liner / Last month I talked about the Chantecaille Eyeliner and I still LOVE it, but this month I’m talking about the Idole liner, which is a BRAND NEW product! The Chantecaille eyeliner is a pencil that gives a thicker and smokier line. The Idole liner is a precise felt tip liquid eyeliner. The line is sharper and darker and it’s highly pigmented. If you look at the pics online, you’ll see that this liner is actually great for building a thicker line and even a bit of a wing (which I’ve never done).
Lancome macara primer / Last month I talked about the Christian Dior Lash Primer Serum, and I still use highly recommend it. The Lancome mascara primer is great too! It goes on white and extends lash length and makes lashes appear fuller as well. With both primers, I recommend applying the primer to the lashes of one eye and immediately applying the mascara over it before moving on to the next eye. I find that it works much better to apply mascara on top of a wet primer than a dry primer.
Idole mascara / I’ve been using this mascara for 5-6 weeks now, AND I’M A BIG OL’ FAN. I actually ordered it specifically for last month’s post, but it’s now the mascara I use every day (that I wear make-up). Prior to last month’s post I’ve never really had a mascara I loved, and I felt like I needed a mascara I loved for the “Let’s Talk Eyes” post. I’m happy to report that now I have a mascara I LOVE!
This mascara has 10,700 reviews, and 75% of them are 5 STARS, so I’m not the only who is a fan.
The curved brush pushes up and fans out my lashes, and it boosts volume, length and curl.
Again, after looking at the online pictures, I realize I’m not using the liner to its full potential. My line is thin, but the online pictures shows it looks great with a thicker line. I have been extremely impressed with its pigment and staying powder.
One of my future beauty posts is going to be ALL ABOUT LIPS, but I’ve got two Lancôme lip products for y’all today!
This lip laquer is a buildable, long-wearing, high-shine lip color that feels ultra lightweight and hydrating on your lips. I’m wearing “Infra-Rose” which appears to be sold out, but it looks very similar to “Shine Manifesto”. I love the way it feels and the high-shine color, but I do want to try a darker color like “Rose Talisman”. You do 1 coat for sheer lips, 2 coats for bold lips, and 3 coats for intense lips. For the color I have, I like 3 full coats. For a more highly pigmented color, I think I might like just 1 or 2 coats. It doesn’t feel like a lip gloss, but it doesn’t feel like a lipstick either, and it is incredibly hydrating.
I really love a shiny lip. I’m not into the matte lip look at all, and you will always find me wearing a gloss. In fact, I often wear just a gloss, but even if I’m wearing lipstick I’m always wearing a gloss over it (even if it’s just clear). The Juicy tubes lip gloss gives me a super shiny lip and it is SO hydrating! This is another product I actually ordered in preparation for my GET THE GLOW post that I think is going to go live next month. It’s a perfect neutral shade and shine to wear as a natural look (with a hint of color) with a (faux) tan!
Oh, one more product I tried just last week! The Advanced Genefique Hydrogel Meltin Sheet Mask is incredible. It’s a hydrogel sheet mask that gives skin instant radiance, smoothness and plumpness in as little as 10 minutes. I left it on for 30 minutes and was genuinely thrilled with how my skin looked afterwards. It actually looked more radiant and more bouncy, if that even makes sense. It looked more youthful.
I definitely saw immediate results, but I can’t say yet if I felt like those results really lasted. Maybe I would be able to say that if I started using the mask weekly? You can buy a 4 pack for $55, but you can also buy 1 mask for $15. It’s definitely pricey, but I really loved using it and am definitely going to purchase the 4 pack. If I continue to love the results, this might become part of my weekly routine. I also want to mention that there’s plenty of serum in the packet to also rub the leftover all over your neck.
And just in case you need more inspiration, here are some other Lancôme products that have caught my eye (in addition to what I talked about above). I follow a couple of different influencers who absolutely swear by the Idole perfume. It has over 12,000 reviews, and an overwhelming majority are 5 STARS. The Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover has a cult following and is supposedly magical when taking off waterproof eye makeup and the Renergie Moisturizer + Sunscreen is a melting, lightweight sunscreen and face cream in one, this anti-aging moisturizer lifts, firms and corrects dark spots.
1. Idole perfume / 2. Advanced Genefique Hydrogel Meltin Sheet Mask / 3. lip laquer / 4. Idole mascara / 5. long lasting bronzing powder / 6. Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover / 7. Juicy tubes lip gloss / 8. Idole liner / 9. Renergie Moisturizer + Sunscreen / 10. travel size juicy tubes / 11. macara primer
And as a reminder, here’s the free gift you will receive with your $39.50 Lancôme purchase.
OTHER GIFT WITH PURCHASE PROMOTIONS
In addition to the the Lancome Gift With Purchase promotion right now, lots of other brands have Gift With Purchase specials happening as well (most are online only).
If you spend $75 on Shiseido products, you can choose 1 of 3 available 7-piece gift sets (up to a $120 value!). Click “Details” under the Gifts With Purchase graphic, and then choose which gift set you want. You’ll type in the code “smooth”, “glow”, or “lift” based upon which set you choose. And if you spend an additional $25, you will receive a White Lucent Power Brightening Mask.
If you spend $127 on a Burberry fragrance purchase, you will receive a deluxe sample of HER and a cosmetics bag. HER is my fragrance right now! I think I told y’all the story about how my friend got in my car with it on, she smelled AMAZING, and I ordered it for myself that night. Lots of y’all have already ordered it, and everybody loves it.
Jo Malone has so many wonderful fragrances, and if you spend $100 right now on a Jo Malone purchase, you will receive deluxe samples of Nectarine Blossom and Honey as well as Peony and Blush Suede. I love both scents, and these “samples” are actually a really great size!
A $65 Clinique purchase will get you this adorable bag full of the following products: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Moisture Surge lip Hydro-Plump treatment, All About Eyes Cream-Gel Eye Cream, High Impact Mascara, All About Clean Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, and take the Day off Makeup Remover.
If you purchase $125 worth of Elemis products, you will receive deluxe samples of the following: Pro-Collage Marine Cream, Pro-Collages Cleansing Balm, and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream. That’s a $114 value!
Tula has so many awesome products at Nordstrom, and if you spend $75, you will receive deluxe size samples of the Cult Classic Purifying Facial Cleanser, Brightening Treatment Drops Vitamin C Serum, and Beauty Sleep Overnight Skin Repair Treatment. A $49 value!
And although not involved with a Gift With Product promotion, check out this incredible deal on this It Cosmetics 12 Days of Confidence Set. It’s 40% OFF right now and includes a limited-edition set featuring 12 must-haves for eyes, lip and face, including a full-size Superhero mascara as well as several other full size products. I love the Pillow Lips, and there’s a full-size Pillow Lips in the kit too! I also have the brush that’s in the kit and it’s awesome!
NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY
Today (March 21st) is NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY and they are recognizing the day at Nordstrom! I’m not sure exactly what that means yet (as I’m finishing up this post on Sunday evening), but you can click HERE to see how Nordstrom is celebrating (and I’ll update when I know more).
I WOULD LOVE YOUR INPUT!
I mentioned in last month’s BEAUTY POST (ALL ABOUT EYES) that I have 10 beauty posts this year with Nordstrom! I have some ideas jotted down, but I would like y’alls input as well! Some of the posts will simply be me trying new beauty products and reviewing those. Some will be me focusing on a particular part of the face (similar to the “Let’s Talk Eyes” post), but the topic might be “Let’s Talk Foundation” or “Let’s Talk Lips”. I also have a SUMMER SKIN post planned where I will discuss bronzers, self-tanners, and sunscreen. And I’ll of course be covering beauty events that are scheduled at Nordstrom.
But I would love to know what else y’all would like to see! PLEASE SOUND OFF IN THE COMMENTS! I asked this last month and got lots of great ideas, but I would love more suggestions.
It can be a topic, or you can leave a comment with a particular product you would like me to review. OR you can even leave one of your favorite Nordstrom beauty products in the comments that you think I need to try and potentially share on the blog! For example, you might have noticed I didn’t highlight an under-eye concealer, and it’s because I’ve never found one that works for me. If you have one you love, leave it in the comments!