Monday, August 14, 2017


Press Sample #RANBonusBox #Lancome (Affiliate Links)

Lancôme has partnered with Rakuten Affiliate Network to create their first-ever exclusive Bonus Box, and I am truly grateful to have been hand-selected among the 30 beauty bloggers to receive it! This box is filled with an amazing array of beautiful Lancôme products, and I am utterly thrilled to share them with you!
 A sneak peek inside of the Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box!
Lancôme Énergie De Vie Liquid Care Moisturizer ($55.00 for 1.7 oz. from Lancôme): This is one of my favorite recent skincare discoveries that I didn't know that I needed! This lightweight antioxidant-rich moisturizer has the consistency of a serum, and all of the hydration of a cream. It immediately sinks into the skin, leaves behind no greasy residue, and it imparts a gorgeous dewy luminosity. It has a very light herbal aroma that is at once uplifting and pleasant. During the warm months, this is the only moisturizer that my normal/combination skin requires. I am absolutely obsessed with Lancôme Énergie De Vie Liquid Care Moisturizer.

According to Lancôme,

Wake up your skin with a burst of anti-fatigue hydration. Loaded with antioxidant goodness for an instant glow, this liquid moisturizer fuels your skin for a refined texture and renewed bounce. Its unique formula is as hydrating as a cream, as concentrated as a serum, and as light as a cosmetic water. 

Formulated with cranberry, lemon balm, and ginseng to provide antioxidant protection against free radicals. Inspired by Korean skin care routines, this water-infused fresh moisturizer works to address the 1st signs of aging, for glowing, refreshed, and healthy-looking skin. 

Tired of looking tired? Lancôme’s Énergie de Vie is a simple, efficacious routine that works to reawaken tired, dull skin, giving you an instant glow. Today's signs of fatigue could turn into tomorrow's visible signs of aging. Lack of sleep, high stress, pollution, daily life excesses—all these environmental factors alter the appearance of the skin.

  • Diminishes signs of fatigue and revitalizes skin
  • Instant glow
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Hydrates and energizes in one step
  • Can be used around the eye contour
Directions: Dispense product onto fingertips or saturate a cotton pad. Massage over face and neck, pat into skin until fully absorbed. Use morning and night daily.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:
  • Lemon Balm: known for soothing, calming, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Goji Berry:  known to strengthen skin defenses via its antioxidant action
  • Gentian: contains specific sugars shown to help energize skin
  • Vitamin E: known for its antioxidant activity
Ingredients: Aqua / Water Glycerin Alcohol Denat. Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone Zea Mays Oil / Corn Oil Tocopheryl Acetate Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract Lactic Acid Tocopherol Ascorbyl Palmitate Sodium Benzoate Phenoxyethanol Ethylcellulose Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane Calcium Chloride Chlorphenesin Gellan Gum Melissa Officinalis Leaf Oil Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum Xanthan Gum Pentylene Glycol Gentiana Lutea Root Extract Dioscorea Villosa Root Extract / Wild Yam Root Extract Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil Potassium Sorbate Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil Hexyldecanol Oryza Sativa Bran Oil / Rice Bran Oil Parfum / Fragrance. Free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.
Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($15.00-$62.00 for 1.7 oz.-13.5 oz. from Lancôme): If you have sensitive eyes, as I do, or if you wear contact lenses, then you know the importance of an ultra-gentle eye makeup remover. I have tried so many eye makeup removers that purported to be gentle only to be dismayed when they made my eyes burn, sting and water– all of which often resulted in irritated, red eyes. This is an ultra-gentle dual-phase eye makeup remover that removes every trace of makeup– including the most resilient waterproof formulas– and it does so without the need to tug or pull the delicate eye area. Furthermore,  it never stings or irritates my sensitive eyes, and boasts the added benefit of leaving my skin conditioned. I must also add that I am glad that this formula does not contain artificial coloring– there is no need for it, and frankly I prefer not to have it in a product that is supposed to remove makeup! There is a reason that Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover has a cult following, and that it was the winner of Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' Award.

According to Lancôme,

This award-winning bi-phase makeup remover gently whisks away all types of eye makeup, even waterproof. Simply shake to activate the bi-phase formula that leaves the eye area perfectly clean. The lipid phase lifts off eye makeup, while the water phase contains special emollients to refresh and condition skin without a greasy residue.

Lifts off all types of eye makeup, even waterproof mascara, while conditioning the skin. Leaves eyes feeling cool and refreshed, with no oily residue. No wonder there’s a cult following.

Ophthalmologist Tested for Safety. Ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.

Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Sodium Chloride, Poloxamer 184, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Phosphate, Quaternium-15, Benzalkonium Chloride, Parfum / Fragrance, Citronellol, Geraniol.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara ($25.00 from Lancôme): I don't often gush over mascara, but Monsieur Big Mascara is amazing! The brush effortlessly glides across lashes, picks up excess mascara to avoid clumping, and the formula is comfortable and long-wearing. The deep black pigmentation intensifies the appearance of lashes while the formula simultaneously lengthens and adds volume. This mascara doesn't smudge, transfer, flake or bleed, and it is gentle on my sensitive eyes.

According to Lancôme,

A BIG volume mascara that delivers instant heart-stopping volume with up to 24 hour wear that lasts all night, and even the morning after, for your biggest, blackest, boldest lashes yet.

You’ll know Monsieur Big Mascara is the one at first stroke. The BIG brush and ultra-creamy formula glides like silk onto lashes to deliver up to 12x more volume* with up to 24 hour wear. No touch-ups, flaking and smudging. Perfect for your BIG evening out AND even the morning after.
*than bare lashes alone

Monsieur Big’s brush has a unique shape with soft, wavy fibers to deliver the perfect amount of formula with the very first stroke. His ultra-creamy formula has supple waxes and polymers to adhere immediately to lashes for BIG, buildable volume and length. Apply one coat and you will see why Monsieur Big is the one. Keep applying and you’ll forget all the others.

Ingredients: Aqua / Water Paraffin Potassium Cetyl Phosphate Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer Cera Alba / Beeswax Synthetic Beeswax Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 Polybutene Cetyl Alcohol Steareth-20 Glyceryl Dibehenate Steareth-2 C12-13 Pareth-23 C12-13 Pareth-3 Tribehenin Acacia Senegal Gum Glyceryl Behenate Sodium Laureth Sulfate Silica Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer Disodium Edta Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil Hydrogenated Palm Oil Hydroxyethylcellulose Caprylyl Glycol Tetrasodium Edta Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer Butylene Glycol Bht Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate Potassium Sorbate Sodium Dehydroacetate Phenoxyethanol [+/- May Contain Ci 75470 / Carmine Ci 77007 / Ultramarines Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides].
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector in Peach ($31.00 from Lancôme): If you require color correctors to address a variety of skin imperfections, then Lancôme has five shades from which to choose. I received Peach, which is specifically made as a corrective to dark circles, dark spots and acne scars, and while I neither have acne scars, nor dark spots, I do periodically get dark circles. I began testing it when I was getting very little sleep, because of long hours at work, and I definitely had favorable results. I simply warm up the tiniest amount between my fingers and gently pat it into my dark circles, and it neutralizes the discoloration without looking artificial or overdone. The formula boasts enough emollience to spread without tugging, and it doesn't dry out the skin, settle into fine lines, flake or pill.

According to Lancôme,

An ultra-pigmented, full-coverage color corrector that camouflages imperfections (discoloration, redness, sallowness, plus more) based on your skin concern and skin tone. Won’t cake or crease.

Available Shades:
  • Green: Neutralizes redness for light to medium skin tones
  • Yellow: Brightens dullness for light to medium skin tones, minimizes dark spots and circles for fair complexions 
  • Lavender: Brightens sallowness for light to medium skin tones 
  • Peach: Minimizes dark spots, dark circles, and acne scars for medium skin tones 
  • Orange/Red: Minimizes dark spots, dark circles, and acne scars for deeper skin tones 
Good for the following types of skin: Normal, Combination, Oily and Dry.

Directions: Squeeze a pea-sized amount of corrector on the back of your hand, use your fingers to warm up the product before application. Careful, a little goes a long way!

Lancôme's Tip: Use your favorite applicator- a concealer brush, beauty blender, or your fingers- to dab the color corrector onto your concerned area until covered. Wait a few seconds, then on top of the color corrector, dab your shade of Teint Idole Camouflage Concealer. Blend the edges into your skin. This combination is perfect to seamlessly cover blemishes, imperfections, dark spots, dark circles, or any other areas of uneven skin tone.

Ingredients: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 Hydrogenated Polyisobutene Isotridecyl Isononanoate Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Silica Silylate Boron Nitride Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate Lauroyl Lysine Triethylhexanoin Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract / Cucumber Fruit Extract Salvia Officinalis Leaf / Sage Leaf Extract Stearalkonium Hectorite Aqua / Water / Eau Sorbitan Sesquioleate Glyceryl Behenate Alumina Aluminum Hydroxide Propylene Carbonate Propylene Glycol Caprylyl Glycol Polyglyceryl-6 Octastearate Bht Tocopheryl Acetate [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir Ci 15850 / Red 7 Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide].
Lancôme Comfort Matte High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in 270 Beige Vintage ($22.00 from Lancôme): This is such a novel approach to matte liquid lipsticks– from the shake-before-use method to soak the applicator tip to the wide applicator. The formula is ultra-lightweight, velvety smooth, it glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly, and it neither feathers, nor does it dry out the lips. Furthermore, the formula is non-sticky, comfortable on the lips, and long-wearing. 270 Beige Vintage is an infinitely wearable nude mid-tone pink beige shade that is very flattering and natural looking on the lips.

According to Lancôme,

Finally, a matte liquid lipstick that wears comfortably without drying out your lips! A water-in-oil emulsion that's formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear.

Its unique cushion sponge allows for maximum absorption of the formula to deliver a precise, soft application onto the lips, and buildable color that dries without smudging or transfer.

Just shake to soak the applicator with formula, apply the cushion directly onto lips to build the saturated color... then wait for it to dry down to a lightweight, comfort matte finish.

Available Shades:
  • Magic Orange - vibrant orange
  • Beige Vintage - nude beige
  • Energy Peach - nude peach
  • Red'y in 5 - warm red
  • Kiss Me Cherie - brick red
  • Pink Power - magenta
  • Yummy Pink - bright pink
Ingredients: Aqua / Water Dimethicone Isododecane Octyldodecanol Butylene Glycol Alcohol Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone Trimethyl Pentaphenyl Trisiloxane Disteardimonium Hectorite Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate Tin Oxide Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate Calcium Sodium Borosilicate Silica Alumina Aluminum Hydroxide Magnesium Silicate Magnesium Sulfate Colophonium / Rosin Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate Propylene Carbonate Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Tocopherol Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate Phenoxyethanol Limonene Hexyl Cinnamal Parfum / Fragrance [+/- May Contain Ci 15850 / Red 6 Ci 15850 / Red 7 Ci 15850 / Red 7 Lake Ci 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake Ci 17200 / Red 33 Lake Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake Ci 42090 / Blue 1 Lake Ci 45380 / Red 22 Lake Ci 45410 / Red 28 Lake Ci 75470 / Carmine Ci 77120 / Barium Sulfate Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides Ci 77742 / Manganese Violet Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide Mica].
Left to RightLancôme Tient Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector in Peach and Lancôme Comfort Matte High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in 270 Beige Vintage.
Overall Assessment: I am so honored to have been among the few bloggers selected to receive this Lancôme Rakuten Affiliate Network Bonus Box, and love what they selected for this beautifully edited collection. You really can't go wrong with any of these picks, but I will definitely state that I am thoroughly obsessed with the Lancôme Énergie De Vie Liquid Care Moisturizer.

Press Sample Courtesy of Lancôme and Rakuten Affiliate Network #RANBonusBox #LANCOME (Affiliate Links).

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  1. What a great gift from Rakuten! I need to try to sell more from their ads to try to qualify for it in the future. I got Monsieur Big from Ulta for my bday gift, and I liked it a lot.

    1. They really did an amazing job with this collaboration! I am glad that you have the Monsieur Big Mascara, I like it a lot as well!

  2. Oh how nice! I love Lancome, especially their mascaras. I really want to get my hands on one of the liquid lipsticks soon

    1. I love them too, and agree that their mascaras are really fantastic! Their liquid lipsticks are definitely worth trying, Stacie!

  3. That's a nice sampler of Lancôme products. The mascara gives volume but smudge, I blame summer so let's see if I will like it in cooler months

    1. It really is, Kath! I haven't had a problem with smudging, maybe it's summer in Hawaii that is making it smudge!

  4. What a great box. I'd be happy with it all (well maybe not the skincare). I'm anxious to try their new mascara.

    1. It is a really amazing box, for sure! I LOVE the new mascara!

  5. What an AMAZING box! I just bought the Matte Shaker in Beige Vintage from the UK last week - it's SO amazing that I bought a backup the very next day!

    1. It really is, Renu! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Beige Vintage! I don't blame you for being it, and I love how it looks on you!

  6. Isn't this box amazing! I was so excited to receive it. So far, I've only tried the Energie De Vie and the mascara and I love them both!

    1. It really is, Kristina! I am so happy for you that you also received it! I can't wait to read your review!

  7. This is seriously an amazing box. I don't think I'll be getting any for a while, but I'm smitten about this one.


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