Lancôme | Idôle Eau de Parfum

Lancôme just introduced a new fragrance Idôle Eau de Parfum (C$126.00 for 1.7 oz/50 mL) for the season. Lancôme’s fragrances are very dear to me, I have had tried the La Vie Est Belle line before and I loved it. I was thrilled for a chance to try out the new Idôle Eau de Parfum. This was created by three female perfumers which makes it ideal for all women. Idôle comes in the world’s thinnest fragrance bottle. The structure of the bottle really makes this fragrance very unique and interesting. Its detailed with a rose gold-hued structure and a dynamic horizontal silhouette.Adriana Medina who’s one of the three female perfumers who created describes the Idôle as an “It’s a soul-connecting fragrance which leads a woman to believe she can conquer anything she desires”. I feel if you’re a floral fragrance lover like me, you’ll love it the most and the notes are classic:

  • Spotless Jasmine Absolute
  • Radical Rose Essence
  • Clean Chypre Accord

I smell rose, jasmine and a hint of Chypre Accord. Its ultra feminine and a perfume that I don’t mind reapply all the time. It comes in three different sizes including a rollerball which makes it so easy to carry it around in your on the go bag. Although the full sizes are sleek enough to fit in any kind of bag. I love to layer my fragrance and this one layers beautifully with any citrus scents. It’s a classic floral fragrance for sure. You can find this new scent from Lancôme at Sephora and all Lancôme counters.

Press Sample provided and curtesy of Lancôme.

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Fenty | Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundaion

Today I have the review for the new Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (C$45.00 for 1.08 oz/ 32 mL). I’ve been a loving the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation for the past couple of months. It’s a good matte foundation that stays input and flawless on skin, although I have a dry skin but with a little bit skin prep it works amazingly. While the new Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation is a long-wear hydrating foundation that feels comfortable on skin with a medium coverage. It comes in a pump tube and 50 shades to choose from with different undertones to please every one. I was really pleased with color range it’s absolutely amazing.  I love how this foundation doesn’t oxidize and stays true to its color. My shade is 185 which I can easily pick any of the basis from the brand with the same number.

This Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation is totally the opposite of the Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. On me it has a nice blurring effect with a good coverage but still skin looks luminous and fresh. It noticeably smooth out pores and doesn’t emphasize fine lines and wrinkles.The finish of the foundation is very natural and is designed for dry-normal skin texture. Lasting power is really good – I noticed it stays really well with a good long-lasting primer, other than that you really need to set the foundation with a setting powder or need retouch up after 5-6 hours on hot – humid days (especially around mouth and nose area) while I think it will wear longer on dryer and colder days yet for me this is another hit for winter time. In general I try to match the brands foundations with their primers because they’re often formulated to be compatible with each other but since I have been testing the new It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ for reviewing purposes I have been wearing it with the Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation for couple of times and found the combination is amazing. I found with this primer it stays longer and offer better coverage. The foundation layers beautifully which makes this foundation buildable and it wears nicely with a beauty blender. I have been wearing it with the Fenty Precision Makeup Sponge 100 and it finishes the foundation nicely.

I still don’t like the finish of powder with this foundation, it makes my skin look dry and patchy. I don’t mind reapplying my foundation, I usually carry my foundation or a concealer with me all the time and it never bothers me to refresh my complexion at any time. But using a loose powder softly overall sets the foundation in place.

Overall a thumbs up for this new Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation. It’s a good hydrating foundation and I’m happy I was able to get to try this. I would say it’s not a good foundation for summer time but its a good foundation for dry skin for the more dryer and colder months. I do need a touch up on warmer days probably mid day, but it lasts long on my skin and I do touch my face a lot. I love how natural it looks on skin and give me that glow that comes from within. It has a good medium buildable coverage and enough to cover my uneven skin and freckles. You can find this Pro filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundating in Sephora.

Press sample provided and courtesy of Fenty Beauty. 

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Perfect Fall Dress

Dress | Bracelet
Shoes (similar here) | Wallet bag

I always love a nice long sleeve and mid high length floral dress. As being pettied it’s not easy to find that perfect length dress most of the time (struggle is real), finding a dress that would be easy to wear every day but could easily dressed up for date nights for family gatherings is a task. Fall season is one of my favorite time for the fact that the colors are rich and bold. I find this floral dress to be a perfect transition dress for summer/fall where I can easily  wear it along with a nice sandals or heels for warmer days while add a nice black leather jacket along with booties to get it through cold and windy days (which is waiting for us just around the corner). I find this dress to be one of the most comfortable dresses to wear when you’re a busy mom of 3 kids (if you’re mom of 3 then you probably know what I mean). Enjoy!

 

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