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    20
  • Helpfulness votes
    200
  • First review
    November 8, 2010
  • Last review
    May 18, 2015
  • Featured reviews
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  • Average rating
    4.7
 
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    August 2, 2013
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    November 11, 2016
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Jelena's Reviews
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Overall 
4 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMay 18, 2015
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
I received free product:No
Sunkiss - perfect matte shade for lighter complexions
onMay 18, 2015
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My favorite thing about this product isColor and texture
Couple of summers ago Lancome revamped their bronzing line and introduced some matte shades to the permanent line. Great idea since you can't find a lot of completely matte bronzers on the market. I have picked out Sunkiss 02 as a lighter matte shade. I do not have much experience with matte bronzers since I always pick with at least some shimmer.
I wanted Sunkiss to use during winter months when I am pale as a ghost.
Finish is very nicely matte, not flat matte, and very natural looking. Color does not fade throughout the day and it does not oxidize. Texture is very soft, powder is finely milled and it blends nicely. Color is so light that it would work even on the lightest porcelain skin. You can't really overdo it. It also makes it perfect for someone who has never used bronzers before. I do not think that this would really show up on medium or dark skin tones (clearly), but for fair and light skin tones -warm, cool or neutral this would work very nicely.
As opposed to most of the Lancome products, or any French product this is fragrance free. Great if you are sensitive to fragrance in cosmetic products. Also it has SPF15 to provide at least some sun protection. It has Vitamin E which should moisturize skin.
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
Illuminating Makeup Primer 24H Hydration
 
Overall 
5 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onAugust 11, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
PHENOMENAL!
onAugust 11, 2014
My favorite thing about this product isHealthy glow
So far the best primer I've tried for normal and dry skin that needs that pick me up. It is very lightweight but gives nice boost of hydration while giving healthy radiant look - no it does not have shimmer in it so if you are afraid you will look shimmery or glittery no worries about that. it just has very subtle pigment in it that gives glow of a healthy radiant skin. absolutely love it and highly recommend it! it works wonders with both Teint miracle and Teint visionnaire. It smooths the skin and preps it without that heavy silicone feeling that most of the primers have. So happy to see this addition to Lancome line!
+15points
15out of 15found this review helpful.
 
Intense Restoring Lipid-Enriched Lotion
 
Overall 
4 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMarch 22, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
Great for dry skin
onMarch 22, 2014
This is very thick and creamy lotion, I am not sure it can be called lotion at all. It is between butter and a lotion texture wise. Even though it has such a thick texture it's easy to spread. Does not absorb immediately so I like to use it before going to bed. It takes a while to absorb but leaves skin very soft and moisturized. Great choice for brutal Chicago winter when my skin is super dry and needs all the help possible.
I like the packaging too. It's nice squeeze out tube and has 6.8 oz or 200ml. With daily use it would last about a month, not longer. But since it provides such a great moisture you can easily use it every other day or for example three times a week, even if your skin is very dry. For skin that's not so dry this could be more of a occasional "treatment". I also like to use it after hair removal on my legs, to soothe and moisturize irritated skin. Scent is soft but noticeable, hard to describe -light floral would be my best guess. Nothing that would interfere if you are wearing a fragrance. I like to stay away from lotions that mess up scent I am wearing. It has to be either very light and neutral or exactly the same lotion as the fragrance I am wearing.
I like using Nutrix royal after Lancome exfoliant fraichelle since it does leave my skin slightly dry and has no residue. Then I have feeling that Nutrix royal can be absorbed the best. I wish Lancome would have even more body products. I would love to try their self tanners since I've heard some great things about them.
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
 
Overall 
5 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMarch 22, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
SIMPLY THE BEST
onMarch 22, 2014
My favorite thing about this product isEfficiency
Yes this is simply the best eye makeup remover out there. Nothing else does not even come close. Extremely efficient even if you wear super heavy makeup, yet very gentle and great even for sensitive eyes. Absolutely love it.
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
 
Overall 
5 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMarch 22, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
The most amazing cleanser on the market!
onMarch 22, 2014
I have tried many cleanser but Creme radiance beats them all! It has great texture, very silku and so little goes a long way. It foams up like no other which makes it perfect pair with Clarisonic. It removes everything very easily and leaves skin feeling clean but never dried out or tight. It is great choice for normal or combination/oily skin. It also does a great job leaving skin glowy, just that healthy skin glow. It does give radiance. HIghly recommended! Once you try it you will never go back to any other cleanser.
+6points
8out of 10found this review helpful.
 
Antioxidant and Vitamin Enriched 24H Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
 
Overall 
4 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMarch 22, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
Great beauty balm
onMarch 22, 2014
Cons: no lighter shades
My favorite thing about this product isLightweight with good coverage
Bienfait is the best tinted moisturizer/Beauty balm I have tried. Coverage is medium to full even with one thin layer. So unexpected! Texture is creamy and moisturizing. Even if I do not put moisturizer under it still give me enough moisture and does not enhance any dry areas on my face.
Application is very easy -I always use only my fingers. Blending is also no problem, it does not dry fast so there is enough time to blend it nicely. I never use any setting powder on top - I like glowy finish it gives.
Also has SPF30 so makes it even more versatile, because you don't need to purchase another product for sun protection.
I HIGHLY recommend this product if you can find your shade and your skin is dry/normal and eventually combination -I think it would be too moisturizing for oily skin. Also if you want very good coverage , lightweight feel and SPF this would be great choice.
The only problem is lack of lighter shades.
+16points
19out of 22found this review helpful.
 
Advanced Skin Corrector; Wrinkles - Pores - Texture
 
Overall 
5 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onMarch 22, 2014
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
The best serum out there
onMarch 22, 2014
I have been using Visionnaire for almost a year and it's about time to share my thoughts with you. It is probably one of my best skincare investments so far. Why do I say that? It makes my skin incredibly smooth, silky and glowy. When I say glowy it's more of a instant thing - formula has slight of a silver/pinkish glow to it but no visible shimmer. Texture is very lightweight and absorbs immediately. I love applying it prior to makeup. It really creates perfect canvas for any kind of liquid or powder foundations, or tinted moisturizer (or whatever you like to use). Another thing that I noticed is that it keeps my acne under control. As soon as I stop using it I break out. Also one of the major things is that it lightens and smooths post acne scars I even had people commenting how my skin looks so much better and that my acne scars are much less visible. I always use it in the morning and then in the evening I use Genefique. I know Lancome is big on layering serums and they recommend first applying Genefique and then to follow with Visionnaire
+24points
25out of 26found this review helpful.
 
Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect - Oil Free
 
Overall 
4 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
4 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onOctober 7, 2013
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
great primer
onOctober 7, 2013
My favorite thing about this product issilky texture
Silicone based primer that smooths lines, covers pores and makes skin soft as silk. Glides easily and sets fast. Really works wonders to prep the skin for the makeup. And the amount you need is so tiny you will not believe it.
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
 
Overall 
4 Out of 5
Effect 
5 Out of 5
Performance 
5 Out of 5
Texture 
5 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onOctober 7, 2013
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
Wonderful concealer for dark circles
onOctober 7, 2013
My favorite thing about this product isCoverage
Effacernes provides great coverage with very creamy texture that's easy to blend. Does not set into lines. If you have dark circles this will be your new best friend. Variety of colors makes it easy to find your perfect shade. Packaging is wonderful since you will never get more product out than you actually need. And the amount - 15 ml will last you forever! Great value for the money!
+7points
9out of 11found this review helpful.
 
Overall 
5 Out of 5
Effect 
4 Out of 5
Performance 
4 Out of 5
Texture 
4 Out of 5
Reviewed by
FromChicago, IL, USA
onSeptember 6, 2013
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Lancôme customer since:Long-Time Loyalist
Get your glow form head to toe
onSeptember 6, 2013
User submitted photo
My favorite thing about this product isFresh glow
Exfoliant Fraichelle is a nice scrub that's mild enough for dry and sensitive skin yet effective enough to soften the skin and leave it refreshed. It is more of a shower scrub meaning it's a in between shower gel and a body scrub. It foams up more than I expected and it's not as thick or harsh as usually body scrubs are. So if you are looking for something in between these two or for a 2 in 1 product Exfoliant Fraichelle is a nice choice.
First time I tried it I was actually worried that it won't be effective enough becase right out of the tube it feels and looks like there are no buffing grains at all. It has lightweight gel texture. Interesting thing is the more you rub it in it seems it has more and more buffing grains. Like they are suddenly there out of nowhere.
Tube is convenient to hold in hand and it's easy to squeeze the product out.
I love using Lancome nutrix royal body lotion after this.
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
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Jelena's Answers
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What do the letters N, C and W mean for all your foundation shades?

N are neutral shades for skin tones that do not lean warm nor cool
C are cool toned shades meaning that skin has a bit more pink undertone
W are warm toned shades for warmer skin tones that lean more yellow
3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

Can bronzer be used instead of blush?

Of course or you can combine it with the blush. Bronzer will give you some cheek color and add all over warmth to the skin. Apply it in shape of the number 3 starting from your forehead going down
1 month ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

is solaire available in matte as well as shimmer in the Star Bronzer

No solaire is only in shimmer version. Sunkissed is great matte option
1 month, 1 week ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

What's the difference between this and Gel Pure Focus cleanser?

I bought this cleanser in mist a key of the Gel Pure Focus, but the reviews look good. I have combination skin, I was recommended the Gel Pure Focus because I work in a fast food environment t that has me sweating and around greasy food.
Gel pure focus is more towards oily skin, it is more mattyfing and helps keep oil under control while Creme radiance is more for normal/combination skin and gives more radiance.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

Is this product safe while breastfeeding?

It is absolutely safe during breastfeeding and pregnancy. I use it all the time. It doesn't have any lightening/whitening ingredients that are not safe during this period.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

Can this be used on the face?

No i wouldn;t recommend it. too harsh to be used on the face. lancome has some amazing facial exfoliators my favorite is Exfoliance radiance
2 months ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

What size or how many oz in jar

it has 50 ml or 1.7 oz
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 
Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect - Oil Free
 

what moisturizer is used prior to applying the perfecting primer

i have combination to oily skin and the perfecting makeup primer is oil free.
You can use Bienfait aqua vital oil free lotion or bienfait pure focus day cream.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 
Advanced Skin Corrector; Wrinkles - Pores - Texture
 

What order do I use the serums?

I use Creme Radiance and Tonique Radiance morning and night.

Which order should I use the serums and should I use them all morning and night? Visionnaire, Advanced Genifique and Dreamtone?

Then I use Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Day Cream (during the day) and Visionnaire Nuit Night Cream (at night).

Also, what is the best eye cream to use?
Genefique always goes first. I would suggest not using all of them at the same time . You can use genefique + dreamtone at night and then genefique +visionnaire in the morning. For the eye cream it depens on your concerns but I love genefique eye cream it brightens and hydrates so well.
3 months, 1 week ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA
 

I am looking for a "warm"/"golden" shade in the Effacernes. Which color would fall into this category?

Light buff and light bisque are warm shades (for light and medium skin tones)
3 months, 1 week ago
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Jelena
Chicago, IL, USA