Lancome’s newest launch is a selection of beauty boosters, the most useful of which is the Long Time No Shine (great name) powder to set and mattify, as well as prolong the life of your foundation. There is also a Fix It, Forget It fixing spray if your make up tends to wander, a Blur & Go Stick (didn’t work for me) and a Prep & Matte for oily skin that gets dehydrated.
I love that this is anti-pollution as well as being non-sticky AND that it promises 24 hour hold – good for you if your make up needs to stay put for that length of time; I admire your stamina! We’ve all had those days when we think everything is just fine before looking in the mirror and wondering if you forgot to put any make up on at all! Where does that make up go? It’s one of life’s great questions. Anyway, this is £28. I haven’t put it to the test.
There are two ‘universal’ shades for the Long Time No Shine powder – a deep tone and a light tone. You use it to knock down oil shine or to set your make up and give a matte look to skin. I’m not sure I’d use the included puff – I like powder applied very finely (if at all to be honest.. I hardly ever use it) and think it’s better if a brush is used. This is £32. It’s a very fine powder but I don’t have any information to tell me whether it’s a superior powder blend with special qualities, so that seems a little steep.
I know what the Blur & Glow Stick is supposed to do – give blur and glow (obviously) but it only did one of the two on my skin. And I had the magnifying mirror of doom out just to double check! It gives a light sheen to the skin as the ‘glow’ element and that does work for anyone who likes a sheen rather than a highlight. It’s not really highlighty. In terms of blur, I just didn’t see it. Perhaps, as is often the case, these things can work well on younger skin but it does specifically state that it reduces the appearance of fine lines. Perhaps my lines aren’t fine enough. It’s £26.
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Everything has launched HERE and goes out to other stockists on 29th August. I think the best buy looks like the Fix It Spray – nothing more annoying than that make up Bermuda Triangle.
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