February 26, 2016

Review: Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact & UV Expert XL-Shield CC Cover

Posted by roseannetangrs in Uncategorized

Hey Everyone!

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Today I’m going to be sharing with you two Lancôme products that I’ve been in love with recently –  the Lancome UV Expert XL Shield CC Cover to protect and the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50/PA+++ to perfect! They’re both part of the Lancôme Blanc Expert Make-up Range. I have been loving both because they are amazing bases for your make-up so today I’ll be doing a review and a little tutorial on both.

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 If perfecting and coverage is your game, let’s start with the Lancôme Cushion Compact. I am a huge fan of cushion foundations as you all know because they are amazing in this humid weather because of its ability to form a long lasting and fresh look. The Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50 PA+++ is an amazing one for this.

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It helps you achieve a petal soft, fresh and bright complexion and has a huge range of shades, 9 in total, provides great long lasting coverage with a fresh and velvety finish. It looks natural and is I think great for any occasion. I like to use this cushion when I know I’m going to be out for a long day and I want something a bit lighter feeling on the skin but still need the coverage.

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Unlike other cushions, the Lancôme Cushion Compact has amazing new cushion technology. It is in fact a patented delivery system by Lancôme. Spiral fibers hold the formula together in place vs the typical sponge that allows for more complex formulations, higher coverage, SPF level and longer usage of the product.

This mesh net overtop here is called the Hexagonal Protection Net that allows for fine and continuous dosage through and sieves a precise dosage after you press in. The formula inside here is meant for this new cushion technology and that’s what makes it amazing.

Let’s put it on, shall we? To apply the cushion, I like to take it, press it in and pat it onto the skin in short and quick patting motions. As you can see, the formula is charged with pigments and you can get really good coverage really quickly, It also glides nicely over the skin as well and feels pretty comfortable during the application process. I love how hydrating it feels and because it’s SPF 50, it provides all day protection too.

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I love how the texture doesn’t seem heavy or cakey, it’s perfect. What I love about this is that now you can ditch your pressed powders and touch up with this instead. Compared to other cushions I’ve tried, the finish is much more natural and you get a more velvet finish which is quite rare amongst other cushions. It just looks more natural!

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Now if you’re more into a daily tinted skincare product, than cushion with more coverage, I have here the Lancôme UV Expert XL Shield CC Cover SPF 50 PA +++ that comes in 4 different shades Light beige, Natural Nude, Fresh Rosy and Flawless Bright.

This little guy helps you to preserve bright dewy skin from daily UV rays, dust pollution and hyperpigmentation, combating the 7 pigment inducing factors for a more even and uniform complexion. It also corrects by smoothing the look of skin imperfections and covers by unifying irregular skin tone. The biggest thing however is that it protects the skin against pigment-inducing effects of blue light, by absorbing it and thereby reducing its effect.

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Blue light is like the unknown harmful ray and is emitted from electronic devices, energy saving light bulbs and LEDs like your TV, computer or smartphone. Blue light is shown to induce a significant dose-effect and long lasting skin pigmentation, all things we don’t want. The Lancôme CC Cover protects you even from this.

Let’s put it on! To apply it, I just dot it on a few places and then blend it in short patting motions with my fingers. It blends really easily and provides a slight tint. The main advantage is how much protection though you’re adding which is a great plus.

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I love how velvety soft my skin feels and even though it’s being super protected by the product, it looks natural, even and radiant on the skin. It looks brighter too!

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Oh and Before I go, I have something you’d probably be interested in, it’s a cushion blush, my first one in my collection too. It’s the Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil.

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I absolutely love this blush, I was a little skeptical of using a cushion blush at first but I love this shade and how glowy and radiant my skin looks. It doesn’t cake up and looks natural and pigmented. I apply and then use my fingers to blend it out.

Overall these two are solid picks for your next foundation and tinted sunscreen must-have respectively. Depending on what your life demands outta you, you can choose either. Personally, my favourite is the cushion.

Also, Lancôme is giving out complimentary 15-minute Lively Radiance by Lancôme service and see how your skin can look lively and radiant in 4 easy steps!
1.      Step 1 – Prepare & Boost: Start with the award-winning Advanced Génifique to both prepare your skin and boost the effectiveness of subsequent Lancôme products.

2.      Step 2 – Target: The Blanc Expert Whitening Skincare range targets dark spots and uneven skin tone areas after.

3.      Step 3 – Protect: The NEW UV Expert CC Cream is then used to protect you from the harmful effects of Blue Light, dust pollution and other harmful radiation like UVA and UVB rays.

4.      Step 4 – Illuminate: Finally, discover the NEW Blanc Expert Cushion Compact with the patented Polar Cushion Technology that provides more coverage, long wear and high UV protection for a fresh and velvety make up result and a complexion that feels visibly replenished with radiance and vitality.

Register for your Lively Radiance by Lancôme Service here: https://goo.gl/zxwa0E

Hope you enjoyed this review! This post was kindly sponsored by Lancome.

Love,
Roseanne

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