I remember my excitement when I was on the brink of adulthood at 20, mulling away into the wee hours of the morning, about my ambitious resolutions for the New Year ahead. I kept a list that never stopped growing, at least not until the past year.
At the end of an eventful 2014, I was looking at my fresh Moleskine® planner for 2015, tapping my pen impatiently for a couple of minutes and then ending up leaving behind my page of resolutions blank. In the past, I would have compiled lengthy lists of things to do and achieve over the next twelve months. I wrote them down because I didn’t want to forget and I wanted to count the little victories over the course of a year. But that day I realised, I no longer cared about things to tick off a list, but a commitment to live by instead. I resolved to make every moment count, to be happy and do more of what I love. (This includes plenty of photography and a sensible dosage of travel each quarter of course!)
Fast forward to 2016, I can’t wait to usher in happiness in the New Year through more fun-filled, refreshing adventures, and snapping even more amazing photos as I jet set and hop to different countries to experience what they have to offer.
Thankfully, I’ll be looking my best even with possibly hectic travel schedules. Since quite a number of my personal beauty picks are on the Best of Lancôme products list. I thought I’d share with you my favourite tools to help me look all set day-to-day and even during my trips abroad.
I’ve previously shared about Lancôme’s best-selling youth activating serum, the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate in August. Since first using it then, I’m down to less than 1/8 of my first “Little Black Bottle”. It won’t be long before I get myself a new bottle! That’s how often I’ve been applying it to my skin! I’m very choosy with the skincare I return to between tests and trials, and the fact that I’m almost done with my first bottle in such a short time is testament to how easily the product is absorbed by my skin and also how much I adore its non-greasy texture that is cushiony soft and velvety to the touch.
The goal of using the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate is to achieve that breathtakingly radiant complexion that makes my skin look like its lit from within and I think, with its deeply hydrating and restorative complex, my skin has also improved in both texture and evenness over the past four months. It’s such a mainstay in my skincare regime that I even bring the full-sized glass bottle along with me when I go on trips.
I’m glad that the serum has so far been effective in boosting the effects of my other skincare products and has played a part in revealing my skin’s youthful aura.
Another fantastic product from Lancôme that I really love is the UV Expert XL-Shield™. No woman should leave town without a trusted sunscreen! I’ve had the pleasure of using a few pretty good ones from various brands and I have to say Lancôme’s UV Expert XL-Shield™ does rub shoulders with the best I’ve tried. The UV Expert XL-Shield™ promises visibly younger and healthier skin with prolonged use and even has anti-ageing properties and benefits, minimising the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes.
I prefer this sunscreen for travel because it has a flip top cover meaning less mess in my luggage (in the event of accidental overflow that happens sometimes when under changes in pressure) and comes in a good size.
The sunscreen takes a more liquid form than creamy, and blends well into my skin without the horrifying grey or white cast that some sunscreens do leave behind. In fact, it is very natural and manages to brighten up and even out my complexion. The feather-light texture is also welcome during travel when I often get ready to shoot and sometimes wear a bit more make-up than usual.
Both the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate and UV Expert XL-Shield™ are the perfect duo for gorgeous skin on the go, helping skin look glowy and as smooth as possible.
Of course, I would be lying if I said I didn’t appreciate more help in making me look great even when I’m tired from early morning flights.
Lancôme’s Blanc Expert Cushion doesn’t only look pretty (mine comes in a limited edition case) but also does a good job of getting me photo-ready. I’ve been using BB cushions for some time now but have only lately tried Lancôme’s take on the cushion compact, originating from Korea.
I like that it isn’t as dry as the other BB cushions I’ve tried and is actually rather moisturising. It can also be dabbed and blended easily with my skin and it has that dewy finish that I am always gunning for.
Equally important is a vibrant lipstick to add a burst colour to my face! What a world of difference lipstick makes!
These days, I always keep a bright lip colour on hand in case of moments when I start looking “dull”. My current go-to lippie is Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge (Le Magenta is pictured above).
I appreciate the rich satiny finish and how moisturised my lips are even after application, and no wonder, the L’Absolu Rouge contains the moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™ and Vitamin E resulting in a healthier looking pucker. It also protects lips from the effects of environmental aggressors with its SPF 12 coverage.
The full Best of Lancôme range includes:
- Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
- Advanced GenifiqueYeux Light Pearl
- Blanc Expert Spot Eraser Whitening Serum
- Teint Miracle Liquid Foundation
- Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
- Miracle EDP
- UV Expert Aqua Gel Non-Tinted Sunscreen
- Blanc Expert Cushion
- Renergie Day Cream
- L’Absolu Rouge Definition
Best of Lancôme Service
Experience it first hand at the Lancôme Store
Experience for yourself the special Best of Lancôme service at Lancôme stores. Enjoy a 2 min-aura skincare service that will prep your skin with the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate and Advanced GenifiqueYeux Eye Cream.
Perfect your complexion with your choice of foundation and enhance your look with a bold lip using L’Absolu Rouge Definition Lipstick. The service ends with a spritz of Lancôme’s Miracle Fragrance and you’ll be gifted with a Personalised Sample Kit.
To find out more about Best of Lancôme service visit http://www.dv.sg/lancome-carrie.
Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by Lancôme. All opinions shared are honest and my own.