A couple of Fridays ago, Joey
and I spent a totally relaxing and fun afternoon to night testing out the latest Lancôme Mat Miracle long wearing foundation. We met up in the late afternoon, just in time for a lovely tea at the Rose Veranda at Shangri La Hotel. We picked this awesome place, as it's the just the place to be for a cosy catching up with your girlfriends. The setting and ambient is so beautiful, surrounded by the hotel's lush greenery - and they have an impressive selection of food and sweets, including more than 160 varieties of tea to suit your taste buds.
I had the iced Shangri La tea, while Joey picked the Happy Birthday tea (since it was just 2 days before her actual birthday!)
Do note that all the pics I took were from my iphone, and credit for all the actual camera shots are courtesy of Joey.
Of course, we took lots of pictures to document the afternoon, and so be prepared for lots of selfies!
Here's a selection of the Lancôme makeup items we used on our faces that day - I will give a full breakdown at the end of this entry.
Love the linen mat, and all the rose-centric china!
After tea, we took a few pictures, much to the amusement of the staff, who actually kindly offered to take our pics, but we prefer to make goofy facial expressions ourselves.
And then we put on our shades just for the fun of it. Both our shades are Celine (purely coincidental, we didn't plan our wardrobe nor accessories heheh).
There was better lighting outside the ladies, so the picture quality here is way better and clearer. I didn't use any powder to blot my face after tea, though I did blot for a fresher look. As you can see our faces still look fresh and luminous, this is about 2 hours after application.
Then we met up with Sarah for dinner and a little bit of shopping. Here we are at Jo Malone.
A clearer pic with Joey's camera.
and then we popped by the Lancôme counter to have a few pictures taken with the Mat Miracle display (we asked for permission, like tourists heheheh).
And a final shot at the end of the night, at Maison Kayser at Scotts Square. This was after a very spicy and fulfilling dinner!
Overall, it was a great Friday, one of the best ways to end the week, as I often look forward to catching up with my friends after a hectic workweek.
I will have a more detailed review of the Mat Miracle foundation in a follow up entry so you can see how it applies on me. But from my experience of wearing this out recently, it has quite a matte finish, and I didn't have to blot my face much throughout the day. It is certainly long wearing, though I wish it has the radiant finish of the Teint Miracle foundation. Nonetheless, it is a great overall foundation, and something to check out if you are looking for a long wearing, relatively matte foundation. You can also ask for samples at the counters to try it out before making your purchase.
Here's more information taken from the Lancôme website
All products used in my LOTD [all Lancôme unless stated otherwise)
Base: UV Expert SPF 50 PA+++ BB Complete, Mat Miracle Foundation, set with Teint Miracle loose powder.
I also used NARS reflecting pressed powder to finish the whole look before I left the house. I brought along my Teint Miracle pressed powder for touch ups, even though I only use it once much later at night.
Cheeks: Lancôme blush subtil palette 126 Nectar Lace (bronzer, cheek highlight and blush color in one palette) * not availble in SG
Lips: Lancôme gloss No120 (for the peachy shade you see in the pics) and later on there's a reddish one, it's actually NARS Palais Royal worn as stain
Eyes: NARS primer, GA ETK in 28, Heavy Rotation liquid liner, my own customised/layered lashes
Special thanks to Joey for all the pictures again, and you can read all about our outing from her point of view in her entry (link link link)!
And also special thanks to Lancôme for making this possible.
Hope you enjoyed this entry, and thanks for reading!