Lounging with Lancôme

Erika Valente
Lancome Fall Trends - cosmetics

attending a bloggers-only event at the Lancme boutique on Columbus Avenue Photo: Nathan Bush

Amidst all the rushing around during Fashion Week, there are occasions when I get a little break before I have to dash off to my next show. Such was the case on Wednesday when I attended a bloggers-only event at the Lancme boutique on Columbus Avenue.

I checked out the current color collection, Pink Irreverence, and got a way-in-advance look at the fall makeup collection, Declaring Indigo. I had already seen a few of the shades, including the awesome nail polishes, backstage at the Chris Benz Fall 2009 fashion show.

Lancome Fall Trends - Gnifique

Photo: Nathan Bush

I also got a sneak peek at the soon-to-launch skincare concentrate Gnifique. The so-called “Youth Activator,” is pretty high-tech; it’s supposed to boost gene activity and help raise protein levels so skin looks younger and more luminous.

I’m usually not a big fan of concentrates — they tend to feel too sticky — but this one felt more like a fluid than a serum and made my skin feel super-soft.

Before I left, I learned a neat trick using the Piha Black ColorFever Gloss. I smudged a bright red lipstick onto my lips with my finger, then dabbed on some of the gloss. It toned down the brightness of the lipstick and made my lips look a little vampy

Lancome Fall Trends - gloss trick

Photo: Nathan Bush

Lancome Fall Trends - gloss trick

Photo: Nathan Bush

Lancome Fall Trends - gloss trick

Photo: Nathan Bush

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