Thursday, June 21, 2012

AMW Reports: Lancome Shangri-La Grand Reopening

One counter reopening after another, I am so happy our cosmetic counters locally are revamping their look and definitely going beyond international standard!  I, together with some bloggers were invited for Lancome Shangri-La's Grand Reopening.  We were told that the Lancome counter in Rustan's Shangri-La is the most luxurious counter to date!  Read on and join me as I explore the new world of Lancome!

Did you know that?
The first Lancome event I've attended as a blogger was 3 years ago?  It was a sneak peek of Lancome's Oscillation Mascara!  (Read report HERE)

The grand re-opening started when we were welcomed by General Manager of L'Oreal Luxe Ms. Charisse Hernandez-Chua.  Then a ribbon cutting was done with the help of Rustan's Shangri-La's Mr. Steve Mawdsley.  Everyone was in high spirits!

I see the usual suspects, various skincare range from Lancome through the years!  I see my favorite Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup remover!  There's the famous Lancome Genifique that was launched a couple of years ago! 

Cosmetics Line
Various face products from my recently reviewed Lancome's Teint Miracle, Dual Finish Powders, Ageless Minerale Loose Powders to eye products!  There I see the newly launched Lancome's Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara and other famous mascaras that created a mark in mascara world!  Various eyeshadow palettes called Color Design, eye pencils and eye liners were also there in all its glory! 

Let's not forget their gorgeous oil-free blush that works as a blusher, highlighter and to some, contouring powder!  I love the mixture of colors in one blush pan!  

Last but not the least, lip products!  Lancome's L'Absolu Nu Lipstick, Color Fever Glosses and a whole lot more including some Color Fever Plumper for that nice sexy lips!

Most of the bloggers were flocking particularly in this area.  Why?  Well, Rouge in Love is finally here!  This long wear lipcolor is very pigmented yet gives a featherlight feel upon application!  This particular range is categorized in 3 moods!
  • Jolis Matins: Fresh shades for daytime wear.
  • Boudoir Time: Pop shades for cocktail hour.
  • Tonight is My Night: Intense shades for magical nights.
Fun facts eh? :D

And because Rouge in Love is the star of the day!  We were all given yummy treats to celebrate this gorgeous lipstick line!

Oh yes, I still haven't shown you the reason why this particular Lancome counter is the most luxurious to date?  The presence of The Absolue Corner!

Aside from taking a glimpse of gorgeous Julia Roberts, I took notice on what this line has to offer!  From day time treatment (Absolue Precious Cells, Absolue Premium BX Cream and Lotion, etc..) to night time skin recondition products (Absolue Ultimate Night, Absolue Night Premium, etc...)  Let's not forget the presence of eye products!

There's one particular product that we took notice of!  It was sitting there with a tiny li'l secret.  What's the secret?  The newest, most premium Absolue L'Extrait is a miracle elixir that contains 2 million Lancome rose stem cells which only blooms once a year!  We all gasped when they told us this bottle costs Php20,000 (approx $465.00).  But mine you, as we were exploring the counter, a VIP customer went for a repurchase of this bottle!  She's on her 2nd bottle of Lancome Absolue L'Extrait!  It must be really good and effective!

We definitely had loads of fun exploring the new counter!  I have to admit it, if it's not because of the bloggers' event, I may find it difficult to explore the counter by myself, but as I grow older, I've realized that the only way to know if the product works for you is to try on their testers and most of the skincare brands locally have friendly SA's and not too pushy anymore!  At the end of the day, it is normal for consumers to explore first before finally spending their hard earned cash!  So don't be afraid to visit any skincare counters and ask questions if needed, DEAL? (DEAL!)

Rowena checking out Lancome's skincare ranges
Say at the back doing a VLOG 

Phoebe trying out Lancome lipstick

And of course, while the rest were busy checking out the range, thanks to Rowena for pointing this one out!  I want to take home the Lancome UV Expert BB Complete!  This particular one on display!  *laughs*

Group shot!  This isn't a complete shot of us as the rest arrived after this photo was taken!  I guess I just have to wait and re-attach a more complete shot! :)

L-R Phoebe, Lauren, Alex, Kira, Me, Rowena and Alexis from L'Oreal

Thanks Lancome Philippines for the lovely Saturday afternoon of beauty! 
It was definitely an eye opening tour for me (considering how I dislike exploring cosmetics/skincare counters.)

Have you visited the newest Lancome Counter lately?
What's your favorite Lancome product?
Mine would be Lancome Bronze Azure eyeshadow palette from 2011 collection!  I've been using this particular eyeshadow for Bridal clients and they're loving it! 

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. like na like q ang blushon and lipgloss ng lancome...

  2. We look pretty much exactly the same from three years back! :)

    1. hahaah sa tingin mo? Alam ko kayo oo! But I think I changed na! Jumojonja na!!!

  3. Hehe, I don't explore this brand. It's just too steep for me! However, my mom loves this brand! Ang cute nung photo mo! :)

    1. hahaha well it takes time, pag nagkabudget, kahit isa lang! that's what I do at paul & Joe counter in the past, I kept on hovering around and look around, tapos once I got extra budget from bridal gigs, I went ahead and purchase just 1 item, it made me feel super good!


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