It's that time of the week again, it's Sample Sunday time, where I attempt to reduce my stash of samples, sachets and mini-products!
Today, I decided to use a sample of Teint Miracle, the new foundation from Lancome, that was free in this month's Elle magazine. According to the Lancome website blurb about Teint Miracle Foundation:
"Lancôme invents its 1st foundation that helps to recreate the aura of perfect looking skin. Instantly complexion appears flawless and luminous, as if lit-from-within."
I'd seen a couple of review about this foundation and as as I have terrible skin, I was looking forward to trying it. You will get a couple of applications from the sachet, so I'll be able to use it again tomorrow. So far today, I've been extremely impressed! It glided onto my skin like a dream blended easily and provides great coverage, which is what I need. It also has great staying power, as I got dripped on my face when I was cleaning the shower and then went out shopping in the drizzle - it still looks perfect (I did use a bit of Mineral Veil) to set it.
The only problem is, the shade is all wrong for me. The shade I got was 03 "Beige Diaphane" which is too dark for me, although I've managed to make it work with a bit of bronzer. So, as I was popping to the shops today, I thought I'd stop at a Lancome counter and see if I could get a sample of a better colour. So, I stopped at House of Fraser. Somehow, the beauty section was dead - other than at Benefit and Bobbi Brown, there were no staff. I stood around swatching a couple of shades for a few minutes, and still couldn't see any staff. So I tried at Boots. Again, there were no Lancome staff around anywhere, despite there being loads of customer in the beauty area. So I trapsed off to Debenhams - it was deader than House of Fraser! Apart from the MAC counter, not a single staff member in the whole beauty area and no customers either. I stopped again at House of Fraser on my way back to the car, thinking that perhaps I had gone there during lunch break time - it was even deader than before.
I really needed some advice on chosing a shade as I was torn between two shades '01 Beige Albatre' or '010 Beige Porcelaine' so I wanted to speak to a sales assistant and not purchase online. So, Lancome, my wallet is relieved there was no one there to serve me, but I probably would have been persuaded to buy - your inattention to customers and lack of staff at all your counters in Bristol today lost you a sale.
I also hauled today (accidentally) and my Beauty Diet is in tatters! I'll do a haul post later so you can all slap me on the wrists!
Thanks for reading! xx