This is a compensated review by BlogHer and L'Bel.
As a beauty blogger I get a lot of cool make up, but even I was a little giddy when the giant package of $200 worth of L'Bel Paris product arrived. You can tell this stuff is fancy and French just by the way it smells!
As I get older, my beauty regime has evolved into a "less is more" approach, with a focus on preserving and showcasing my better features. I like a clean face, dramatic but simple eye, and lip balm rather than lipstick.
The thing that I always add on, every day, to feel beautiful is some kind of perfume. I love the bottles, I love the scents, and I love the ritual of spritzing into the air and wafting through it.
L'Bel sent me exactly the products to keep my look going in five simple steps:
Step 1: Cleansing
Smells good, leave your skin glowing and fresh.
Step 2: Moisturizing
SUPRÉMACIE JOUR Replenishing Treatment Facial Day Cream (am)
Light, smooth, has SPF 15, dries with a matte finish that took a couple of days to get used to, now I'm into it.
SUPRÉMACIE YEUX Replenishing Treatment for Eyes - Cream (am - pm)
I love-love-love how light and non-greasy this eye cream is. Plus it didn't make my eyes water. We are together for ever.
Step 3: Repair
LIBERTÂGE ADVANCE JOUR Ultra Expression Line Corrector Cream Gel with Instant Effect
This is the magic stuff. It fixes that line between my eyebrows. I don't know how, I'm just glad. It's hard to only use a little, because I'm tempted to put it everywhere I want to "plump" up.
On my face. Where did you think I meant?
Step 4: Cake on the black eyeliner
COULEUR LUXE Défini XP Soft and Long-Lasting Eyeliner
I am an expert on black eyeliner. No really, I have tried literally every black eyeliner on the market. Pencil, liquid, cake, gel. I have them all.
This one is my new favorite for daily wear because it goes on smoothly like a gel, it's inky dark, and it has a little bit of smudgeability, but doesn't wipe off. It's not the longest wearing one out there, but it touches up nicely during the day/evening. It's ungel-like in that it holds up well with eyeshadow (most gels attract eye shadow like glue & glitter) and it keeps point (most gel pencils smush down and/or the tip breaks off).
Step 5: Smell Good
BRISES DE VIE Eau de Toilette Atomiseur Pour Femme
It's french perfume. It smells nice! And it makes me finished and pulled together, like it wraps me up in an invisible essence of pretty.
Get Your Own Five Steps to Beauty!
Want to create your own luxurious L'Bel Paris beauty regime? One lucky winner will get more than twice as much L'Bel product to enjoy as I did -- that's right, you will receive $500 worth of L’Bel products custom selected for you! The prizes will include:
- Makeup remover
- Day cream
- Night cream
- Eye cream
- Libertage day
- Resurgie day
- Bleu intense
- Clarifique mains
- Lip gloss
"L’Bel Paris is a brand developed with the support of the prestigious Centre de Biodermatologie des Laboratoires Serobiologiques and Sederma Socete d’Etudes Dermatologiques. The latest scientific innovations are incorporated into each product, creating a beauty regimen for radiant skin that withstands the passage of time. Join us on Twitter for beauty tips and special offers @LBelParis."Here's How You Can Win!
To enter, leave me a comment below and tell us about what do you add to your make-up routine for extra special moments. You may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at December 9, 2009, and will end January 8, 2010. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.
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