This past weekend I had a great time learning about some of the new skincare and makeup innovations by Lancome, from Lancome’s national professional makeup artist, Ricardo Costales.

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Breakfast & Lancome Beauty

The day started out with a really nice French garden themed breakfast hosted by Belk.  There was a lot of good conversation with Ricardo and representatives from Belk, including their Regional Sales & Training Coordinator.  I also had a chance to meet a few more influencers and creatives from the Nashville area and the manager of my local Belk store in Nashville.

What's New At Belk & Lancome Beauty For Women Of Color | Naturally Stellar

What's New At Belk & Lancome Beauty For Women Of Color | Naturally Stellar

What's New At Belk & Lancome Beauty For Women Of Color | Naturally Stellar

Then there was a brief presentation about the Lancome beauty products we received as well as how to use them properly.  Here, Ricardo was explaining how to care for our skin using Lancome products.

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Lancome Beauty Makeovers

Next, we were all treated to a beauty makeover by Lancome’s pro makeup artist team. I had the pleasure of having Ricardo match and apply my foundation to perfection.  Then, my makeup artist @glendabalpretty took over and glammed me up for the day. She did a fabulous job on my eyes, which is always a treat for me.   I usually stick to a pretty simple makeup routine, so I don’t normally spend a lot of time on my eye makeup unless I’m going out for an event.  But after this, I think I’m gonna have to step my game up. 

P.S.  She’s a blogger too ya’ll, so it was really cool chatting with her about her goals for her blog.

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Finding My Color Match With Lancome Ultra Long Wear Foundation

I confess that for year’s I’ve shied away from buying my foundation from department store beauty counters because I have such a hard time finding a product (in-store) that matches my skin tone and gives me long lasting results. This is something that I spoke about with Belk & with Ricardo, during the event.

It sucks having to buy my foundation online.  I would love to be able to have an enjoyable in-store experience and buy what I need at the beauty counter.  I miss being able to touch and sample my foundation. 

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Lancome has 10 foundations in 185 shades.

Both the Belk team and Ricardo reassured me that Lancome has really taken all of those things into consideration and have upped their game when it comes to matching more women with a full spectrum of colors. Lancome now has 10 foundations in 185 shades! I even found my color match in the Ultra Long Wear Foundation, which is #415.

I took some more photos in natural light so you could see the blending of my foundation. I have my beauty pic setting on.  I wish my skin was that poreless and smooth but look at that makeup! 

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Ultra Long Wear Foundation by Lancome, lasted all day even through this Tennessee Summer heat (94 degrees) and humidity.

I was SHOCKED to find out that Lancome has expanded its range of colors and developed a foundation that actually looks and feels great on my skin.  I was not only able to be matched perfectly (face to neck), but it blended so well and really did last all day.  Ricardo showed me that I can use their deep loose powder to set my makeup and it won’t clash with my makeup or make me look ashy.   It’s all about how much, or how little is used. Just a sprinkle took care of my whole face. 

Now, you don’t have to get all glammed up like I did.  The products will work just fine for those of you that want a simple makeup application.  I highly recommend trying the foundation and concealer, if you’re looking for makeup that will hold all day.   These would be great for the office and even for this ridiculously hot and humid southern weather.  

If you’d like to set up a time for a skincare & makeup consultation, the Lancome counter at Belk takes appts. daily.

Goody Bag Swag

My Favorite Lancome Beauty Product

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I’m falling in love with the Advanced Genefique.  Bi-Facil is pretty good too! It removed everything except for my Grandiose Liner.  I had a lot on. 

My beauty tip for removing stubborn eye makeup is to use a few dots of petroleum jelly or an oil like olive or jojoba, on a cotton ball.  Comes right off! 

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You can now get all the effects of Genefique in a facial mask!

Advanced Genefique is formulated for all skin types, ethnicities and ages.  The secret to this product is that you put it on BEFORE you apply your moisturizer.  So, after cleansing with the micellar water, this is the first product you’d layer on for your skincare regimen. It helps to eliminate fine lines and adds radiance to the skin.

No matter your age, the sooner you start on a good skincare regimen, the better! 

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I want to thank Belk for a nice time at the beauty counter and for hosting our breakfast. Thank you to Lancome for the awesome goodies.  They sure know the way to a beauty bloggers heart.  It was a great event and I’m looking forward to spending more time in-store! 

Follow hashtags #belkbeauty #lancomebelk #lancomeofficial #ricardocostalesusa for more

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