I received these amazing complimentary products to test out from Influenster. I have been adding them into my skincare routine for the past two weeks and have to say, I'm really happy with three of the four products.
Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum
I have actually used this product a few years ago while working at Laura Mercier as the Lancôme counter was right across from Laura. I didn't really need it back then as my skin was at it's best and it didn't seem to make a difference. Fast forward 5 years later and my skin is completely different. Dull skin and uneven texture that I have been working hard to improve. The serum helped my skin feel super soft again and seems to make my skin look brighter with nothing on. I like that it doesn't feel greasy or sticky, and doesn't ball up with product on top. This is one I will definetely purchase when I run out.
Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Firming and Dark Spot Correcting Moisturizer
Unfortunately, this was the only product I didn't really care for. On it's own, it performed pretty well. Though, on top of the Génifique, it wasn't enough moisture and my dry spots were more pronounced. Even when wearing primer and foundation on top. Although the product is oil-free, I felt like a glazed donut in just a couple of hours. I couldn't use foundation or primer because everything pilled on top. As for dark spots, I don't have many so I can't speak on how well it would work for that.
SKIN FEELS GOOD Skin Nourishing Foundation
This will definitely be my summertime day-off foundation. It is really lightweight and has enough coverage without getting greasy. It has Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture and SPF 23 to protect against the sun. I apply it with my fingers, pressing into my skin, then bouncing a beauty blender all over. The color I use is 01N Nude Vanilla. Though when I get more sun, I will probably have to get a darker shade. It gave me a subtle glow but somehow it was still matte enough for my nose and forehead. The reason I will only be using it on days off is because I prefer full coverage at work. I do still think it is a great product and perfect for someone who wants light coverage and natural looking skin.
Prismatic Lip Gloss in Bare Glow
This is a limited edition lip gloss, it gives such great shine but isn't sticky enough for your hair to get caught. I have to admit I've kept this in my purse and have been using it alone and also adding it on top of my favorite lip stains. It has a tingly sensation but not too overpowering.
I cannot wait see what other good changes happen to my skin with the Génefique. I'm glad I didn't have to look too hard for a new foundation for summer, especially for those days I don't feel like wearing heavy makeup. Thank you Lancôme and Influenster for the generous gift of product!