The Japanese have a knack for creating powders with refined textures and this really shows in Lancôme’s latest slew of Made-in-Japan foundation compacts which I’m enjoying.
Here’s Lancôme Maqui Blanc Miracle, the brand’s latest powder foundation – a revamped version of last year’s Maqui Miracle.
The difference? The inclusion of a purple ‘liquid light essence’ pigment – which joins the pink and blue optic pigments that are the basis of the brand’s Aura-Inside™ technology – to counter sallowness.
In addition, it has salicylic acid for pore refinement and is formulated with Lancôme Blanc Expert active skincare ingredients such as rose and mint extracts, as well as lotus extract for its moisturising and antioxidant properties. It’s also lighter in texture.
In Singapore, the pan refill of this powder foundation retails at S$65, while the limited edition rose blossom case is S$27. The regular compact also retails at the same price.
Like its predecessor, this compact comes with a dual-sided sponge – one velvety and the other silky – to create a seamless finish. According to the brand, this sponge is so popular that ladies have gone down to the counters demanding to purchase it, only to be told it’s not for sale and berating the Lancôme beauty advisors for that unfavourable reply!
Thankfully, it’s now readily available and retails at a mere S$3. I can just hear the collective gasps of relief from the customers…and the Lancôme BAs. ;)
Anyway, here are two interesting videos to share with you, demonstrating the powder foundation’s anti-sebum and water-resistant properties.
The results are quite dramatic, if you ask me but what I really want to know is: What the heck is Brand X?!
Image and video source: Lancôme Singapore