When ParisB of My Women Stuff extended an invitation to attend a mini-blogger gathering organised by Lancome, I immediately jumped at the chance to say yes. It is always a pleasure to get together with like-minded people who share a common interest. ParisB (whom I've met before) and her lovely sister were there, along with Xin of Pretty Beautiful, Connie of SkinDeco and Domncroxd of Belle Demoiselle.
We met last Saturday at Lancome Beauty Institute in Bangsar Village II. I will post more about it another day because I have not gotten around to editing the photos yet. Lancome recently released a new liquid foundation called Maqui Blanc Miracle, which was a brightening version to the original Teint Miracle. We each got to come home with a full sized bottle and I thought it was nice gesture as I wasn't expecting anything but a good time.
The Maqui Blanc Miracle liquid foundation is made in Japan and has been created specifically for Asian skin. It is oil-free and is touted to last through sweat, shine and humidity. It really sounded like my kind of foundation because my t-zone gets quite oily and I usually prefer something with decent oil control.
It is packaged in a square glass bottle with a pump at the top. The pump works wonderfully and does not get stuck. I can control the amount to use without any issues. This is quite important to me because I have had a couple of problems with pumps on other foundation bottles.
It is meant to be a long-wearing foundation with a Natural Brightening Creator. I am a little uncertain what it means though. I was matched to shade O-03, which is a little surprising because I tend to just pick the lightest shade of any lineup and they pretty much work out. But I went with the recommendation anyway.