Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Beauty Deal Showdown: Lancome Holiday Beauty Box vs. EL's Holiday Blockbuster

Spend $36 on Lancome @ Macys, and get this LANCOME HOLIDAY BEAUTY BOX for $49.50. ($339 value.)

  • DÉFINICILS High Definition Mascara [Full-Size] in Black
  • CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
  • MAQUICOMPLET Complete Coverage Concealerin Correcteur
  • TWO LE ROUGE ABSOLU Reshaping & Replenishing LipColours [Full-Size] in Coquette and Luxe
  • COLOR DESIGN Sensational Effects Lipcolor [Full-Size] in Groupie
  • COLOR FEVER SHINE Sensual Sheer Color vibrant Lip Shine [Full-Size] in Provacative
  • TWO JUICY TUBES SMOOTHIE Lip Glosses in Hallucination and Coral Rush
  • COLOR DESIGN Sensational Effects 7 Eye Shadow Compactin Drape, Mochaccino, Statuesque, Honeymoon, Pose, Lezard and Gaze
  • BLUSH SUBTIL and BLUSH SUBTIL SHIMMER Powder Blush Duoin Bronze Glow and Shimmer Mocha Havana
  • BI-FACIL Eye Makeup Remover [Full-Size]
  • 3-PIECE BRUSH SET and a Lancôme Signature Train Case.

Buy any Estée Lauder fragrance and get this ESTEE LAUDER HOLIDAY BLOCKBUSTER for $49.50 @ ($300 value.)
  • Deluxe Eyeshadow Compact with 15 coordinating shades (Pure Color EyeShadow in Vanilla, Ginger Drop, Sand Box, Amethyst, Bronze Cube, Camouflage, Cinnamon, Honey Drop, Mocha Cup, Pale Moon, Mink, Ivory Box and Sugar Cube, plus Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow in Roseberry Duo)
  • Deluxe Face Compact (Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer and Estée Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in Nude Rose and Pink Kiss)
  • 2 Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks (full-size, in shades Bois de Rose and Sugar Honey)
  • Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick (full-size, in shade Pink Champagne)
  • 2 High Glosses (shades Rose and Berry)
  • Artist's Eye Pencil (shade SoftSmudge Black)
  • MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara (shade Black)
  • Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (full-size)
  • 4 Golden Fluted Makeup Brushes (Powder, Blush, Lip and Eye)
  • Look Book with how-to's for 4 great looks
  • Cosmetic Traveler Case
  • Companion Makeup Case
This is quite the predicament to be in. In a worst case scenario, I say buy both. Then you've got the best of both worlds. However, if I was forced to choose, I'd have to say I'd go for the Lancome. Spending $36 at Lancome isn't hard. For the super bargain shopper, know that you could buy a bottle of say EL Pleasures for $28.50, you'd save $7.50. Plus I like the makeup cases better than the Lancome (I have 2 of the same exact design from them.) But you get more full-sized products with Lancome, and I covet Bi-Facil. Who can complain with a full sized Magnascopic Mascara and Bi-Facil? I'm definitely very tempted to buy this (regardless of the fact I told myself I wouldn't buy anymore makeup or body products until MAC's Hello Kitty Collection in February.) Are you going to take advantage of any of these holiday deals? Please tell in the comments.


Tanya said...

I deliberated over these two for a whole week. I finally decided on the Lancome because I was planning to buy the Bi-Facil and a mascara anyway and these two products alone cover the cost of this PWP. I might have picked up the Estee Lauder instead if it had been offered with a make-up purchase rather than a fragrance purchase. I have enough fragrance on my hands as it is. I like the EL cases better too!

Anonymous said...

I already bought both. Such a glutton! There are things about each that I like, so I just considered it a "cheap two-fer." I love all of the cases; they look very rich.

LIZ said...

I had no idea about this set until I did a little christmas shopping ofr myself... I purchased the holiday face brush set (super great buy) for 55$ recieved a free gift AND for just 60$ cdn I bought this beauty! I like Lancomes packaging more (I think black is very sleek and chic whilegold looks dated!) And I LOVE lancomes cases much more than EL.... GREAT BUY!!!!!

Sujan Patricia said...

I have the Beauty Box, it puts holiday elegance at your fingertips with an exclusive collection of beauty must-haves. For just $49.50 with any $36.00 Lancome purchase, you’ll receive a chic train case filled with a full size Bi-Facil and Definicils plus more than a dozen deluxe samples of Lancome’s best-selling skincare and makeup products. :)

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