Lancome x Alber Elbaz: Hypnose Doll Eyes 5 Color Palette D05

Ain’t this a cutie? Lancome partnered with Alber Elbaz and created some cutesies! There were some teaser videos out and it was the premier of the full movie on June 3. For some reason, I couldn’t get the YouTube video in my post, so I couldn’t share it with you. However, I can show you one of the pretties in this collection. It is the 5 colour eye palette in D05.


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How cute is the packaging? This is a palette of taupes, greys and black. It is the perfect palette for a classic smokey eye. As soon as I opened it, I knew what I was going to do with it 😛 I swatched them with my fingers onto my unprimed arm. These eye shadows are not consistent in textures. 1, 2 and 3 felt gritty and dry to touch while 4 and 5 were more buttery. As you can see, the matte black is dry and patchy, but for eye liner shades, they usually are. 1 is a taupe, 2 is a shimmery beige with hardly any pigment, 3 is a matte black, 4 is a grey while 5 is a golden taupe.


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I took the photos in flash because it shows the texture of the colours much better. So, the first impression was “meh”. They are mostly dry, not as pigmented as I wanted them to be, and number 2 is just glitter. Then, everything changed once I applied it onto my eyes using my eye brushes. The palette comes with a look guide. I tried on Star Eyes Deep Intensity (bottom centre) on myself the other night, and I loved how it turned out.


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Here is how it looks. I paired it with a black liner and lots of mascara. For blush, I used Chanel Ultra Rose to avoid goth smokey, and added some Dior Pink Tulip on my lips. When I took the pictures, it was a race with sunlight. The sun was setting, and I had to snap like crazy before it’s gone completely. The pictures are warmer due to the hot orange evening sun (yes, it was literally orange that evening) and this is the best I could tune the colours using Photoshop.


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This collection is limited edition and should be out in stores soon if not already. What do you think? I was certainly fooled by the texture, because while it didn’t work with fingers, it worked great with my brushes. Applied quite beautifully without any patchiness either. Blended well and the makeup lasted on me the whole night without a primer. Do you likey or no likey? 😛


xoxo Lily


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  • Lily, I likey! I love these Greys on you. They look all the more beautiful applied to your eyes. I really love 5 color palettes!

    • Thanks Taylor. And your “likey” cracked me up. LOL!

  • BooBooNinja

    I don’t need anymore eyeshadows or makeup in general, but this collection excites me. I loved the Alber Elbaz video. Have you seen it?

    • Yes! I’ve been following the teaser and then the release of the full movie. I wanted to upload that YouTube video here, but I guess I must be doing something wrong. The video wouldn’t load 🙁

      • BooBooNinja

        Oh poo. (re: video not loading)

        Would you believe it if I told you our makeup ban is quenching my desire to buy makeup? How are things going with you?

        • The makeup ban is going OK since I broke it with Suqqu. I mean, there are gift vouchers and stuff, but that’s not counted, so it’s not like I’m strictly without new stuff. LOL! That’s besides the point. The great thing is, I’m hitting pan on a couple of powders, and been using up stuff, so that’s excellent! I think this is great to start a habit of moderation, instead of getting every new darn thing that’s in the market 🙂

  • Bugs

    To someone who have no clue about eye shadows like me, the guide included is very useful. My hands are itchy liao…

    • Give it a try and see how it goes 🙂 I’m glad you found it helpful!

  • Ok honestly I didn’t think it looked THAT exciting in the pan but when I saw the smokey eye you had created with it, I flipped. You did a wonderful job with the look, Lily! You are the master of the wearable smokey eye! 😀

    • Master of the wearable smokey eye. I’ll take that, thank you very much! Haha!

  • This looks adorable on you! I still think it’s a bit insane to price a palette that contains so little product like this, and it’s even more expensive with this packaging though.

    • Thanks Sunny. Is it very expensive in Belgium?

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    Love the look you created, Lily! I feel like I have a billion dupes for the colors in this palette, but they’re definitely staple, super flattering shades

    • Thank you Catherine. I just followed the diagram 🙂 You’re right about the colours being easily duped. They’re basic staples which are available everywhere!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I absolutely ADORE the look 😀

    • Thanks Melissa!

  • I likey a lot!!! Gorgeous! I love the presentation and if I were to splurge this is the one I would get but I already have several taupes. 🙂

    • Thanks for liking it. Haha! Taupes are my weakness…

  • You look SMOKIN! I love it!
    Lancome shadows are a mystery to me-they feel gritty, but work well on the eye. I wonder how they do that haha? 🙂

    • Thank you Tracy! I never really got into Lancome’s makeup, and I’m sure there are some hidden gems I haven’t found. This one, yeah, it’s weird. So hard and gritty to touch. Guess I just have to stick to brushes. LOL!

  • Liz

    I loooooooooove your smoky eyes! But the cutesy packaging is TOO cute, given the elegant neutrals inside. I’m not really sure what the point of an LE packaging is.

    • Thanks Liz. I remember feeling that way when I saw Shu Uemura’s lashes… that one with Christian Loubotin? I might get bashed for saying this, but seriously, it looks like lashes with some red feather boa stuck at the edges. Sure, it’s cool and different, so who’s gonna wear it out anywhere except for a fancy dress party? I’m so unappreciative of art. Sorry! Guess that one’s just a collector’s item?

  • liyeun

    Like I have said and I say this again – u make the best eyeshadow look ever! Smokey eyes looks great on u although the palette looks nothing new…hehehe

    • Aww, thanks for the compliments Liyuen!

  • haha it’s the best when colors just transform on the eyes like that! Adore the packaging of this collection and the look you did with this palette turned out beautifully. I would of course go for the blue myself 😛

    • Ah, Morzelz and Bluez… For me, it’s easier to work greys compared to blues 🙂

  • I like the limited edition palette packaging, but I find it a little too expensive for the content.. I guess this is great for Lanvin fans or anyone who was planning on buying one of those palettes either way!

    • Some love the packaging, while some don’t care about it much. It would be awesome if it was priced regularly but then, it might defeat the purpose of them launching this special design. LOL!