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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 😛