Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome’s Declaring Indigo Collection is an inspired collection amongst the fall launches, but it is (clearly, my opinion only!) the best Lancome collection to-date. It is stunning. It’s wearable, but there are pops of bold, indigo-blue weaved throughout the launch to make it intense. The collection itself is fairly large, encompassing well over twenty different items to please your makeup tastes. I have a few pieces to show you, and also some swatches I did while at Nordstrom last week for the ones I didn’t end up with, but since it’s such a large launch, you can expect a few posts over the course of the day showcasing my favorite pieces!
For my favorite item from the launch, it’s a tie between Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00) and Indigo Paris Le Vernis ($18.00). (It seems I might have a thing for blues, yeah?) The eyeshadow palette is a stunning mix of deep blues and softer antique golds. Long-time readers know I am a big fan of antique golds and that hasn’t changed, so this quad is completely after my heart. I really didn’t stand a chance, I swear! There is a bold, satiny velvet blue, a deep, rich antique-gold, a softer, more golden-toned antique gold, and finally a shimmery dark blue with silver sparkle. Each is extremely pigmented, feels smooth and velvety to the touch, and leaves no room for questions. High quality and not a single mediocre shade in the bunch.
Paired with the rich indigo-blues of the launch is Indigo Charm Ink Artliner ($23.50). There are also two other shades available: Brun Elegance and Noir Magnificence. Lancome’s Ink Artliers are a new gel-based eyeliner formula that feels creamy, without being too creamy. They dry down fairly matte–they don’t have a wet look–and look much like they do in their pots. Indigo Charm is a rich, navy blue with slight blue shimmer and a little sheen. This is a color that really makes peepers pop (especially brown eyes), and it’s bold enough without being overly bright that it is great to wear alone for just a hint of color.
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Lancome Declaring Indigo Collection for Fall 2009 Preview
Fall 2009 celebrates the revolutionary spirit of a magnificent Parisian woman, a free spirit. It is a declaration of beauty just for you, the beginning of a new era.
Ink Artliner ($23.50)
- Brun Elegance
- Indigo Charm
- Noir Magnificence
Color Design Liberty Palette ($42.00)
- Golden Audacity
- Indigo Charm
- Nude Elegance
Virtuose Divine Lasting Curves Mascara ($24.50)
Color Design Lipcolor ($22.00)
- Berry Sensual
- Paris Rouge
- Rouge Liberty
Le Crayon ($22.00)
- Berry Sensual
- Rouge Liberty
Color Fever Gloss ($25.00)
- Berry Glamour
- Declaring Gold
- Golden Rouge
- Raspberry Glimmer
- Rouge Magnificence
Le Vernis ($18.00)
- Golden Audacity
- Indigo Paris
- Rouge Liberty
Blush Subtil ($29.50)
La Rose Liberte ($40.00)
Availability: Now available for purchase at lancome-usa.com.
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Lancome’s Pink Attitude Color Fever Lipstick ($25.00) reminded me so much of my beloved $50 lipgloss, but in lipstick form, so you know I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. Pink Attitude is from Lancome’s Pink Irreverance Collection this Spring. This shade is always hard for me to describe, because there’s gold, greenish-gold, peach, and even a little bit of pink in it. It’s just gorgeous, and if you swatch it in person, maybe you’ll understand why I must have every lip product in this shade in my possession!
Lancome’s Electric Pink La Laque Fever ($26.00) is just such a stunning shade of hot fuchsia pink with a ridiculous amount of shimmer and glitter. It looks like shimmering water on your lips–well, if water was pink! This was by far the most stunning product that came out of Lancome’s Pink Irreverance Collection this Spring. It’s hard to miss it, and it’s even harder to pass it up.
Row 1: Color Fever Plumper in City Mauve, Downtown Pink, Fuchsia Flaunt,
Rose Punk; Color Fever Lipstick in Forget Me Not
Row 2: Color Fever Lipstick in Mademoiselle, Pink Attitude;
Color Fever Gloss Piha Black
Lancome’s Pink Irreverence Spring Collection is currently available on Lancome Online, as well as your major retailers for Lancome, like Nordsrom’s. I must admit I did not immediately want anything from this launch; the original promo photo I saw didn’t get me excited. Having seen this collection, I’ve totally changed my mind!
If there is one gloss you get this spring, make it La Laque Fever in Electric Pink. It is an amazing hot fuchsia-pink that’s utterly dazzling. These photos do not do the color justice–I totally urge you to make a stop by your local Lancome counter and test it for yourself. The other shades of La Laque are lovely; the high shimmer/glitter factor is really fun, but the texture doesn’t feel gritty.
I am really eying Color Fever Lipstick in Pink Attitude, because it looks exactly like Cle de Peau Gloss #2 in lipstick form. You know, one of my favorite colors ever–so you know I have to have it in lipstick form, too. Pure Black La Laque is an extremely intense, pitch-black black liner. Like seriously black. It also looks wet even when it’s dry, so it adds a lot of depth to any look when used. Layer it with Pure Sparkle La Laque for added glimmer!
Everything else was lovely and pretty no doubt, but the products mentioned above are ones I felt stood out and really grabbed my attention. I think the Color Fever Plumpers in Downtown Pink (glossy reddish pink) and Fuchsia Flaunt (coralish shimmer) are stunning, but they are drowned out by the Laque Fevers. City Mauve is creamy without shimmer in a mauvey nude shade, while Rose Punk looks like clear gloss an shimmer to me.
The other lipsticks available in the launch are creamy and smooth, and of course, Rock Icon Fuchsia really stands out being such a bright shade of fuchsia. Both Forget Me Not (rosy nude) and Mademoiselle (browny-nude) make good everyday colors, when you don’t want to wear Piha Black Color Fever Gloss (sheer, shimmery black).
Irreverent Madame is the quad with the pink shadows in it. I wasn’t overly impressed by the four shades, but it isn’t a bad quad. I’m just not in need of any of the colors, and none of them really wowed me in actual color. You know me, I’m over the chalky black trend, so that killed one. The deeper pink is nice, but since I have similar shades, I can easily pass. Mademoiselle Sass is a warmer quad with a peachy-pink shade that’s lovely, as well as a warm gold shimmered brown.
Lancome also featured two shades of Color Design Pro in Hard to Get and High Expectations, which can be used on eyes or face, apparently. I only swatched these, so I don’t know how they actually work in practice. The colors seemed fine to me, though High Expectations seemed a bit dark to use on the face–but it actually sheers out quite a bit and would look great on deeper complexions.
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When you’re doing your holiday shopping, one thing to look out for are gift with purchase opportunities! I’m not always a fan of GWPs/PWPs for myself, but I think they are awesome gifts to give! With a $36 Lancome purchase, you can pick up this humongous gift set for $49.50.
Rest easy, lovelies, this set is just filled to the brim with goodies. It’s well worth the $49.50, because you get a full sizes of Bi-Facil ($26), two Le Rouge Absolu LipColours ($29 each), Color Design Lipcolor ($22), Color Fever Lip Shine ($25), and Defincils Pro Mascara ($24). That’s $155 in full-size products alone, plus you get a bunch of mini and sample sizes, too. Try out their famous Juicy Tubes and Bi-Facil (love, love, love!) in a holiday train case.
Holiday Beauty Box Includes:
Définicils Pro Curved Brush Mascara [Full-Size] in Black
Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base
Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer in Correcteur
Two Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColours [Full-Size] in Coquette and Ruby Silk
Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor [Full-Size] in Work It!
Color Fever Shine Sensual Sheer Color – Vibrant Lip Shine [Full-Size] in Boiling Point
Juicy Tubes Jelly Lip Gloss in Magic Spell
Juicy Tubes Smoothie Lip Gloss in Spring Fling
Color Design Sensational Effects 7 Eye Shadow Compact in Creme Lustre, Kitten Heel, Guest List, Filigree, Mochaccino, Bikini Golden and Designer
Blush Subtil Powder Blush Duo in Aplum and Miel Glace
Bi-Facil Eye Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover [Full-Size]
Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E.™ Superior Lifting Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
3-Piece Brush Set
Lancôme Signature Train Case
Get it: Lancome Holiday Beauty Box.