Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Lancome Enduring Vert Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow
Lancome Enduring Vert Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow

Enduring Vert is Long on Wear, Short on Color

Lancome Enduring Vert Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow ($24.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “satin pastel green.” It’s a muted sea foam green with a frosted, metallic finish. I thought Chanel Riviere was a dupe, but it’s a lot softer and lighter. MAC Sweet & Sour is greener. Dior Garden Pastels is similar. Lancome Fashion Forward is lighter. Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard is greener, slightly darker.

The Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow is supposed to “stray true for 24 hours without creasing” with a “powder-to-cream texture.” If they sound familiar, they should. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows and L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows are both iterations of this type of formula, and it’s not surprising that the three have more in common than not when they’re all owned by L’Oreal (parent).

Enduring Vert is sheer when applied dry, but it’s not much more pigmented when applied damp/wet.  I was able to pack it on and get more opaque color, so it’s possible, but it took several passes of color.  The texture was a little chunky, and it looked like it on the lid.  It just didn’t have a smooth finish once on.  It did, however, wear without creasing or fading for twelve hours.  There was some minor fall out that I noticed during wear.

The Glossover

P
product

Enduring Vert

C-
These kinds of greens can be versatile and flattering across skin tones, but the lack of intensity and chunkier texture make it a no-go.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

4/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Lancome Always Fuchsia Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow
Lancome Always Fuchsia Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow

It’s Not Always Love With This Fuchsia

Lancome Always Fuchsia Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow ($24.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic pink plum.” It’s a pinky purple with a metallic finish. The amount of pink in this shade is what makes it less dupeable. MAC Butterfly Party is darker, more purple. NYX Violetta is darker. Shades like Urban Decay Fishnet is cooler-toned and more fuchsia.

The Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow is supposed to “stray true for 24 hours without creasing” with a “powder-to-cream texture.” If they sound familiar, they should. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows and L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows are both iterations of this type of formula, and it’s not surprising that the three have more in common than not when they’re all owned by L’Oreal (parent).

Always Fuchsia is more one-note in color, which makes it more like the Infallible range. I expected the formula to be nearly flawless, but the color payoff when used dry is incredibly sheer. It really needs to be used damp or wet to achieve even, full color coverage (which is how I applied it to the lid, no base used).  When used dry, even when pressed, it doesn’t seem to bind together well, so it ends up sheer and harder to apply.  There was some fall out during application either way.  It wears well, though–I tested Always Fuchsia for twelve hours, and I didn’t experience any creasing or fading (both over and without a primer).   The texture wasn’t quite as finely-milled as some of the best shades from the Eyes to Kill Intense and Infallible ranges; it was a little chunky to me.

I was personally more than a little disappointed, and I’m wondering if I happened to receive samples of two of the poorer performing shades (because I also tried Enduring Vert, which I’ll review next, and my experience was similar there).  I’m definitely going to see if I can try some of the other shades to see; I hope this one is just one of the misses and the rest are hits (like what Perpetual Purple was for Infallibles).

The Glossover

P
product

Always Fuchsia

B-
There are really two points really driven home about this formula: intense pigmentation, incredible long-wear. It wears long and well overall, but the color payoff when dry is sheer.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Saturday, September 29th, 2012


Lancome Happy Holidays Collection for Holiday 2012

Petit Tresor ($25.00)

  • Fil d’Or
  • Fil d’Argent
  • Fil d’Bronze

Les Pailletes aux Yeux ($20.00)

  • A la Belle Etoile
  • Lumieres de Paris

Color Design 5-Pan Palette ($49.00)

  • Sapphire Fling
  • Ruby Affair
  • Sparkling Intoxication

Le Stylo Waterproof ($25.50)

  • Brilliant Taupe

Artliner ($29.50)

  • 24 Karat

Hypnose Top Coat ($26.00)

  • 24 Karat

L’Absolu Rouge ($29.50

  • Berry Noir
  • Bordeaux
  • Amande Sucree

Le Crayon Lip Contour ($23.50)

  • Nude
  • Plum
  • Garnet

Vernis in Love ($15.00)

  • Bubbly Gold
  • Ginger Swing
  • Flirty Red

Blush Highlighter ($42.00)

  • Moonlight Rose

Availability: November 2012

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012


Lancome Fall 2012 Collection – Midnight Roses

Lancôme is excited to present Midnight Roses, our Fall 2012 Color Collection. Inspired by Trésor Midnight Rose and the majestic hue of purple, the makeup evokes mischievous femininity and glamour.

Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette ($49.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Violet Magnetique Pinks and lilacs

Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner ($25.50)

  • Purple Dusk Purple

Blush Subtil Blush & Highlighter Palette ($42.00)

  • Rose Flush Matte tan, shimmery rose pink, iridescent pale pink
  • Framboise Flirt Matte tan, radiant bright pink, iridescent pale pink
  • Plum Elegance Matte cocoa brown, shimmery plum rose, shimmery coppery steel
  • Nectar Lace Matte tan, shimmery pinky coral, pale gold shimmer
  • Peche Savvy Matte tan, shimmery bright coral, iridescent beige
  • Rouge Allure Matte chocolate brown, radiant burgundy red, shimmery copper

L’Absolu Nu ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Resille Deep rose berry
  • Parme Flanelle Sherry berry
  • Prune Mantille Light plum

L’Absolu Creme de Mat ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Potion d’Amour Deep matte berry
  • Magie Pourpre Matte bright berry
  • Prune Elixir Matte plum

Vernis In Love ($15.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Infusion de Prune Deep plum
  • Mat Top Coat Matte top coat

Availability:  Now @ Nordstrom, Lancome

See more photos! Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

What was the first Lancome product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I tried by Lancome was Pixel Pink, which was a lipstick that was part of the Pout-a-Porter series.  From there, I tried some of their summer bronzers, which usually have really gorgeous designs on them (my favorite was the Bamboo one). There are definitely products I like by Lancome, but it’s not a brand that I seem to gravitate towards on my own. I feel like I need someone to tell me something is amazing before I’ll check it out.

Share your first time experiences with Lancome in the comments! :)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

5 Summery Peachy-Pink Eyeshadows

This is one of my favorite colors to wear! As someone with a warmer undertone, this type of color is flattering–it brightens, warms up, and looks (fairly) natural on. I can do a quick sweep on the lid, or I can incorporate it with other shades like golds, oranges, reds, and purples.

  1. Inglot #407 — fiery peachy-pink
  2. Make Up For Ever #153 — gold-shimmered peach-pink
  3. Lancome Kitten Heel — yellow-toned pink with peach shimmer
  4. MAC Expensive Pink — darkened warm pink with gold shimmer
  5. Urban Decay Scratch — soft peach-pink

What’s your favorite peachy-pink eyeshadow?