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Lancome Paradis & Lame Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner

Lancome Paradis Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Paradis Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is supposed to be a richly pigmented, long-wearing (24 hour wear, no seriously, that’s how it’s marketed), waterproof, and creamy pencil eyeliner. I bought four shades to try–two shimmery, two more matte–and I’m reviewing the two shimmery shades in this post. The texture of the pencils is moderately creamy and doesn’t tug, so they apply nicely and lay down decently color in a single pass. The wear was all over the place for the eyeliners I happened to buy, from five hours to twelve hours. There is still color intact even after fifteen hours, but it was always significantly thinner.

Lancome Paradis Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “pearlized tropical green.” It’s a medium-dark, bluish-teal with sparkle over a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, though it was buildable to more opaque coverage with two to three layers. This shade flakes severely on me, throughout the day, after four to five hours of wear. There was still noticeable color left behind ten hours later, but there were also tons of small teal flakes underneath my eyes, and some of those flakes ended up in my eyes over the course I wore the liner for. This is, of course, the most obviously “me” color, and as much as I wanted to love it, it did not love me at all. This was the worst-performing of the four I tested. It’s so rare for me to test an eyeliner and have it flake off on me, and in vain, I tried this one half a dozen times and got the same results each time. MAC New Marine (P, $17.00)(90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (P, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) (P, $25.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Blue Noon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Good Mood (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Stila Jade (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome Lamé Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic white gold.” It’s a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a moderately waxy, thin base, which seemed to make it harder to apply evenly or layer for opaque coverage. The more I applied, the more uneven it appeared. The wear was better, and I didn’t encounter flaking as this thinned over time. On me, this shade wore for ten hours well before it really started to fade/thin. Estee Lauder Pearl (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Venus (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Snowed In (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Blonde Ambition (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Chilled (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner Paradis
Paradis
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner Lamé
Lamé

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Lancome My French Noel Palette for Holiday 2015

Lancome My French Noel Palette for Holiday 2015
Lancome My French Noel Palette for Holiday 2015

Inspired by Parisian elegance, La Palatte 29, Faubourg Saint Honore is perfect for creating a complete holiday look. With seven satiny eye shadows that make it easy to sweep on a perfect smoky eye and a hydrating lip base and two matte lip colors, this palettes lets you flawlessly transition from day to evening looks.

Availability

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The Details

My French Noel Palette | $65.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • 6 x 0.026 oz Eye shadow in Beige Matte, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, Gray Pink Shimmer, Mauve Pearl, Deep Purple Metallic
  • 2 x 0.017 oz Matte lip colors in Cherry Red, Rich Burgundy
  • 0.017 oz Lip base
  • Dual-ended brush

AVAILABILITY | Now at Sephora

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a smokier set of shades that mixes cool and warm undertones to create a gradient of color ranging from light gold to smoky purple to matte black. I think the color combination is more unusual but still familiar. The textures were very, very similar to Urban Decay Naked Smoky to me (all owned by the same parent) — the mattes had a thinner, slightly dusty, “noisy” texture; there’s a distinct sound that I can hear when my brush passes across the surface of them that I don’t notice with a lot of other eyeshadows. It applied better than it swatched, and the product seems more buildable than anything else. I felt like my eyelids look a little drier with this formula on. The palette is best paired with your go-to primer, as it will help you get truer-to-pan color and greater intensity, though the wear with most shades was near to the eight-hour mark without a primer. I have a few of these shades as singles from several years ago (so I don’t know if they have reformulated at some point in the last four or five years), but the versions in the palette are less dense and drier to me. The palette itself is large and feels a little bulky, but it contains a lot so I think it is travel-friendly if you don’t midn the weight or are going for a longer trip; and I consistently had a little struggle getting it open (just doesn’t seem to have a good groove to open for my finger/hand size, I guess!).

As a heads up, Filigree, Exhibition, Zip Me Up, Volcano, IT List, Kitten Heel, and Clock Strikes 12 are all shades that show up as shades in the individual, permanent Color Design eyeshadow range.

Filigree is described as a “light gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, buttery yellow gold with a frosted finish. It had fairly opaque coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dry. It wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Funny Girl (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unlocked (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chouquette is described as a “peach matte.” It’s a light, warm-toned beige with very subtle shimmer, but it’s not totally matte. Applied, it looks more matte than anything else. The texture has a thinner, dusty kind of texture, so it is more prone to sheering out when blended or kicking up excess in the pan so use a gentler touch when grabbing this shade. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Laetus (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Vanilla Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M518 Nude (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is described as a “light pink matte.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery consistency, so it blended well but could exacerbate dryness on the lids without a primer underneath. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Tarte Charitable (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Flounce (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #319 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joie is described as a “golden-bronze shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, godlen pewter with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. The texture was smooth but a little dry, while the color payoff was mostly opaque and the eyeshadow was still easy to use and applied well. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bones (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Platinum (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Café au Lait (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). NARS Antares (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Voyage is described as a “muted purple matte.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a noticeably powdery texture. It was better built-up in thinner layers, and of course, primer would make it sing. It was very blendable without sheering out too much, despite its powderiness. It wore well for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wild West (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Shell (64V) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE) is brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sante is described as a “brown matte.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The powder had a thin, dusty texture with semi-sheer coverage. It was harder to build this shade up for me in practice, though I was almost able to get medium coverage (no primer, of course). While it seems dusty, it does blend well on the skin. It lasted for seven hours. Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is more pigmented, warmer, better quality (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Flirt in a Skirt (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Kid (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibition is described as a “orchid shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium rosy mauve with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that couldn’t be built up on its own, as it had a tendency to sheer out if more product was added. The dusty texture made it difficult to get it to stick evenly to bare skin. It seemed faded and “worn” after six and a half hours of wear. NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Tentation #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zip Me Up is described as a “deep purple shimmer.” It’s a dark, smoky purple with cooler undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic sheen with a little sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t stick well to the underlying eyeshadow, so there was some fall out during application. It had a denser texture compared to the majority of the palette, but I wouldn’t actually describe it as a dense texture. It had good pigmentation, and it applied fairly well to the lid but did sheer out a bit. It wore for eight hours on me. NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ether (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Sugar (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Volcano is described as a “silvery gray shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle warm undertones and a cooler, distinctively gray overtone. It had a soft, frosted shimmer to it that gave it a more pearly finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture shared that dustiness that most of the shades have had in this palette. This shade seemed lighter than the single version I have. It lasted for eight hours. MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Moth Brown (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Illusoire (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Audacious is described as a “smokey brown shimmer.” It’s a dark brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t dusty. The color was blendable and stayed on well for eight hours. Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE)(100% similar). MAC Hanging On (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic Plum (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Jori (P) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Couture is described as a “dark brown matte.” It’s a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage and had a firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out. It looked as patchy applied to the lid as it did in the swatch. It wore for near to eight hours, but it just didn’t look very good. I feel like this is one of the shades that would be reached for often, so it is a disappointment that it is hard to work with. Viseart Cool Matte #5 (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

IT List is described as a “black matte.” It’s a medium-dark black with a satin finish. It had great pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, though there was very slight dustiness. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kitten Heel is described as a “gold copper shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and warm, golden frost. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied decently to the skin, but it didn’t seem like it binded together as well as it could so it actually applies best with fingertips, sponge-tipped applicator, flat synthetic brush, and then patted and packed on rather than swept on (or else it sheers out considerably!). It lasted for eight hours on me. Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bellini (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Handpicked Flowers (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Clinique Petal Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Jardin (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Boxes & Bows (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). YSL Pink Cascade (06) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Turned On (P) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Benefit It's Complicated (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tenacity is described as a “purple metallic.” It’s a brightened, medium taupe brown with warmer undertones and a cooler, gray metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that seemed to have larger chunks of sparkle in it, which didn’t combine with the powder well so they tended to dust away. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Viseart Velvet (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC A Different Vibe (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clock Strikes 12 is described as a “gray metallic.” It’s a smoky, dark taupe brown with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a thin texture that tended to go on unevenly. I highly recommend using a very feathery brush and wear a base shade or primer underneath to make blending more manageable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Chanel Entrelacs #4 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Undercover (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #339 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nuit is described as a “black metallic.” It’s a dark, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a frosoted sheen. The pigmentation was good, and the texture was soft, blendable, and just barely dry. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P) is lighter (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Sephora Be My Bow (LE) is lighter (80% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome 16 Shadow & Liner Palette Auda[city] in Paris
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Sneak Peek: Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette Photos & Swatches

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lots of you were curious about the new Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 0.72 oz.), so here are swatches — testing in progress! 🙂 The following shades also appear in Lancome’s permanent single line-up: Filigree, Exhibition, Zip Me Up, Volcano, IT List, Kitten Heel, Clock Strikes 12.

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Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette for Fall 2015

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00)

The following shades are also available as singles in Lancome’s permanent line: Filigree, Kitten Heel, Eclair, Exhibition, Zip Me Up, Volcano, Clock Strikes 12, IT List.

  • Filigree Light gold shimmer
  • Choquette Peach matte
  • Parfait Light pink matte
  • Kitten Heel Gold copper shimmer
  • Joie Golden-bronze shimmer
  • Voyage Muted purple matte
  • Sante Brown matte
  • Eclair Purple metallic
  • Exhibition Orchid shimmer
  • Zip Me Up Deep purple shimmer
  • Volcano Silvery gray shimmer
  • Clock Strikes 12 Gray metallic
  • Audacious Smokey brown shimmer
  • Couture Dark brown matte
  • IT List Black Matte
  • Nuit Black metallic

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Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette ($58.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes nine shades with two that double as powder eyeliners. Six of the nine shades are neutrals, and then two are in the teal family with one blackish-gray. The formula used in the palette really needs an eyeshadow primer in order for the majority of the shades to have good color coverage and smooth, even application, as it had a more powder quality that made it harder to apply to bare skin (or else it would sheer out immediately as the product didn’t stick well).

My French #1 is a very light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a soft but powdery texture that absolutely requires a base to perform decently. It faded within six and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #2 is a pinky mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Another shade that was somewhat powdery and resulted in so-so pigmentation. It lasted for six hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #3 is a pinky-peach–more pink than peach–with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a powdery, dusty texture. The color only lasted for six hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #4 is a bright, metallic beige with warm undertones. The texture was so soft that it applied thickly, where the powder bunched up on itself, so it can emphasize the texture on the lids or lines/wrinkles. It had intense color payoff, and it did wear well for eight hours, though. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #5 is a peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, buttery texture that wasn’t powdery. It applied well and stayed on for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #6 is a rich, bronzy brown with a metallic finish and warm, reddish undertones. It had excellent color payoff with a really smooth, dense, buttery texture that went on well. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #7 is a light-medium, aqua teal with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was a little dry to work with, which made blending unnecessarily difficult. It lasted for six hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #8 is a muted, bluish-teal with a satiny sheen. The texture was on the drier, stiffer side and difficult to blend or apply in a solid line (as eyeliner). I couldn’t even use this wet at all–using it wet made the surface harden. It lasted for seven hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #9 is a gray-ish black with subtle shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Lancome Spring 2015 Palette My French Palette
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