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Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Cover FX Sunlight (P, $38.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-) is cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Divine (P, $7.50) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter is a “buildable cream highlighter” that gives a “soft-focused glow.” It’s available in five shades, and I purchased two to review (the other will be reviewed shortly!). The texture is dense, lightly spongy, and very emollient to the touch–it feels quite wet initially–but it goes on smoothly and dries down to a powder-like finish, so it doesn’t look wet or glossy (nor does it slide right off the face, either!). If you thought, “Hey, that looks like ColourPop!” — you’re right on the money; the texture is very much in that vein, and to my knowledge, I’ve really only seen ColourPop use that cream formula in a cheek product (but they were not the first to use it in eyeshadows–Chanel, BUXOM, Dior, and MAC have also used it). I find Lancome’s formula to be more slippery to the touch, but they perform largely the same otherwise. Glowing Lights had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted for over nine hours.

Also, a note: the interior plastic pan that product actually sits in was offset in both of mine, so that it could pop out, which I do not think was intentional, and I was able to pop it fully in and haven’t had them lift out on their own since.

Lancome Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter Glowing Lights

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Lancome Cote d’Azur & Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner

Lancome Cote d'Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Cote d’Azur 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. This review features the two matte shades I bought, which I felt were longer-wearing compared to the shimmery shades I tried. 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 Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “blue Klein.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was somewhat buildable–it appeared brighter and more intense–but coverage was always somewhat translucent. The consistency was creamy and easy to apply without tugging on the lash line, and the eyeliner wore well for twelve hours on me before it started to fade/thin with decent color still apparent at fifteen hours. It was gone by morning (24 hours). Sephora Sea If I Care (P, $14.00) is brighter, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Royal Wink (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue (P, $25.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flourish Me Bold (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Dark Blue (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Cobalt Blue (250) (P, $8.99) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M22 Matte Majorelle Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “grey.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a strong gray overtone paired with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was creamy and applied without pulling on the lash line. It dried down and was budge-proof for twelve hours before breaking down, where it would fade/thin over the next several hours. It had nearly all but disappeared by the 24-hour mark. Urban Decay Desperation (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S50 Satiny Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Shoreline (P, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner Cote d'Azur
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner Pluie
Pluie

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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). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) (P, $25.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (P, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Blue Noon (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). Stila Jade (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Sephora Good Mood (P, $10.00) is warmer, 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). Sephora Blonde Ambition (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Venus (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Chilled (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowed In (P, $16.00) is cooler (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

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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. Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Funny Girl (P) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Famous (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lights On (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Aspire (P) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (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. Kat Von D Laetus (P) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Bare (P, $19.00) is cooler, less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is cooler, less pigmented, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Secret Boudoir (P, $10.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Vanilla Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #3 (P) is cooler (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. LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Charitable (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flounce (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Inglot #319 (P, $6.00) is brighter, darker (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. Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bones (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (P) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Platinum (P) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Café au Lait (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop I Heart This (P, $5.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Prosecco (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $10.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Bling (LE) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is better quality, more pigmented, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (P) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wild West (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is brighter, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (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). Zoeva Cheap Bar (P) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (P, $21.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (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 better quality, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is better quality, warmer, more pigmented (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Maya Bay (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Feature (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Woody Bar (LE, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE) is better quality, more pigmented, more muted (95% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is better quality, more pigmented, darker (90% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Sandy (LE) is brighter (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). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Givenchy Tentation #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (P, $21.00) is brighter, darker (80% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is warmer, more shimmery (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. MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Sugar (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Ether (P, $20.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (P) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is cooler, more muted, lighter (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. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Illusoire (P, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Moth Brown (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (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). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hanging On (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is darker (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic Plum (LE, $12.00) is cooler (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 darker, more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is better quality, more pigmented (95% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE) is more pigmented, darker (95% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Style (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (P, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Ash Brown (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker (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). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sense of Doubt (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #4 (LE) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Smoke (Define) (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 Scene (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Handpicked Flowers (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bellini (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clinique Petal Pop (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Sunday Funday (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). YSL Pink Cascade (06) (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Cascade (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Jardin (P, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Benefit It's Complicated (P, $20.00) is 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). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC A Different Vibe (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (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). bareMinerals Undercover (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #339 (P, $6.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (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). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is brighter, more shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Slate (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Sephora Be My Bow (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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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