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Sneak Peek: Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette Photos & Swatches

Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette ($69.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows with four being “high-pigment metallics” that can be used as a “top coat” or all over the lid. I hope to review in full but am not sure of the timing yet.

Lancome Audacity in London Palette

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Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016

Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016
Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016

An eye shadow palette inspired by the streets of London designed by Lisa Eldridge, Lancôme’s Global Makeup Creative Director.

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Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette | $69.00 | Limited Edition

Auda[city] in London features 16 new, limited edition eye shadow shades to create any look. From creamy mattes to sparkling shimmers and intense metallics, Audacity in London is the must-have palette for infinite eye looks.

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rose with warm, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Talk of the Town (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (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.” 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. Rosegold Lights had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply to the skin with a synthetic brush or fingertips (I prefer fingertips myself). The color lasted for nine hours before fading very slightly.

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 Rosegold Lights

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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. Burberry No. 04 Rose Gold (P, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Sunset Glow (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Padded Down (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Pearl (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Rose Gold (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-, ) is cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 darker, brighter (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 less shimmery, darker (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 less shimmery, darker (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. Smashbox Moody (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S50 Satiny Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Desperation (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Shoreline (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 brighter, cooler (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 less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Stila Jade (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Good Mood (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (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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