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Lancome Always Fuchsia Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow

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).

Lancome Color Design Infinite 24H Always Fuchsia

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Lancome Happy Holidays Collection for Holiday 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

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Lancome Fall 2012 Collection – Midnight Roses


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

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Beautiful Beginnings with Lancome

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! 🙂

5 Summery Peachy-Pink Eyeshadows

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?

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner ($24.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described simply as “turquoise.” It’s a very subtly green-tinted blue, less than what I’d envision teal being (which is a perfect–and hard to achieve–balance of blue and green). If you’re familiar with bluer turquoise gem stones, the color is reminiscent of those. There is a faint teal shimmer throughout. Urban Decay Flipside is a little more teal. It looks like it does in the pot, which is fairly blue, but the name says “teal,” so I was a bit disappointed to see it apply as more of a blue hue.

The texture is creamy, smooth, and has a slightly thicker consistency than a lot of other gel eyeliners I’ve come across. I used MAC’s 266 to draw a line across my lid, and it applied evenly, opaquely, and didn’t skip or tug. Lancome states that the formula is long-wearing (up to twelve hours), smudge-proof, and waterproof. After six hours of wear, there was some transfer of the liner to my crease. I also wore on my lower lash line, and it appeared to wear better, but there was some faint smudging and fading after eight hours. I can’t say I cried a river when testing these, so I ran some water over the swatch and blotted lightly with a tissue, and the swatch was still intact and looked fairly good.

It’s packaged in a (mostly) clear glass pot with a shiny black screw-top lid.  It contains slightly less product than other popular gel eyeliners (both Bobbi Brown and MAC’s contain 0.10 oz. compared to Lancome’s, which has only 0.07 oz.), which is a bit of a bummer.

Lancome Liner Design Long-Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner Dress-Up Teal

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