Lancome Heat Wave Color Design Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.11 oz.) includes four warm, summery hues in one, limited edition palette. The shades don’t really have names, just color descriptions on the back with a finish listed underneath.
It has a tendency to look faded even though it has just been applied if you make an attempt to blend it out on the lid. The color didn’t fade much over eight hours though there was a bit of fall out, but it was difficult to get true-to-pan color on the lid from the get-go. The texture was also a little powdery and didn’t always apply evenly. I found the best results were achieved when you packed on the product and didn’t blend too much–just stick to the edges.
Le Metier de Beaute Bordeaux Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a burgundy brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It’s richly pigmented with a very soft, silky-smooth texture that applies beautifully on the skin. It just glides on and melts into the skin. The color payoff (which was excellent!) was the same whether I used it dry or wet. Though pricey, each pan contains nearly double the amount that the average eyeshadow has.
Giorgio Armani White Punch (11) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a pale pink-tinged beige and white mix of colors that translates into a pink-tinged white with a high-shine metallic finish. The sheen is so reflective–this can really pop on lids if you apply it opaque. I did find that this shade did not apply as well as many of the other shades within the range–it was a little uneven, which led to some sheerness in places. The color reminded me of MAC Et tu, Bouquet?, perhaps a little pinker.