Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette: Amethyst Glam

Lancome Amethyst Glam Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette ($48.00 for 0.141 oz.) is a purple-themed palette of five eyeshadows. It is one of ten new palettes from Lancome, just in time for spring. This one seems quite apt for the season, with the springy hues of lilac.

The all-over base shade is a pale white with a subtle pink-lilac iridescence; it seems more like a shimmer overlay. The lid shade is a brightened lilac purple with pinky undertones–such a pretty shade. The crease shade is a gray-cast purple with a blue-gray undretone and copper-gold shimmer. The highlighter shade is a soft pink-lilac with a shimmered finish. The liner shade is a deep blue-violet with soft blue micro-shimmer, which applies much better wet than dry.

my thoughts on the formula: The texture of these eyeshadows is very soft and silky, but all but the lid shade were sheerer than I’d like. The all-over base shade was the sheerest, while the highlighter shade seemed a touch sheer but worked out pigmentation-wise when worn on the lid–except it suffered from some fall out.

I’m disappointed in the quantity provided in the palette, though. Lancome’s Color Design Quads come in at 0.16 oz. and their Color Design Eyeshadow singles at 0.0458 oz., which works out to be $263/oz. and $371/oz. respectively. This palette is $340/oz., which makes it more expensive ($48 vs. $42) with less product (0.141 oz. vs. 0.16 oz) than the Color Design Quads.

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  • Product: 24/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The palette is cooler in tone, but I think the brightness of the lid color along with the pink tones of the highlighter shade, make it appropriate for warmer skin tones, too.  I’d recommend this for light to medium skin tones, but darker skin tones may find some shades a little too sheer.

where to buy: Sephora

See more photos & swatches!

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
All-Over Base, Lid, Crease, Highlighter, Liner (Dry/Wet)

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
All-Over Base, Lid, Crease

Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Highlighter, Liner (Dry/Wet)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Amethyst Glam? How much is it?

Sephora, $48.

Is it limited edition?

No.

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19 thoughts on “Lancome Amethyst Glam Color Design Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. EthanGaga

    i have it. and i love it!!!!!!

  2. carrie

    It’s disappointing all these have pigmentation problems, the colors are lovely!

  3. When you use the shadow wet, do you literally just use water? or a fixing spray? xx

  4. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! :)

  5. This is so pretty, but the look of the liner swatched dry is what’s putting me off.

  6. Not really my colours and all too shimmery

  7. Claire

    I’m a massive purple fan and using it a lot in my make up right now. But these colours really just don’t do it for me individually or as a set.

  8. Siri

    I probably would use the all-over-base as a highlighter and the highlighter as an all-over-base.. :P Its pretty tho, but I´ll skip this :)

  9. K7P*

    Wish they were a lot more pigmented. The shades would be soooooo lovely!

  10. The lid color is very pretty but I find the rest quite boring…

  11. CeeBee

    So very totally and completely me.

    I’ll have to pick this up when it comes out here…

  12. Cinthya

    Generally, not a fan of Lancome as their pigments are weak but these colors are beautiful. However, they are much more sheer than they look.

  13. Sabrina

    This is gorgeous! But I can more or less dupe 3 of the colors, so I cant justify spending $48 for small amounts of 2 colors. Christine, any suggestions for dupes of the lid and crease colors? I don’t want to spend $48, but I’m loving those 2 shades!

  14. OMG, that is absolutely stun-ning! I wonder when – or if – those palettes are coming to Australia? Do you know? ta, xxx

  15. Sabrina

    What is a dupe for the lid colour? Gorgeous

  16. cadness

    is thiere any lancome branch here at philippines manila? please answer!