Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Lancome Designer Eyeshadow
Lancome Designer Eyeshadow

Lancome Designer Eyeshadow

Lancome Designer Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic, golden khaki-green.” It’s part of Lancome’s permanent range of Color Design Eyeshadows (which is their individual range). Color Design Eyeshadows have varying finishes, but all of them are supposed to deliver “long-lasting, pigment-packed color [that] stays true for daylong wear.”

Designer is a murky, olive green with a subtle hint of khaki-gold sheen. It has a metallic finish, so it has a more reflective sheen than frosted appearance, despite the healthy dose of shimmer packed into the color. The color payoff is lovely–dense, opaque color–and the texture is soft to the touch, smooth, and blendable. Subtle shades of green that tend to lean a little brown work well for a softer smokier eye, because it’s not as stark as gray or black. It’s very earthy, so it tends to complement many skin tones. I like it paired with champagne-beiges for a softer look and grassy greens for something more vibrant.

It has less brown (and much more shimmer and sheen!) compared to Laura Mercier Pine Bronze. MAC Greensmoke is similar but cooler in tone. Inglot #419 looked similar initially, but it has a much browner base with less green overall.

Worn alone (with no primer), Designer wears well for eight hours. By the ninth hour, there is a subtle creasing and fading. It’s noticeable to someone who’s waiting and watching for it, but it’s not so noticeable that bystanders would point and giggle! Over a primer–unsurprisingly–it wears just fine for twelve hours with no fading or creasing.

The packaging feels a little bulky, given the size of the actual eyeshadow compared to what holds it, but I like the clear lid, and it’s still lightweight. ┬áThe clear lid slides open, which is easier on the nails, at least!

How do you feel about khaki-greens?

The Glossover

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Designer

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Soft, smooth, and blends easily when applied with excellent color payoff makes Designer worth checking out. It even lasted for a full eight hours without a primer!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Lancome Designer Eyeshadow
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Lancome Designer Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Designer? How much is it?

Lancome, $18.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It has less brown (and much more shimmer and sheen!) compared to Laura Mercier Pine Bronze. MAC Greensmoke is similar but cooler in tone. Inglot #419 looked similar initially, but it has a much browner base with less green overall.

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28 thoughts on “Lancome Designer Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. annie

    Hv it xD so that would be a yes! :P

  2. Jasmine

    Oh! Pretty O_o I hope you do Chic or Positive next!

  3. It’s pretty but I feel like I have something similar. Plus there is my aversion to eyeshadow singles…

  4. Violet

    The packaging is my favourite thing about this. I have such frail nails, and they break one after another because of tricky packaging. The colour’s not my thing, though.

  5. Avatar of Brie Brie

    I have so many variations of olive shades and khaki-greens already, otherwise I’d seriously consider this one! :-)

  6. Avatar of Chrissy Chrissy

    Ooh, I absolutely love khaki greens. I might have to go take a look at this.

  7. cherryglass

    YAY Lancome! I really love Color Design eyeshadows. Latte and Mochaccino are really exceptional when it comes to matte texture. The word on the street is that they fit into MAC’s 15 pan palette. I’ve been dying to depot but I’m scared of ruining them. Anyone had any experience with that? Yay/ Nay? Tips?

    • Avatar of Rebecca Rebecca

      The Lancome pans are just a tiny bit bigger than MAC pans. I really had to push pretty hard to get it to fit the MAC palette, and once it’s in, you can forget about taking it out.

      • Are they thinner? They contain less product and (just by eyeballing) I thought they were about the same size pan – thanks for letting us know!

  8. Devi

    It lasted that long without a primer? o_o Hmm, I may look into more Lancome shades if this is the case.

    I love khaki greens! Just wish that it wasn’t metallic though, I’m not a fan of sheen or frost… the finishes of Mac satin eyeshadows are as far as I’m willing to go with regard to shine.

  9. absolutely gorgeous. I love Green Smoke, its one of my go-to colors, so I am not sure if I will pick this one up, but its gorgeous.

  10. Avatar of Sandy Sandhya

    Oooohh, pretty!

  11. Kellie

    I wanted this color but passed on it. I think I need to get it though. Such a beautiful color.

  12. Miss Mercurial

    Wish they didn’t stll test on animals :/

  13. Holly

    Do the MAC shadows last eight hours on you?

  14. meme

    Love this olive green – don’t like the designer line prices for one shadow! I like to use this kind of shade as my base for a change up on a smoky eye – or just apply it lightly and well blended alone as a one shadow shade look. I have green eyes and these olives with the gold in them do me really well! I would covet to own this and if we still had our Dept store near by (it ate it in the sweep of Bankruptcy that hit a lot of smaller chain stores)….I would rush out to play at the counter with this one to decide if I needed it. I used to get a lot of Lancome when the dept store was close by. Sucker for GWP and liked their color products a lot. Now with no place to buy them locally I don’t own any and have not bought a Lancome product in years now since the store went under. You would think Lancome would see that and find a way to get back into some of these lost markets. not everyone lives by a Macy’s or a Norstrom

  15. Nicole

    This was my first eyeshadow! Love!!

  16. Trista

    how does it compare to mac gilt by assiociation eyeshadow?

  17. Saffy

    Reminds me of my favourite UD liner, Stash! Looks gorgeous.

  18. Avatar of Noga Noga

    Looks gorg! Considering the amount of fallout I get from Greensmoke, this one is def going on my shopping list. Now, just to get the money… those new Mac collections are going to bankrupt me :\

  19. Vika

    I have this eyeshadow. SO GORGEOUS!!! Lancome eyeshadows are wonderful quality.