Friday, December 16th, 2011

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “warm minted green” with a metallic finish. It looks absolutely NOTHING! like the swatch/photo of it on Lancome’s website, which makes it look more like a vibrant neon lime green. Instead, what we have is a pastel mint green with a subtle iridescent sheen. The color payoff is decent but could use a little more oomph or better binders so it would apply more opaquely. I know shades like this have to exist, but I couldn’t find anything in the Swatch Gallery; MAC Aqua was the closest, but it’s darker and more aqua, less green. It might be a little lighter than something like MAC Aquavert (which is a few years old now). Sugarpill Lumi has more of a teal iridescence.

It has a smooth texture, even though the color payoff could use a boost, so it applies well. Because it’s a little sheer and very iridescent, it could also be used as a layering shade–I bet it would be gorgeous layered over a black. Lancome’s eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing (without a base), and while I don’t quite achieve all-day wear, I get around eight hours with subtle creasing, but I don’t have any creasing issues if I use a base underneath.

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Fashion Forward

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It has a smooth texture, even though the color payoff could use a boost, so it applies well. Because it's a little sheer and very iridescent, it could also be used as a layering shade--I bet it would be gorgeous layered over a black.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $18.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I know shades like this have to exist, but I couldn't find anything in the Swatch Gallery; MAC Aqua was the closest, but it's darker and more aqua, less green. It might be a little lighter than something like MAC Aquavert (which is a few years old now). Sugarpill Lumi has more of a teal iridescence.

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6 thoughts on “Lancome Fashion Forward Color Design Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Nadia

    Really not a Lancome makeup fan, for some reason. I do love Genifique serum though :)

  2. Marisel

    i really hope your reviewing Lancome’s Spring Collection 2012. The blush is to die for!! literally.

  3. Stephanie

    Christine,

    This is more of a layering shade, you’re totally right! Try this layered over top of a silver with black in the crease or just on top of a black liner. It’s absolutely fabulous and has now become one of my go-to shades!

  4. Mango the mango

    It reminds me of Stila Cha Cha, except Cha Cha’s duochrome reflect is more golden.

  5. Brandy

    MAC Warm chill is very close to this……it was released a few years back with the Cool Heat collection, which is my favoratie collection of all time!! :)