Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad ($42.00 for 0.168 oz.) is a gorgeous, limited edition quad released for fall.  Aha! I thought I wasn’t going to be able to review this, but it is still available for purchase through HSN, and thus, I can.  It contains four shades:  a pale pink with satin sheen; warmed-up bronze; peachy pink with a gold metallic sheen; and berry burgundy.

The eyeshadows are rich in pigmentation and have a beautiful texture–soft, silky, and very easy to blend.  Everything about this palette is lovely except the amount you get — a pitiful 0.11 oz.!  We’re talking a palette here, which are usually a better value than singles, but whoa.  Most brands give you double the amount in this palette in their quads, so I was pretty disappointed by that.

(By the way, if someone could confirm the weight, that would be great–I am going by HSN’s page, as mine has a sample label with no box packaging, so there was no weight on my palette.  Does anyone else find it frustrating that brands do not always include the product’s size/weight?)

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: If they gave you more for your money, I’d be more inclined to recommend it.  If quantity isn’t a concern (like you don’t often finish eyeshadows), then it’s more of a non-issue.  The quality is very nice, though.


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Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase French Touch? How much is it?

HSN, $42.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

For the pink, try MAC Pink Venus. For the bronze, try MAC Bronze. For the peachy-pink, try Benefit Nice Melons or MAC Melon pigment. For the berry burgundy, try MAC Cranberry.

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21 thoughts on “Lancome French Touch Color Design Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rachael

    What beautiful colors. But that is alot of money for such a little amount of makeup. So NOT worth the money. I will be taking a look at the dupes.

  2. I am obsessed we these eye shadows, singles mostly. It’s unfortunate that the palettes have such tiny shadow pans or else I would be all over them.

  3. ....

    ooh, I like this one! shame that you dont get as much product! I´d like a little more bang for my buck!

  4. Steph

    Very pretty, but with pretty colours like that I would use it everyday & hit the pan in no time. Looks very tiny!

  5. egon

    very beautiful but for someone like me who has melon pigment sample ( lasts long time ) cranberry & bronze e\s from MAC , this would be useless =(

  6. Iliana

    Mac rubenesque paintpot also looks like a decent dupe for the peachy pink one though rubenesque is more gold/metallic. It also looks a bit like the way expensive pink looks on me. :) but then again I’m nc35-40 so there must be a whole lot of color shifting going on when I wear certain colors :)

  7. Opheliana

    I would love to see a look made with these :)

  8. Maya

    Two of those colors remind me a little of the NARS Kuala Lumper Duo but I could be wrong. Beautiful palette, too bad it’s a total rip off

  9. Carrie Ann

    Pretty colors, but they don’t seem very unique at all.

  10. Hannah

    That seems like the size you’d get with a GWP pallet… not paying $42 for it for sure!

  11. love the colors but really want to see them on fair skin (on the eyes that is) before I make a decision to buy!

  12. Heather

    Love the burgundy color and the peach

  13. Laura

    Unrelated, but I just saw on MACs website that all the Blushcremes are being discontinued, is that true? I have to buy Posey immediately then!

  14. What a beautiful collection.
    Especially that peachy-gold shade.
    I love working that shade into a look. It makes my blue eyes look really nice and it goes well with my supa pale complexion. :)

    • Ani_BEE

      It actually look that a shaded between Mega Metal Shadows in Tweet Me (a bit more golden) and Melon pigment. It also looks like my OCC LOOSE COLOUR CONCENTRATES in Twill. I love these shadows shades for day wear which is why I have 4 of them. LOL

      • I’m super pale too and am always attracted to these kind of shades. It really works with blue eyes. I just bought Tweet Me, hope that will last me for awhile.

  15. Wow what amazing colours, especially that pink/peach duochrome! I can see myself using all of them.

    I don’t mind reduced quantities, because I generally don’t finish eyeshadow products in palettes.

  16. Hilary

    Has this been out before? I SWEAR I have this!

  17. Jean

    Really pretty, esp. the third peach/melon/gold color. Too bad it’s out of my price range…

  18. Kata

    All my Lancome palettes are 4×1.2 g/4×0.042 oz and I have several, both US and European versions. So unless they really changed the packaging, HSN is incorrect.
    Thanks for the review! This quad wasn’t launched where I live, so it was great to see the swatches:)