Saturday, July 26th, 2008

LANCOME | MAHARANI JEWELS
Fall 2008 Color Collection

Gorgeous goes global with Maharani Jewels. Lancome’s latest color collection pays homage to India, where the beauty brand opened last year. Many of the makeup shades and creations seen floating down the catwalk recently were reminiscent of the country’s fascinating colors and intricate designs. From deeply colored spices, to the natural hues of the landscape, to vibrant pigments that color traditional Saris, to the gemstone-toned jewels that adorn the neck of a Maharani, or princess, each of these rich pieces highly influenced Lancome’s fall palette.

Poudre Elephant Teint ($36.50) This is the perfect product to achieve a gorgeous glow. In India, the elephant is one of the most revered symbols, denoting royalty, inner strength and nobility. Now this iconic symbol can be found embossed in the powder of this new limited-edition bronzer.

Maharani Juicy Tubes ($18.00) Inspired by the intricate motifs of Mehndi art, these Juicy Tubes are embellished with a golden design of scallop lines, dots, teardrops and paisley shapes. Shades range from Mango Mystere to Guava Enchantment and Autumn Jasmine.

Le Crayon Khol Kajal ($23.50) This ultra-soft khol divinely glides across lids, lining them in exquisite deeply pigmented color. Natural jojoba oil and organic beeswax make application smooth and comfortable. For sultry eyes, evocative of a Bengal beauty, India Ink imbues an intense black for a captivating look. For softer, but equally sexy eyes, smoke out the rich brown hue of Amber Night or delicately apply the lustrous color of Smoky Henna.

Maharani Color Design Eye Shadow Quads ($40.00) The raw and natural tones found throughout India’s countryside are seen in the Lotus Splendor palette with its earthy brown, peach and copper eye shadows, while the Secrets of Benghal palette features soft pink, dusty mauve, eggplant and highlighting shadows. Paired with Le Crayon Khol Kajal in India Ink, the combination of shadow and dark liner work in harmony to create a sultry, intense eye look.

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7 thoughts on “Lancome Maharani Jewels for Fall 2008

  1. Sexy Sadie

    Gorgeus, but there is starting to be enough nude/naturel loooks out now.

  2. Shefali

    I bought the Secrets of Bengal quad and I absolutely love it. It’s anything but neutral and lots of looks can be created with it, including a really pretty eggplant-colored smokey eye. For me it was worth the investment!

    • Hi Shefali,

      Good to hear! I only briefly checked out the quads when I was in Nordies a few weeks ago. Might have to take another look!

  3. harley.

    that lancome palette is gorgeous! i’d actually be put off using it because i’d want to keep in intact.

    have you ever heard of sleek cosmetics? they do these three mineral-based eyeshadow palettes: they are very cheap and the quality is amazing!