Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eye & Shadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.141 oz.) is a blue-themed eyeshadow palette with five shades in total. It consists of an all-over base, lid, crease, highlighter, and liner color.

The all-over base shade is a creamy, muted white with a semi-matte finish; it’s very pigmented and so soft to use–not chalky at all. The lid shade is a navy blue with a low-frost finish; it is easy to overblend this shade into something very sheer. The crease shade is a grayish, black navy blue but really doesn’t yield much color when used; such a shame that it performs so poorly. The highlighter shade is a silvered pewter with a frost finish; nicely pigmented and smooth, with the metallicness of its finish accentuated when used wet. The liner shade is a dark black with a hint of blue and navy blue and silver shimmer; it worked well both wet and dry, though dry is a little more intense.

my thoughts on the formula: The texture of Lancome’s eyeshadows are very smooth–soft, silky–and all of these shades were excellent in terms of pigmentation. I only had minor fall out concerns with the highlighter shade, so I would recommend using it with a damp brush.

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: 25/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The crease shade gave me trouble, much as it did in the Teal Fury palette. I’m not sure what it is about the formula of that finish that results in poorer color pay off. Midnight Rush is reminiscent of Guerlain’s 2 Place Vendome Palette, with three of the five being quite similar.

where to buy: Sephora

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Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
All-Over Base, Lid, Crease

Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette
Highlighter, Liner (Dry/Wet)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Midnight Rush? How much is it?

Sephora, $48.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

For the all-over base, try MAC Blanc Type. For the lid shade, try MAC Deep Truth. For the crease shade, try MAC Scene. For the highlighter shade, try theBalm Sexy Stacey. For the liner shade, try NARS Night Flight.

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21 thoughts on “Lancome Midnight Rush Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. That’s a really “night”-ish palette! I bet this’ll look absolutely fabulous on you, you look great with blue eyeshadow! This is the kind of palette which really delivers in terms of color intensity and combination. Can’t wait to see you do a look with it! 😀

  2. ak

    I’m sorry but why do all of these new Lancome palettes look cheap to me like the old eyeshadow palettes found in Ross Dress for Less, or whatever back in the day?

  3. Jocelyn

    Really dope palette, the liner and lid colors are so pretty. It reminds me of the wet n wild “blue had me at hello” swatches I’ve seen lately. Thanks for the swatches Christine!

  4. DarkGlamour17

    The lid shade is gorgeous in the pan but the swatch is soooooo disappointing :(

  5. K

    The Highlighter is quite gorgeous and to me, unique!

  6. Jill

    Based on only the picture of the palette, I did not like this. But I’m glad I clicked on “keep reading” because I actually really like the colors on the skin. It’s deceiving!

  7. This reminds me a lot of Kat Von D’s Metal Orchestra. =O

  8. Sally

    I keep getting confused by these palettes… could never use that “highlighter” shade as such in a million years! I would use the white to highlight, the silver on the lid, blue in the crease, and grey in the outer corner. I think that would be really pretty, but I just don’t get how they assign the areas!

    • Hiromi

      i’m guessing highlighting as in for the inner corners, and not so much the browbone? that’s what makes sense to me anyway xD

      • I think all of the books/placements are the same, and for day time looks, I think it’s just the inner corner… but evening looks, they do show brow bone, lol!

  9. I really love Lancome eyeshadow, but I tend to avoid the palette because of the lack of value for the amount paid. They’re are definitely some shades that are sub par compared to the other.

    Too bad, I love their palette designs.

  10. Vale

    I’m quite perplexed from this set of palettes… or better, I’m perplexed with the way they suppose we should apply e/s. Can you please post the pictures of a look made by following the instructions? (base/lid/crease/etc)

  11. Again the lid color is the most beautiful!

  12. That bright blue is a bit dissappointing, I expected it to be brighter

  13. Mariella

    The liner puts me in mind of the blue side of MAC’s She Who Dares Mineralize Eye Shadow from Venomous Villains. Some nice colours in this one but I don’t wear a lot of blues and probably have all I need or am likely to use.

  14. Ronja

    im sorry, but i dont see Lancome as high brand anymore. the fact they took Michaelle phan as their spokeperson , i mean, that lady doesn know anything about makeup , is so unprofessional and real turn off for me buying anything from Lancome

  15. This palette is kinda boring!