Friday, December 9th, 2011

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “muted taupe-grey” with a shimmer finish. It’s a great variation on taupe–a cool-toned brown with a grayish overcast and has more of a satiny sheen than an overt shimmer finish, but it doesn’t deliver on full color coverage. As far as similar shades, theBalm Selfish and NARS Grand Palais¬†are close in color but much more shimmery. MAC Satin Taupe is much more intense and deeper.

Unfortunately, the color payoff is somewhat lacking; it deposits decent color, and I discovered it performed a little better applied on the eye, but it’s just not as good as it could (or should) be and definitely requires some packing and pressing of the color onto to the lid to get decent payoff. The texture is soft without being powdery or too fragile. The formula is designed to be long-wearing with “pigment-packed color” that “stays true for daylong wear.” As expected, the wear is not perfect without a primer–I get around eight hours, after that point there is very subtle creasing–but have no issues when it is applied over a primer.

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Volcano

C+
It's really too bad about the color payoff--I was really hoping to add another fantastic taupe to the list, as sometimes finding the right shade of taupe can be a challenge, especially one that nails it on texture, pigmentation, and color.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

3.5/5

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Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $18.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

As far as similar shades, theBalm Selfish and NARS Grand Palais close in color but much more shimmery. MAC Satin Taupe is much more intense and deeper.

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18 thoughts on “Lancome Volcano Color Design Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This looks like a great neutral color for every day! Very pretty :)

  2. Erica

    This seems similar to Mac’s remotely grey that is discontinued.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nitsa Nix

    This shade is always “out of stock” at the mall, mighty popular grey-taupe.

  4. agree with you 100%. lovely color but disappointing pigmentation and longevity.

  5. When I saw the photo I immediately had to think of MAC Satin Taupe, but Satin Taupe is way more pigmented, and cheaper.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kim Kimryan8

    Too bad. This color looks super awesome. Wow, a C+???

  7. Oh man, I wish this was more pigmented! The color is gorgeous, but I hate fighting with bad eye shadow formulas.

  8. blahdee

    Christine! If you’re looking for a nice taupe-y nail color that looks like this eyeshadow color, you should try Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Pro Nail Lacquer in 270 Steel Grey! :)

  9. Jennifer

    They used this eyeshadow on Kristen Stewart for her Nov. 2009 Allure photoshoot/spread.

  10. Aaw :( got so disappointed when i saw the swatch :(
    It looks a bit more lilac in the pan?

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good neutral grayey-purple for arges.
    Preferably matte finish but it does not seem to exist =/

    I know urban decay makes something similar to what I’m looking for (I think it’s called Heist?), but i can never find it anywhere :(

    Any suggestions? :)

  11. MissMercurial

    Whose brilliant idea was it to name a taupe “volcano”? When I read the word “volcano,” I expect intensity, and probably warm-toned red/orange/gold/black-brown.

  12. grace

    How does this compare to mac’s shale? This looks very similar- purpleish grey?