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Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012


Lancome Bronze Diva Collection for Summer 2012

Star Bronzer Bamboo Bronzer ($46.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Spice Island All over powder bronzer for the face and body adorned with a limited-edition bamboo design

Star Bronzer Aqua Stick ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Solaris Creamy gel stick bronzing foundation in Solaris that delivers long lasting sheer coverage also providing a soothing effect to the skin for a radiant sun kissed glow

Color Design Palette ($49.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Safari 6 pan eye shadow palette with shades of pink, orange, copper and brown

Artliner ($29.50) (Limited Edition)

  • Gold Passion Gold
  • Bronze Desire Bronze
  • Pink Luxe Pink

Color Design Hydra Balm SPF 15 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lotus Blossom Pink
  • Cactus Flower Coral
  • Desert Primrose Pale ink

Juicy Tube ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Vanilla Sand Nude
  • Peach Nectar Peach
  • Pink Hibiscus Pink
  • Bronze Cocoa Bronze

Mini Le Vernis ($15.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cosmopolitan Pink Pink
  • Tangerine Tint Tangerine

availability: April 2012 at Lancome locations (though available now @ Neiman Marcus

P.S. — Anyone else feel like they’re seeing a rehash from Lancome Bronze Riviera? The bronzer looks dead-on and the palette seems similar (but hard to say if it’s the same from a promo image).

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I like them, but I think it can be challenging to find a nude that’s flattering and easy to wear at times. A lot of them can be really pale, almost chalk-like, and then others will be too soft, too sheer. MAC Brave New Bronze and Velvet Teddy are both pretty good nudes for me.

— Christine

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Illamasqua Nomad Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Nomad Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Nomad Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Nomad Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Nomad Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright jade” with a glossy finish. It’s a vibrant aqua-green with just a little too much green and aqua in it to be a true mint green. It’s like the lightest, brightest jade. China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint is much, much lighter. MAC Peppermint Patti is the closest shade I could think of, though it’s not as bright. Essie Turquoise & Caicos is bluer.

Illamasqua makes one of my favorite polish formulas, not just because the formula itself is excellent with impeccable wear (it’s one of the longest-wearing formulas on me–I’ve literally wore a color for 10-14 days with minor tip wear), but they often set and create trends and do so at a much more palatable price point than some higher-end brands like MAC, NARS, Dior, Chanel, and so forth.  Nomad is no exception.  I wore this shade for seven days with barely any tip wear and no chipping.

Nomad turns opaque in two coats, and the formula is a dream to work with–not too thick or too thin.  It flowed fluidly across the nail and yielded even color, though it did take a little longer to dry than the average polish.  The finish is slightly glossy, but I’d still recommend using a shiny top coat for a truly glossy finish.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Nomad
Nomad
Nomad
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Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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