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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NARS Wicked Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Wicked Eyeshadow Duo ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) features a pale, shimmering green with an almost gold shimmer and a brighter pop of chartreuse with soft gold shimmer.  The texture is soft, smooth, and the color pay off excellent.  I love that you can actually use this duo on its own or mix and match with other eyeshadows you own.  It’s also a nice permanent option for spring/summer colors.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a fun color combo that will work exceptionally on warmer skin tones.  Cooler skin tones can make this work, too, because of the paler green, and it would be nice paired with a cooler blue or teal.

WHERE TO BUY: NARS

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NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a limited edition light beige nude that applies semi-sheer with a glossier finish. It seems to have more neutral undertones, and on me, it looks like my natural lip color pulls a touch of pink out of it. It has a creamier, slicker feel than other NARS lipsticks have, and it is very comfortable to wear.

NARS Lipstick typically wears four to six hours, with a shade like this lasting just under four. It has a creamier texture that’s moisturizing, and this particular shade is more opaque (some shades can be quite sheer). I didn’t notice any waxy scent, as NARS lipsticks are typically unscented but the scent of the waxy base sometimes come through.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: For lighter skin tones, both cool and warm, I see this being a workable nude. It’s sheer enough that it doesn’t come across too pale, but it has enough color to alter the natural color of your lips.

WHERE TO BUY: NARS

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What was your favorite MAC collection from 2010?


  • Venomous Villains (31%, 1,584 Votes)
  • To the Beach (13%, 671 Votes)
  • Give Me Liberty of London (11%, 568 Votes)
  • Spring Colour Forecast (7%, 347 Votes)
  • Cham-Pale (6%, 315 Votes)
  • Fabulous Felines (5%, 275 Votes)
  • In the Groove (5%, 273 Votes)
  • A Tartan Tale (4%, 189 Votes)
  • Pret-a-Papier (3%, 179 Votes)
  • From Our Lips (Gaga/Cyndi) (3%, 133 Votes)
  • All Ages, All Races, All Sexes (2%, 99 Votes)
  • Art Supplies (2%, 88 Votes)
  • Dare to Wear (1%, 76 Votes)
  • MAC in Lillyland (1%, 74 Votes)
  • Prolongwear Lipcreme/Foundation (1%, 57 Votes)
  • Too Fabulous (1%, 55 Votes)
  • Stylishly Yours (1%, 50 Votes)
  • Alice + Olivia (1%, 42 Votes)
  • Digi-Pops (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Superglass (0%, 22 Votes)
  • MAC & Marcel Wanders (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Riveting (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Nail Trend F/W (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Prep for Colour (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Tabloid Beauty (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,166

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Ask Temptalia

Got a question? Now’s the time to ask it!

Long-time readers will remember Ask Temptalia sessions, and they’ll also note that there haven’t been any in recent memory. I’ve created a Formspring account, which is essentially a place where you can ask someone (aka me) a question, and then I see your question and can answer it. I want to give this a try for now to see if can help me give you an opportunity to ask questions and me a way to answer them gradually and over time rather than attempt to answer 300-500 in one go. We are also hoping to build a very robust FAQ/support section through some of the questions asked.

You can ask me a question here! 🙂 Do NOT ask questions on this post!