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Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow
Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow

Lancome Style Section Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver,” which is exactly what it is. It’s a bright silver with a high shine finish–very metallic–and decent color payoff, but it coudl have a softer, denser texture.

I tested out this particular shade on my eyelid without a primer (it’s supposed to be long-wearing), and it wore with very subtle creasing after eight hours. Over a primer, I had no problem with creasing or fading at the twelve-hour mark. This particular shade isn’t unique, but silver is a staple shade for any stash.

It reminded me of MAC Electra, which might be a shade darker.  It is more of a neutral silver compared to several others shades in the Swatch Gallery.

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #069


Can’t wait to see what Petrilude has up his sleeve this year for Halloween!

Happy Sunday!

How’s your Sunday been treating you so far? Have you finished everything you need to before the week starts up again? I hope you’ve managed to squeeze in some fun and relaxation, too 🙂

Items of Intrigue, Vol. 005


Items of Intrigue, Vol. 005

Here are five items that have grabbed my attention this week! I’d love to hear what’s at the top of your beauty lists this week.

  1. Jack Black Balm Squad Set ($25) includes flavors I haven’t tried — Mango and Mandarin. MUST. HAVE.
  2. Givenchy Pi Eau de Toilette ($54 to $73) caught my eye for its name and bottle photo, though reading the description makes it sound like a scent I might be interested in (woody oriental!).
  3. Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven Nail Lacquer ($18) is a multi-colored shade that looks totally up my alley. I think it has a very winter wonderland look to it.
  4. YSL Gel Eyeliner ($25) claims to wear for twenty-four hours, which is interesting. It’s one of those things where 1) I have no desire to test (or wear) any makeup product for 24 hours), 2) I’m skeptical it will truly last that long! Looks like there are six shades; Jade black seems the most interesting.
  5. Benefit Watt’s Up! ($30) looks like a potentially workable cream highlighter. I wonder whether it wears well and how the shimmer looks on the skin.

What beauty products have turned your head this week?

NARS California Eyeshadow

NARS California Eyeshadow
NARS California Eyeshadow

NARS California Eyeshadow

NARS California Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich copper.” It’s a warm, reddish copper with a frosted finish. The color payoff is good, though the texture seems on the drier side–but luckily, it still comes together with a smooth feel and even color. It seems a touch redder and deeper compared to MAC Mythology but not as red as MAC Coppering.

According to NARS, their eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. In my experience, they still need to be worn over an eyeshadow base for all-day wear, but alone, they wear seven to eight hours with subtle creasing. They don’t fall apart immediately after application, but an eyeshadow base is recommended for best results.

Oh, and p.s.? It’s available for $8 at Sephora.com.  Talk about perfect timing! 🙂

NARS Eyeshadow California
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