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Spring Purples with Lancome Amethyst Glam
I wanted to see how this palette performed before reviewing it, so I did this quick look!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), Lancome Amethyst Glam Eyeshadow Palette (pale white-pink, lilac purple, gray purple, soft lilac, blue violet), Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo (champagne), Urban Decay Asphyxia 24/7 Liner (iridescent fuchsia), Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Liner (black), Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash (black)
- Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (Medium), Burberry Pressed Powder (03)
- Cheeks: Hourglass Flush Aura Sheer Cheek Stain (pinky-red)
- Lips: Bobbi Brown Bikini Pink Rich Color Lipstick (light pink)
- Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 263 (angled eyeliner brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply the pale white-pink eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239. Next, apply the soft lilac eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239. Using the 222, apply the lilac purple eyeshadow to the crease and blend towards the inner crease. Highlight the brow bone with Dune eyeshadow with the 239. Apply Asphyxia liner on the lower lash line, and then apply Perversion liner on the lower water line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Buxom Lash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Flush cheek stain on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.
For lips, apply Bikini Pink lipstick for a complementing lip.
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Lancome Amethyst Glam Shadow & Liner Palette
Lancome Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette: Amethyst Glam
Lancome Amethyst Glam Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette ($48.00 for 0.141 oz.) is a purple-themed palette of five eyeshadows. It is one of ten new palettes from Lancome, just in time for spring. This one seems quite apt for the season, with the springy hues of lilac.
The all-over base shade is a pale white with a subtle pink-lilac iridescence; it seems more like a shimmer overlay. The lid shade is a brightened lilac purple with pinky undertones–such a pretty shade. The crease shade is a gray-cast purple with a blue-gray undretone and copper-gold shimmer. The highlighter shade is a soft pink-lilac with a shimmered finish. The liner shade is a deep blue-violet with soft blue micro-shimmer, which applies much better wet than dry.
my thoughts on the formula: The texture of these eyeshadows is very soft and silky, but all but the lid shade were sheerer than I’d like. The all-over base shade was the sheerest, while the highlighter shade seemed a touch sheer but worked out pigmentation-wise when worn on the lid–except it suffered from some fall out.
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: 24/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
final thoughts: The palette is cooler in tone, but I think the brightness of the lid color along with the pink tones of the highlighter shade, make it appropriate for warmer skin tones, too. I’d recommend this for light to medium skin tones, but darker skin tones may find some shades a little too sheer.
where to buy: Sephora
China Glaze Crackle Collection
Roughed up grunge meets gorgeous glam! China Glaze brings a whole new level to the game with “Crackle” polish! Create endless edgy looks and make a statement with fun, fearless, color. Everyone has asked for it, and now China Glaze is giving it to them!
- Lightning Bolt White crackle
- Black Mesh Black crackle
- Broken Hearted Pink crackle
- Cracked Concrete Grey crackle
- Fault Line Purple crackle
- Crushed Candy Teal crackle
An innovative technology allows you to play with a wide array of color combinations and achieve an edgy, new wave look. This unique formula was developed to give your nails a “crackled” design over traditional nail color. Contrasting colors are used one over another to achieve a deconstructed shatter look that takes place right before your eyes. Instant art for your nails!
How do you do it? It’s easy! Apply your favorite China Glaze glitter, shimmer or crème. Depending on the color you are using, apply either one or two coats for full coverage. When the colored enamel is dry, brush on a thin layer of the Crackle color. Allow the Crackle to work its magic during dry time. After approximately 5 minutes when the crackled design has completely formed, apply a top coat to seal the design for prolonged wear.
China Glaze Crackle will be available starting February 2011 at Sally’s Beauty Supply and BSG in 12 piece displays and 3 pack color kits which will include a base color, a crackle glaze (Black Mesh, Broken Hearted or Crushed Candy) and a China Glaze Top Coat. China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.
I try to plan out 3-4 looks at most, and I’ll usually try to coordinate and overlap colors so I can bring less. I do the same with lip and blush colors, too. For lips, I try to bring one light and one dark shade, so if I need something in the middle, I can mix. For blush, I usually pick one warm and one cooler shade.
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