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Lancome Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette

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Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Audacity in London 16 Shadow & Liner Palette

Audacity in London

Lancome Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette ($69.00 for 0.576 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows and most of them are terrible. Even when they swatched decently–which is probably being generous–they applied worse on the lid, as the thin, dusty textures did no favors on my lids. The eyeshadows applied unevenly, patchily, and often looked like faded versions of the way they did in the pan, which meant that they tended to muddy and lose contrast as they are more muted colors to begin. If the palette was actually pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use, the color scheme would be more unique. Instead, we have a palette that does little well.

The brand describes the eyeshadows are “ultra-creamy” with “high-pigment metallics” that can be used as a top coat or on “the whole lid for a dramatic, glitter effect.” If the eyeshadows were more blendable and less prone to fading, it might work for someone who likes sheer washes of color, but I just think the formula is poorly done across the board. Some of the eyeshadows felt really firm and chalk-like; they were noisy eyeshadows as they felt so dry and were so thin on the skin.

The four shades that are positioned horizontally in the palette are just massive glitterbombs with seemingly little binder, and they did not work alone or patted over one of the other eyeshadows unless applied with a glitter adhesive. I tried them over three primers–MAC Paint Pot, Smashbox 24HR Primer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance–and the performance was still dismal over a primer. It is funny, because a lot of high-end brands use a creamier, almost wet-like formula with their glitter eyeshadows these days, which may not be foolproof or yield fallout-free wear yet, they are usable and function decently without a primer.

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Lancome Holiday 2016 Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eyeshadows

01/09

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Sparkling Color Eye Shadow

Blanc Scintillant

Lancome Blanc Scintillant Petit Tresor Eyeshadow ($26.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a bright, sparkling white with subtle, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and semi-opaque coverage applied damp. The consistency was soft, a little dry and looser in the pan, and this particularly shade was better used with a damp brush, as it applied more evenly. The color lasted for eight and a half hours both dry and damp, but this was nowhere near the 16-hours claimed.

The Petit Tresor formula is supposed to have a “delicate and creamy formula” that “does not crease” and can be used “dry or wet to increase color intensity,” per Lancome’s website. One additional claim, which was on several other retailers for this product, was that the formula is supposed to have 16-hour wear. The formula is comparable to ones like MAC Extra Dimension and NARS Dual-Intensity. It felt smooth in the pan, blended out easily on the skin, and tended to have richer pigmentation and a stronger, more metallic finish applied damp than when used dry. I think that the formula looks better in person than in just photos, as it has a very “lived-in” kind of finish–a little melted in, so there’s an illusion of wetness but not creasing on the skin.

As long as you’re not a stickler for wear time, I actually quite enjoyed these and felt like they created a beautiful, sparkling finish on the lid.

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Sneak Peek: Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette Photos & Swatches

Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in London Palette ($69.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes 16 eyeshadows with four being “high-pigment metallics” that can be used as a “top coat” or all over the lid. I hope to review in full but am not sure of the timing yet.

Lancome Audacity in London Palette

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Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016

Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016
Lancome Auda[city] in London Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2016

An eye shadow palette inspired by the streets of London designed by Lisa Eldridge, Lancôme’s Global Makeup Creative Director.

Now online (at some retailers)

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Audacity in London Eyeshadow Palette, $69.00 (Limited Edition)

Auda[city] in London features 16 new, limited edition eye shadow shades to create any look. From creamy mattes to sparkling shimmers and intense metallics, Audacity in London is the must-have palette for infinite eye looks.

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Rosegold Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rose with warm, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Talk of the Town (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NYX Deep Plum (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter is a “buildable cream highlighter” that gives a “soft-focused glow.” The texture is dense, lightly spongy, and very emollient to the touch–it feels quite wet initially–but it goes on smoothly and dries down to a powder-like finish, so it doesn’t look wet or glossy (nor does it slide right off the face, either!). If you thought, “Hey, that looks like ColourPop!” — you’re right on the money; the texture is very much in that vein, and to my knowledge, I’ve really only seen ColourPop use that cream formula in a cheek product (but they were not the first to use it in eyeshadows–Chanel, BUXOM, Dior, and MAC have also used it). I find Lancome’s formula to be more slippery to the touch, but they perform largely the same otherwise. Rosegold Lights had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to apply to the skin with a synthetic brush or fingertips (I prefer fingertips myself). The color lasted for nine hours before fading very slightly.

Also, a note: the interior plastic pan that product actually sits in was offset in both of mine, so that it could pop out, which I do not think was intentional, and I was able to pop it fully in and haven’t had them lift out on their own since.

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Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter
Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter

Lancome Glowing Lights Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter ($30.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Burberry No. 04 Rose Gold (P, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dose of Colors Mírame (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Sunlight (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Sunset Glow (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Wisp (P, $8.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Malibu (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Padded Down (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Butterfly Beach (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Blow a Fuse Pearl (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (LE, $48.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Skinny Dip (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Rose Gold (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Must Have It (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Kitten (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter is a “buildable cream highlighter” that gives a “soft-focused glow.” It’s available in five shades, and I purchased two to review (the other will be reviewed shortly!). The texture is dense, lightly spongy, and very emollient to the touch–it feels quite wet initially–but it goes on smoothly and dries down to a powder-like finish, so it doesn’t look wet or glossy (nor does it slide right off the face, either!). If you thought, “Hey, that looks like ColourPop!” — you’re right on the money; the texture is very much in that vein, and to my knowledge, I’ve really only seen ColourPop use that cream formula in a cheek product (but they were not the first to use it in eyeshadows–Chanel, BUXOM, Dior, and MAC have also used it). I find Lancome’s formula to be more slippery to the touch, but they perform largely the same otherwise. Glowing Lights had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that applied evenly, blended out easily, and lasted for over nine hours.

Also, a note: the interior plastic pan that product actually sits in was offset in both of mine, so that it could pop out, which I do not think was intentional, and I was able to pop it fully in and haven’t had them lift out on their own since.

See more photos & swatches!