Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a smokier set of shades that mixes cool and warm undertones to create a gradient of color ranging from light gold to smoky purple to matte black. I think the color combination is more unusual but still familiar. The textures were very, very similar to Urban Decay Naked Smoky to me (all owned by the same parent) — the mattes had a thinner, slightly dusty, “noisy” texture; there’s a distinct sound that I can hear when my brush passes across the surface of them that I don’t notice with a lot of other eyeshadows. It applied better than it swatched, and the product seems more buildable than anything else. I felt like my eyelids look a little drier with this formula on. The palette is best paired with your go-to primer, as it will help you get truer-to-pan color and greater intensity, though the wear with most shades was near to the eight-hour mark without a primer. I have a few of these shades as singles from several years ago (so I don’t know if they have reformulated at some point in the last four or five years), but the versions in the palette are less dense and drier to me. The palette itself is large and feels a little bulky, but it contains a lot so I think it is travel-friendly if you don’t midn the weight or are going for a longer trip; and I consistently had a little struggle getting it open (just doesn’t seem to have a good groove to open for my finger/hand size, I guess!).

As a heads up, Filigree, Exhibition, Zip Me Up, Volcano, IT List, Kitten Heel, and Clock Strikes 12 are all shades that show up as shades in the individual, permanent Color Design eyeshadow range.

Filigree is described as a “light gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, buttery yellow gold with a frosted finish. It had fairly opaque coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dry. It wore well for eight hours on me. Dior Ruby #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (DC, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Eggnog Latte (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Daisy (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Watch Out (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Moon Dust (Remastered) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dragon Scales #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bling (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chouquette is described as a “peach matte.” It’s a light, warm-toned beige with very subtle shimmer, but it’s not totally matte. Applied, it looks more matte than anything else. The texture has a thinner, dusty kind of texture, so it is more prone to sheering out when blended or kicking up excess in the pan so use a gentler touch when grabbing this shade. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Queen Bee (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Chantilly (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Laetus (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty She Was (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Jouer Crรจme (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Vanilla Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Parfait is described as a “light pink matte.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a powdery consistency, so it blended well but could exacerbate dryness on the lids without a primer underneath. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Baptism (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Charitable (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flounce (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Celeb (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Colour Me Spoiled (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #319 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Joie is described as a “golden-bronze shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, godlen pewter with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. The texture was smooth but a little dry, while the color payoff was mostly opaque and the eyeshadow was still easy to use and applied well. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Rose Pewter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bones (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Screech (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Too Good to Be True (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Live the Genie Life (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sidewalks (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Serenity (Right) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Rock Candy (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cafรฉ au Lait (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Chott (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Voyage is described as a “muted purple matte.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a noticeably powdery texture. It was better built-up in thinner layers, and of course, primer would make it sing. It was very blendable without sheering out too much, despite its powderiness. It wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bake Sale (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wild West (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Freshly Toasted (PiP, ) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop As If (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Seaside (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Shell (64V) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE, ) is brighter (85% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M656 Chestnut (DC, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sante is described as a “brown matte.” It’s a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The powder had a thin, dusty texture with semi-sheer coverage. It was harder to build this shade up for me in practice, though I was almost able to get medium coverage (no primer, of course). While it seems dusty, it does blend well on the skin. It lasted for seven hours. Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Maya Bay (DC, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NYX Underneath It All (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Bold (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is more pigmented, warmer, better quality (95% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (PiP, ) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Too Faced Cream Puff (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Feature (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Madrague #2 (DC, $25.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Hazelnut (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Tiki Hut (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Conundrum (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Exhibition is described as a “orchid shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium rosy mauve with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage that couldn’t be built up on its own, as it had a tendency to sheer out if more product was added. The dusty texture made it difficult to get it to stick evenly to bare skin. It seemed faded and “worn” after six and a half hours of wear. LORAC Lotus (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Plum (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Winter Dream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Ametrine (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Baby #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Givenchy Tentation #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #3 (PiP, )(85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Posh (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC After Dusk (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Buzz (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Zip Me Up is described as a “deep purple shimmer.” It’s a dark, smoky purple with cooler undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic sheen with a little sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t stick well to the underlying eyeshadow, so there was some fall out during application. It had a denser texture compared to the majority of the palette, but I wouldn’t actually describe it as a dense texture. It had good pigmentation, and it applied fairly well to the lid but did sheer out a bit. It wore for eight hours on me. Tarte Fairy (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Sly Girl (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Violet Sugar (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #25 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Pat McGrath Blitz Amethyst (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Dimension (LE, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Center Stage (PiP, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). LORAC Vamp (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Ether (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #14 (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Volcano is described as a “silvery gray shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle warm undertones and a cooler, distinctively gray overtone. It had a soft, frosted shimmer to it that gave it a more pearly finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture shared that dustiness that most of the shades have had in this palette. This shade seemed lighter than the single version I have. It lasted for eight hours. MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Illusoire (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Moth Brown (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Titus (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Charcoal (11) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Organica (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Audacious is described as a “smokey brown shimmer.” It’s a dark brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable consistency that wasn’t dusty. The color was blendable and stayed on well for eight hours. Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, )(100% similar). bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hanging On (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Feel #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Jori (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Unbuttoned (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fairfax (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Going Nuts (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Couture is described as a “dark brown matte.” It’s a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage and had a firm consistency that made it hard to apply and blend out. It looked as patchy applied to the lid as it did in the swatch. It wore for near to eight hours, but it just didn’t look very good. I feel like this is one of the shades that would be reached for often, so it is a disappointment that it is hard to work with. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is more pigmented, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Saddle (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE, ) is darker, more pigmented (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sexspresso (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique French Roast (PiP, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #11 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Jetta (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Cedar (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Picnic Basket (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Undress #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

IT List is described as a “black matte.” It’s a medium-dark black with a satin finish. It had great pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, though there was very slight dustiness. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rรชve d'Orient #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Midnight (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Caviar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Nocturne (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Sense of Doubt (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Jet (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kitten Heel is described as a “gold copper shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and warm, golden frost. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied decently to the skin, but it didn’t seem like it binded together as well as it could so it actually applies best with fingertips, sponge-tipped applicator, flat synthetic brush, and then patted and packed on rather than swept on (or else it sheers out considerably!). It lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Darling (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Scene (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Pink and Plenty (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Totally Fierce (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Nude Elcat (06) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Handpicked Flowers (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Sway (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Bellini (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Chick (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Amelie (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Vanitas (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Wildfire (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Berry Fine (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Twitterpated (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang Bang (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Kitten Parade (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Coy #12 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tenacity is described as a “purple metallic.” It’s a brightened, medium taupe brown with warmer undertones and a cooler, gray metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that seemed to have larger chunks of sparkle in it, which didn’t combine with the powder well so they tended to dust away. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Troops (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Somber (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Intense Amethyst (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Lituation (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Come-Hither (PiP, $5.99) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Hourglass Silver Gunmetal (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC A Different Vibe (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Chrome (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sparkling (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clock Strikes 12 is described as a “gray metallic.” It’s a smoky, dark taupe brown with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a thin texture that tended to go on unevenly. I highly recommend using a very feathery brush and wear a base shade or primer underneath to make blending more manageable. It wore for seven and a half hours on me. Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #4 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Undercover (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Quiet Revolution #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #339 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nuit is described as a “black metallic.” It’s a dark, bluish-gray with cool undertones and a frosoted sheen. The pigmentation was good, and the texture was soft, blendable, and just barely dry. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #5 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (PiP, $13.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Cool Caviar (P, $12.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Midnight Seduction (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (DC, ) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Quick Silver (09M) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (DC, $33.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Sephora Be My Bow (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
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Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
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Lancome Zip Me Up Eyeshadow

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Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Joie, Tenacity, Zip Me Up, Volcano, Audacious, IT List, Parfait, Chouquette, Zoeva Nude Reflection Eyeliner

Lancome Auda[city] in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Joie, Tenacity, Zip Me Up, Volcano, Audacious, IT List, Parfait, Chouquette, Zoeva Nude Reflection Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Shoot, I was hoping that it would perform a bit better… But after the sneak peek I was pretty much expecting something like this, hits and misses. Thanks for having such a thorough review up so soon, Christine!

Pass. If it were aroun$40-45, I soul consider and doctor it up. But,at this price, I could throw $12 more in and buy a Viseart which I have so been wanting. I’m surprised Lisa Eldridge wouldn’t test out quality before adding her name.

Viseart is sooooo much better. That’s what I was thinking while reviewing: “Might as well just buy a Viseart palette!”

I’m so glad you said this! Validates my purchase of two more viseart palettes that are on their way to me! I already have the bridal & dark mattes & I can’t believe I use one or the other everyday I wear makeup! I saw this Lancome palette in a magazine recently I knew you would have a great review. Like many others I’m disappointed it didn’t perform better but I’m not feeling like I’m missing out because of the Viseart palettes! Thank you Christine for your thorough and honest reviews!

Lisa is the creative director of Lancome, however she should not be responsible for the formula of Lancome’s eyeshadows. Her design of this palette is pretty impressive. The shadows have been trashy for a long time and the formula director did nothing to save their name.

Thanks for saving me money, Christine! As soon as I learned that Lisa Eldrige headed up the creation of this palette I was so ready to buy it. Your review helped tame the lemming ๐Ÿ™‚

It has a nice variety of cooler/warmer and matte/shimmer, but pigmentation just seems lower across the board – whether intentional or not, I am unsure.

Meh. It’s so… Clunky looking. Everything, the design, the layout, the graphics… The formula would have had to have been something revolutionary and great to sway me, but no, no thank you. However, I’m sure it will be a top seller nonetheless.

I wonder what they (Corporate) wants for this brand. Are they trying to expand their customer base? Seems they have to do better, all the way through the process. Oh well, it’s not like high-end brands don’t put out C grade palettes. Thanks for reviewing this one so quickly!

No problem, Miss E! I think this must be a new direction for the eyeshadow formula, but I wonder if it’s “we think it’s better” or a “this is good enough and saves us some money.”

I also believe they (L’Oreal) changed up their formula across the brands they own! First thought I have had is: “Hmm, seems like they removed a binder ingredient. But WHY? Allergies? Complaints? Expense?”

Same here; likely something “cost effective”. When I look at L’Oreal lately, it’s like the wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead, LoL!

That’s really interesting! Sounds to me that if they want to be cost effective, they ought to spend the extra dollar making a nice formula, instead of throwing glamorous parties for A-listers all over the world, and making the retouchers work over-time to blur promo images to oblivion to make the so-so product appear decent in ads.

Christine – you put a smile on my face because this has to be the first time I’ve ever seen an eyeshadow described as “noisy”. I don’t know why but this one left me cold from the first time I saw photos of it – something about the way the textures look and the colours themselves – it just didn’t look all that great to me and it seems that my first impression was accurate.

It is bizarre — it’s like the dryness + thinness = noise. I really like the idea of it, and I like how they used warm/cool, matte/frost in it, but it just doesn’t hit those high notes.

I have to say that despite all the shortcomings of this, the look you did was absolutely stunning. I think I’ll try to do it with the dupes I have but that eye pencil…heck, it puts me in mind of Bare Minerals 5 AM in terms of how unique it seems. I’m going to check to see if it’s in the Dupe List but I fear not…

I’m so bummed that 5 AM isn’t at Sephora – they have 2 of the Round the Clock liners on the site, both “online only” and neither is 5 AM. I do hope it makes an appearance at some point soon.

Although I hadn’t purchased anything Lancome in literally years, I ordered this from Lancome as soon as it was made available. When I received it, I was so disappointed by how much warmer the palette is in person than in photos. Granted, I’ve not yet used it so in application the colors made look better on my skin…maybe. Sigh.

I wonder whether companies have figured out that using primer is now a Thing and adjusted their formulas accordingly…?

Formulation aside, the color combination here would make this a great travel palette for me. Throw in a few eyeliners in gold, navy, black, deep green, and plum and Bob’s your uncle.

I was thinking the same thing — the color range is perfect for travel, which I do a fair amount of, needing day and night looks. Always on the look out for the “perfect for me” color range, and I thought maybe this was it. Apparently not. Will stick with my customized Inglots, I guess

Disappointing but not surprising since the initial swatches looked so hit or miss. At $ 68, this would have to score A/B+ to interest me. If they had eliminated the 4 shadows that scored D/F, kept the 12 that scored A/B, and dropped the price to $50, this would’ve been more attractive. I really like Kitten Heels, so I’m going to try to dupe it (mix pink and gold shadow/highlighter) but if that doesn’t work, I will have to buy the single and hope it sticks on my lids. It’s so pretty!

MAC Expensive Pink looks like a dead-on dupe, I think! And Maybelline has a beautiful single eyeshadow called Pink Wink that looks like this too!

Thanks so much Nancy T.!! I googled both, and they look like pretty good dupes The Lancรดme single is $20, but the MAC one is $16, and Maybelline is $5 or less. Hey at that price, close enough LOL I will check those out. Thanks again!

Wow! What a gorgeous palette. I definitely already own way too many shadows that are similar, so I won’t be purchasing this one. Your pictures/swatches are fabulous. I always like seeing products on your eyes because our eye color is the same. Stacie xo

I had hopes for this in the sneak peek especially since I haven’t bought any Lancome in years but now I know I can put that money towards some more Charlotte Tilbury products ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Christine!

Well that’s disappointing. I have neutral Lancome quad from 2008 and the quality was excellent, and I was hoping this would be as well. Oh well, at least my wallet will be happy.

Disappointed. Was really hoping that this one would be an easier to use alternative to UD Naked Smoky, but nope. Seems like L’Oreal has majorly screwed up their owned company’s eyeshadow formulations! It’s as if they’ve gone and taken out a necessary binding agent from them, or added a cheaper filler like adding more talc or something. But WHY?!?

I love all these colors, especially in a palette (that Lisa Eldridge had influence in making, I think), but I can’t pay that much for colors that aren’t all at least A-. :/ Maybe I should go for the Naked Smoky Palette.

With the price point and the grade? No, it’s a pass. A shame, because I do think it’s a pretty palette but I can spend my money on other things!

I feel like this is the palette people have been wanting Urban Decay’s newest Naked to be for a long time. Maybe they would have done a better job with the execution? It’s a shame about the quality for the price, it was such a pretty concept!

Nope. At essentially 70 bucks , it had to perform well to get my money. Maybe instead I’ll look at the ysl palettes that are coming our , or I’ll just save my pennies for the holiday palettes coming out

This was disappointing. I was hoping that bringing Lisa Eldridge on board might mean a bump in quality for Lancรดme. This is the type of palette that I really wouldn’t have gone for at this point, I have too much in my collection already for something so, I guess “basic” is the word that fits best. Some of these shades are quite pretty in the pan, but also very dupable. Despite the hit or miss nature of the quality for this, the look you put together is quite lovely.

Thanks for the awesome review Christine! Sadly, it sounds like this performed just like I was afraid it would. The upside is I just saved $68! LOL!

The Kitten Heel color really reminds me a lot of Sugarpill’s Kitten Parade, which performs out of this world!

Oh, Lancรดme, you keep building me up with pretty Paris packaging, and letting me down with so-so formulas and dupable colors. Money saved, though!

This is about the rating I thought it would get by looking at the swatches. Again two dark browns and blacks have been included -not really necessary. And two orangey colours as well. A wide range of ratings show the inconsistencies of the formulas. The only colour I really liked was Nuit.

Oh yay! The review does include the phrase I wanted to hear: “applied better than it swatched.” Still, I’m super bummed that it’s not a fantastic palette. I think I’ll still grab it because with a primer, it should be better, and I’m one of those people who always uses primer anyway.

Plus I’ve had a $16 Macy’s gift card running on three years now, so… technically it won’t cost me full price. Look at me, justifying this! ๐Ÿ˜›

The only thing that’s holding me back is that Laura Mercier Artist for Eyes palette was actually Temptalia Recommended!

Sorry but this looks so boring. It could be a palette from any drugstore brand, reading the reviews the quality seems very cheap drugstore.

I was kinda waiting for this palette! Doesnt seem worth the money! Better stick to my urban decay palette as of now !!
Thank you for such an amazing detailed review!

Kitten Heel is a cool shade — you see it in forms, but it has a really strong bright pink base, which is why it’s not quite the same as some others!

Lancรดme packaging was never one of the brands i was drawn to because of their packaging. But it’s just a personal preference. I was considering the palette in support of Lisa Eldridges’s name with it. But now I’m reconsidering. The layout too I find odd. It’s like the shades on the bottom were just squished into the palette. It doesn’t seem intentional like the Kat Von D shade and light or the chocolate bar palette where certain shades were made bigger purposely. I’m sure there was a lot of thought in the entire process but the flow of it just feels unharmonious. ๐Ÿ™

Hopefully you can check it out in store sometime to see if it’s worth it after all! I think having 12 shades may have been nicer, just to keep it very slim and edited, though I don’t really mind 16!

Not a surprise it didn’t get a good grade after seeing the swatches you posted some days or so ago. I think the idea of this palette is good, a nice mixture of matte and shimmer.
Having loads of palettes this didn’t tempt me all that much, the only shade I really liked was Kitten Heel, while I don’t have any of the top dupes I do have MAC Rose pigment and it’s close enough for me.
Thanks for such a thorough review!

That’s a bummer ๐Ÿ™ The colors look so pretty!

To be honest though, I have never had much luck with Lancome makeup products. I love their eyeliners and some mascara products, but the eyeshadows are always lacking…

I liked some of their Color Design quads from years ago (like 2011-ish), but I haven’t tried that much from them in the last couple of years.

I got this today, I like it. I thought the purple shade one would be more purple, but all the colors can blend well and not make a mess( to me ) I put like 6 colors and made a subtle daytime look without much effort. Not super pigmented colors or staining to the brushes.

This palette reminded me so much to the Naked Smoky and Naked 3 palettes. I really wanted it to have nice quality, that way I could just get the best of both worlds in one, but seems not. Thanks for the review Christine!

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