Lancome My French Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette ($58.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes nine shades with two that double as powder eyeliners. Six of the nine shades are neutrals, and then two are in the teal family with one blackish-gray. The formula used in the palette really needs an eyeshadow primer in order for the majority of the shades to have good color coverage and smooth, even application, as it had a more powder quality that made it harder to apply to bare skin (or else it would sheer out immediately as the product didn’t stick well).

My French #1 is a very light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a soft but powdery texture that absolutely requires a base to perform decently. It faded within six and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #2 is a pinky mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. Another shade that was somewhat powdery and resulted in so-so pigmentation. It lasted for six hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #3 is a pinky-peach–more pink than peach–with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a powdery, dusty texture. The color only lasted for six hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #4 is a bright, metallic beige with warm undertones. The texture was so soft that it applied thickly, where the powder bunched up on itself, so it can emphasize the texture on the lids or lines/wrinkles. It had intense color payoff, and it did wear well for eight hours, though. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #5 is a peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, buttery texture that wasn’t powdery. It applied well and stayed on for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #6 is a rich, bronzy brown with a metallic finish and warm, reddish undertones. It had excellent color payoff with a really smooth, dense, buttery texture that went on well. It wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #7 is a light-medium, aqua teal with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was a little dry to work with, which made blending unnecessarily difficult. It lasted for six hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #8 is a muted, bluish-teal with a satiny sheen. The texture was on the drier, stiffer side and difficult to blend or apply in a solid line (as eyeliner). I couldn’t even use this wet at all–using it wet made the surface harden. It lasted for seven hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

My French #9 is a gray-ish black with subtle shimmer. It had excellent pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

Lancome My French #1 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #1 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #1 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #1 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #2 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #2 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #2 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #2 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #3 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #3 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #3 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #3 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #4 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #4 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #4 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #4 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #5 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #5 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #5 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #5 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #6 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #6 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #6 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #6 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #7 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #7 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #7 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #7 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #8 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #8 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #8 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #8 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #9 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #9 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French #9 Eyeshadow
Lancome My French #9 Eyeshadow

Lancome My French Palette
#4 (inner lid,), #5 (middle of lid), #6 (outer lid), #8 (crease), #7 (above crease), #1 + #4 (brow bone), #9 + #7 (eyeliner)

Lancome My French Palette
Lancome My French Palette

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Lancome Spring 2015 Palette $58.00/0.3 OZ.
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Reviewer

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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Why are three sectioned off? I guess the two on the far right double as eyeliner (and both of those are slightly smaller) but why the teal as well, and why it’s own separate lid?

I think it kind of reminds me of when people say “pardon my french” they kind of cover their mouths bc they are using colorful language.

Maybe they did it to represent that Bc only the colorful colors are covered ๐Ÿ™‚

I like the packaging and colours but if they re not that well pigmented and butter smooth then meh… I am hoping to see an improvement because I remember Lisa Eldridge saying she has Dior eyeshadows tested in a lab and that she loved their consistency

I don’t really understand why the last three colors come out in their own palette. Those colors really couldn’t work as their own eye look in that palette. Are the shadows interchangeable into that palette? I think I’m just confused haha. I love the design of the palette though and I love the look you created on your eyes! I always look forward to your reviews, thank you!

I think they wanted to keep the darker colors from getting dust on the lighter ones, but it’s not REALLY necessary, so it’s an interesting extra.

I admit I bought this purely because of the packaging. I think the front cover is whimsical, and I like that the nude eyeshadows are separated from the blues. The teals are difficult to use as liners, though. To achieve the best effect, I suspect I should have also bought the teal liner that’s part of the collection, but I didn’t want to spend an extra $27 when liners are supposed to be included in the palette.

I really like the colors of the shadows, but Lancome is one of those brands who decided to “improve” the formula, but lost the lush, creamy, รผber-pigmented feel of their eyeshadows. Lancome was a “go-to” brand for me at one time, but now I just walk right past the counter…

I think it’s safe to say, watercolor palettes needs high maintenance.

But, I do have a friend who is really into “a wash of color”. She doesn’t like full coverage or color performance. All she wants is “a bit of shimmer but not intense”. So I guess there IS a market for these type of customers.

Such pretty packaging, but really disappointed on the formula. And is it just me or all of the neutral shades look pretty much the same, but with different finishes?

I was hoping you’d review this one! I thought the colors seemed pretty dupable with products I already own, but if the formula was good enough, I would’ve probably bought it anyway. Money saved, even though I love the packaging to pieces!

What an unusual palette! Was there any info on the idea behind this palette? It kinda seems like two palettes in one. Why do the teal and black have a cover over them? What a shame that they don’t apply and blend with more consistency. I actually love the shades.

It reminds me of a watercolors case. They make these tiny portable cases that unfold with tiny easels and palettes inside so that you can travel and paint landscaped and birds and such. If only those teals were removable and the pans were interchangeable. That would be fun.

Can you imagine if this beautiful thing did perform well all around?! Mass exodus to your local Lancome carrier and shut down of the retailer’s website’s! It’s almost too good to be true! It’s a shame because it is just gorgeous..shade range and packaging.

Quite possibly because I almost never don’t use primer, but I didn’t have trouble with any of these. # 7 is actually my favourite, and the three shades “under cover” are the reason I bought the palette *g*. I do also have the coordinating eye pencil in Vert Tuilรฉries and I like to layer it and # 7. Shades 1-6 are decent neutrals on me, although # 1 just about disappears as it’s a close match to my skin colour (nowt to do with the formula).

Although for all I know, Lancรณme may be in a similar situation to Chanel, where the products I get in the UK (or in Canada) have been manufactured in France and the ones in the US have been manufactured in the US, so the pigments used apparently differ slightly.

You know, I couldn’t remember, so I wore it again, over Zoeva pearl eye base. It was probably that, or the Clarins Instant Light eye base, which I find tends to work well with softer, more powdery shades.

Looking at it more critically this time, yeah, the lighter neutrals are on the sheer side. They do deposit enough colour on my fair neutral skin to be visible when used as base and crease contour shades. The #7 light teal is not quite fully opaque applied across the whole mobile lid, but does have nice vivid colour and shimmer. I used a tiny bit of the #8 dark teal in the crease to deepen that, which blended fine, and then the coordinating teal eye pencil and dark green mascara.

At the five hour mark, all was still well. At the seven hour mark, there was a fair bit of creasing on the inner half of my eye crease folds. That’s basically average wear for me – there is nothing that *doesn’t* crease in that specific spot on each eye, it’s just a matter of when. The rest of the shadow on the outer crease and along the lash and brow lines was fine until I removed it.

So, yup, I have to agree, not the most fabulous formula or palette and some of it can be difficult to work with. And I don’t care and love it to pieces anyway *g*. The combination of the teal shadows, the pale pinky neutrals, and the teal eye pencil is one of the prettiest and most flattering eye looks ever on me.

Hey, nothing wrong with loving a product that isn’t 100% perfect. Happens all the time. Sometimes the colors just work, sometimes you just fine that perfect combination within a palette that’s a go-to. There are products I love that may not be the best in a category. As long as you’re happy, it’s all good! Money well spent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lancome always have such pretty packaging! It’s such a shame about the shadows, I love so many of their products, I do think they are a great brand ๐Ÿ™‚

I just got back from the Lancome counter trying this palette. I love the colors, they are perfect for me. I applied the new YSL eye primer before going over to test it. I traveled home and you can’t see the eye shadow– darned shame!

*Thor’s booming voice* How dare you!
lol, i’m joking, I was waiting to see if you were going to review this, you must know by now Lisa Eldridge took over Lancome’s creative director but even when I saw her do the tutorial I wasn’t convinced about this palette, oh, I like the colors for a neutral spring-y theme but I have never been fond of Lancome’s eyeshadows. They seem to suck big time (at least the ones I tried and I have never bothered again)
The package is so pretty though, such a shame.

I don’t know that this was made under her direction, given brands are typically working 1-2 years in advance, but it’s possible.

I was thinking she might have been involved because of the foundation, I’m such a big fan of hers so obviously I wanted the video she made about the “cushion foundations” in Asia, I guess I’m speculating though so I’ll shut up now.

She started the job in October 2014, she has said, so whilst she may have had input in the later stages, I don’t think the entire spring collection was her brainchild.

that’s strange, the shadows have been amazing for me! I know different people prefer different shadows and I am paler, but this was definitely worth the money to me. Sad that it doesn’t seem to be consistent.

I’m seriously in love just looking at this palette. The colors are so beautiful. But that price. That price! I feel you should get more shadows at a better quality for that amount. Hmph.

I saw this in store, took a few swipes and wasn’t too impressed. The shadows seem hit or miss, and your review confirms it. All of the neutral shades seem kind of boring and dupe-able, plus the 3 pink and 3 brown shades looked too similar to each other, and the blue shades (which you’re basically buying the palette for) were dry and patchy.

I almosttttttt ordered this last week ….. glad somehow resisted although it looks so soft and romantic ๐Ÿ™‚
is there any other palette at the moment you would recommend ??
any Good palette no restrictions on colours

This palette is really cute, but I think it lacks tonal range as all the neutral shadows look light. Your review confirms additionally that this is not worth picking up.

so sad but at least my wallet is safe! if the pigmentation had been better i probably would have caved and bought it even though i probably have dupes of the palette in my stash

It’s make-up like this that makes your blog indispensable! I totally would have purchased this thinking I was buying top quality & would have been sorely disappointed. Or worse, I might have believed this is what top quality was like!

I think the little cover is to give an idea if what colors you should for daytime (the pinky colors) and then what colors to use for nighttime (the blue shades). I was watching a video about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I really wanted this one, so this makes me feel a little better about skipping. I hadn’t check out any other reviews so I didn’t know about the pigment issues. I would have thought the teal shade would have performed better. Oh well.

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