Ugh Monday already!? It’s going to be a long week for me…I’m working 5 nights this week which really tires me out, plus I hardly get to see my fiancee on work nights. However, we are taking one last camping trip on Saturday for one night, so that should be relaxing. Cold, but relaxing. 😉
Did any of you watch the Emmy’s last night? I caught a few minutes here and there in between my reading, but it’s just SO long. My favorite part is seeing what everyone was wearing. I admit, I don’t watch a lot of new shows so I didn’t even know who Taylor Schilling was until last night (she is from Orange is the New Black) but she looked SO amazing in her dress, it was so unique and cheerful!
Anyway, onto the reviews!
I have to say, I have always wanted to try some of Lancôme’s Color Design Palettes, so when I saw that there were 2 included in the box they sent me, I was literally over the moon! I just love the look of the sleek little compact that is a customized mini palette for a cohesive look. Each one comes with a pamphlet of 5-step instructions for a daytime or nighttime look and they are very easy to follow.
“Go classic with our easy to follow five steps – all over, lid, crease, highlighter and liner designing your customized eye look. Or, have a little fun and play with color in a new way with our tonal palettes giving you freedom to try eye color combinations in a new way.” – Lancome.com
I was sent Petal Pusher, a combination of shimmering pastels and rich browns, and French Nude, an array of light creams and medium taupes. So, did they live up to my “hyped up” expectations?
The Lancôme French Nude palette consists mainly of neurtal matte shades, with 1 gorgeous gold metallic highlight shade. Shades 1 and 2 are very light and hardly show up on my skin. They are also a bit powdery and that made it hard to get good pigmentation when trying to do my eye look. Shades 3 and 5 (the browns) were nicely pigmented and had a much smoother application. Shade 4, the highlight shade, had beautiful pigmentation and hardly any fallout. That was my favorite shade! I tried to do an eye look, but the lighter colors didn’t show up very well.
Next up is Petal Pusher. This palette has mostly shimmery/metallic shades with 1 soft matte. Shades 1 and 4 were pretty glittery and had a fair amount of fallout. Shade 2 was a nicely pigmented metallic golden pink, shade 3 is a buttery satin matte taupe and shade 5 is a gorgeous, highly pigmented brown with gold glitter throughout. These shades well all around more pigmented, but the fallout with the glitters was somewhat of a downer. If you use them slightly wet, they do preform better.
So, there are pros and cons with each palette. Some of the shadows in Petal Pusher were a bit too glittery (the highlighter in French Nude was a much better highlight), and the light shades in French Nude were too light and powdery for my skin tone. My favorite of the two is definitely Petal Pusher though, and the colors are much more wearable than I thought they would be! I would try another one of the Color Design palettes, but I might stick with one that has bolder shades. Ruby Affair and Bouquet de Roses both look like wonderful options!
Have you tried any of the Lancôme Color Design Palettes? Which one is your favorite?
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