Lancôme’s 2011 Fall Color Collection, named after its original Parisian boutique at 29 St. Honoré , revisits the classic femme fatale era. This seductive color statement captures the glamour of the 1940s with luscious red lips and seductive smokey eyes. Created by Lancôme Artistic Director for Makeup Aron De Mey the collection includes eye shadow palettes in golden browns and silver greys in addition to red lips and nails which epitomize the chic Parisian woman.
The showstopper is the blush/highlighter, Blush Multilumiére in Maison Lancôme ($40)
I did swatch this at the counter–there is not much color so I don’t see this as a blush for even the fairest of the fair. Swirling the powder together, it works much better as a highlighter; the pale pink being the prominent shade with a tiny bit of beige blended in. I passes as it was too light and too pink for my skin tone although I was tempted just for the beautiful embossed Eiffel Tower pattern!
I purchased Gris Fatale. It’s very difficult for me to find silver eye shadows that don’t turn blue on me. I know, I know, blue eye shadow is making a comeback and there are many women that can pull it off beautifully, unfortunately I’m not one of them. Anywho, I am always on the look out for a pretty silver shadow I can wear and that’s what drew me into Gris Fatale. One thing to note with this palette–the shadows might be sheerer than what you are used to–an eye shadow primer is needed to help them meet their full potential.
The shades are a very pale pink base shade, a pretty mid silver lid color, a light charcoal grey with some shimmer for the crease, a pale taupe highlighter–this has major shimmer/glitter and fallout and a very pretty black liner shade with silver sparkles. At first glance the pink base appears chalky in the pan but thankfully that is not case on the eyes–it glides on smoothly. It is definitely a base shade–a pure skin tone color; anyone but pale beauties may be disappointed in it as a highlighter. The lid shade is a creamy soft silver with a lovely sheen; the crease shade a charcoal with slight sparkle and the highlight shade a very glittery pale beigey/taupe. I will not use this shade for daytime wear but will layer it over the other colors for some nighttime dazzle. Use sparingly or there will be fallout. I let the ‘counter manager’ apply this palette to me and she was obviously new and inexperienced–not only did I have glitter all over my face but there was no, and I mean no– blending–like none. Rest assured the palette behaved better for me at home The final liner shade is a deep-charcoal-just-short-of-black with silver sparkle. I quite like the silly sponge tipped liner applicator because it is so thin and pointy it’s makes the powder liner easier to work with.
Overall I’m very pleased with the Gris Fatale palette–I’ve finally found a stunning silver that doesn’t go blue on me. In fact, this palette is what I was hoping for from last year’s L’Wren Scott e Gris to palette which out to be a disappointment.
Le French Touch Absolu in Rouge St. Honoré – $35.00 Creamy red lipstick in ornate gold packaging
L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor ($29.00)
- Hold Up Red
- Rouge Canaille
La Laque Fever Lipgloss ($26.50)
- Bang Bang Red
- Cranberry Kiss
Mini Le Vernis Nail Polish ($15)
- Bang Bang Red
- Noir 29
What are your thoughts beauties? Will you or have you taken part in this collection? Do tell!Pin It