Lancome Fall 2013 Makeup Collection: Review, Pics and Swatches!

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Kate Winslet is stunning wearing Lancome’s Absolu Désir Fall 2013 Makeup Collection.

Paris.  A city defined by effortlessly chic, timeless beauty. From the streets of the Marais to the cobblestone of St. Germain, Paris is filled with the world’s most envied and beautiful women living the joie de vivre. This fall, we invite every woman to embrace her own Parisian dream with this a classic, effortless look.

In the spirit of the Parisian life, Lancôme debuts its Fall Collection: L’Absolu Désir.  Encased in rich black and gold packaging adorned with exquisite lace, L’Absolu Désir marries luxurious classic products with daring new shades.

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The collection combines sultry smoky eyes with a barely-there flush of cheeks and rich deep lips. The collection includes:

LIPS

  • L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor $30– Available in three chic new shades—Prune Désir, Rouge Désirand Rose Désir—as well as classic favorites—Coquette, Caprice and Champagne—this range of lush lip colors lets you mix and match shades to reinvent your lip color, from day to night.

Coquette is a slightly frosty pinky beige. My warm skin tone brings out quite a bit of peach making it more of a pinky peach which I love! After surviving my older sisters white frosty lipstick in the 1960′s, I never imagined I would wear a frosty lipstick–ever. Coquette is a very sophisticated shade and I can see it looking elegant on any skin tone.

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I adore the beautiful packaging, a black tube with gold scenes of Paris–so pretty and elegant!

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FACE

  • NEW! Blush Subtil in Blushing Trésor, $30– This universal peachy pink shade gives skin an enviable glow.

  • Teint Idole 24H Foundation in 28 shades, $45 – Perfect your complexion with this long-lasting foundation that leaves skin with a velvety, full-coverage finish.

I tried a daytime version of this look, but since I don’t own Blush Subtil in Blushing Trésor (yet), I substituted Blushing Nude, a nude with pink undertones. These blushes are very finely milled and apply flawlessly. Nicely pigmented, they last all day–no fading whatsoever! Blushing Nude is one of those shades that is a workhorse–it will compliment any makeup look. It quietly defines cheeks so that the eyes or lips can take center stage.

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Lancome Blushing Nude

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EYES

  • Color Design 5-Pan Eye Shadow Palette in Gris Fatale, $49– Create sultry eye effects with this essential shadow palette in a modern shade range
  • Le Crayon Khôl in Black Ebony, $26– Lancôme’s new smudge-proof, waterproof liner completes any smoldering eye look with the ultimate in definition.
  • Hypnôse Mascara in Noir Hypnotic, $27 – Create instant, come-hither eyes with Lancôme’s thickening, volumizing formula that wraps lashes one layer at a time without smearing, clumping or smudging.

Gris Fatale is actually a repromote and one that I use a lot.  It’s very difficult for me to find silver eye shadows that don’t turn blue on me. There are many women that can pull blue off beautifully, unfortunately I’m not one of them. Anyway, I am always on the look out for a pretty silver shadow I can wear and that’s what drew me to 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. These pictures are just after I purchased the palette–you don’t want to see it now, trust me.

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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 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, it glides on softly and 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 did get some fallout so be sure to pat on rather than sweep. The 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 applying the powder liner much easier.

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Gris Fatale is a stunner and allows for both day and night looks.

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NAILS

Vernis in Love in Purple Fiction, Black Sepia and Grey Lumière, $15 –New limited-edition shades of Lancôme’s iconic polish.

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I did this daytime look using Gris Fatale, Definicils Mascara, Blushing Nude and Coquette Rouge Lipcolor.

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Here’s my smoky eye with Gris Fatale

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The  Lancome Absolu Désir Fall 2013 Makeup Collection is on counters now and at lancome.com

What are your thoughts on this collection?

 

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Comments

  1. Coquette and the palettes are my favorite from this collection (: great post

  2. It all looks really nice. I love that blush!

  3. CIndy, l love your look! That’s a gorgeous blush. I can’t wait to see a swatch of Tresor if you pick it up! I have an awful time with silver/gray shadows turning blue on me too. Glad to know I’m not alone lol. I’d love to find my perfect silvery gray! :)

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    What a beautiful eye look on you, Cindy! It looks more intense close-up, but very wearable in the larger pic. Love it!

  5. Looks really great on you. I am loving the blush.

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