Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lancome eyeshadows

If you read my post A cheeky little beauty haul, you'll know that despite my better judgment I was out braving the sales and came home with some little beauty bargains. I completely expected to buy something, but not that it would be a little something from Lancome. I was casually browsing the very well stocked beauty department at Debenhams when I noticed some interesting little pans of eye shadows in beautiful pastel colors on the Lancome counter, that definitely needed to be investigated a bit further. After some swatching I quickly made up my mind and bought three shades of the Lancome Ombre In Love Eyeshadows (£9.50).
The In Love range was a limited edition for Lancome Spring 2013 collection so they may not be easy to get hold of any longer unfortunately, and the theme was about romantic natural pastel tones mixed with an urban edge and intensity. When I saw the shades in the store, they had been taken out of their original packaging so it was a complete surprise when I took them out of the lovely little silver box when I got home, only to discover that the packaging was in a rather flimsy paper format with a fold over lid. Admittedly it does have a little mirror in the lid, which is always great for when you're on the go, but it wasn't at all what I expected and personally I think that it's cheating a little bit to not present the product the way it's actually sold, and the packaging would definitely have been a let down for me if had I paid the full price of £18. Packaging isn't everything however, so let's move on and look at the actual product.

I don't know about you, but I often find that pastel shades look amazing in the pan, but sometimes don't give much color pay off when you're working with them - well I'm very glad to say that this is not the case with these Lancome eye shadows. The shades may look soft and delicate, but they are intensely pigmented and with the lightest sweep of a brush or applicator you have a wonderful coverage that lasts all day without creasing. The consistency of the formula is quite creamy and you can easily build up the color intensity without any fall out or smudging, but for the same reason it's also great to use as an eyeliner or to create a lovely blended effect. 

The shades have amazing names like Romance Tagada which is a a lovely warm rose pink shade, Pistachio Cream - a gorgeous cool ice cream color with a hint of mint and lastly Cosmopolitan Mint which is a blue toned, intense deep mint shade. All the shades have a beautiful shimmer to them although for me this is most most noticeable with the green shades, and if you don't like shimmer for day wear you might want to be careful since the shimmer almost borders on being sparkly. 
 Romance Tagada
 Pistachio Cream
Cosmopolitan Mint
From left to right:
Romance Tagada
Pistachio Cream
Cosmopolitan Mint

I'm very pleased with the shades and the formula and I think I'll get a lot of wear from them this Spring & Summer. I must admit that for some reason I don't usually spend a lot of time at the Lancome counter, but these gorgeous little eye shadows have shown that it's definitely worth a visit, and I'll be keeping a much closer eye on any future Lancome product releases.

58 comments:

  1. I don't know if I would wear the mint colour eyeshadow but for some reason it looks super good in the pan.
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    1. I'm the same - it drew me in straight away! I think it's all in how you combine it :o). Xx

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  2. Those are so pretty Charlotte - I love the Cosmopolitan Mint shade!

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    1. It sounds like a delicious cocktail doesn't it :o). Xx

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  3. I think I would buy these just for the names.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean - they all sound so yummy :o). Xx

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  4. The packaging for these eyeshadows is adorable with the pink! I love the colours that you picked out and I personally would wear the teal colour all over the lid with a matte crease colour to soften the look a little. I don't think colours are scary as long as you place them in the correct ways.

    -Shelby
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    1. Hey Shelby, that sounds lovely! Neutrals are gorgeous but it's so much fun to add some color too :o)

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  5. Charlotte your photos are SO beautiful! Please can you come to my house and take mine for me because I can't seem to find any light lol :) Beautiful eyeshadows too, I've not tried much Lancome makeup before x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. LOL - thank you so much, I'll order some sun for you so we can all take some nice photos! Xx

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  6. These look like stunning shades and I love the names!
    I always think it's a bit misleading the way some brands present their products at the counter, I'd be kinda disappointed that an £18 eyeshadow came in a paper case like that too...

    Jess xo

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    1. I think they are so pretty and I was so impressed by the pigmentation :o). Xx

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  7. Romance Tagada is a beautiful shade x

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  8. Lovely shades, i have never tried Lancome beauty product except their perfume, i sure will check this out, thanks for the review
    Shana-Style

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    1. Same here, so it was really fun to try something else from their range :o). Xx

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  9. Romance and Cosmopilitan looks so good! Lovely shade!

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    1. It's truly minty and I think it would look fab with a tan :o). Xx

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  11. Lancome always has really great makeup! I am loving their mascaras! I have not tried their eye shadows, but I would surely love to! :)

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    1. I'd love to try their mascaras too, especially the Hypnose since I've heard amazing things about it :o). Xx

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  12. You're not alone, I never find myself at a Lancome counter. Not sure why, they just never draw me in. Gorgeous colours though :)
    xo

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    1. Nice to know so I don't have to feel so bad :o). Xx

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    1. It's very pretty, I just need to figure out what to do with it LOL. Xx

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  14. Cute colors love this

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  15. Very pretty! I would love to see some spring makeup looks with these!
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    1. Thank you very much, I'll experiment with it and see what I can come up with :o). Xx

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  16. love the pink shade... Romance Tagada

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    1. It's very pretty and unusually pigmented for being pink :o). Xx

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    1. That's really nice of you - thank you :o). Xx

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  18. The colors are pretty and very pigmented great buy.
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    1. Definitely a bargain, I wouldn't have got them at the full price :o). Xx

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  19. That pink looks stunning! Lancome is easily one of my favorite beauty brands but eye shadows are one of the things I've never tried!

    Carly | CBH

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    1. Isn't that strange, when I think Lancome - I think skincare, oh well I've learned something new :O). Xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to experimenting with the mint shades now :o)! Xx

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  21. brilliantly reviewed dear ! the colors and packaging is so pretty
    xoxo
    Shreya
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  22. looks and sounds great!!

    check out my blog? :)

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  23. They all look so good! I wish I could add one to my collection, that pistacchio cream though! <3

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    1. They remind me of icecream - yum.. feeling peckish now :o). Xx

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  24. the colors look pretty!
    xoxo
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  25. The mint one is lovely! I ummed and ahhed over some Lancome eyeshadows in the sales too, but didn't get them in the end, because my past experiences of their eyeshadows has been really hit and miss. This is making me wish I had just got them! x

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    1. Ah, that's interesting to hear. I haven't tried any other makeup up until now but so far so good, although I don't think I would have paid full price for them :o). Xx

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  26. Great colours!!!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    You have a great blog!!!
    XoXo

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment, that's really nice of you to say :o). Hope you see you here again soon :o). Xx

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  27. looks like you a great collection there!

    I'd love if you would also check out my blog: http://afashionneverland.blogspot.com/

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    1. I especially like the mint ones, now I just need to figure out what to do with them :o). Xx

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