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.
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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.