Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone enjoyed a peaceful, BBQ filled weekend! Mine was kind of exciting, which is not the norm for me. I prefer quiet weekends, but having some fun every now and then is a good thing. Remember what happened to Jack in The Shining when he didn’t take the time to play? Ummm, no thanks hahahaha
I thought I would try out this new eye shadow palette I got from Lancôme. It’s their Color Design Palette in French Riviera – Cool. It’s not a huge palette. It looks like the entire thing is 2g. The shadows are incredibly soft and buttery, and they are beautiful in the pan.
I was running late (of course) Saturday, so I did a rushed look with these colors. The picture isn’t the best, as I took it in my car as I was pulling out of my driveway. (Where did my lip color go???)
Honestly, y’all, I was less than impressed. Maybe it’s because I was in such a hurry. I dunno. For starters, the satin brown in the middle applied grey. Ummmm … what? I went in with another brown, from another palette, to get the right shade in my crease, which you cannot see hehe. The pink shimmer was not very pigmented, and I had to dampen my brush just to get what I got. Here are some swatches. The first pic is finger swatches, and the second I used a Real Techniques domed shadow brush.
Even in the swatches, the pink is very underwhelming, which is such a shame, because it’s so beautiful in the pan. I looked on the Lancôme website and I cannot find a price for the 4-pan shadows. 5-pan shadows, though, are $50. This palette was part of a free gift with purchase deal, so maybe they don’t make it as an individual piece to purchase. That being said, if this is any indicator of the performance of their shadow collections, I would steer clear. Just because a product is high end and expensive does not mean it will perform better than a drug store, or more affordable product. Save your money when it comes to Lancôme shadows.
Have you been disappointed by a makeup product that you just knew would be amazing? Let me know! I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy and SAFE 4th of July! Please don’t drink and drive and be careful with those fireworks, y’all!