Ahhh.. Christmas packaging. I love my budget beauty but nobody does Christmas quite like the luxury beauty counters, do they? Would you believe this is the first product from Lancome I have ever tried? Even I was surprised but I took a look through my collection and sure enough.. it’s a new brand to me. I’ve heard great things abour Lancome foundations and mascaras over the years but very little about their eyeshadows and having swatched the palette I think I can see why. The selection is very pretty and the composition is absolutely beautiful in the palette – don’t even get me started on the amazing rippled casing, which was so difficult to photograph I had to include two pictures – but the eyeshadows themselves? Not so much.
They’re very festive and glittery, very pretty to swatch but the intensity isn’t there and wow betide you actually try to wear them, I attempted a smoky eye with a glittery overlay to include in this post and I have to take it all off because there was glitter EVERYWHERE. The fallout is insane, definitely one to apply BEFORE your base! I really wanted to love this but I can’t in good conscience tell you it’s awesome when I know I wont wear it.. that being said if you’re a glitter freak and don’t mind sparkly cheeks it might be right up your alley and the packaging alone makes me happy to have it sitting in my collection but would I buy it? Absolutely not.
Have any of you tried Lancome shadows? Are they all like this or have they just added insane glitter for Christmas? I almost want to buy another palette just to see…