Hi makeup-haulics! I am so excited to share with you my Lancome purchase that my April’s Hit N Misses will just have to wait.. even though it’s almost time for May’s! I bought these items a little bit ago online when Lancome was doing a Gift w/Purchase – you know how much I am a sucker for those. I wanted to wait to review though so I could give you some of my thoughts.
I’ll be honest with myself, I really, really didn’t need this 6-pan color palette. I have plenty of eye shadows and even have a teal/turquoise palette from Lancome already. But I just couldn’t resist when I saw the ad campaign for Lancome’s Summer 2013 collection:
Such a beautiful collection and perfect for my current “green” phase (totally loving anything mint, turquoise, teal, etc).
The palette is the first that I have from Lancome that is not a plastic case. This one is actually cardboard but still very nice and sturdy, better than Urban Decay’s Naked 1 palette. It does have a magnetic close and a large mirror, so all around no complaints about the packaging.
The colors are just as beautiful and vibrant as the ads show. I have yet to use the browns/neutrals so I can’t comment but I cannot say enough about the greens! They VERY glittery, and there is some fall out, though not too much. Even if you place just a little shadow on the lid, you’ll get glitter everywhere it seems. But as a girl who doesn’t fancy the glitter too much (I prefer sheens and mattes), this glitter doesn’t bother me at all. Instead, it seems very fitting. Also, a little goes a long way. You just need a dab of the blue/green (far right); it is very pigmented. For $49.50, I think this palette is a steal. It’s 50 cents more than their usual 5-pan palettes yet it includes one more color and each is a large pan. I actually prefer equally sized large pans because who is to say what color you’ll like best? This is definitely a hit in my book and will be one of my go-to palettes this summer.
To pair with these shadows, I also picked up Lancome’s Kohl in Love in Jade Crush. I heard Rae from the Raeviewer rave about this eyeliner so I knew I had to try it (I also needed to spend more to qualify for the GWP!). I thought I would really love it but actually it doesn’t go so well with the green shadows above. The liner pulls just a bit too green for me and my eye color. I wish it was a tad more blue and that way could perfectly pair with the Summer palette. It is very creamy and pigmented, but too much of a pop for my taste. The only way I use this now is with a neutral brown eye, and then line my bottom lash line with this for some color.
Now, on to the GWP and the 10% off coupon! I’m not sure if it’s a one-time use thing but since I won’t be using it, I hope someone else can/will take advantage. The coupon says it’s only available on the gift products, but who knows? Here’s what I received:
- Blush Subtil ($30)
- Blush Brush ($43) — love Lancome brushes!
- Hypnose Drama Mascara ($27) — great mascara!
- Visionnaire ($69)
- Renergie Lift Multi-Action ($92)
Let me know if the coupon works (NO4T-OYLL-BYEY-YYHD) and happy shopping! Don’t forget to use Ebates for 5% cash back :)