Lancome’s Fall Colour Collection – French Coquettes
Confident. Avant-garde. Extraordinarily Chic. That’s the new vision for fall from Lancôme Artistic Makeup Director Aaron De Mey.
The seductive color statement captures the spirit of the modern woman at the start of the 20th century, heralding the signature hallmarks of French glamour. Deep plums, shimmering charcoals and sophisticated nudes are sure to inspire.
Come to think of it, every time I pass by the Lancome counter, I have never really stopped and look at their eyeshadow quads. This time I did and I was amazed with them all. Well, most of them.
Metropolitan Pink A50 was the first that caught my attention as it was displayed together with the French Coquettes Collection. Then comes Feline Plum 203 and Symphonie Baroque F40. Each retails at S$84. Metropolitan Pink consists of a light pink, silvery-blue glitter shadow, pink-rose and a dark-navy with multi-coloured reflects.
My camera didn’t pick up this palette well, the actual colours are a tad darker.
The packaging of these eyeshadow quads is very compact and light. It comes with three sponge applicators. Both Feline Plum and Symphonie Baroque contains 4 x 0.7g but Metropolitan Pink only contains 4 x 0.5g of product. If I compare them with Chanel’s eyeshadow quads, which falls under a similar price tag, Feline Plum and Symphonie Baroque have a lot more product for some reason. They all look the same size to me.
The Symphonie Baroque palette consists of mostly summery hues. There is frosty-white, yellow-gold, copper-brown and bronze.
Feline Plum is simply too beautiful to resist. It holds a light-pink, brown-taupe, rich reddish-eggplant and a matte-chocolate. It reminds me of chocolate-coated strawberries.
I also bought La Laque Fever in 113 (retails at S$39), I think it’s Plum Fetish. The applicator does an amazing job. It is extremely easy to manuever around the corners of my lips and creates the perfect cupid’s bow. The formula is not sticky, feels like wearing a lipstick as compared to lip gloss and it smells lovely.
I also picked up L’absolu Rouge in 06 (retails at S$43). I believe it’s Rose Divine – it doesn’t say on their website, neither does it show the name at the back of the product. This formula glides on smoothly. It is very creamy and feels hydrating. This colour looks absolutely gorgeous when swatched but it kind of washed-down my skin tone when worn on my lips. If you are not a fan of a frosty-metallic finish, skip this colour.
Lastly, I picked up two lipsticks from the Colour Fever Dewy Shine range in 201 and 262 (each retails at S$41). Totally captivated by its dewy shine formula. 201 is a nude-brown colour with shimmers, best worn with slightly darker eyes because it is quite pale. 262 is such a pretty coral-pink colour, easy to wear and great for all occasions.
Have you gotten any Lancome products lately? I can’t wait for their new foundation to be launched, getting all excited to try.
Thank you for looking.