I think this is Lancome’s strongest collection for a long time – loving the whimsical eye liner patches above! Inspiration is a snowy, winter scene and I think it’s quite close to that with white, grey and shimmer strong colours… I like a literal translation of inspiration so my eyebrows don’t raise over the top of my head ;-).
These are great quality and the blackest black you can get. I haven’t put them to practical use yet so I can’t say how their longevity is, but they are supposed to be re-usable. The set is £28.
Next up the Lancome Highlighter Rose Etincelle, my least favourite item.. it’s like 1980’s highlighter – a million times too frosty and if you’re not extremely sparing with it, you can end up with tin-man skin. It’s £35.
These Lancome Ultra Dazzling Colours are my favourite items from the collection – they’re such beautiful quality and the consistency is exactly like the Chanel spongy shadows.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
The packaging is very cool, as well.
I love that they have proper little brushes, rather than sponge applicators – and a sleeve over each brush to keep it tidy – this is attention to detail well worth paying for. The Lancome Hypnose Ultra Dazzling Colours are £21 each.
The colours totally glide over the skin – they’re so easy to work with and if you’re after a really frost-princess look, Diamant Argente (silver) is perfection. Shades from bottom to top are: Diamant Argente, Emeraude Eternelle, Quartz Taupe (my favourite) and Saphir Noir, a deep shimmer-shot grey.
Now the bling! Lancome Hypnose Star Etincelle Mascara (£22) and Lancome L’Absolu Rouge (£25). The mascara is a shimmery silver – totally smooth and everything Christmas, while the lipstick is coated with Swarovski Elements in what I think we’d best know as ‘caviar’. I’m not convinced.. it looks a little clunky to me.
Can’t knock this colour though! A vibrant, orange based red in Rouge Etincelle (there is one other shade, Caprice). The formula is super-creamy and a dream to apply.
Finally, one of the two nail colours for the Christmas season; Etincelle de Neige is a matte shimmer if you can imagine.. when wet (or top-coated) it is literally brilliant shimmer – so twinkly, however, the matte formula still gives plenty of twinkle, just not off the scale as it does when wet. I will swatch this when I get the chance. The other shade, Etincelle d’Argent is a dark silver-black. The polish is £12.50.
Everything launches nationwide in November.
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