This collection is called Striking Night Lights and it isn’t trying be all things for everyone – it’s totally evening glamour because .. Christmas! It’s a very small edit that exists to add sparkle and glam to the party season and it’s spot on for that. Gorgeous, shiny things to make you a gorgeous thing too! I should flag up that the dark star in the palette is an iridescent wash rather than the deep, solid colour it appears – it’s got a purplish base with shifting pink and blue shimmer.
The packaging is such a big part of this collection – it naturally catches any available light and absolutely twinkles with a coloured micro mirror effect. The lipstick you see here is Le Rouge N°328 Grenat Nocturne, £28.00 which is a browned red.
The Éclats Violines mascara top coat (£21) is the only thing that just doesn’t work for me. Its just kind of wet and difficult to use and doesn’t show up enough to be worth the effort.
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My favourite thing (apart from the palette, obviously) is the Le Rouge-à-Porter N°306 Brun Nocturne, £28.00, that gives a glossy, vampy wash of wine-brown that’s sheer enough to allow the natural pink of the lip to come through. The old ‘your lips but much better’ kind of thing.
Of course there is a Prisme Libre – because there always is – people collect these because they’re so pretty! This time, it’s Éclats de rose, £39.00, in four shades of lightest pink to enliven the tone and give a matte effect.
I haven’t managed to pick up the iridescent sparkles from the larger star, but you can see that the smaller two are gold and bronze. In many ways, this is quite a traditional red/gold Christmas collection with just an extra kick with metallics. It’s launching this month, but I don’t think it’s quite made the shelves yet.
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