This eyeshadow palette from Lancome really packs a punch. The range of warm colors (this is the Couture Warms collection) are saturated and cover a range of wearable colors. The shadows wear *incredibly* well- no creasing or smudging and very little fall-out, even with the intense shades! The case is great too. Shiny black patent type with padding and a magnetic closure. It feels high-class and I like the padding for travel or carrying along in your purse.
- Strut is a gorgeous deep green perfect for brown or hazel eyes, it’s one of Lancome’s “intense” shades.
- Couture is matte berry brown great for contouring or lining eyes. Also an “intense” shade.
- Designer works well with Strut as it is an olive (think camo or khaki) green with metallic shimmer.
- Model is very unique copper shimmer. I love, love this shadow!!
- Pose is a golden copper metallic. This shadow goes on strong or light depending on your brush. Love it alone or blended for an entire look.
- Vue is my second favorite in the palette. It’s a pink toned neutral shadow with slight shimmer. It’s a perfect base for a “no-makeup” look or as a primer under your other shadows.
- Positive is a matte cream. Beautiful under the brow as a highlighter and in the corners of eyes (by your nose bridge) to brighten.
- Daylight is an absolute matte white. I really like using this for a brow bone highlighter.
Here’s a look I created using Model, Vue, Pose and Positive.
I wanted something to wear with a brown, orange, peach and white spring dress over the weekend. Since the dress was patterned and colorful enough, I did not want something overly dramatic on my eyes. And this look was born! I paired it with a muted red lip stain. But a Berry or red lipstick or gloss would look just as nice.
I primed my lid and just up past the lid with Vue.
Then I used Positive on my brow bone and blended the line between Vue and Positive really well.
In the very center of my lid (just above your iris when looking straight ahead), I applied Pose.
For the outer corner of my lid, I used Model. I then blended the shadows on my lid together (Vue is still in the crease, Pose in the middle, and Model in the outer) slightly so there were no strong changes in color.
For a little extra punch and to define my eyes, I used my favorite black kohl eyeliner to draw a very thin line along my upper lashes. For night, you could line both your top and bottom lashes.
Finished with 1 coat of black mascara.
Lancome’s Color Design Artist Palette is available online at Lancome-USA.com for $70. You can choose from the Couture Warms (which I reviewed), Stylish Neutrals (browns and mauves), or Best Dressed Cools (range of blues and grays).