Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lancome Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow And Liner Palette 501 Emerald Boudoir Swatches and Review

Lancome's latest edition to their fabulous All-In-One 5 Shadow and Liner palettes is one called Emerald Boudoir. I spied this in Dillard's while on vacation and have yet to see it in my hometown at Nordstrom. The second picture shows most of the colors more accurately but the first picture shows the liner in the most accurate light.  However, the green was difficult to photograph accurately in conjunction with the others.  It is more green and less blue than either photo shows and is the color of the hand swatch.

These palettes are fabulous because they have all you need in one slim compact. They come with a fold-out insert that shows you placement for a day look and on the flip side is an explanation for a night look. The fold out is pictured in  this review.  Additionally, if you lose the fold-out paper, there is a plastic overlay inside the quint itself that labels the colors for easy placement. Of course, you can lay down any of the colors in any fashion that you feel inspired to.

I applied the colors in the suggested pattern to display them for your viewing. I found with this quint, it might be the way I would have done it anyway, so kudos to Lancome for reading my mind. :) I used Mac Prep and Prime Vibrancy Eye followed by Mac Prep and Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast as my coverup and eye base, both above and below the eyes. This provides for all day color with no creasing.

Would you like to see how it turned out? Please bear in mind, I took these photos while my son was nagging me about taking them, so they came out a bit blurry. Take off ten blogger points for being able to be so easily stressed by my kid. In the photos, I am wearing Dior Aurora, (hello!!), on the cheeks as I have ever since I got it because it's like cheek magic. I've forgone blush, which is a first for me. I just love the look of the Aurora.

More Aurora, (looooove!), plus Mac Surf Baby Krazy Kahuna Lipglass, (review coming soon).

The colors include a shimmering wheat labeled as the all-over base, the shimmering emerald green which is called the Lid color, a satin taupey brown for the crease color, a light sparkling peach for highlight and the liner is a brown with subtle golden sparkle. These palettes come with two applicators; the first a typical sponge applicator and the second is a sponge liner applicator.

And....now to unveil what you end up with using these products....and if you forget foundation on your nose, lol!!!

I don't wear green often on the eyes. Sometimes the colors can make my eyes look more yellow, but this palette works for me and I'm pretty happy I bought all the products used in this face-o-the-day. Definite winners for me.

These palettes retail for $48 in the US. This is a fabulous value for five shades of coordinating color with not a dud in the bunch.

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