Showing posts with label Dior Aurora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dior Aurora. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lancome Color Design All-In-One 5 Shadow Palette Taupe Craze Swatches and Review

It's my opinion that the Color Design All-In-One 5 Shadow palettes are the best eyeshadows Lancome has ever made. In each palette, you have a base shade, a lid shade, a crease color, a highlight and a liner. Of course you can use any of the shades in any pattern that you wish, but there is a plastic covering over the shades that designates these colors as such, if you desire to use them that way. Taupe Craze is....well, just brimming with Taupe.

Most of the shades have a little shimmer, except the middle shade, (the crease shade), it is a matte taupe. The hand swatch shows the base shade, lid shade, crease shade, highlight and then the liner, in that order.

In case you lose the little insert and aren't sure how to apply the shades, Lancome has provided a nice fold out insert in the packaging that shows a day look on one side and then how to boost it up to a night time look on the other.

I have the fold out insert pictured in my review of the Lancome Amethyst Glam Palette.

Additionally, I have tried to show the palette in use. The first picture is a little blurry, sorry, but it shows the color well.

I have reviewed three of these palettes so far and have purchased four, so I still have a review to go. I have had great wear from all the shades with the exception of the crease shade in this palette. For some reason, crease is the word that describes it well. I've worn it about four times and every time it has creased on me. The Emerald Boudoir Palette has a very similar crease shade but I've had no problems with it whatsoever. In both pictures, I am wearing Dior Aurora bronzer on cheeks with LORAC 3D mascara.

Ok, and in the second picture, I was going garage saling at some unGodly hour so I'm looking a little rough, but you get the idea of the 5 shadow palette in use.

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. 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.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lancome Color Design All-In-One 5 Shadow Palette Amethyst Glam

Lancome recently introduced Eye Brightening Color Design 5 shadow palettes in a variety of colors. I have for you today the palette titled Amethyst Glam.

They call these All-In-One because you get an allover base shade, a lid shade, crease shade, highlighter and a liner shade. You can do a variety of looks with these palettes. Inside the palette is a plastic overlay that labels the colors and how Lancome intends you to start using them.

Inside the box is an extended fold out instructional pamphlet that gives you an idea for a day look with the palette and then on the other side directions for an evening type of design. And if you lose your plastic insert, on the back of the pamphlet is the numbers that correspond to the shades.

The Lancome website also has extensive directions if you lose both and want to see their instruction on how to use the palette. Of course, this is all guidelines and you can use any of the colors the way you wish.

Did I hear you say you wanted to see real life swatches? Well, here ya go!

These shadows are very silky in application and I find they wear all day without creasing. I'm pretty impressed with the quality and plan to pick up a couple other palettes. So far, I have this one and Coral Crush and will be reviewing that very soon.

I love what Dior Aurora does to my cheeks. It just makes them glow, so here we go:

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