Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches

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Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
For holiday 2014, Lancôme has released a gorgeous makeup collection inspired by the dazzling Parisian night lights during the festive seasons. Today I will be reviewing two eye products and two nail colors from the Parisian Lights Collection, to see some swatches and review, click......
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Hypnôse Drama Eyes 5 Color Palette Smoky Eyes
Limited Edition Drama Eye Hypnôse Palette in "Or Vendôme" ($55 CAD):
Packaging:
This special edition of the Drama Eye Hypnôse palette comes in a standard Hypnôse palette. However, this one has a special crinkly gold detailed lid as opposed to the traditional shiny black plastic lid. The palette also comes with two mini shadow applicators and a snazzy magnetic closure.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Hypnôse Drama Eyes 5 Color Palette Smoky Eyes
Formulation & Pigmentation:
Like pretty much all Lancôme powder products, the five shadows featured in this palette are incredibly buttery and creamy. The pigmentation of each is amazing and this palette has a gold brown neutral color scheme.
  • Rosy brown taupe metallic
  • Beige gold (this one is nice and pigmented, the swatch looks a bit faint because the color is similar to my skin tone)
  • Sparkly champagne gold
  • Coppery brown metallic
  • Satin brown black
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Hypnôse Drama Eyes 5 Color Palette Smoky Eyes
Hypnôse Dazzling Bouncy Touch Eyeshadow in "Or Vendôme" ($28 CAD):
Packaging:
This interesting eyeshadow comes in a small plastic clear jar. The product also comes with a nice synthetic shader brush, the quality of which is surprisingly nice.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Hypnôse Dazzling Bouncy Touch Eyeshadow in "Or Vendôme"
Formulation & Pigmentation ($28 CAD):
This cream shadow has an incredibly soft and bouncy texture. They are sort of similar to the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush, the lightweight souffle texture will compress if you press hard enough. "Or Vedôme" is a icy gold shadow packed with shimmers. The shadow applies very nicely and blends evenly. Once it sets, the shimmers are smudge-proof and waterproof.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Hypnôse Dazzling Bouncy Touch Eyeshadow in "Or Vendôme"
Vernis In Love in "Or Vedôme" ($18 CAD):
A pale gold shimmer, this is a lovely metallic polish. The pigmentation is decent, opaque in two thickish coats. The drying time was slightly longer than I expected but the finish isn't too streaky so I have no complaints.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Vernis in Love in "Or Vedôme"; two coats with no top coat.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Vernis in Love in "Or Vedôme"; two coats with no top coat.
Vernis in Love in "Rouge Cabaret" ($18 CAD):
A gorgeous oxblood polish perfect for the holidays, Rouge Cabaret is slightly sheer compared to your average red polish. I used two coats for the swatches below but I feel like a third coat would probably give the color a bolder finish. Despite being slightly sheerer than I had hoped, the formulation is still very easy to work with.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Vernis in Love in "Rouge Cabaret"; two coats with no top coat.
Lancome Holiday 2014 Parisian Lights Collection: Review and Swatches
Vernis in Love in "Rouge Cabaret"; two coats with no top coat.
Overall:
What a gorgeous collection from Lancôme. The polishes weren't overly impressive but the shadow palette is simply stunning. Make sure to check out the rest of the collection here.

Availability:
Lancome is online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers, London Drugs, and Sears.
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