Trying new makeup is so much fun and I had the opportunity to test out the Lancome Palette, the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick and the Vernis in Love polish from the new Lancôme’s Summer Collection. The combination of the eyeshadow palette, lipstick, and nail polish provided great pops of color as part of my makeup Saturday night as I headed to a friend’s college graduation party.
My favorite part of the collection was the Color Design 6-Pan Palette in Reflets Méditerranée 110, it has such vibrant colors! I have many nude palettes so I was immediately drawn to the trio of blue shades which were inspired by the azure blue skies and deep navy sea of the Côte d’Azur. I used all three to make a bright, summery eye for an outdoor evening. I was extremely pleased with how bold the shades were in the pan and when put them on over an eyeshadow primer they were still as vibrant 10 hours later. Rating: 5/5
The L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in the shade 510 Brise Rosée sheer provided a coat of shiny, translucent color. I was a bit concerned when I opened the tube and saw the peach hue as I do not usually look good in anything with orange undertones but was pleasantly surprised that it went on much more pink. However, I would not consider it long-wear as it faded after an hour. Rating: 4/5
The last piece of the collection are the new limited edition shades of nail polish with a gel-like top coat. I put on two coats of the new Vernis in Love polish in 431 Bleu Lasure and it was much thicker than most nail polishes I have tried. The built in top coat definitely created a mirror-like shine but the glossy polish began chipping less than 48 hours after application. Rating: 3/5
Overall I was very pleased with the collection and would highly recommend the eyeshadow palette and the lipstick to anyone looking for a beautiful summer shades, but you can take a pass on the nail polish.
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Would you wear blue eyeshadow?