Lancome’s holiday offering this year might seem a little confusing; it’s large and comes in several parts. First, there was the lovely-but-modestÂ L’Wren collection (click here for swatches and a photo of the display). Then there are the “gift” items: two brush sets, four Juicy Tubes sets (each set contains some permanent colors and some limited edition colors), and four palettes (each containing six shadows, one blush).
But Lancome is also unveiling an expansion to their permanent line (and it just happened to come out at the same time as the holiday stuff): 13 new Color Design eyeshadows, 4 new quads, and 2 new shades of Artliner (Navy and Aubergine).
Well I managed to swatch the new eyeshadow singles; stay tuned for the other components.
The singles are $17 each and come in three finishes: Shimmer, Metallic, and Matte. Some of the colors definitely took me by surprise, but they do make a lovely rainbow.
All Made Up is a brilliant, shimmery, freshwater blue. It took some work to build up that color, though. Glamorize is a somewhat sheer grey-blue, and it looks slightly green compared to Little Blue Dress (also sheer, with a few sparkles). Zip Me Up is a blackened violet shimmer; Lavender Girl is a sheer lavender.
Dusty, terracotta rose Platform got my attention. Conceptually, it reminded me of the virtually-impossible-to-see-for-yourself Burberry Rosewood. Looking at these guest swatches (part one and part two), it seems like Rosewood might be more brown; Antique Rose deeper and more plummy than Platform.
Meet Me in Paris is a shimmery warm pink with gold shimmer. Pink Pearls is an almost white pink. Pink Zinc is a super shimmery purple-pink that reflects white. Madison Avenue is a dark, warm, low-shimmer brown. 24 Karat is a very yellow gold; Center Stage is a yellow gold with almost a hint of green. Splurge is apple green.