There are several “special” pieces in Lancome’s very lavender spring collection: the “French Touch” lipcolor (in special packaging), the new shades of Ombre Magnetique shadow, the “Natural Origin” Le Crayon Kohl pencil and Color Fever Glosses…
But I think the star of the show is the Butterflies Fever Blush ($40) in Glowy Ballerine. Lancome’s limited edition embossed powders usually attract a lot of attention, and Glowy Ballerine aptly named: it’s a sheer, pale, glowy pink. I heard some early reports that this blush is sparkly — that’s just overspray. The blush itself is not sparkly.
Here’s a heavier swatch of the blush:
There are two spring nail polishes: royal purple creme Violet Groove, and sheer lavender with tons of blue glitter, Le 54. I only painted two coats of Le 54 — it would have been even more impressive if I’d painted more, or if I’d painted it over Violet Groove. The display in Nordstrom says these polishes are $18 each; Lancome’s website says $19.
The three new Ombre Magnetique shadows ($25) remind me more of Armani’s Eyes to Kill Silk shadows than they do of Lancome’s holiday Ombre Magnetiques. Disco Silver and Disco Gold are almost like pressed pigments: they go on sparkly and metallic. Disco Silver is a bright white silver; Disco Gold is a rather 70s brassy gold. Ultra Lavande is a more sheeny blue-violet.
There are also two mineral eyeshadow quads (each $42): Cool Lavande includes a sheer, blue/purple grey-white; a periwinkle satin; a sheer lavender satin; and a low-sheen blue-purple. Warm Lavande includes a creamy matte white; a shimmery pale gold; a very blue-purple satin; and a matte purple-black blackberry. Between them I swatched the Crayon Khol Natural Origin pencil, blue-purple Ultra Lavande ($24.50).
There are two L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks ($29 each). Both are creme finish. Lily Rose is a bit lighter and slightly more sheer; Daisy Rose is deeper, more vibrant, and cooler.
Berry Rose is also the L’Absolu Rouge formula, but it comes in a special “disco ball” case (and is $35). It’s a cool rose with a few red sparkles.
There are also three Color Fever Gloss Natural Origin glosses. All three are light and sheer… intended mainly as lipstick modifiers, I think. They are $26 each.
384 Rose Ballerine is a sheer, milky pink. 385 Lavande Ballerine is a sheer, milky lavender. 383 Beige Ballerine is a creamy ecru.