I was so impressed and excited about Lancome’s two limited edition summer Artliners, I broke down and swatched the whole gang.
Artliners are Lancome’s (“pen style”) liquid liners. They’re famous for their incredibly thin, precise, conical sponge tip — and as I learned from this swatching experiment, their staying power. The top screws on/off (which means you’re less likely to accidentally leave it improperly capped), and there’s a ball inside, so I guess you’re meant to shake before applying.
Scorched is a reflective, very dark brown with gold sparkles. Noir is satin black. Smoke is satin blue-grey (a dark, industrial grey). Iceblack is neither ice nor black. It’s a metallic cool brown taupe (and the popular darling of the Artliner world). Brown is sheeny dark brown. Navy is reflective sapphire blue. Aubergine is sheeny dark blue-violet. Amber is metallic red bronze. Royale Blue is a rather thrilling metallic “Greek” blue. I watched a girl try this on and it was SO exotic summer fantasy. Forest is a metallic pine. Beach Gem is dazzling teal with teal sparkles. How mermaidy.
If you’re shopping on Lancome-usa.com, the site automatically puts Genifique Concentrate (0.25 oz.), High Resolution Refill 3X SPF 15 anti-wrinkle moisturizer (0.5 oz jar), and Bright Expert Dark Spot Corrector & Radiance Activator in your basket.
- Then with a $35 purchase and code MISSUMAYPTS, you’ll also get free shipping plus a mini Hypnose Drama mascara, Bifacil, and Sheer Amourose blush.
- Or with $45 purchase and code AMAY, the High Resolution Refill 3X turns into Absolue Premium BX Cream SPF 15, plus you get Hypnose Drama, Cils Booster, and free shipping.
- Or with $35 purchase and code MOTHER, the High Resolution Refill 3X turns into Absolue Premium BX Cream SPF 15 and you get a 2 oz. Creme Radiance creme-to-foam cleanser (but no free shipping).
I believe these codes expire at the end of May.