Lancome Spring 2012: Roseraie des Delices

Lancome, spring 2012, Roseraie des Delices, displayLancome’s spring collection has arrived on counters, and it looks quite enticing. It’s called Roseraie des Delices (rose garden of delight), and offers a vision of spring in pink and green. This spring, I anticipated neons (especially orange), and we always see a seasonal resurgence in pink, but the green is kind of a surprise. Nevertheless, Lancome, YSL, and Dior are all in agreement about it, so it must be true.

There were originally three nail polishes in this collection (including the mint green the model is wearing), but production issues resulted in the polishes being cancelled. My local counter put three other polishes in the display (rather than leaving gaps), but I didn’t swatch them since they’re not really part of the collection.

Spring offers two new Color Design Eyeshadow Quints ($49). Tendresse includes a pale, sheer, pistachio green; a mint-chip/Irish Springs green satin; a blue-green teal satin; a high-shimmer white; and a black with very fine, fairy-green sparkles.

Rose Romance features a shimmery pale white-pink; a low-shimmer peach sherbet; a satin candy rose-pink; a shimmery white-pink peony (slightly more pink than the first shade in this quint); and a shimmery satin dark red-purple-brown.
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The collection also includes a limited edition embossed powder, La Roseraie ($42). I swatched the two shades individually with sponge-tipped eyeshadow applicators, then blended them with a triangle sponge (light swatch, then heavy). The flower is a warm, light pink; the “background” is a soft white. This product could be a subtle white-pink highlight, or a soft, sheer, light pink blush (depending on your skintone and how much of the “flower” you use).
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There are also two Blush Subtil shades ($30), and “Subtil” is the operative word — these aren’t super loud. 361 Cosmopolitan Pink is a medium pink. 134 Tangerine Tint is a soft, pinked peach/tangerine (and I LOVE it. Of course).
Lancome, spring 2012, Roseraie des Delices, swatches, Blush Multilumiere, La Roseraie, Blush Subtil, Cosmopolitan Pink, Tangerine Tint, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
There are three spring lipsticks, and the first is a bit of a mystery. It’s a French Touch Absolu, which means it comes in slightly posher, slightly more compact packaging. It’s also a bit more expensive ($35). The display unit, the Lancome website, and Lancome customer service refer to this shade as 316 Cotton Candy. But the packaging (both the tester and the actual product) say 316 Soft Marshmallow. Weird, but the two names refer to the same color. The lipstick is a warm, sheer, pastel pink (cotton-candy-ish, you might say).

The other two lipsticks are L’Absolu Nu (same formula, “regular” lipstick packaging, $29.50). Sweet Marmalade is a sheer peach-pink (#318 according to the display). Rose Candy is a sheer flamingo/strawberry candy pink (#314 according to the display).
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There are three Color Fever Glosses ($26), which felt cushiony and not-at-all-sticky on my arm. 386 Green Petal is a very, very sheer mint green (clear, really) with a mint-scent and a medium number of green sparkles. 387 Tangerine Petal is a warm whitened-pink with pink and gold sparkles. 388 Rose Petal is a pale lilac pink with silver sparkles.

Finally, there are two Le Stylo Waterproof eyeliners ($25.50, mechanical). 600 Blanc is matte white; 502 Green Petal is a sheeny, springy, seafoam green.

You can pick up this collection anywhere, but if you’re planning to order from, use code NEWYEARLAN to receive a four-piece gift with your $45 purchase. Valid through the end of the month.

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12 Responses to “Lancome Spring 2012: Roseraie des Delices”

  • Charlie says:

    Absolutely love the look of this collection, it’s so pretty!

  • AcademicGurl says:

    Are the blush subtils LE? I love the tangerine too–what’s the closest dupe that you can think of?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Actually, the two blushes are repromotes from the permanent line (the only permanent items in this collection). I’ll think on similar shades and get back to you.

  • Evelyn says:

    I was pretty disappointed with la Roseraie. I sampled one with the pink spray gone and it was peachy on me :( It’s too bad because I love pink blushes and it looked so pretty!

  • Dia says:

    Thanks for the info on the polish, KS. That’s too bad because I do love mint greens.

  • HT says:

    The L’Absolu Nu lipsticks listed on the Lancome site under the Spring collection are listed as Sweet Marmalade and Rose Petal, instead of Rose Candy. Is “Rose Candy” an alernate name?

  • Gail says:

    Thanks for the great swatches. Do the L’Absolu Nu lipsticks have the same scent/taste as the L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks? Unfortunately the L’Absolu Rouge make me nauseous. I can wear the Color Design lipsticks though.

  • Sandoz says:

    @Karla–swatches are gorgeous as always, thank you! Question about the lipgloss scent: when I looked at this in store I found they had a strong herbal scent, almost eucalyptus? I saw you mentioned Green Petal was mint. Did you notice a scent for the others as well?

    @Gail–I didn’t find any of the testers for these lipsticks to have any scent at all. :)

  • Ashley says:

    I fell in love with both eye shadow palettes as soon as i saw them :) i was wondering because i saw on their site the newest ones with Mint Jolie and Lavander grace on it would you be putting up swatches as those as well i would love to see them its so hard to find The Reviews and swatches on their 5 in 1 palettes for some reason :(

  • kristel says:

    I just received my rose romance order in the mail today and it’s wonderful! They go on smooth, last forever and I love the subtle shim
    mer. Thank you for swatching them; it made my decision much easier-I
    was torn between rose romance and pink envy-and gave me a chance to see how the shades would look before I purchased.

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