Thursday, March 31, 2011

Date Night With Lancome 'Warm Lavande' Color Design Eye Shadow Quad

Lancôme 'Color Design - Ultra Lavande' Sensational Effect Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Lavande.

"Design eyes with a color designer's palette of finishes: from shimmer to sheen, metallic to matte. Micro-aired powder technology offers supreme smoothness and blendability in the sultriest new shades. "

Source: Nordstrom
I am not normally a Lancome fan. I don't even pay attention to their collection releases but when I saw the promo pictures of their new Ultra Lavande collection I knew I had to check it out. I mean, come on, who is not a fan of purple?

"The packaging is decorated with an elegant bowtie and butterflies designed by Alexis Mabille. Alexis Mabille is a french fashion designer famous for his frivolous, dynamic, imaginative and racy universe, where sophistication and fantasy becomes one. The Bowtie is a leitmotiv in its artistic work."
This palette comes in two colors:
  • Cool Lavande - A cool palette with shades of pinks, lavender and silver
  • Warm Lavande - A warm palette with shades of beige, gold, lavender and purple
I opted for the Warm palette being that I don't feel I look good in cool tones, as well as the fact that I have not worn a pink eye shadow in years.

Overall the palette is pretty decent, the shadows are smooth and easy to blend. The beige, lavender, and purple shades were good. The gold shade was a let down, the color wasn't pigmented as the other 3 colors. Also the gold color didn't turn out the same on my lid as it did in the pan. I don't think I need to buy another Lancome palette for awhile but I do enjoy this one and think I will keep using it throughout Spring.

My husband took me to see Röyksopp at The Wiltern in Hollywood. I wanted to do something dramatic with my makeup but was a little tired so I decided to do something more simple. I decided to use my new palette. Here is the FOTD I came up with. Nothing like a hot date night and a great band to get me all dressed up! Who out there loves Röyksopp? They were amazing!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish Foundation #5
Giorgio Armani Loose Powder
Rock & Republic Blush in Foreplay

K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 24H
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Lancome Eye Shadow Quad in Warm Lavande
Lancome Artliner in Black
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Black
Bobbi Brown Gold Liquid Eye Liner

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Daisy Rose



French Lover said...

I love Röyksopp ! This quad is pretty, I love the case. The gold might be too yellow for my blue eyes though.

Pammy said...

The compact is pretty. :P

Lovely FOTD too. The lipstick looks really nice and matches your makeup really well. :)

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Very pretty FOTD! The lavender shade is gorgeous. Will have to check out this palette!

Diane said...

@French Lover, You're right the gold is too yellow I think that's why I didn't like the gold.

@Pammy, Thank you!

@Tracy, Thank you!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Beautiful colors :) I think it looks so elegant how you did it. That concert looks like a lot of fun! :D

Diane said...

@Rainy Days and Lattes, Thank you! It was a lot of fun. =)

Kristie said...

Very pretty!! I would have never thought of using it in the combo you did. I saw this quad but passed on it thinking it's too pastel for me. Will have to give it a second look now that I see it on you.