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Showcase: Lancome Colour Artistry - Michelle Phan, The New Eyeshadows In Action & Erika F Compared ...


Aug11

Hello!



Lancome has recently revamped it's eyeshadow range and premiered a range of 22 new eyeshadow singles, Ombre Hypnose Mono Eyeshadows (SGD$36 each).

The eyeshadows come in individual pans in little black square compacts - like squared, mini versions of the Ombre Absolue Palettes.


There are 4 texture variations to choose from - Matte (soft velvety finish); Pearly (luminous silky halo); Iridescent (boosts aura of eyes); Sparkling (dazzling).

All the 4 textures are available in shades of varying intensities - Light, Medium and Intense. Similar to Lancome's Rouge In Love lipstick range, where Lancome takes the guesswork out of deciding which colours to wear at what time of the day, the new Ombre Hypnose Monos fall into 3 categories:

Fresh & Luminous - these light shades are soft and fresh and create a soft halo of light on the eyelids - this range spans soft pinks, beiges and a grey.



 

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Chic & Sophisticated - these medium shades are bright and edgy and inject a pop of colour. In this range, you will find violets, blues, turquoises and rich bronzes


 

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And finally, Deep & Glamourous - this family of intense shades are bold and smokey - think deep violet, chocolate and iridescent pewter.



Lancome indicates that the eyeshadows can be used on their own or even layered atop of each other to customise your own look. I was more interested in the texture - all the swatches you see above are one single swipe, dry and with no primer. Effortless!

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Michelle Phan's visit to Singapore coincided with the launch of these new eyeshadows 


Michelle used these eyeshadows to create a day-to-night look during the demonstration. Here are some shots from that demo.





And the complete look - a soft, chic smokey with killer winged eyeliner ...


..... and you have to see Michelle's eyeliner - I was fixated by it for a moment (and it was perfectly symmetrical).


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There are a couple of eyeshadow shades that really caught my eye like P207 Bleu de France, S203 Eclats de Violet, P205 Lagon Secret (teal!) but the one that took my breath away was I202 Erika F





 

When I saw it in the Deep & Glamourous display, I didn't realise it was Erika F - it was a highly coveted Asia-Exclusive shade when it first came out and the beauty community in the US, UK and elsewhere were in a tizzy. In the older packaging - I think the mono eyeshadows were then known as Lancome Ombre Absolue - it was G40. I have it and I loved it. Unfortunately, it looks a sorry sight since I was silly enough to depot it.

 

Here it is, side-by-side with the new I202 Erika F.


When I saw the display at the Lancome press event, I swore that despite the same name, the eyeshadow was different .. at least a little different. G40 Erika F is gorgeous but I202 Erika F was amazingly sparkly. Let's take a look at the swatches (dry, no primer):




 

I honestly think I202 Erika F pops a little more - there is a more iridescent finish and it glimmers even more than G40 Erika F.

I also think the base colour is a little more intense in the new version. Maybe my G40 Erika F is very old - but I thought it was just a touch sheerer than the one-swipe-wonder I202 Erika F is. 

The new Erika F totally reminds me of Chanel Epatant (major love!) - it's got that same sparkly pewter characteristic. I think they'll be awesome together.

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Together with these new eyeshadows, a range of makeup brushes will also be making their appearance - I don't have the details or the price list (I remember someone commenting they weren't terribly expensive either) but they looked and felt really good.


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If you love iridescent pewter eyeshadows, you must must must check I202 Erika F out - I think it's a superbly versatile shade - you probably can sweep it all over your lids for day and add a smokey contour in the crease for a sexy evening eyelook. 

I'm glad to see beautiful shades in a beautiful formula - these new eyeshadows by Lancome definitely delectable and the simple way of distributing them into different intensity families makes Colour Artistry easy and accessible by all.

 

Have a look-see and you just might fall in love with one, two or three ...

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ahead

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Disclaimer: Information extracted from press release; all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone. I am not affiliated to Lancome


posted by
8/11/12

Hey Kas, the pigmentation of these eye shadows are killer.


posted by popblush
8/12/12

Wow, Erika is an absolutely STUNNING eyeshadow!!


posted by
8/12/12

Love michelle's 2nd overall look! That spikes denim jacket!


posted by
8/12/12

Popblush: Yes, if you can, get your hands on it. It's a very versatile shade and looks stunning on its own or paired with so many others! I love it :)


posted by
8/12/12

Ming: yeah, everyone was taken by that jacket! And her full full lips! She's so petite!



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