Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lancome Color Design Palette Emerald Boudoir

This week, I've been loving Lancome's Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Emerald Boudoir, which was part of the summer collection, Bronze Sensations. The combination of shades provides great versatility, as you can do a neutral look for day with the beige and brown shades, a more feminine look with the coral pink, or a fun, casual look by playing up the emerald shade.

This palette is one for shimmer lovers as four of the five have varying degrees of shimmer, with the emerald and coral pink being the most shimmery. The light chocolate shade in the center of the palette is the only one with a soft matte finish. It is great for shading the outer "V", to create the illusion of more dimension and depth. All of the shades have good colour payoff.

After priming with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, I applied the emerald shade along the upper lashline, the light beige shade over the browbone area, the coral pink in the crease and along the lower lashline, the light chocolate in the outer half of the crease.

I also used Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Made of Steel at the inner corners and along the lower lashline. On the lashes, I used Etude House Henna Fix Proof 10 Mascara 01 Volume.

The eyeshadows stayed on amazingly well throughout more than 12 hours of wear without fading or creasing. At night when I got home, the emerald shade was still shiny and vibrant, whereas the Maybelline eyeliner had largely worn off.

For this look, I also used the Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Loose Powder Foundation #102 Natural Ivory over RMK Smoothing Polished Base, the Body Shop Blush Trio Shade #1 Cool Dusk, Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Metal Collection M10, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow #1 and Shiseido Automatic Fine Eyeliner.

I think the Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner is a new release, so it's probably not available in Singapore. I picked this up in New York a few weeks ago. It applies very smoothly along the waterline and isn't too crazily intense like the L'Oreal HIP Intense Eyeliner in silver, which tended to set too fast and wasn't easy to blend.

The only problem was that the twist-up mechanism on my liner was faulty, and so the liner could not be retracted into the case at all.

The Etude House Henna Fix Proof 10 Mascara 01 Volume is also a new release from their Aloha summer collection. There is also a fibre-based lengthening version but I prefer 01 Volume as it does not contain fibres.

The jet black formula slicks on easily and works quite well in terms of holding the curl of my lashes and adding length and definition. However, if I layer on too much, sometimes the tips of the lashes start to look droopy.


Jamilla Camel said...

I usually don't care for Lancome shadows, but it looks great on you! I MUST try that mascara ASAP!

maccaroon said...

Hi Haru
Great look! you look stunning(:

Jacqueline said...

I love the eye look, very summery. It's a pity the Lancome palettes released in Sg are dull in comparison to the ones in the US.