Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lancome Holiday 2012 Collection

We have spent the last two days away from the holiday collections and I am feeling that I must return to them and keep looking at items that I will want to buy to help create an lovely holiday makeup look for myself.  Today we are looking at the holiday color collection from Lancome, a collection of individual makeup products that will help create one of my favorite looks of the season, gilded eyes and deep red lips.  We see this look all the time during the holiday season however I love to collect products in these shades so I will do lots of shopping the next time that I visit Sephora.  One gift for a friend, one lovely item for myself.  So on and so forth...

This collection goes very heavy on the gold eye look, it contains gold eye shadow shades, gold eyeliners, and even a gold mascara top coat to complete the look.  I am intrigued by the gold mascara top coat, I wonder how bright it is and if it will become a true gold on the lash or just create subtle gold flecks to open up the eyes.  This could be a fantastic product for me or a total disaster.  I do wonder how thick this product is in texture, will it create clumps on my lashes after I initially apply my mascara?  Will it also add additional volume to my lashes?  I will be looking at this product in great detail when checking out this holiday collection.

The Nordstrom website does provide a quick description of the collection, "A collection inspired by the city lights of Paris, glamorous soirées and shimmering chandeliers reflecting against golden sequin gowns."  I would love to get dressed up and go to a huge party in Paris one night so this collection represents one of my dreams and therefore I know that I will love this collection!

Lets go!

Artliner - Emphasize your eyes with this easy-to-handle, liquid pen featuring a uniquely shaped foam tip that lets you line, shape and define eyes to create any look you like. Rich, deep, luminous pigments offer the most intense, dramatic color. Glides on smoothly without scratching, tugging or skipping and lasts all day.
- 24 Karat - pure true medium gold

Le Stylo - At last, eyeliner that’s here to stay. Formulated for an intense eye look to withstand everything from tears to inclement weather, this waterproof eyeliner has a unique twist tip that never needs sharpening. Won't skip, smudge or streak. The easy-glide, creamy texture helps you create any look you like.
- Taupe Brilliant - taupe

Petit Tresor Ombre Hyponose - Limited edition.  Discover the new Ombre Hypnose Mono limited edition adorned with golden glitters especially for this holiday collection. This luxurious jewel like case encloses a treasure new formula. Woven like mesh fabric, this fine texture offer a very sparkling formula to create the most dynamic and scintillating eye effects. Pure Golden pigments combined with this soft and bouncy formula offer an excellent pick up and pay off for a color that lasts for up to 16 hours. This formula can be used dry or wet to increase the color intensity.
- S207 Mesh - all shades of taupe

Les Paillettes aux Yeux - "Lights of Paris".  Les paillettes aux Yeux 'Eye glitter' contains loose sparkles. Very easy to apply, these sparkles are proposed in a shaker jar which displays the right amount of product. The very powdery formula of les paillettes au yeux is easily blending while offering a intense glow thanks to the golden jewel like shimmers it contains. Les Paillettes aux Yeux are to be used as a top coat over the ombre Hypnose Mono in order to dramatize its glittering effect.
- 10 Putting on the Ritz - shimmering peach
- 20 Lumieres de Paris - shimmering white silver

Hyponose Top Coat - This mascara dresses lashes with a hint of sparkle.  Makes lashes look luscious & fuller.  Keeps lashes soft & supple throughout the day.  Non-smudging & non-clumping.  To use: Wear alone or over favorite mascara.
- 24 Karat - pure gold

L'Absolu Rouge - Wrap your lips in rich, satiny color with this deeply replenishing lipstick. Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, lips stay moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E and SPF 12 help keep lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they’ll look and feel healthier day after day. The stay true color won’t feather, flake or fade, so your pout will always look picture-perfect. 
- Berry Noir - deep berry
- Bordeaux - bordeaux
- Amande Sucre - cool pinkish taupe

Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palette - Infinitely luminous. Sensationally smooth. All-in-one 5 shadow palette to brighten eyes.  Lancôme’s versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye look for day or night.  Experience the newest generation of luminosity as silky lustrous powders transparently wrap the skin, allowing a seamless layering of pure color for a silky sheen and radiant finish.  Build with absolute precision and apply the shades in 5 simple steps (all over, lid, crease, highlighter and liner) to design your customized eye look. Contour, sculpt and lift in soft day colors or intensify with dramatic evening hues for smoldering smoky effects.  Long wear, 8-hour formula.
- 211 Ruby Affair - shades of plums and purples with a champagne highlighter shade

Le Crayon - An automatic lip pencil that never needs sharpening and glides on easily, for daylong definition and rich, creamy color. The anti-feathering formula won’t fade, budge or smudge, so your lipstick lasts longer and looks fresh for hours.
- Nude - medium translucent neutral
- Plum - deep cool plum
- Garnet - reddish brown

Blush Highlighter - Illuminating highlighting powders that give the skin a light-reflecting luminous glow. Wear alone or pair with other cheek products to create beautiful dimension on the face.
- Moonlight Rose - medium cool pink

Vernis in Love - Inspired by the new trendy Rouge In Love lip collection, Vernis in Love is a high potency nail lacquer perfectly themed to compliment every woman's mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense color, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of color that stays put for days.  Categorized in 3 moods: Jolis Matins: Fresh shades for daytime wear. Jolis Matins shades are identified with the letter M in the shade number.; Boudoir Time: Pop shades for cocktail hour. Boudoir Time shades are identified with the letter B in the shade number.; and Tonight is My Night: Intense shades for magical nights. Tonight is My Night shades are identified with the letter N in the shade number.
- Bubbly Gold - sheer champagne shimmer
- Ginger Swing - deep copper
- Flirty Red - bright blue red

I see that a couple of my questions about the mascara has been answered, it is more of a subtle gold shimmer and not a fully opaque gold.  This product has me very interested and I want to find out as much as I can about how well it performs and I bet that I will buy it if I find good reviews on it.  I hope that this product performs exactly as the product description promises, this will add a beautiful subtle twinkle to my eyes and hopefully make them look even brighter and bluer!

What else do I love about this collection?!  I can start by just going on about how much I love the combinations of the berry and gold shades and how flattering these shades will be for me all through the rest of the holidays and then the whole winter season.  I want the gold shade in the Artliner product, I don't own a gold liquid liner yet and I have high hopes that this product will create a foil-like effect on the eyes, this could be a favorite product of mine all year long if it performs as promised.  The Petit Tresor eye shadow is fantastic also and I would love to see how it looks in real life, I sense a visit to my closest Lancome counter is in the works...

The eye makeup is by far my favorite part of this new collection however I do want one product for my lips and the blush highlighter that has a rose pressed into the product.  I hope that I will actually use the product and get over my dislike of spoiling the rose pattern, this is a great shade for my pale skin so I should get over that fear very quickly.  I only really want one of the lipstick shades offered in this collection, the Berry Noir shade is the perfect deep berry (and I am pretty sure that this is the one that the model for the collection is wearing) and I will wear this one all winter and than again next fall.

The holiday collection from this company is another favorite of mine and the mascara top coat is going right on my next Most Wanted list and I will be paying a visit to the counter very soon!  all of the collections for this season that are featuring reds and golds are turning out to be the best ones yet...

photo courtesy of Nordstrom

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