Friday, 2 December 2011

Review: Lancôme Holiday 2011 Eye Shadow & Face Palette in French Muse

This Lancôme Holiday Eye Shadow & Face Palette in French Muse is part of the Christmas 2011 Lancôme Beauty Box which I mentioned HERE.  It was this eye and face palette which lured me into purchasing this Christmas Beauty Box as the main shades were purple and pink hues, which are very wearable for the day or night.

The name of palette is called French Muse which I think adds a touch of elegance and femininity to the design and shades of this palette.

The compact case has a beautiful gold and black pattern with the signature Lancôme rose printed multiple times across the palette. The design looks very classy, elegant and screams Lancôme all over it! Although this is one of my first Lancôme palettes I own, I think this limited edition palette is a must for all you collectors of makeup palettes and limited edition cosmetics!

I think it makes a great compact for touch ups as I could fit neatly in my handbag when I'm on an evening out. The compact comes with a huge in-built mirror which is another great bonus! Despite the palette containing a mini brush applicator, I would have loved if there was a dual eye shadow applicator and maybe a mini blush brush applicator so that it would make a very convenient palette for travel. 

Swatches without flash
Swatches with flash

The shades of eye shadow and blush have been swatched in te order they appear in the palette. There are a total of six eye shadows, Entrancing Violet and The New Black have a gazillion miniscule silver, pink and blue shimmers. These shades compliment each other to create the perfect midnight purple smokey eye.  These two shades are soo pretty that they look amazing when worn at night. Rapturous, Magnificent Lavender and Honeymoon are opalescent shades with beautiful silver shimmers and Daylight is a matte ivory shade that could be used as an all-over base. I'm quite surprised as to how soft and finely milled Daylight is. Between the three opalescent eye shadows, Honeymoon is one of the most beautiful shades in this palette- a champagne gold shade. I love the shade Honeymoon as you could use it to highlight the brow bone or just use it alone allover the lids.

The powder blush is called Aplum which is a very matte plum/mauve shade. I'm more of a coral and pink blush gal, so this plummy blush shade isn't a shade I would go back to often. If, however, I do want to use this blush, I would use a light hand to acheive just a hint of this plum blush.

 Do the blush and eye shadows in this limited edition compact suit your complexion? Which eye makeup look will you go for this Holiday Season?



  1. Ummmm, the packaging is AMAZING!! I want it just for how beautiful it would look!

  2. Oh my, the palette looks really classy! The colours are quite a nice combination too.