Lancome Holiday Collection 2012

The holidays have come and gone, but the glittery glamour that accompanies it doesn't have to leave as well. The beauty holiday collections are still on the shelves, so if you want to score some good deals or collector's pieces, you better hurry for one final look at the counters!

The Lancome Holiday Collection is another memorable ensemble for me. The inspiration is Hemingway's "A Movable Feast", where he wrote about his life in Paris. It was the 1920s, a decade remarkable for its smoky opulence and subversive elegance. The Lancome collection imagines Paris dressed in gold, with shiny crystal chandeliers flashing on sequined dresses, as if in a dance of light.


The Ombre Hypnose Mono eyeshadows (P1,395) look fantastic! They feature a mesh/ sequin imprint on the powder, while the top of the compact has coated golden glitter. The eyeshadow itself is of good quality - it's pigmented enough that you don't need a powder to make it work, and it goes on so smoothly! Watch out for the glitter fall out though; you need to tap your brush first to avoid it.

Three shades: Mesh, Fil D'Or, Sequins

Swatch of of Sequins, a taupey brown color


Lancome also released a limited edition loose pigment called Ombre Hypnose Eye Sparkles. I'm not a fan of loose shimmer but I do like the fact that you can use them in sooooo many ways. Mix them with a gloss or liquid lip balm to get shiny lips, add them to your loose powder to create a glowy finish, blend with tinted moisturizer/ foundation to get an illuminated base - the possibilities are staggering for something as innocuous as loose shimmer. :) 

I have the shade A La Belle Etoile (P995), which is a rosy gold shimmer that is easy to mix with other formulas and colors. 


A La Belle Etoile and Lumieres De Paris

Other items in the Holiday collection:

L’Absolu Rouge (P1,495) in Opale Fatale, Rubis Infini, Agate Delicate 

Crayon Khol Waterproof (P1,195) is a new smudgy, creamy-smooth eye pencil

Vernis In Love (P950), inspired by cocktails: Bubbly Gold, Ginger Swing, Flirty Red

You can also check out Lancome's full holiday catalogue here:

So there you go. :) You gotta give it to luxe brands, they really go all out during the holidays! 

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