I already told you that I love the Lancome gift sets and I often try to get some for myself. Here is the set which a friend of mine bought for me last year in the US. You may think what’s the point of writing about it if it’s not available – it’s because you can see the swatches of 9 Lancome eye shadows and then buy them separately if you like the colours and you can also find out about the quality of the shadows.
The shades which I got in my set are:
- Snap – very beautiful mauve shade, one of my favourites
- Waif – matte ivory, close to my skin tone
- Daylight – matte white
- Colur du Jour – the prettiest colour ever, this is one of my favourite eye shadows from my whole collection. I’d describe it as pinkish purple with delicate gold shimmer
- Pose – metallic bronze
- Filigree – shimmering ivory
- Statuesque – matte black
- Guest List – deep warm chocolate
- Designer – beautiful shimmering khaki
I am not really good at describing colours but I’ve tried my best.
What about the quality of the eye shadows?
I find them all amazing and I really love all the shades. I use Snap and Ivory a lot for highlighting. Although some matte light eye shadows may look flaky on dry skin, I don’t have such problems with these shadows. The metallic shadows such as bronze Pose and Designer are very pigmented and the colour payoff is amazing. All the colours are just beautiful!
These eye shadows are smooth and it’s easy to blend them, plus they stay on for a long time. I can’t think of anything that I don’t like about Lancome’s Color Design eye shadows. I know for sure that if I spot a similar palette with different shades I will try my best to get it ( I can’t get the products from the US that easily).
As you can see I’ve tried different textures and shades of Lancome’s eye shadows and I find them all amazing. Although I do have quite a lot of different palettes I reach for this one a lot and I often take it with me when I am travelling.
You can check out these colours at the Lancome US website, each is $17. Although some of the shades are already not available most of them are and I would really recommend you checking out the Colur du Jour, it is very pretty! But if you don’t want to pay for each shadow separately – watch out for Lancome’s value sets, there are a lot of those out there right now and they make similar quite often.
PS. If you wonder about the blushes – you can check out the review and swatches here.