Lancôme ‘Sensational Effects’ Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Sunset, swatches & fotd

Lancome Color Design Pink Safari Palette in Desert Sunset via Emilie on Pinterest

I read a lot of beauty blogs. I have them all on my Google Reader and I’ve got an app on both my phone as well as the iPad. And I constantly check for new feeds. Stalker much? Just blog stalking. Perfectly safe. So, I seriously don’t remember ever coming across Lancome’s Summer 2012 collection. I don’t know what happened…senior moment? Yikes! I hope not.

Lancome Bronze Diva Summer 2012

So when I saw this palette on display, I was taken aback. It is gorgeous. It’s got just a touch of tangerine/coral. Definitely a workable palette.

What the Lancome website has to say about this product:

Infinitely luminous. Sensationally smooth. All-in-one 6 shadow palette to brighten eyes. Indulge in a limited-edition compact with shades of golden pinks mixed with orange, copper and brown. Inspired by the desert sun and exotic mirages, this new versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye look for day or night. 

Backstage Beauty Tip:

Create a warm eye look to enhance the complexion by applying the soft peach tone all over the lid using Large Shadow Brush #11 as a base and then applying the copper shade to the lid with the Blending Shadow Brush #17, and extend the color up to the crease. 

For a smoky eye, apply the bronze shade across lower lid and up to the crease. Sweep the deepest shade around the lash line with the Angle Shadow Brush #13, then sweep the gold shadow from the brow down to the crease color to highlight under the brow bone. With the Dual End Liner and Shadow Brush #18, wet the liner side and apply the deep brown shade to line the eyes.

Let us now take a look at shades in this palette. They are swatched according to the arrangement in the palette.

photo taken indoors without flash

photo taken outdoors under direct sunlight

photo taken outdoors in the shade

And now for the look that I have created. I decided to use the bottom 3 shades for this look. I applied Copper all over the lid, Deep Brown on the crease and Beige on the brow bone to highlight.

photo taken indoors, without flash

photo taken under direct sunlight

photo taken outdoor in the shade

products used

benefit The POREfessional – on the nose area only
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh & Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup SPF 15 in 40 Beige – applied with Shiseido ‘Perfect’ Foundation Brush

Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials
Lancôme ‘Sensational Effects’ Eye Shadow Palette in Desert Sunset
Laura Mercier ‘Tightline’ Cake Eyeliner 
Le Métier de Beauté ‘Anamorphic Lash’ Mascara

NARS Orgasm

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci ‘Terra Azzurra Terracotta’ Lip Gloss (Porto Fino on top of Porto Ercole)

Thank you for dropping by!

xo, Emilie

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Summer 2012 Collections arrived at Macy’s Glendale

My family and I headed out to the Glendale Galleria to take the kids shopping at the Lego Store. The DH wanted to shop around the Men’s department at Macy’s before heading to Lego. And, of course, I decided to browse through the beauty counters. The first hint of Summer 2012 collections displayed immediately erased any notion of “just” browsing. You know what that means…

First thing I saw was the Dior Croisette Summer 2012 Collection. Now I have been debating about this collection. The colors really doesn’t appeal to me but the pleated design on the palette is just gorgeous. If you know me, you also know I spend time gazing at my makeup collection on a daily basis. Call me weird or whatevs. It brings me joy staring at beautiful things. Besides it’s cheaper than a shrink, safer than any pharmaceutical.

Doir Croisette Summer 2012 Collection

So, the SAs told me I can make my purchase a pre-sale for their upcoming event that way I can get a gift and have my makeup done by the Dior’s national make up artist. I purchased the Aurora palette, both nail polishes (which is my first venture into Dior Vernis) and Ultra Gloss in Pink Croisette.

And then I saw Lancome’s Bronze Diva Collection.

Lancome Bronze Diva Collection (Summer 2012)

This collection didn’t even appeal to me across all the beauty blogs that I subscribe to but when I saw the gorgeous colors on the palette I couldn’t really help myself.

Pink Safari Palette from Lancome Bronze Diva Summer 2012 Collection

The picture really doesn’t do it justice. It’s perfect for beach-y destinations.

The Urban Decay counter is already stocked with the new and improved eyeshadows plus the new palette. So I figured, might as well…

Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette (clockwise from top left: Walk of Shame, Roach, Busted, Twice Baked, Bordello and Buck)

Aside from the palette, I also got a tube of Lip Junkie in Naked. I first came across this lovely product when I bought the Naked 2 Palette, it came in a cute little tube. I love the hydrating, non-sticky feel that tinges just a tad.

Last on my stop was the Chanel counter. I squeeled in glee when I saw this…

Chanel Summer 2012

I didn’t care much for the bronzer but I wanted the eyeshadow duo, nail polishes, lipsticks and lip gloss. Unfortunately as you can tell they’ve already sold out some of the items and I’m left with these…

Chanel Summer 2012

What’s else could a girl want? Well, I still have my sights on the Guerlain Pucci Collection. But I am skipping on the Tom Ford ones. Oh boy…

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

xo, Emilie

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