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

face
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

eyes
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

cheeks
NARS Orgasm

lips
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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