Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Amethyst Glam


the palette--I love the huge mirror!

swatch w/o primer, no flash

I don't know why, but Lancome reminds me of aristocratic elderly women--maybe it's their packaging, or all their anti-wrinkle creams? I feel like with this palette, they're trying to reach out to a younger audience, so they end up with an eclectic range of consumers which is directly reflected in this palette's name--I mean, "amethyst glam?" Really? And they have another palette called "emerald boudoir". But the name aside, I love the colors in this palette--they're bolder than what I usually go for, but they're definitely wearable.

-love the mirror!
-it's small enough to fit easily anywhere--I always have this in my bag because of the mirror :)
-the three darker colors are well-pigmented, and last without a primer
-not a fan of the shimmery highlighting colors--I don't think they're really wearable or that well-pigmented. the glitter is chunky and sparse, so it looks cheap. I think it would have made more sense to make the white matte, and kept the pink shimmery instead, but that's just me.
-expensive considering I only use three of the colors--it's around $40-50 I think?
-not really a con, but I feel like packaging those makeup applicators is just a waste of space--who actually uses those?

Overall, it's a nice palette but I wouldn't consider buying it again.