So let's be real here. I feel that this Summer has been a whomp whomp for makeup collections. Not as much color as I would have liked. Don't get me wrong, I love my neutrals, but Summer collections are the only real time that I look for bright and different colors. Thankfully, Lancôme has launched a new limited edition Hypnose Collection that gave me a few Color options! This collection is available for a limited time, and consists of two palettes ($57.00 CAD) and eight shadow sticks ($23.00 CAD)
The eyeshadow palettes are pigmented and blend very well. The only matte shade in the two palettes is the cream colored shade in the Nuit Mordorée palette. When I started using these shadows, I quickly found that I wish the layout was different. I find it hard to precisely use the shadows becaus the strips in the middle are a little too thin. The shadows also kick up a lot more powder than I would like. But alas, the blendability really made up for it. At first glance I was drawn to the Nuit Mordorée palette, but after applying them both I found I really loved the more cool toned Grège Parisien palette. These shadows lasted all day on my eyes with no eye primer, and I had no issue with creasing or fading. Lancôme palettes are always impressive when it comes to wear time, so this came to no surprise!
These shadow sticks have totally changed my thoughts about this format of shadow. They are so creamy, and one of the most long wearing formulas I have ever worked with. I have to use an oil to completely remove them, and there is absolutely no movement, smudging or fading. My favorite way of wearing these is under my bottom lash line as a smokey addition to an eye look. They work beautifully as an eye base underneath of shadows as well. They all come with a sharpener on the bottom of the pencil that allows you to sharpen the product if needed. I always try my best to strategically use the pencil to keep the point sharp, but you can only do so much with them. You do have a small window of time to blend these out before they set, and as mentioned before they are bulletproof once they set!
At $23.00 CAD these shadow sticks are an absolute steal. There are very limited quantities in stores, and this is a limited edition collection, so if you're interested make sure you check these out soon!
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