Spring 2016 – Lancome

The Lancome Spring 2016 Collection is about as Springtime as it gets.  Pairing lighthearted, modern, and girly packaging with fresh, bright color, the line sure to have you pining for singing birds and blooming buds (if not sugary bonbons to boot!)  

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

The delightfully happy Collection is available in the UK starting on January 1st, and will be rolling out to International stores on the 11th.

Lancome My Parisien Pastels:

A shimmer cube made up of 9 bouquet-like shades that can be used as eyeshadows, illuminators, correctors, blushes and bronzers.

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome My Parisienne Blush:

Available in two shades:

  • No.01 (Photo – perfect for a natural flush!)
  • No.02
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Hypnose Palette:

  • DO12 Paris Merveilleux
  • DO13 Paris en Rêve
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Khol Hypnose Waterproof:

Shades:

  • No.10
  • No.11
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Lip Lovers:

Available in 3 colors.

Lancome Rouge in Love:

Shades:

  • No.406
  • No.407
  • No.408
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Vernis in Love:

  • No.146
  • No.148
  • No.149
  • No.153
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Christmas / Holiday 2015 – Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument

Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument is, I have to say, pretty spectacular.  It’s vampy and glam at the same time… ❤  Oh, la la!

A bunch of ladies have posted their own swatches online…which I always love to see.  Thank you to all who shared!

swatches of Troublante 675, posted by liguriansea on http://www.specktra.net

swatches of Troublante 675, posted by liguriansea on http://www.specktra.net

The Collection includes the following products:

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Signe Particulier (below)

  • Satin Beige Pink
  • Velvet Purple
  • Black Red
  • Saffron Gold

Joues Contraste Lumiere Highlighting Blush  (above)

  • Coups de Minuit – peach beige

 

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer  (above)

  • 57 Or Safron – warm saffron gold

 

Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil  (above)

  • Rouge Noir – black red

 

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow  (below)

  •  857 Rouge Noir – shimmering black red (ummm…swoon!!!)

Le Volume de Chanel Mascara 

  • 27 Rouge Noir – intense black red
  • 90 Ultra Black – intense black

 

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour (below)

  • 237 Vamporeuse – light pink purple
  • 109 Rouge Noir – black red (holy smokes! ❤ )

 

Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour  (below)

  • 437 La Merveilleuse – intense raspberry red

 

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer  (below)

  • 477 Rose de Lune – shimmering soft pink
  • 487 Etincelle – golden black red

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour  (above)

  • Merry Rose – soft grey pink

 

Le Vernis Nail Colour  (below)

  • Rose Fusion – luminous purple grey

Le Top Coat | Gold Sparkle Nail Coat  (above)

  • Lame Rouge Noir – shimmering black red

Holiday 2015 – Dior State of Gold

I’ve seen a couple of posts for this up-and-coming Collection from Dior for Holiday (Christmas) 2015, entitled “State Of Gold.”  The products will be launching in November, and are offered as a limited edition…so if you love them, snag them while you can! 

Interestingly, gold seems to be quite the thing…I’ve seen it from many brands already.

State Of Gold includes:

Dior Diorific Mat Velvet Color Lipstick:

  • Radieuse #430
  • Fascinante #580
  • Fabuleuse #750
  • Fantastique #770

Dior Diorific Illuminating Pressed Powder:

  • Pearlescent, golden beige

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette:

  • Gold #886
  • Eternal Gold #576.

Dior Diorific Vernis:

  • Gris-Or #227
  • Mystère #991
  • Passion #951
  • State of Gold #001.

Dior Addict Gloss:

  • Cult
  • Sparkle

Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow:

  • Blazing #631

Fall 2015 – Dior Limited Edition Miroir 001

Dior Vernis for Fall 2015 includes four shades, one of which is a chrome, silver metallic:

  • 001 Miroir
  • 701 Metropolis 
  • 785 Cosmopolite
  • 791 Darling Blue
Dior photo

Dior.com photo

The chrome is the stand out here, contrasting with the other solids (colors which don’t truly beg to be stared at.  Blue and green aren’t at all humdrum, to be sure, with their rich and unconventional flare…but chrome seems to illicit a double-take more often.)

Chromes are not always so easy, I’ve found…failing to nail the “mirrored” look most of the time.  Glossy topcoats help, but it’s got to be a good formula…and don’t be disappointed if you can’t quite recite “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…”

Imabeautygeek shares some swatches and insights of her own, so definitely check it out!  I haven’t tried this myself but by the looks of it, it falls a little shy of the mark…  

Then again, I think I’m inevitably disappointed with chromes because they aren’t as reflective as my mind *thinks* they should be.  I suppose, in this case, if I want to channel my inner Robocop, I better stick to – no pun intended – falsies, or stickers!