The Lancôme French Idole Fall 2014 Collection brings us stunning parisian elegance in tones of Malachite Green and Brown Amethyst. Two shades channeled from men’s fashion with the shimmer of precious stones. The Lancôme HypnIose Palette 5 Color Palette – Smoky Eyes in DR07 Malachite and Améthyste ($54 CAD) is a palette rich in shades of chic khaki and satiny purple. The palette includes 4 eyeshadows and one shadow/eyeliner for a complete look.
The pigmentation of the shades in this palette is really nice. The formula has a very dry texture yet there is no powdery feel or chalkiness. The colours apply richly with no fallout. I absolutely love the colour combination of purple and khaki so this palette really stopped my heart on first sight. The shades definitely lend themselves to a smoky, more dramatic look but you could make the palette a little more subdued by incorporating the champagne shade on the lid.
The shimmer in this palette is very nicely done. It offers beautiful interest to the shades while remaining sophisticated. My only complaint about the palette is that the top middle liner shade is very similar to the other purple in the palette. They are fairly indistinguishable on the eye.
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