Hello my lovelies, I’m back in Tokyo for a short period of time before we have to fly to the US for an extended business trip. Unfortunately the weather here is gloomy and rainy — lil C and I are just recovering from a cough and cold so we are just hanging out at home and if we do head out, we just run quick errands.
But something in my makeup stash has been cheering me up and it’s the Lancome My French Palette, a limited edition eyeshadow palette release in Jan 2015 that was kindly gifted to me by a friend.
This light-weight nude eyeshadow palette is perfect for travelling as it has gorgeous nude shades in both shimmery and matte finishes, plus some blue shades if you want to jazz things up. If I want to do “colour” for my eyes, I tend to reach for blue, instead of purple as I seemed to have fallen out of love with all things purple for eyes. I’m sure it’s just a phase 😉
I love the fact that there’s a little flap over the blue segments, which by the way, are liner shades but I’m sure they can double up as eyeshadows. The black shade would be useful for a smoky eye since the nudes are quite light and it’ll help add definition if required.
As you can see from the swatches on my arm, the colours are not super pigmented but I do enjoy medium pigmentation because who wants a smoky eye everyday? And it’s harder to correct dark eyeshadow mistakes and I would rather layer or build up shades.
So one thing to note is that, this palette is not for makeup aficionados as it’s essentially an everyday type palette that enables you to do simple fuss-free looks for work and play. However, it’s certainly not a palette that is highly inspired nor does it have unusual complexities.
I used all the shimmery shades for this nude EOTD and I could definitely see myself using this on a daily basis. While it is very pretty-looking, it works as an everyday workhorse — especially since it has a brush included which makes application a no-brainer. The brush is not bad actually but for those who do not intend to use the darker shades as eyeliner, the eyeliner brush end is of no use so I wish they made it a blending one — if they did, this palette would be perfect for travelling!
Do you have this palette? If so, what do you think? Do you buy limited edition eyeshadow palettes?
Update: After using this palette for about a month on the road, I’m afraid the longevity of these shadows are quite limited. In less than six hours, the shadows faded on my lids. I thought it was my eyeshadow primer but I’ve used it for months with other brands of eyeshadows and never had a problem. I’m not sure if the quality of this palette is similar to other permanent Lancome eyeshadows. Can anyone enlighten me if they use Lancome eyeshadows?