Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette Review, Swatch & FOTD, French Innocence Spring 2015 Collection

I am still struggling through my new schedule. I would like to get this very pretty palette posted last night but I was too sleepy to do so. Also over the past days I have noticed that the most important thing that has a big impact on how pretty you look may be free but still hard to get, it is... Sleep!

Do you also notice feeling yourself extra pretty or appearing much better on photos if you had a good night's sleep? I was thinking maybe it is just my mind playing games but photos after a short night's sleep always need more editing. Alright, back to the topic...

Today I have a gorgeous palette to share with you, Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette. I can't get over the fact that how pretty the packaging is, grey and pink, roses and Eiffel, yay! Pink pumps and black stockings with pink dress, I'd save this one only for drawings. Oh and why does the dog bark to roses? *confused*


Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette Compact
Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette Compact


The palette is a part of Lancôme's Spring Collection called French Innocence. You can read about the color story and see promo images here. There are also matching nail polishes, lip glosses and eye liners. I am definitely checking them out once the collection hits the counters in Germany.

My French Palette is composed of 7 eye shadow shades and 2 liners, or 9 eye shadow shades, depending on how you would like to use the last two. Once you open the compact, you see the first 6 shades. These are all naturals. Three of them on the left are matte and three on the right are shimmery. Thumbs up for this well thought balance. On the lid there is a removable sticker with instructions of how to use the shades.



Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette Compact
Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette

We all have nude palettes, don't we, many of them. What is really interesting about My French Palette however is that it introduces a concept of "nudes with a twist" literally with the packaging. Last three shade in the palette are all pops and they are hidden behind a metal lid. Once you open it, you transform the palette into a more colorful one with all the possibilities of mixing layering and matching.



Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette Compact
Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette, all the shades

The formula of the eye shadows are very close to Urban Decay Naked Palettes. All the shades are very buttery and nicely pigmented. Mattes show up well on my NC20 complexion, they also show up well on my rather deeper eye lids. The shimmery eye shadows are also very buttery and smooth. The shimmer in these are rather linear but once I applied they didn't look frosty on me.

Neutral shades are as follows:

Left most: A very light neutral pink with matte finish. This shade brightens up without being shimmery and I like using it on my brow bone as a subtle highlight.

2nd from left: Mid-toned mauve pink with matte finish. This one is one of my favorites in the palette. I use it to create a soft crease for a neutral day look, all you have to do is then add one of the shimmery shades on the lid to give you a polished day look.

3rd from left: Light neutral pink with matte finish.I would use this one all over the lid as a base or for a minimal day look.

4th from right: A very light peachy pink with metallic shimmer. This shade is a little too frosty for my taste. I use it on the inner corner sparingly for an inner corner highlight. Alternatively you can apply it all over the lid as a wash of color but I would prefer the other two shades for this purpose.

5th from right: Mid-toned rosy beige with shimmery finish. The shimmer in this one is more subtle than the 4th shade so I am liking it more for all over the lid.

6th from right: Deep neutral bronze with shimmery finish. The shimmer is even subtler than the 5th shade. This is also a gorgeous shade for all over application. I also like using it on the outer half, combined with the 5th shade on the inner half. One of my favorites from My Paris Palette.


Close-up of Neutrals from Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
Close-up of Neutrals from Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
Swatch of Neutrals from Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
Swatch of Neutrals from Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette

Now on to pops. There are three tones of blue under the metal lid. Two of the deeper shades are smaller in size and these are denoted as liners. The consistency of these are a little drier, which you would expect from a liner as they shouldn't fall out. 

Left: A mid-toned turquoise with slight yellow-green duo chrome effect and shimmery finish. This shade can be applied densely all over the lid. It can also be padded on one of the neutral shades for a hint of blue. It is really gorgeous, another favorite of mine.

Middle: Deep blue liner with green shimmer which gives a subtle duo-chrome effect. If you go really very simple with the eye look, this can be added as liner for a pop of color.

Right: A very deep blackened blue with subtle shimmer. I have used this one as liner for the look below and it performed very well. I have also applied this lightly on my crease to see how it performs. It worked fine that way too although it doesn't blend very easily, since it is thought to stay in place rather than blend (which would be the requirement for a liner).


The Pop Shades/Liners: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
The Pop Shades/Liners: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
Swatches of the Pop Shades/Liners: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
Swatches of the Pop Shades/Liners: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette

There are a range of looks which can be achieved with this palette. A matte neutral look, a shimmery neutral look, a turquoise all the way look. Neutral eye with pop eye liner look, neutral eye with pop along the lower lash line look, you name it. My Paris Eye Shadow Palette is very versatile. I would like to try to use everything at once and by doing that I wouldn't like my colleagues at work get a shock so here is what I came up with...

I applied second shade from left (matte mauve) on the crease, 5th shade (shimmery beige) on the lid layered very lightly with turquoise on top. I also added 6th shade (deep shimmery bronze) on the outer corner and deepened the crease just a little with the liner shades. I also applied the darkest liner along the upper lash line. I found wet application best for this, so sprayed a little bit of MAC Fix+ to my liner brush beforehand. I also applied the lightest shimmery shade on the inner corner as a highlight as well as lightest matte shade under the brow.


On the eyes: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
In-action:  Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette


For the rest of the face I am wearing NARS Contour Blush in Paloma, Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked and NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna. I really enjoyed the resulting soft but not that boring look with My Paris Palette. What do you think?



FOTD with Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
FOTD with Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
FOTD with Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette
FOTD with Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette

Final thoughts: For the neutral lovers who would like a palette which would cover their matte and shimmery neutral needs as well as provide a pop of color, make sure to check out Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette. I found it to be a great one to travel as well since you get Naked Basics, Naked and Vice all at once and comes in a super cute compact.

Availability/Price: Lancôme My Paris Eye Shadow Palette is right now available in the States at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales ($58). It should be released in UK in January and internationally in February. In Germany we should get My French Palette in the beginning of January and it will cost around 55€.

How do you find the idea of a small lid to reveal the vibrant shades? Do you like pop shades in neutral palettes?











 
The product in this post is provided free of charge for my consideration. 
I am not paid for this review, all opinions are honest and my own.


21 comments

  1. This looks really nice and workable! I might pick this up some time.

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  2. Anna looks far far darker on me. The palette is cute, and you did a great job. Just doesn't kill me, and have been so lazy lately that the thought of using powders makes me tired... Lol. Looking forward for you to review more GA eye tints.

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    1. Hi Andrea,
      everything looks very vibrant on my lips, some nudes look almost neon lol
      It must be the natural pigment or something.
      GA Eye Tints are not released in Germany yet, hoping it will be soon. I am saving for them, it will be a huge haul!

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  3. That lid over the vibrant shade idea is kinda funny. I'm not sure I get it, but it for sure doesn't stop me from appreciating the palette! Glad to hear the quality is excellent. My experience with Lancome eyeshadows is very bleh. If these are like UD, we might totally get along! Love the look you created!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      I have one Lancome palette, they have different formulas, so if you don't like them, you may still love this one. Yeah the shades are really nice, especially for natural lovers.

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  4. Ooh, love the mix of mattes and metallics- very pretty! Have a fantastic weekend, Sara :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. You too Jen, yes I love the balance in there too!

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  5. I LOVE THE PACKAGING SO MUCH IT HURTS!!! LOL!! But seriously, I do! :D

    UD quality you say? Hmmph.. I might have to see this in person because the few Lancôme palettes that I have they are just OK, definitely not UD level. Maybe these are reformulated?

    Love the final look as always, Sara! I totally agree with you on the sleep thing. Funny, isn't it? :)

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    1. LOL Jaa, You cracked me up.
      The packaging is really so pretty, the formula of these are different than that of Lancome Palettes so you might end up liking this one.
      Sleep thing is funny but definitely true!

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  6. Yay! I was hoping you'd review this soon. I have a serious lemming for this, and I don't even like neutrals. I'm almost positive it's because of the packaging. Plus, the neutrals all lean pink, which I prefer over brown.

    Normally, I don't like colors with linear sparkle, but if you say it's not boring, I trust you!

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    1. Hi Christina,
      I also love neutrals when they lean rose gold or pink.
      These don't have the most complex shimmer out there but they are definitely nice and don't look cheap.

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  7. The neutral side seems like a combination of Naked 1 and Naked 3 with the pretty pink tones and the warm colors! They look really pretty. I'm not sure the packaging does anything for me, but I like how they combined other interesting shades in the palette, though. And of course, goes without saying that you wearing it so well!

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    1. Hi there Belly :-*
      Yes you are right, Naked 1, 3 and Basics maybe. I like the combination too, I was thinking why do we always have just neutrals or just pops, they can be combined.
      Beer Hugs to you for stopping by

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  8. I really dig that color combination and the look you came up with was great! And the packaging is not too shabby ;)) Lancome always makes some really nice spring colors!

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    1. Hi Maeve,
      yes I also usually like Spring Collection from Lancome, especially their turquoise liners

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  9. I definitely like the packaging, I am not sure about the shadows, they are pretty and I like the added pop of color but I am not entirely sold on the whole palette. I will have to see it in person.

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    1. Let me know how you find it after swatching it.

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  10. Oh!! The neutrals really do resemble Urban Decay's Naked palettes!! But those 3 pop colors... they remind me of TF Emerald Lust!! Wow....! I have no idea how to combine pinks and mauves with greens... but you did fabulously! And yes, why did the dog bark at the roses?!

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  11. Well I went into look, began to play, and caved and ordered the palette. It like the rosy nudes and all the neutral shades are a bit vibrant, which I like. It was more tiny that I imagined, but it would be hard not to get good use out of it. Did the shadows wear well? That is my only question.

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  12. I'm thinking of buying this palette and have been searching for blogs which review and swatch it. Yours is by far the most helpful and detailed! Thank you!

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