If you were around to read my Lancome Makeup Round-Up back in February, you may be surprised that I’m posting about this brand. At the time, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be purchasing any more Lancome products, but nevertheless, here we are.
Although this isn’t an exhaustive round-up of the entire brand, I wanted to talk about the current products that I own from Lancome before I let them go. This is a great brand that I can truly show appreciation for, but I’ve just come to realize that it’s not for me. I always have a good experience using their products and I’m always able to find items that suit my skin tone. But on the downside, I’m continually disappointed by the packaging when considering the price I paid. That is saying a lot considering I never pay full price for Lancome, and I still come away feeling like I overpaid. As a military spouse, I can get Lancome products for 15% off and I don’t have to pay tax. The products I’ve tried just feel lighter and cheaper than brands in a comparable price range like NARS and Bobbi Brown.
Lancome is a brand that always manages to draw me in. The packaging on some of the products can feel cheap for the price point, but the quality of the products themselves are always top-notch.
Despite being excellent quality, I don’t hear much about these eyeshadows. They are easy to use, they blend well, and no excess powder kicks up when using them. I have never noticed any issues with fallout. They are easy to sheer out if you like a light wash of color or build up if you need or want color intensity. The most comparable formula I can think of is the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow formula. They are not hard to pick up on a brush, but they are not dry shadows.
Lancome makes great products and these highlighters are no exception. Unfortunately they still aren’t my favorite highlighters. I have tried to make these work, but they are just too intense for my taste. No matter what brush I use to apply them, I have to go back over them with whatever foundation tool I used that day to tone them down. Once I take that step, I think they look beautiful on my skin. Unfortunately I have other highlighters that I don’t have to do this extra step with, so I use these less and less. I do have dry skin, and I suspect someone with more normal to oily skin may not have as much of an issue. Unrelated to performance, but important to me at this price point, I think the compact feels a little cheap.
Pictured below, left to right: 04 Dazzling Bronze and 05 Sparkling Peche
Swatches pictured below, left to right: 05 Sparkling Peche and 04 Dazzling Bronze
If you are looking for an intense highlight, I would check these out.
The Dual Finish Highlighter comes in 5 different shades and cost $41.00 on the Lancome website.
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