Happy Monday Zombies!
Last week, when my Mom and I (and the kidlets) were coming back from California, we stumbled upon an outlet mall in Barstow, CA. I squeed my pants when I saw a CCO within the mall. Rushing toward it like a kid about to enter Disneyland, I walked in, only to see that the only cosmetics they had was Lancome. *deflate* BUT, I did find some really awesome colors of eyeshadow and a couple lip glosses. The eyeshadow singles averaged $5.00 as compared to $17.00, as did the lip gloss. The most expensive thing I purchased was the eye shadow duo at $9.80. Originally $28.00! I can't believe how MUCH high end makeup costs. Thank goodness for CCO's!
I couldn't get any good swatches of these colors and so I decided to just do a LOTD with some of them!
Lips: "Stormy Pink" by Revlon with "Rose Nectar" on top
Cheeks: "Living Doll" by Hard Candy
The colors were not as pigmented as the mineral eyeshadow I'm use to wearing. And for a retail cost of $17.00, you'd think they'd be more pigmented- ironically "Luring" is the most pigmented of the 4 singles. In the pan it looks gray, but it's a gorgeous light blue with lavender shift. I really do love it. I'm also smitten with "Trendy". They ARE very easily blended though and the quality seems to be good, so that was a plus. I also like the packaging. For some reason, I'm digging pressed eyeshadow more and more these days. The pans look a *little* bigger than MAC eyeshadow.
Both of the lip gloss are nice. Not too sticky, and have a light scent and taste. Rose Nectar has no color payoff, but Golden Rouge does have a nice golden shimmer on my lips.
Would I pay full price for these eyeshadow? NO. period. I WOULD check out CCO's and clearance bins for these cosmetics on sale though, because I do like the eyeshadow and would love to pick up some bolder colors.
What products of Lancome do you love and suggest?