Okay, I won’t be posting about an eye shadows palette every week. Promise! But this post has been in preparation for such a long time, that, believe me or not, it must go online now!
Do we really need a new post featuring an eye shadows palette?
Yes we do! The bloggers world is in my opinion too full of the same brands, the same products, the usual stuff….And I love outsider brands. As well as I love surprises and gems where you’d never expect to find them.
What makes Lancome Hypnose Star eyes stand out of the crowd is of course the packaging: more compact and more elegant than the majority of the high-street eye palettes. And it’s not a case I purchased this one at an airport duty free shop. It is my favorite travel-friendly eye set.
In its sleek and elegant black case, you’ll find a classic pink-neutrals combination of powder eye shadows, a mirror, a quite professional mini brush and two small buffers. The ‘wet technology’ allows you to use the shadows either dry, as all the other powdery product, or wet, for a more sophisticated and intense effect.
An other lovely feature is the paper sheet which shows how to create three different looks, playing with the different colors.
A similar and more detailed guidance is also available online, on the Lancome European site. I checked the American version and the product is a bit different, offering though an even wider variety of shades among which to choose. (I’m so jealous now!)
The quality of the eye shadows is very good. I didn’t notice any smudges or unwanted fall-outs, even without eye primers. They’re very easy to blend and natural looking, from the lightest, up to the darker shades. I don’t use the brushes they’re equipped with, but it’s a matter of personal feeling, given that I tend to apply my make up at home.
At the moment, I don’t see any cons and I would sincerely recommend the purchase to try something different from the usual brands, although in Europe Lancome is very popular and also very much sold into the best beauty shops / chains.