Friday, 20 November 2009

Lancome Holiday Colour Collection 2009 – La Nuit L’Absolu Rouge...

Lancome has just released its Holiday Colour Collection 2009 which is focused on two star shades – plum and brown, perfect for any Christmas and New Year’s parties. The goal is to look elegant, yet with a hint of mystery...seeing as how there’s always an undercurrent of romance during this season, perhaps this was the inspiration for the collection this time around.

Sparkling Cherub (RM150) – Features champagne and bronze shades together with a hint of pink to bring a bit of glow to cheeks for a subtle glow.

L’Absolu Rouge (RM75) – with Lancome’s Pro-Xylane™ star formula to replenish lips, there are two creamy shades with SPF12. Nocturne is a nude beige with a hint of plum, while Feline is a rich plum shade.

Ombre Absolue Quad (RM140) – Good for smoky eye looks, this quartet contains a shimmery nude, two grey-taupe hues and a deep plum shade...I have to admit, I’m liking this one quite a bit! :D

Color Fever Gloss (RM75) – The latest shade in this range is a dazzling plum-red...perfect for that pout under the mistletoe maybe? *wink*

Ink Artliner (RM120) – There are two new colours for this which is an iridescent black as well as brown (shown above)

Personal Thoughts:
It would seem that the trend now is to have a patterned design on blusher/highlighter compacts – not new, but certainly seen more often in recent collections compared to previous times. I guess someone decided to capitalise on the “OMG-it’s-so-cute-I-have-to-have-it!” group (yours truly included!) because the Lancôme Sparkling Cherub is just adorable.

That, plus the fact that this latest collection has an underlying purple/ plum shade running all through it is enough to do my head in...while I will draw the line at wearing plum lipstick, I’m not above going for the Color Fever Gloss – perhaps layered over a nice dusky rose liner...hmm...

Any thoughts on the latest Lancome collection, or have you tried it lately? Hit me up, ladies! :)

Coming up: Gift sets from Clarins, Estee Lauder, L'Occitane, Rene Furturer, Origins and Shu Uemura.
You can follow the 2009 Christmas collections lineup here. :)

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