Monday, November 1, 2010

Lancome: Les Gris L'Wren Ombre Absolue Palette

Here's a quick look using Lancome's Les Gris L'Wren eye palette from the Holiday Color collection 2010. This is a basic smoky-eye palette, which at first glance may not look all that unique, but after using it I found I like it more than I thought I would. Once applied you can really see the difference between the two gray shades. One is a shimmery pewter and the other is a metallic gray with slight blue tones. The highlight shade is an icy platinum silver and has more of a sheer powdery texture with less pigmentation than the others. The slate/black shade is a matte with average pigmentation. Overall, this is a nice little palette and it might be of interest to someone who likes cool-toned shades of gray and silver or for someone who is looking for a classic smoky-eye palette to add to their collection. 

(Try to ignore the awful red-eyes in these pics. I love playing with eye makeup but it never fails to irritate my eyes at first!)

Also included in the L'Wren collection are two nail colors: 020 Le Rouge L'Wren, a beautiful, deep red with subtle shimmer and 021 Le Gris L'Wren, a unique, silvered blue-gray (much like the blue-gray in the eyeshadow palette).

I think I'm in love! This red is pretty amazing and the blue-gray is great, too. It has a very thick formula though--I only used one coat here (two coats for the red). Why must these be limited edition? Sigh... 



  1. I have been patiently waiting for my Nordy's to get this in! I did purchase the gloss and am waiting for the lipstick in the mail. The lipstick and gloss on their own are nice, but together they are to..die...for!

    Great job on the application!

  2. Beautiful! That's such a sexy, smoky eye on you. I look forward to your nail swatches. I fancy both of these colours.
    Jane x

  3. @Cindy (Prime Beauty) Thanks! My Nordy's still doesn't have this collection! I got these at Lancome online :)

    @ModestyBrown: Thank you! I really like the look you did too! :) I saw swatches of the polishes on Beauty Look Book and they both look very nice! I will be trying them out soon :)


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