In honor of celebrating 10 years of Hypnose Lancome released mini collection of mostly permanent items like – Hypnose drama, Hypnose, Hypnose star, Hypnose doll mascaras, Eyebrow pencils and some single eyshadows but also included three new Color design eyeshadow palettes. I can easily say the best ones so far.
First up Beige brule – my favorite of three. It includes 4 matte shades – finally a palette with matte shades and one shimmery shade for highlight – this one could easily be matte too but it still nicely combines with the other ones. Texture is superb! Smooth, very pigmented, silky, blends easily. Lancome definitely jumped on a “naked palette” bandwagon and this one reminds me a lot of Urban Decay Naked basics (reviewed here ) .
Chocolate amande is more on a golden side with all 4 shimmery shades. They all have some slight golden shimmer to them. Only top lighter shade had not so much pigment but it’s ok for all over the lid as a base or a as highlight. Unforutanetely I took pictures with my phone and I could not capture how amazing taupe color is (second row first one on the left). It has beautiful shimmer to it, silver but not big or gritty it’s just perfect. I wish they make this color as a single.
French Nude is probably the warmest of all the palettes and has combination of matte/satin and one shimmery shade. There is such a nice peachy nude shade for all over the lid and all the brown shades in the palette have really good pigment. This is probably the softest one , colors are light and nude for someone who wants very easy “office friendly” eye makeup.
All three palettes are limited edition. I would love to see Beige brule being added to permanent line – it makes no sense having dozens of shimmery palettes and none completely matte especially with this huge trend of nude/naked eye makeup.