I felt Lancome was a little late to the Spring party with the release of their Roseraie des Delices collection but their collection is a clear and pretty tribute to Spring – bright greens and pinks are the order of the day, with sheer pink and peach lips and a pretty blush.
I took a gander down to the Lancome counter to take a look and at the same time, experience something new at the Lancome counters – a personalised hands on makeup step by step lesson by the Lancome makeup artists. If you want to pick up some tips on makeup, keep a lookout for these counter parties, which will be held from time to time. I’ve got some quick deets here :)
The Roseraie des Delices collection is a pretty complete one, with two eyeshadow palettes (RM140) – C50 Vert Tendresse (green) and A50 Rose Romance. I originally thought the colours a bit blah (being honest here!) but when the colour was applied on the skin, I must say that I was quite blown away by the intensity of colour and the pretty delicate sparkles when you catch the light. I’ll try to bring you some better pictures of this palette in time to come.
The La Roseraie face powder/blush (RM120) is the one you see on the far right of this picture. In its original glory, what you see is a pearly shimmery pink and white highlight. It is seriously shimmery (Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog has a picture here) After all the top layer is removed, you get instead a 2 toned powder, peach on the bottom and a pale cream on top for highlight. On my skin, the peach part proves to be a very pretty gentle blush and I would like it except I already have a billion blushes that serve the same purpose. Also, it stops looking very pretty once the top layer’s gone.
The Le French Touch lipsticks (RM80) are pretty and delicate but what I have to tell you about is the Color Fever Gloss (RM70). The glosses are a pearly shimmery translucent shade, but what really grabbed my attention was the fact that they are scented with lavender!
Now, we are quite familiar with brands scenting their lipglosses but it is usually rose they go for – something floral and appealing to the nose. Lavender, while very calming as a scent, is very strange in a lipgloss and for the record, tastes a little strange too :P
Lancome counter parties for makeup tips from makeup artists
Lancome and their Makeup Artists are also launching an initiative whereby they will have little counter parties, where you may register to join in, and pick up some makeup tips from the artists.
The lovely Juan wearing A50 Rose Romance on the eyes
It is quite useful, because they will do up half your face for you and you then replicate it on the other half as Juan demonstrates here hehe… She didn’t know I took this ;) It is also a good way for you, the consumer to ask questions of the makeup artists like how best to apply eyeliner, or how to use a certain eyeshadow palette. Rose Romance looked beautiful on Juan and I don’t think I’d have even looked at the palette if not for having seen how pretty it is on the eyes :)
I opted to try the Vert Tendresse palette because greens and I are best buddies in the eye department :D I don’t have a close up, but here’s a rough idea of how a Lancome Spring look looked on me.
Yeah I realize you can’t see anything in detail but as I promised, I’ll bring you some close ups of Vert Tendresse soon :) I did like the lip colour used on me – a peach, overlaid with a shimmery peach gloss. I plan to replicate this using my own products back home :D
And er… well, you can’t see it very clearly, but we’re both wearing each of the Lancome Roseraie des Delices spring palettes on our eyes and the La Roseraie blush on cheeks. I just included this gratuitous shot because I loved how happy we looked :D
Lancome Roseraie des Delices is available at Lancome counters nationwide and is, like all collections, limited edition. The Lancome Makeup Artists counter party will be held from time to time at different counters so you will have to keep an eye out your local counter for news on this, or check the Lancome Malaysia Facebook page for upcoming dates. For now, the next few will be held at Metrojaya MidValley (16 Feb), Isetan KLCC (18 Feb), Parkson KLCC (19 Feb) and Sogo KL (19 Feb) so book your slot if you are keen to learn more (no purchase necessary – yay!)
Did any item in the Lancome Spring 2012 collection catch your eye? Don’t you think the model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem looks so gorgeous in the Roseraie des Delices promo shot? She makes me think of an Elven princess in a rose garden, or of some outworldly beautiful space alien. I have strange ideas, I know :P
Lancome Roseraie des Delices Spring 2012 collection is available at all Lancome counters nationwide. The Lancome counter parties hosted by the Lancome Make Up Artists offering makeup tips and hands on demonstrations will be held at various counters by prior appointment. Please check the Lancome Malaysia Facebook page for upcoming dates or contact your local counter.