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Lancôme: La Palette Des Rêves palette review

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If you've been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed I have a thing for Lancome
eyeshadow palettes, especially since Lisa Eldridge has taken the creative helm.  This palette was essentially perfect for me--it was glittery, gold and pink. If a palette ever exemplified my personality, then it would be the Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette. Keep reading to find out my thoughts on quality of the palette! 

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

I have mixed opinions about this palette so far; I'm honestly not sure what to think.  The colours are beautiful, and are based on a vintage palette Eldridge had in her extensive makeup collection.  It's a throw-back to the 30's, and I think it was a great twist on a Christmas palette, veering away from the traditional golds and bronzes.  This palette focuses on softer pinks, silvery-champagne shades and deep purples. All very rich, elegant colours. 

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review

Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review, makeup application
After four hours of wear
Lancôme La Palette Des Rêves palette, flatlay, review, makeup review, swatches

In terms of the pigmentation, they swatches beautifully! They are creamy and rich in colour.  But unfortunately, I have two main problems with this palette.

First, the two middle colours are almost identical on the eye. I (attempted) to take a picture of me wearing the palette (side note, taking a picture of yourself is hella hard. Probably should have just got my tripod out, but I was lazy and ill-prepared). I attempted to do a halo effect on the eye, but the middle colours were both very glittery to apply with the brush included, and weren't allowing me to achieve the look I was going for.  They had a lot of fallout as well.  But the glitteryness surprised me so much, seeing as I had already done the swatches and they turned out so well.  Entirely different story with a brush.

Second, there is no bloody matte shade in the palette.  Almost every Lancome palette seems to forget to include a matte colour, meaning you either have a shimmery crease, or have to reach for another palette. I used the purple shade (top right) in my crease, but it wasn't ideal, especially on my hooded eyes.  Another problem I had with this shade was that it was super pigmented, but when I took a clean blending brush to feather out the edges, the colour wore away very quickly.

In the photo above, I had been wearing the makeup for about four hours, and you can see there is already creasing and fading. Disappointing, considering the $70+ price tag.

I'm going to keep wearing this palette, because I love the colours, but I'm going to have to include other palettes for a complete look.  And I'm going to try applying some of the shades wet and with different brushes to see if that helps with the glittery shades and fallout.

xoxo K