Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palette 109 French Nude

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Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palette 109 French Nude,  $50.00 is one of the items I treated myself to one day on impulse when in a local department store. It is my first Lancome eye shadow purchase and after using it for a while, I will say it won't be my last. Budget allowing.

The compact is pure Lancome, it is the signature black plastic with the gold logo rose stamped in the lower corner. Very clean and simple. The compact is lightweight but not flimsy. It feels solid and lovely in the hand. Every little detail is attended to, just as it should be.


Press the little button on the front of the compact and the lid springs gently up to reveal a full sized mirror. Laid out below are the eye shadows. At the top is a pale, lightly shimmery ivory base/highlight shade. Then a neutral peach/buff satin matte that I like to use as a lid colour. In the middle is a saddle tan satin matte that is a smashing crease and lower lid liner shade and the small shadow on the end is the prettiest golden champagne shimmer for highlighting. Below is a slender strip of matte deep brown for lining and crease and outer corner work if you really want to get smokey.

I chose a neutral palette for a couple of reasons. For one, I tend to reach most often for neutral shadows and I felt that at splurge price, I should choose colours I know I will like and get the most use out of. I don't buy makeup to have it sit unloved in a dark drawer. I buy it to use it.


Swatches. *le sigh* My lighting...

These shadows are not kapow! They are gentle, neutral, ladylike. They are pigmented and give lovely payoff on the eye. The texture is smooth and velvety, the satin mattes can be a little powdery, as is pretty typical of more matte shadows but I don't have a problem with fallout. These shadows apply easily, blend beautifully and don't fly away or get muddy. I apply them over eye shadow primer and I get all day wear; they look just about as fresh and pretty at the end of my long day as they do when I apply them many hours earlier.

I enjoy using my Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palette 109 French Nude. Yes, it is a spendy little indulgence. I don't own a whole pile of these beauties. Tho I admit I wouldn't mind... They come in an array of delicious colour combinations that are calling to me. They will just have to keep on calling for a little while longer.

Do you own any of the Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow and Liner Palettes? Which shades? Do you love them? Please do share, I'd love to hear what you think.


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31 comments

  1. Lancome shadows are always so nice! This wold be a great everyday palette!

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  2. That champagne shimmer gives me grabby hands. The rest I think would probably look a bit muddy on my complexion. I've been eying a few of their other selections though, namely Amethyst, Lavender, Mauve, and Jacaranda. I sense a theme here....LOL

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  3. I haven't tried many Lancome products in general, but these colors look divine.

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  4. What a great neutral everyday eye palette! Love the packaging too.

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  5. Pretty neutrals! I bet I could make them smoky lol. ;)

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  6. I love me a good neutral palette. These Lancome palettes are always nice.

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  7. I can't resist the neutral. As much as I like colour, I'm going to grab neutrals, first. These Lancome palettes are so nice.

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  8. I'll bet you could! You are the smokey eyes girl!

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  9. The packaging is lovely and I love that button! No busted nails.

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  10. I have a few... Love. These colours are wonderful So pretty and wearable. They'd look smashing on you.

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  11. LOL Yep!


    I know... That champagne is going to be the first to disappear from this palette and I'm going to cry like a baby.

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  12. If their other shadows are as nice, I want more! It is a nice everyday palette. And versatile.

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  13. Thank you. I am really enjoying it. :D

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  14. I have this one and I love it too for a natural but sophisticated eye. My fav Lancome eye palette is Gris Fatalle and Bronze Amour--older but fab!!

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  15. I have become that person who buys makeup and it sits in the drawer! Ack! I love this palette, though. I love pairing neutrals with a little color, too.

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  16. I love the Lancome palettes. This one looks great for neutral day looks.

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  17. Oh, yes it is! :D I am so tempted by other colour combos... My wallet is stopping me.

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  18. When I wear colour, that is what I do... Pair up bright and neutral. It works. :D


    I'm not judging anyone else. I'm very free to do you. :D I personally can't afford to blow fifty-sixty bucks on a palette and then just not use it. That is a waste, to me. :)

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  19. Ooo! Those sound lovely! I think I looked at Bronze Amour when I looked at this one...

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  20. Neutral palette is always the best choice for women our age, ugh!

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  21. I have Taupe Craze and Chocolate Amande which are both really similar. LOVE a good neutral, esp from Lancome!

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  22. This is a nice palette... It's been a while since I used anything from Lancome... but I have always enjoyed their products.

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  23. OOOO So pretty! Love these Lancome palettes

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  24. They are so nice! I'd love to own them in every colour that catches my eye. Why didn't I marry rich???? lol

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  25. They make lovely stuff. So spendy, tho. le sigh

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  26. Age... Bah! Wear what turns you on. :D

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