Friday, 22 April 2016

Three Ways | Lancôme Auda[city] in Paris Palette

I was lucky enough to win the beautiful Lancôme Auda[city] in Paris palette recently in a giveaway by the fabulous Dave Lackie; this being my first-ever Lancôme product, you can imagine how excited I was to try it out, and even more so once it arrived and I could see in person how gorgeous it is! Designed by make-up artist Lisa Eldridge, Auda[city] in Paris consists of sixteen gorgeous shades in a range of finishes including mattes, shimmers and metallics.
Lancôme Audacity In Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Lancôme Audacity in Paris Shade Names
The outer palette is glossy black plastic, with a silhouette of the Paris skyline in a silvery-grey, which I think is really pretty. The back of the palette tells you the shade names which is a nice touch. including lovely names such as 'Filigree', 'Volcano' and 'Tenacity'. Within the palette, the shades are laid out in four quads consisting of complementary shades, although obviously you can mix and match as you see fit! The first quad consists of light gold and peach shades, whilst the second consists of warmer-toned browns and taupes. Quad three has two pinky-purple shades and two silver-grey shades, and the final quad consists of deeper nude shades including a deep grey/black. The first photo below is with flash and the second without, just to give an idea of shades.
Lancôme Audacity in Paris
Lancôme Audacity in Paris 2
This is such a versatile palette, as I think you can see below from the three looks I've put together; all three I've worn for work, but you can definitely create a dramatic enough eye for a night out, as well as a pretty toned-down daytime look. All of these are over a base of Wild About Beauty's Creme Eyeshadow in 'Edna', and mascara is Tarte's Gifted Smart Mascara. I found that the shades wore reasonably well, with no creasing after 8-9 hours wear - by around the 12-hour mark there was some creasing but that's not bad going in my book!
Lancôme Audacity in Paris Look 1
This first look used the shimmery taupe 'Joie' all over the lid, with the deeper bronze/brown 'Tenacity' in the outer third and a dab of 'Kitten Heel' on the centre of the lid just to add a bit of dimension; 'Kitten Heel' is a gorgeous peachy shade which I think will be perfect all over the lids come summertime!
Lancôme Audacity in Paris Look 2
This one is a bit more dramatic! I used the cool-toned shimmery silver/grey 'Volcano' all over, with the pinky-nude shade 'Exhibition' in the crease, and 'Joie' to brighten up the inner corners. Apologies for the photos of this one, it was such a dull day and this was the best I could manage!
Lancôme Audacity in Paris Look 3
This is actually my favourite of the three looks; a really pretty, girly look which I think is lovely for the spring months. For this, I used the light gold shade 'Filigree' all over, with 'Kitten Heel' again in the centre of the lid, and just a tiny hint of the beautiful violet  'Zip Me Up' on the outer edge of the lid. I think this works beautifully to really open the eyes up.

I've actually really struggled to find Auda[city] in Paris in stock anywhere in the UK; it's listed on the Debenhams website here as unavailable, though priced at £42. You could order it from Sephora in the US here; at $69, it's not far off the £75 spend required for the flat-rate £6 shipping... Beyond that, I don't really know what to suggest, sorry. Do let me know if you have any other suggestions for getting your hands on this stunner of a palette in the UK! What's your favourite Lancôme product?

xo

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on your win! It looks like such a pretty palette x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  2. this looks so beautiful! A great palette too x

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  3. This is so lovely :)

    http://shizasblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is a really lovely palette, for some reason ive never really looked at Lancome x

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  5. I love how you showcase them, fabulous post. These look gorgeous!

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

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  6. This palette looks so beautiful! I have been using Lancôme's Teint Idole for years now and still love it.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  7. This looks gorgeous! I can't believe I missed out on this

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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