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Lancôme Noel 2013 Holiday Collection Swatches/Review!!!

You are - today - one of the first people in the world to see swatches of the unreleased Noel 2013 Collection from Lancôme (hooray), which will be out from November 2013, and - O.M.G…


This collection will be available globally (thank goodness), although a few of the shades and exact release dates might vary from region to region. (I’ll update with pricing information soon; don’t have it right this moment!)

The Lancôme Holiday 2013 look features sparkly softly-smoky eyes in jewel tones, glowing skin, and bright lips, so the collection includes:

Hypnose Star mascara in limited edition star-spangled tube

3 Absolu Velours in - 172 (coral red), 193 (deep red) and 363 (candy pink). These are like satiny liquid lipsticks that are more intense than the regular Lancôme lipsticks.

Rose Etincelle compact - a silvery-pink face and body highlighter stamped with a gorgeous rose and star design. (It’s pretty but it just looks white/silver against the skin.)

A packet of eye-liner patches for lazy girls who want the drama without spending too much time with liquid/gel liners

2 incredible nail varnishes which look run-of-the-mill in the bottle but dry into absolutely stunning, unique, matte-glitter textures on the nails; one a titanium diamanté (071), and the other a white Winter-frost (520).

Yes - they are matte and incredibly sparkly at the same time. Hard to visualize yeah?

2 incredibly opulent-looking lipsticks in black velvet pouches, hand-coated with tiny shards of Swarovski crystals (red shade not available at time of writing).

The single gripe is that the crystal shards will come off a little the first couple of times you handle the tubes, which is understandable considering they’re all coated by hand. Only the looser excess bits come off, and I haven’t noticed any “bald patches”.

We also have very exciting new additions; 4 Hypnôse Cream Eye Shadows in jewel-toned shades. (I hear these are limited edition and there will not be cream shadows in the permanent line-up for now.)

Emeraude Eternelle - emerald with gold and silver sparks

Sapphir Noir - blackened navy with blue and silver sparks

Quartz Taupe - taupe with silver, plum and grey sparks

Diamant Argente - straight crystalline silver/platinum sparks

More about these cream shadows…

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