Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lancome Glamour Era Color Design Eye Shadow Quad Swatches: Drape, Style Section, The New Black, Grey Sparkle

This post is at the request of a reader, Cathy from NH, who found a forgotten unused compact of Lancome Glamour Era Color Design Eye Shadow Quad from a couple of years ago and was wondering if she should use it or pass it on. As it happened, I have the GWP version of this Lancome quad, so I was able to swatch it. Lancome Glamour Era Color Design Eye Shadow Quad is still available everywhere and three of the shades (Drape, Style Section, The New Black) can also be purchased as singles from the Color Design range.

As you can see, Glamour Era has a high sparkle cool-toned theme. These are more holiday/evening colors that aren't particularly easy to wear if your skin tone is warm. Drape is a satin white, Style Section is an icy silver, Grey Sparkle is a metallic grey with silver sparkle and New Black is an almost-black with silver glitter. In general I tend to like the dark Lancome Color Design colors better than the light ones because many of the latter appear quite chalky on my skin. Interestingly enough, over the long time I've had this quad I've found that Drape to be the most versatile of the four as I blend it with other colors or use it s a light white base. The sparkly shades, The New Black and Grey Sparkle have some fallout as do many Lancome sparkly eye shadows. A good primer usually helps, as does a damp narrow brush.

Bottom Line: Okay, I guess, but somewhat overpriced for the quality.

Lancome Glamour Era Color Design Eye Shadow Quad ($43) and Color Design singles ($18 each) are available at the counters and from The product featured here was a GWP eons ago.

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