Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cosmetics Review: Lancome's Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Filigree

The Product:  Lancome's Color Design Sensation Effects Eye Shadow in Filigree

The Review: It's damn hard to find an eye shadow that looks amazing on everyone, but this one manages to do so. The picture doesn't do it justice, so I'm sorry, y'all. It's actually a pale, pale silvery gold- one of those strange, neutral golds that look great with both warm and cool skin tones. Pasty, tan, dark, it doesn't matter; whatever your skin color, this will most likely look good on you. It's shimmery, but not enough to be distracting, so the uses for it are unending. You can use it alone or with any other color of the eye shadow rainbow. Since I'm a skeptical dork and like to believe that nothing can be as good as it seems, I have tried to find a shadow that Filigree won't go with. Sadly, I can't do it. It's just that great of a multitasker.

Speaking of multitasking, not only can you use this shadow as a... shadow (hot damn, that was redundant. I'm turning into Clinique!), you can also use it as a highlighter for under your brows, cheeks, etc.  Use it as a base for your other shadows. Use a fluffy brush and give yourself some shimmery cleavage before heading out to party, and then use it wet on a liner brush on your waterline to make yourself look less sleepy/hungover the next morning. And not only is it versatile, but it also lasts all day and stays put. I know this from experience, because I wore it almost every day this summer. Therefore, I can attest to its abilities to withstand a sweaty face in humid 90-something degree heat with no creasing or migration. Impressive, no?

Just to warn you, Lancome's eye shadows vary by batch. Sometimes, they're a perfect, smooth consistency that is worth the price tag. Other times, they're almost gritty and get all over everything. In my experience, this happens with some colors more than others. I've had Filigree in a couple sample palettes and own the big one, and I haven't had too many problems with the consistency over all. However, if you do get a dud, don't hesitate to exchange it.

Rated Beauty Grade: A (when you get an eye shadow from a good batch)

Cost: $18

Where to Purchase: Lancome, Sephora

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