Wow, so impressed with Lancome Bronze Riviera at the moment. Anyone check it out? Could prove a little bit uneventful if you’re going by promo photos alone as I do believe its something you have to check out at your local counter or maybe even purchase an item or two to get the full effect.
As for me, total loves it!
What is it?
A Playful Glow of Bronze. A Celebratory Pop of Pink.
Be lavished in shades of gold and bronze that jet you away to the beautiful places and faces of the Riviera. The most luxurious elements of nature all come together now to create this summer’s hottest color collection—with pops of pink to add a happy play of color to any look.
Lancome Summer 2010 really does bring the bronze and the pink into a marriage most wonderful. I love how they take two completely different colors and create a cocktail of beautifully Summer-y shades that really compliment each other. As I mentioned above at first glance it could prove a little uneventful and even at a glance or a swatch you may not feel a twinkle of excitement but use it, create a look with it, and I guarantee you’ll fall in love.
The star of the collection is the Lancome Bronze Riviera Palette in Pink, Party, and Pretty. The palette is $45 and contains six eyeshadow which you can use to create two beautiful Summer looks or mix and match to create a variety of looks, use your imagination and I’m sure you’ll come up with some beautiful looks. I found the palette extremely easy to use as its made up of either of three shades to create a warm rose look or a flattering bronze brown one.
The first row contains Flower (creamy beige), Fresh Rose (golden cranberry), and Kitten Heel (metallic golden pink). At first glance I was thinking that perhaps Kitten Heel would be an amazing dupe for MAC Expensive Pink but its not as Kitten Heel applies way more subtly. As I mentioned above I thought the palette was incredibly simple to use. The first row of shadows creates a flawless golden rose look that’s both warm and very flattering for the Summer. To create the look you can use Flower to prep and to highlight your high brow, proceed to follow up by using Kitten Heel from lid to crease, and a little Fresh Rose on the outer V blended slightly inward. Presto! Gorgeous!
The bottom row is equally as beautiful as the top. Made up of the shades, Tropiques Glow (gold bronze), Lounging (muddy chocolate), and Lava (off black with gold shimmer), these colors create the warmer of the two looks. I honestly couldn’t find a use for Lava but its best suited to lining with if you want. For my look below I simply used Tropiques Glow all over the lid and crease and Lounging in the outer V swept slightly inward. Done! Gorgeous, sunny glowing look.
Another fine piece of the collection are the three shades of Lancome Ageless Minerale Blush released. I tried out the shade Brilliant Berry which is stunning. Its a very warm shade of dusty rose that lights up my face! It compliments the pink row of shadows in the palette. It blends flawlessly on my cheeks and makes me glow. I really need to hit up my local Lancome counter and check out the other two shades released as these are keepers.
And finally Lancome Tropiques Bamboo Bronzer is a HUGE compact featuring a stunning tropical imprint on the powder. Mind you the beautiful imprint is sadly an overspray which quickly disappears with a few uses but the actual powder is a faintly shimmery shade of coppery bronze which comes across peachy on my cheeks. Its one of the easier shades of bronzer I’ve come across to use and is quite flattering on my face, no muddy gross brown simply a burst of fresh peach with an underlay of subtle shimmering bronze. Of course, it multitasks on body as well as face and cheeks. The palette is 1.41 oz in size and $45 which makes it HUGE. It is limited edition but honestly you’ll probably never run out of this size palette so you won’t be crying when its gone as this baby is sticking around a very long time as its the size of a music CD (I placed a regular size blush on top of it for size comparison).
Overspray on the bronze is a tad disappointing but nothing we aren’t familiar with from many of our past forays into Lancome and Estee Lauder highlighter and bronzer palettes.
Who Might Love It?
- Anyone looking for both a bronze-y warm and warm rosy look! Why choose when you can have both?
- Anyone wanting to sport a sophisticated yet flirty Summer look!
Who Might Not Love It?
- Anyone with really light skin might not be able to pull all these shades off.
Overall, I must say I was ever so pleasantly surprised and delighted. I knew I wanted and would love the mineral blush but the eye palette was a wonderful surprise and simply gorgeous. I probably won’t be able to ever get proper use out of ALL that bronzer but I love having it in my collection for days I do want to sport a warmer look. I had alot of fun with this collection and thought the looks were some of the easiest I’ve created in a long time and still managed to look really gorgeous too.
Lancome Bamboo Bronzer on Cheeks, That’s MAC Pret a Papier on my lips (tell ya more ’bout it next week!), and the warmer bronzes/browns of the Lancome Bronze Riviera Palette
Golden Rose shades from the Lancome Bronze Riviera Palette and Lancome Mineral Blush (on cheeks obviously) in Brilliant Berry.
Honestly, I’d check it out at your local Lancome counter. See if you can get an MA to try out some of the colors on you, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Is the Lancome Summer Collection 2010 on your wish list?
After reading my review whatcha think?
Worthy of a haul?
Lancome Bronze Riviera is available at your local counter or visit www.lancome-usa.com to purchase!
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