I purchased one of the new Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow ($29) shades in Mocha earlier last week and I’ve been messing around with it the last few days. These are a new long-wearing cream eyeshadow formula with a metallic finish available in four shades that are part of the Lancome Summer 2017 Collection. I’m going to throw it out there that these are likely limited edition since they are available in such a limited shade range but who knows, maybe they’ll become permanent.
Metallics are pretty huge this Spring and that trend is only going to get bigger as we approach Summer so, the release of Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow comes as no great surprise.
The Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow release comes close on the heels of the introduction of the Lancome Le Metallique Lip Lacquer that got an early Spring 2017 launch back in December.
These are $29 each and 0.21 oz in size with the same tapered barrel as as Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Velours Liquid Matte Lipstick. There’s a sponge applicator for application a well.
Le Metallique Liquid Shadow has a rather thick but creamy texture that’s quite pigmented without the need to build color. I find building is a necessary evil when applying cream eyeshadow because it disappears during the blending process. So, you need to apply, build, blend, apply, build, blend. This isn’t a big deal at all but it’s always rather delightful when you run across a formula that gets the job done in one shot. Such is the case with this formula. I applied a single layer, blended with my finger, and I was good to go. The shadow is plenty pigmented that a single layer produces quite rich, intense results.
I was a little surprised that these aren’t exactly as metallic as I thought they’d be. I was also surprised Mocha was more brown than the reddish copper I’ve seen in promo images. There’s very little sparkle, shimmer, or molten just poured metal finish to this formula. If anything at all there’s perhaps a hint of refined shimmer in the mix but nothing that’s terribly visible to the eye. This isn’t the glittery, shimmer metallic we’ve been seeing from products like the Tarte Make Yourself Believe Palette or Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow.
I had very good wear from this formula. No creasing, no fading with no primer worn but keep in mind I have drier eyes so, results may vary if you’re prone to oily lids.
Weirdly enough, I was a little tiny bit disappointed that Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow wasn’t super metallic-y. There’s irony here somewhere because I tend to avoid metallics as I feel they are too frosty on my eyes yet here I am complaining that Lancome’s formula isn’t metallic enough. But all in all, these are a solid performing formula with great pigment and easy application.