April 11, 2017

Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow Review & Swatches

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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.

Lancome Le Metallique Liquid Shadow are available now at nordstrom.com and at Ulta.com and at sephora.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Agona

    Back in the early 2000s, Lancôme had these primer shadows and they never creased. They’re the only cream shadows I ever tried and loved (I was sold on it during a counter makeover that I got sucked into when I was just browsing). So I wouldn’t be surprised if this doesn’t crease too since it’s Lancôme, although I’m hesitate to try any cream shadows that aren’t primers on my oily hooded lids.

    • Isabella Muse

      You can always apply primer before 🙂 I just typically test without it as it gives me a better understanding of the formula!

      • Agona

        I’ve tried that with cream before and didn’t seem to work although to be honest, it’s been years since I tried and it probably was a bad cream formula to begin with (this was the days before blogs and YouTube and you only had Makeup Alley to gauge products with)!

        • Isabella Muse

          lol ahhh makeup alley! 😀 I don’t really have oily lids so I don’t struggle too much with fading or creasing!

  • Carol G

    I agree Muse, this is not terribly metallic and understand why you’re a little disappointed since the name of the product is indeed metallic! Not worth the $29 price tag in my opinion if it’s not that metallic.

  • Isa

    Eh! I was expecting these to be much more metallic too! I’m having a disconnect between the name and the actual product. From the promo pics I expected it to be much redder too. It does look pretty on you, Muse, but for the price tag, it should be a much more unique and metallic shade. Oh well, at least it wears well!

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise! It’s not at all what I expected! True!!!!!!!!!!!! true! At this price one would expect something a little more unique!