I always love trying out new eyeshadow palettes.
I get excited about a lot of makeup items, but eyeshadow palettes are different. They feature numerous shades, different themes, and a variety of options to wear it. It’s not like a foundation or lipstick where once you try it you get a good idea of how it works, with a palette, there are infinite ways to wear it.
Anyways, you can imagine my excitement when I got the new Lancome Monsieur Big Metallic & Matte Eyeshadow Palette, which is a huge heart-shaped palette that opens up to 12 eyeshadows. This Polly Pocket-esque palette features three different looks that you can put together or mix and match for a variety of different ways to wear it.
The shade range in here definitely leans more towards the romantic side, with lots of neutrals, pinks, and browns. I tend to gravitate towards those shades anyways, so I was excited to see a whole palette devoted to them.
Although Lancome split up the looks to make it easy for you (they also included notes of how to wear the colours), I tend to mix and match when I’ve used this palette and even layered some colours together. Since you get a variety of different finishes in here, it’s a nice versatile palette to have in your collection.
As for the quality of the shadows, they are are pigmented and have a long wearing power and won’t crease on you as you wear them. I’ve always been a fan of Lancome’s formula (I actually went to them for my grad makeup so many years ago), so I knew this palette would be hit.
I’m actually surprised that this came out now since the shade range and the fact that it’s a giant pink heart leans more towards a Valentine’s Day theme, but if you’re looking for a great date night palette, this would be a good one to pick up.
What shades do you like when you look for new palettes?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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