Lancome Holiday 2008 Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

Greetings, fellow citizens of the world! This morning I experimented with the Lancome Holiday 2008 C’est Manifique makeup collection for this subtle brown and purple eye.


I took Glamour Premiere Eye Shadow Quad ($42), one of the two limited edition C’est Manifique holiday palettes, and paired it with a dark red lip using In All Her Splendor ($18), one of five limited edition Ultra Shiny Juicy Tube lipglosses from the collection.

Earlier today I walked by a fire station out here; all the fire dudes were outside washing the truck. I couldn’t help thinking how glad I was to be wearing lipgloss, LOL! I loves me some El Hub, but I gotta say there’s just something hot about dudes washing fire trucks…

From left to right: In All Her Splendor, Pinkee, First Take, Camera Queen, Beauty Brown

The Eyes

  1. First, I primed my lids by applying a thin layer of Too Faced Shadow Insurance over the entire lid.
  2. Next, I patted Camera Queen (a shimmery light purple) onto the lid with a Sonia Kashuk Large Eye Shadow Brush.
  3. Using the same brush, I applied Pinkee (a shimmery beige) onto the brow bone.
  4. Then, with a MAC 217 blending brush, I swept First Take (a shimmery taupe) into the crease.
  5. For a smokey effect, I applied Beauty Brown (a shimmery, cool bronzy brown) into the outer v and along the lower lash line with a MAC 239 eyeshadow brush.
  6. With Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof eyeliner in Noir, I lined both the upper and lower water lines.
  7. To finish the eyes, I curled my lashes and added two coats of Lancome Virtuose mascara in black.

The Cheeks

  1. Step One: Smile a big cheesy smile in the mirror, and then use a MAC 129 blush brush to sweep two layers of Lancome Blush Subtil in Bronze Escapade (a shimmery warm brown) onto the apples of your cheeks.

The Lips

  1. This was the easiest part! I just applied a small amount of All Her Splendor from the tube directly onto my lips (a single layer).

I dig both of these items. The four Glamour Premiere palette shadows work well together. I think they’d even work well for simple washes over the eye, like for really quick day looks.

Next time I wear ’em I think I’ll try layering a rich brown eye pencil beneath Brown Beauty and Camera Queen for a brown and purple smokey eye…


OOH! If you’re more into red, you gotta check out In All Her Splendor next time you hit a Lancome counter. It’s sheer and glamorous and very nicely done.

Daily Photo

This doe was all “BINGO!” when she found some tasty red flowers and berries today. I had to pull over and snap her picture.

NOTE: If you ever stop in the middle of the street to take pictures of deer, people in other cars will look at you strangely. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. ParisB says:

    I love how the lip color looks on you! I don’t usually like gloss, but I might have to make an exception for this one. Looking lovely as usual and aww… at the deer!

  2. wehkwas says:

    wow. i haven’t seen an eye that i really noticed but i really really like this one. its just i love the matte and the sultryness and how it still shows without being very shimmery. i really admire this look.

  3. Katee says:

    I think that eye quad looks really nice.

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  4. Dao says:

    Nice makeup! I was thinking about some Lancome today and you posted this. Purple is all over the place this season, yay!

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  5. Marisol says:

    Great look!

    I think anyone who isn’t from Marin would look at you strangely. I would understand. 😀

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  6. Karen says:

    Hi Paris B.,

    Thanks! 🙂

    Aww, why don’t you like gloss?

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Wehkwas,

    Sometimes I get in the non-shimmery mood, too. What are your favorite eyeshadows?

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    🙂 What do you think of their holiday collection? It’s really pretty this year!

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Ha! All I could do was smile and wave when people looked at me strangely.

    Do you ever stop and take pictures of deer? Please tell me I’m not the only one.

  10. lexi says:

    No liner needed with the gloss? That’s a plus and it’s a great color.

    PS. My first day back at work went great – also helps that I got to leave early for a dentist appointment. I got 2 fillings – hmm…not so fun and then I got to vote! The best part was walking down the street with my husband and baby to the polling booth!

  11. Marisol says:

    I have in the past especially near Indian Valley. You see them all the time.

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  12. Karen B says:

    Oh Lancôme. Why do you torture poor me? I have money but I’m trying to save it for my lust-shoes (red Marc Jacob ankle booties, they’re from the f/w collection and on the website. They are pure love). So why do you make my fingers itch to get my debit card out and snag this lovely palette? Life’s unfair 😉

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  13. Ellery says:

    I love the lip gloss. The rest is beautiful too but it isn’t very me. 😀

  14. jojoba says:

    i am always interested in lancome eye shadows, especially its quads. Your US version is very interesting 9as we get euro stuff here.) That quad appears to be rather matte, isn’t it? I can’t wear matte well or else I’d kill for it as it has my favourite colours – purples!

    The gloss looks very differen in the tube and your lips. I like it on your lips better than how it seems in that tube as it’s wat too dark.

    I can’t wait to see our local Lancome Holiday collection.

    Thanks for a great post again!

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  15. yadiq says:

    hello karen!

    i soooo love lancome esp their holiday collections

    this is a very classy look on you – dare i say potential for your wedding that you are going to!

    its very very elegant

    i am so loving the deer pic yes people do look at you funny when you take pics of random things i know first hand lol

    while i was in st kitts i snapped a pic of a monkey ( there are monkeys everywhere) the locals looked at me like i was a nut case same thing in st thomas when we saw some enormous iguanas we took pics and we were looked at like we were crazy lol

    i am so going to check out this pallete and gloss!

  16. Linda says:

    Hi Ladies!

    My company has a special promo code: HOLIDAYJOY
    Enter it and get 20% off your entire purchase as well as free shipping over $50.
    Happy Shopping and Enjoy! =)
    I really like the Glamour Premier, but I’ve already spent too much. I feel really guilty buying the eyeshadow on top of what I already purchased…ahh!!

  17. Linda says:

    Oops…it is valid on LANCOME.COM
    I believe there is no tax also, but I forgot to take note of that when I placed my order. Can someone confirm that?

  18. Sylvie says:

    Oh hell yea, I understand this penchant for firemen. Boy am I glad that I’m not the only one! It was awful once when my boyfriend and I were watching some busking and there were 3 firemen in their uniforms sitting beside me. Not the fireproof suits of course, just the regular tight -ahem- polo t-shirts and their firemen pants with their firemen boots. Ooh. 😛 French firemen look very good.

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Yup, no liner! I even did it straight from the tube. I think I was having a lucky moment, though, ha!

    I am glad to hear that your first day back went well. 🙂 That’s so cute that you three went to the polls together, aww.

    Do you have any plans yet for the weekend? I’m hoping the sun sticks around… I’m not ready for winter at all!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Where I grew up in the East Bay I *never* saw deer so I get a big kick out of it! I like it when they cross the street in the middle of the day… it reminds me that we have nature around us (although you still have to drag me to the woods).

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    🙂 I know you are a huge Lancome fan, girlie!

    Not to feed the flame, they have a bunch of other holiday palettes that look really pretty too. I am a bit drool-y over this one:

    Color Design Holiday Eye Palettes

    I love, I love!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    The gloss was a nice surprise. Are you a Juicy Tubes fan?

    How has your week been? I feel like I haven’t talked to you in awhile.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Jojoba,

    You’re welcome. 🙂 The shadows look matte in pics, but they have a very subtle shimmer.

    The gloss is AMAZING. Because it’s so dark I thought I wouldn’t be able to wear it, but once I got it on it was love love love!

    I like the overall look of Lancome makeup. It’s always elegant, but never over the top.

  24. Karen says:

    HI YADIQ!!!

    Welcome back! 🙂

    Are you feeling relaxed from your trip? I hope so!

    I’m actually thinking of doing some Lancome for my BFF’s wedding. I might use the Warm Couture Palette, though. Have you seen that one? It’s really beautiful:

    Lancome Couture Warms palette

    Ha! I’m so the type of person who’d take pictures of monkeys and iguanas!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for the info! I might have to head on over there right now. 🙂

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    LOL! Good to hear I am not alone.

    The fire station is up the street, so I see them grocery shopping at the store at the nearby grocery store. So hot!

  27. Karen B says:

    I am. Did you smell the new fragrance Magnifique? I think the commercial is awful but it smells so nice!
    Oh that palette is to DIE for!

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  28. Miss B says:

    Ahhh! So pretty! Gorgeous look, you look really beautiful!

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