Mr. White must have liked Mr. Purple.
Mr. White was my middle school music teacher, and one year in band he had us play a medley of Prince songs as an ode to The Purple One (I played the flute). Imagine, if you will, a room filled with 13-year-olds, their instruments out of tune, rocking out to Raspberry Beret and Purple Rain. And while it must have been painful for him, Mr. White sat through the entire thing with a straight face. I only wish I’d had the foresight to tape the ghastly tune; it would have made an awesome ringtone.
This occurred to me today while playing with the purples in Lancome’s spring collection, Ultra Lavande, a limited edition release for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails. The release recently pranced onto shelves and online, and, for the record, it went well with Take Me With You (MY FAVE!) playing in the background.
For the lowdown on the entire Lancome Ultra Lavande Collection, check out The Lancome Ultra Lavande Collection for Spring 2011: Now THATâ€™s a Lot of Purple
A few Lancome Ultra Lavande clockwise from the gold pot on the lower left: Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Gold, Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Silver, French Touch Absolu in Berry Rose and Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush
Butterlies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush ($40)
Butterflies Fever Blush was the piece I was most excited about before the collection came out, and I think it looks just as beautiful in person as it does in pictures. The color’s a lot lighter then I thought it would be, however, and the darker purple shades in the smaller butterflies turned out to be an overspray (bummer). BTW, the flecks of glitter in the pan are HUGE! MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Ombre Lagnetique Long Wearing Shadows in Disco Gold and Disco Silver ($25 each)
Both deliver mad sparkle. If you like gobs o’ glitter and don’t mind a somewhat dry cream texture, these might make you wanna boogie down. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
French Touch Absolu Lipstick in Berry Rose ($35)
How cute is this tube? It’s got a cool disco ball thing goin’, but it picks up every fingerprint. This pigmented creamy berry, unscented and unflavored, feels smooth and slick on my lips. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush, $40
Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Gold on the left and Disco Silver on the right, $25 each
French Touch Absolu in Berry Rose, $35
Swatches from the left with the flash: Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Silver, Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Gold, French Touch Absolu in Berry Rose and Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush
Without the flash
French Touch Absolu in Berry Rose
So what do ya think? Does it make you want to party like it’s 1999?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,