It’s time to bust out your lighter and sway back and forth, because Lancome’s new spring makeup collection is a regular Prince!
As in Purple Rain.
Just how much purple are we talking about here? Well, if you crammed a thousand Prince impersonators, all of them wearing sparkling purple suits with matching ruffled shirts, into one HUGE room, that would be less purple than Ultra Lavande, Lancome’s spring release of new and repromoted items for eyes, lips and cheeks.
Lancome invoked the ’70s for the product names, and some of them are great (Disco Silver and Le 54?). I don’t know though… Doesn’t the promo pic remind you more of the ’80s than the decade before? Check out the model’s Brook Shields brows and the blocks of color on her eyes. I mean, she could pass for one of those jungle girls from Hungry Like the Wolf (or an extra on Dynasty).
When I saw these pics, my first thought was, “This is a purple version of LM’s Silk Road.” Heck, there’s even a dash of gold on the eyes.
Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush, $40
Color Design Eyeshadow Quad in Ultra Lavande, $42
Ombre Magnetique Long Wearing Shadow in Disco Silver on the top, Ultra Lavande on the lower left and Disco Gold on the lower right
Le Crayon Khol in Ultra Lavande, $24.50
Lipsticks from the left: L’Absolu Rouge in Lily Rose ($29), L’Absolu Rouge in Daisy Rose ($29) and French Touch Absolu in Berry Rose ($35)
From the left Color Fever Gloss in Ultra Lavande, Rose Ballerine and Beige Ballerine (each $26); Le Vernis Nail Polish in Violet Groove and Le 54 ($19 each)
The collection’s available now at Lancome counters and lancome.com.
What do ya think? Too much purple or not enough?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,