I’m not sure when or why it happened, but somewhere along the way, someone out there decided that it was quite the faux pas to appear overly color coordinated.
Seriously, what’s up with that? — because I think it’s actually harder and MORE exhausting (at least for me) to try to avoid looking too matchy-matchy/color coordinated than it is to just go ahead and match.
And, truth be told, I like wearing things that match because it gives me one less thing to think about. I’ll take color coordination over chaos any old day, like matching shoes and bags, cats and nail polishes, foods and eyeshadows…
Okay, that last one was a little weird.
But it’s true! Right now I’m actually contemplating sneaking off to Baskin-Robbins to get a scoop of their green pistachio ice cream to go with the green shadows I’m wearing on my lids, thanks to LancÃ´me’s Color Design Eye Palette in Vert Tendresse ($49), one of the brand’s new eye palettes for spring.
With four shadows and a powder liner in shades of warm mint and forest green, Vert Tendresse feels lush and verdant to me, like Dior’s 5 Couleurs Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette on Miracle-Gro, and I’ve been wearing it lately whenever I’ve felt like wearing something fresh and shimmery in traditional spring shades.
I also love the dark powder liner LancÃ´me included here. It’s a grayish glittery green with a tough girl edge, and if LancÃ´me ever decides to release it as a pencil, I’ll be all over that.
Should you decide to take this palette for a turn, consider keeping an eye makeup remover nearby, because as much as I love these dreamy shades, I don’t love the fallout I see when I wear ‘em. In fact, this morning, I had to use two cotton rounds soaked with NARS Makeup Removing Water to pick up all of the powder that ended up on my cheeks and beneath my eyes.
Seems like a lot of cleanup for a $49 palette, even one with shades as springy, shimmery and fun as these.
AVAILABILITY: At Lancome counters, in stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
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OOH! Did you see Monday’s episode of The Voice? Do you remember hearing this song?
I love how the judges on the show rib each other. They all seem like really good sports.
In other news, I think I have a crush on Blake…but I don’t know about Cee-Lo. Dude is hella pervy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,