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Lancôme Fall 2011 Collection - 29 St. Honore Review & Swatches

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Sneak peek no more.  Lancôme Fall 2011 Collection - 29 St. Honore is finally here! And it was worth the wait. As I mentioned in my sneak peek post, 29 St.Honoré i.e. The House of Lancôme pays homage to everything that embodies Parisian chic and glamour. Lancôme goes classic this fall. Think neutral eyes, lightly flushed cheeks and sexy red lips!

The pieces I have from the 29 St. Honore Collection are courtesy of Lancôme Malaysia. It breaks my heart to swatch these *squealing uncontrollably* . But I suppose after weeks of starring at it *or has it been months?*, I finally get to use it.

The stand out piece is definitely the Maison Lancôme Gentle and Long-Lasting Powder Blush which comes in a chic black casing. *sigh* With the Lancôme Institute and La Tour Eiffel embossed onto it and lightly topped off with gold shimmer, it's a beaut! It consists of 3 colours, a light pink great as a highlight, a rosy pink for a pop of colour and a light beige for shading. They can either be used separately or swirled together for a light flush. The light texture makes it easy to blend. But much to my dismay the gold shimmer would probably go off after one or two swirls. My first impression of the colours were that it may not show on my medium tone skin but you know what, it turned out to be really pretty! Play around with the intensity.

Retails at: RM120

The Les Oeillades Versatile Palette for Eyes and Brows in 02 Blondette Fatalle is a very wearable neutral quad. It's a great one to have it you don't already have a neutral one. Finely milled with a good colour pay off just as any Lancôme eye colour , it can be layered on for a more intense colour. But neutral colours don't exactly have to be oh so plain. You can play it up with a thick and defined liner. Wing it for that bit of attitude!

Retails at: RM140

And to prettify your nails, Le Vernis Nail Varnish in Rouge Saint Honore. Since I can't colour my nails just yet, see how it looks in real life, when Jean tried it out at the Lancome Bloggers Party I hosted with Lancôme in June.

Alas the only thing missing here is the lip colour which I must get soon to complete this beautiful collection *how can I not.. winks*. I lurv the packaging for the lip colour. It's gold and glamorous! Le French Touch Absolu Lip Colour in Rouge 102 is a brilliant sheer red. I rather like it! It goes on smooth with a glistening effect. Quite moisturising too.

Tip from Zam: If you feel the red is too bright, just apply a dab of Lancôme BB Eyes Base to lighten the colour slightly.

Zam, Lancome's Colour Design Artist and trainer demonstrated the 29 St. Honore look at the Bloggers Party as well. Yeap.. I feasted my eyes on them months ago *grins*. Photos here.

Lancome Malaysia however will not be bringing in the complete collection. There are an eyeshadow palette, two lip colours and a nail varnish that will not be available here. It's a shame really. :(

I saw this collection at Lancome Isetan and Parkson KLCC counters on Sunday but it wasn't at the Sogo counter yet. When I enquired about it the SA at Sogo said the collection will only be out first week of September. So I'm assuming the major counters get it first. Look out for it! ^^

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