I'd gotten this sleek Lancôme Sublime Seduction Makeup Palette a while back. I believe this was part of a Holiday collection only available in selected vicinities. It comes with 2 layers - open up with 5 eye colors and 2 lipsticks; and the bottom reveals 2 blushes and a mini mascara.

This nifty collection looks soooo precious, it leaves me often reluctant to use on several occasions - for good reasons. The Color Focus eyeshadows have been discontinued and I can already foresee using up the colors in the nickel-sized pans in no time.

The iridescent shades consisted mostly of pastel colors which look lovely in the pan but with unfavourable payoffs. I have to swipe several times for the pink, green and blue to show up, and they looked fainting even with a white base. Even when used on my lids, they look no different from the white pearl shimmer. The powder pigments don't fall out and create a mess, and the finely-milled textures doesn't cake with multiple layers.

I have been going through a neutral phrase for a very long time now, so the taupe color fits me to a T.  The white pearl shimmer is often used on the brow bone and inner corners of my eyes. The result is a subtle day-look and they don't crease.

The blushes are the undisputed gems of this palette. Peach Fever Shimmer is a warm apricot color. The warm tone of the gold shimmer look absolutely stunning at night, thanks to the pearly particles. I wonder if the blush is still available.

Peche Intense is best used with a light hand. The matte pink is so pigmented, you might accidentally look like a baboon's backside.

The Le Rouge Absolu lipsticks are shaped like swords, and the shades are exactly the ones I would go for. Not only do they glide on smoothly, the formula calms down chapped lips effectively.  I particularly love Rose Cashmere which is a pretty shade of pink with tinges of orange. The shade is unlisted the last time I check at the website... T-T

The packaging is too bulky to bring out for touch-ups, so I'll probably depot the blushes to a smaller compact. Unfortunately, the eyeshadows and lipsticks will have to stay put as removing can be tricky.

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