Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lancome 'Aquatic Summer' Summer 2013 Color Collection - Review, Photos, Swatches & FOTD

Lancome's new summer collection, 'Aquatic Summer' is a gorgeous mix of shimmering corals, cool blues and bronzes. I tried out a few pieces from the collection - my favorites are the Color Fever Gloss in Metallic Sunburst and Sunbaked Coraland Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Oasis - the eyeliner especially is a must-have from the collection.

Vernis In Love - Aqua Bleu, Simply Aqua ($15)Simply Aqua is a light, pale blue and Aqua Bleu is a bright, vivid blue. Both are cremes and Aqua Blue was quite opaque with just one coat. Simply Aqua is a tad sheer, but completely opaque in two thin coats. I don't have a problem with the formula of either, but the brush is too wide and doesn't give even coverage. That apart, the colors are great - Aqua Bleu especially is great for a summer pedi!

Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Oasis ($26) - One of my favorite pieces from the collection and a lovely blue for that pop of color along the lash line. Its a nice metallic blue with very fine blue shimmer. The shimmer is almost invisible, but I wouldn't still recommend it for the waterline. The formula is smooth and easy to work with and glides along the lash line. It doesn't set really fast, so there's quite a bit of time to smudge it out if needed. I was really impressed with the staying power - it lasted a good 6 hours with no smudging or smearing and I needed a good waterproof remover to get it completely off.

Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara ($28) - I like the regular Hypnose Star for length and separation more than volume. Like the non-waterproof version, this one too is a tad dry initially, but gets better with use. The wand is slightly smaller in length and helps grab the tiny lashes, especially on the inner corners and lower lash line and separates really well. It is super waterproof though - I had to struggle a bit even with waterproof makeup remover to get it off.

Color Fever Gloss in Metallic Sunburst, Sunbaked Coral ($27) - These are sheer glosses, with just a hint of color, great for layering!  There's a ton of shimmer though, so if you don't like too much shimmer in your lip products these might not be for you. The formula is amazing - super smooth, slick and non-sticky. I absolutely love the glossy finish too. They are fragranced, but its not overpowering and dissipates quickly. Like most sheer glosses, I get about 2-3 hours. I haven't tried too many colors from the Color Fever Gloss range, but I definitely will check more of these out. The formula is impressive.

L-R : Sunbaked Coral, Metallic Sunburst

Wearing Le Stylo in Blue Oasis and Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara

Wearing Le Stylo in Blue Oasis, Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara and Color Fever Gloss in Sunburst Coral

What are your thoughts on the 'Lancome Aquatic' Summer Summer 2012 Color Collection?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


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    1. I love it too...such a pretty color for summer!

  2. The eyeliner is so beautiful! It looks so nice on you! The nail polishes are pretty too

    1. Thanks, Aaliyah! So glad you like them :)

  3. The polishes and lipglosses look lovely, I especially like the polish bottles, so sleek and stylish! xx

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    1. The lipglosses are fantastic! I agree, the polish bottles are really nice too :)