Written by Phillip D. Johnson
Celebrate the holidays—and look your absolute best—with the shimmering holiday collection from LANCÔME, inspired by the urbane, sophisticated gilded City of Paris itself. A collection grounded in metallic tones that evokes Paris’ joie de vivre, the 2012 HOLIDAY COLOR COLLECTION is infused with subtle variations of precious gold, including golden taupe, bronze and garnet. These are the colors you should be wearing while enjoying the upcoming holiday parties. Not only will you look and feel beautiful, with the LANCÔME 2012 HOLIDAY COLOR COLLECTION, everyone else will see—and celebrate—the Golden Girl you are.
For your eyes, the collection includes the PETIT TRÉSOR IN FILD’ARGENT, $25, a silky wet or dry shadow designed to mirror a gold mesh dress that is enriched with golden glints and housed in a glittering case.
With a dusting of LES PAILLETES AUX YEUX (in À la Belle Étoile and Lumières de Paris, $20), a shimmering, loose powder for the lids that creates a glowing, scintillating effect; and the COLOR DESIGN 5-PAN PALETTE (in Sapphire Fling, Ruby Affair and Sparkling Intoxication, $49) an all-in-one palettes for dramatically dazzling eye looks, your eyes will never be more expressive. With the LE STYLO WATERPROOF (a sophisticated metallic hue in Brillant Taupe, $25.50), the ARTLINER IN 24 KARAT ($29.50) a gold liquid pen that will add that extra hint of glint, emphasizing your eyes and the HYPNÔSE TOP COAT IN 24 KARAT, ($26) a gold, gel-based formula designed to top their most decadent mascaras and create a sparkling gaze, your options are limitless.
Your face will come alive even more with the collection’s brilliant red options for the lips. L’ABSOLU ROUGE (in Berry Noir, Bordeaux and Amande Sucrée, $29.50) has rich shades that reflect the spirit of the holidays including deep cherry and pearlized wine and almond and LE CRAYON LIP CONTOUR (in Nude, Plum and Garnet, $23.50) is an automatic lip pencil with an anti-feathering formula—both of which will make your lips oh-so kissable as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Give yourself nails with exquisite color, from the perfect holiday red to sparkling white gold and seductive golden shimmer with VERNIS IN LOVE (in Bubbly Gold, Ginger Swing and Flirty Red, $15) and finish your preparation with the collection’s delightfully smooth BLUSH HIGHLIGHTER IN MOONLIGHT ROSE$42, an extremely fine, light-infused powder (adorned with an embossed Lancôme Rose) that illuminates the skin, leaving it with a delicate glow.
The LANCÔME 2012 HOLIDAY COLOR COLLECTION is presently available at all Lancôme counters and online at www.lancome.com.
IMAGES PROVIDED BY COURTNEY BOYLAN OF TRACTENBERG & COMPANY