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Lancome Ombre Absolue Duo Eye Shadow
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Lancome Ombre Absolue Duo Eye Shadow
Advantages: Two colours in a set and two special brushes
Lancôme Ombre Absolu Duo Eye Shadow
I don't normally buy Lancôme make up or beauty products as it's not a brand that really entices me. I have been given stuff for Christmas and birthdays though as presents which have included mascaras and eye shadows.
Lancôme have been around for 70 years and are a French based beauty company. It was set up by Armand Petitjean who Lancôme and is a well respected designer brand.
**Duo Eye shadow **
Lancôme call the duo radiant and divine. They are velvety in feel and are meant to be comfy and offer a superb hold.
Each duo contains two eye shadows, and have different functions and applicators. There is a blending applicator to apply the shadow to the entire lid and an eyeliner applicator for a more precise and intense colour. Sometimes I forget to read the blurb so didn't realise this until reviewing it!
**Using it and Packaging**
I have 2 eye shadows by Lancôme both which were Christmas presents from my mum. If I recall I got the duo set and I think there was a smaller box free with it which actually has 3 colours in it.
The casings are black and the bigger duo one has a small square gold plate with the signature Lancôme design on. The duo case is soft and square with curved sides. It clips open and you get a nice little make up mirror inside. There are two squares about an inch long and just under wide. I have a beige colour and chocolate brown colour. It then has the two applicator brushes inside. The smaller rectangular case has a big chocolate/copper brown colour an then a smaller beige and sparkly bronze shade.
As I was given this as a present I never realised there was a certain way to use the duo set and use one applicator to cover the whole lid then another one to be more precise. I have MAC eye shadow brushes and applicators and had developed my own technique of applying eye shadow so I did not try out what Lancôme suggests.
I use the lighter shade first to apply to the whole lid to give a bit of a base colour before blending in the chocolate brown. Sometimes I then add the more glittery chocolate to give a bit of a sparkle. However the brown in the duo is an autumn brown and has a subtle glitter to it anyway to make it more dazzling.
I apply before putting on my eyeliner and mascara and find the result is more distinctive. The colour choice is quite neutral and not as bold as some of my eye shadows from the MAC range but none the less they are good for daywear. The eye shadow does feel velvety and the Lancôme supplied applicators are nice and smooth to apply.
I think you should certainly give the range a try and see which two colours suit you from the 6 part range. I like the browns/neutrals combination I have and the little 3 trio freebie I seemed to get with it. I looked up the price and it cost £22 so not sure I would have paid that as I though £11 and £15 was expensive from MAC so I am glad it was a present.
I think the colour I have is certainly a good day wear colour and works for most skin tones and eye colours as I have blue eyes and it sits well on me. So I would rate 4/5 as it is a fab colour to have but a bit pricey. Also I didn't realise what I was meant to do with the two applicators so may try it their way next instead of my random way of doing it!!!
Summary: A fab two set eye shadow that blends well and gives a distinctive look