As I noted yesterday, I am defenseless in the face of glittering, glimmering makeup items come holiday season. Well, to be honest I can't resist sparkly makeup at any time of the year, but the holidays make me even weaker. So when I saw what Lancôme had up their sleeve for their collection I pounced on the two collectible items in it: The Rose Étincelle Highlighter and the Swarovski-encrusted Rouge Absolu lipstick.
Inspired by the "magic of a snowy winter scene", the highlighting powder features Lancôme's signature rose surrounded by star-like snowflakes, making it look as though it's "captured in crystalline frost." I'd say given the highly shimmery surface, with its miniscule glitter particles, the description is apt.
This lipstick shade is a reissue of a "heritage" shade from 1955. While I was frustrated at not being able to find much on this vintage color, I loved the use of tiny silver beaded crystals on the cap.
I also liked the relatively restrained use of the crystals. Instead of covering the entire cap, Lancôme left the middle portion unadorned, leaving the sleek black of the case to shine through.
I really could not find anything regarding the Étincelle shade or heritage collection from 1955, other than this French ad. Sadly it's in black and white so we can't even see the color to compare to today's version.
(image from hprints.com)
If anyone can provide any insight on the original Étincelle, I'd love to hear it!
What do you think? Will you be picking up anything from Lancôme's holiday lineup?