Lancome Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Mon Regard Parisien Review and Swatches

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I feel like the Lancome Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palettes often go unnoticed. They are expensive for 5 eyeshadows, but they are quite nice. I wouldn't say they are nice enough to warrant the $50 price tag, but they add such convenience. It is occasionally nice to have colors that coordinate perfectly together and require no thought.  These palettes also come in a huge variety of shades, so there is something for everyone. Mon Regard Parisien (My Parisian Look) is a new palette for fall and has beautiful shades that are appropriate for everyday wear without being your typical shades of brown and beige.

By the way, this is actually my mom's. Sometimes she likes for me to be the guinea pig on her new products. And I happily oblige. She ordered it off of Lancome's site, and they make it look like it has shades of taupe  and brown in it. Which is not the case.

The Shades:

  • Base: matte pale pink
  • Eyelid: matte rosy mauve
  • Crease: medium brown with golden shimmer
  • Highlight: pearly light pink
  • Definer: dark brown with gold and pink shimmer
Indoor lighting with flash.

Indoor lighting with flash. L to R: Base, lid, crease, highlight, definer

Indoor lighting without flash

The shimmer in the crease and definer is very subtle, and I barely notice it on the eye.  The pigment of these shadows is decent. It is not an "in your face palette" and the palette doesn't really wow me with the pigment. However, it is an everyday palette for fall. It would be perfect for work, or really any occasion where you would want a subtle, rosy look. 

The texture is soft and buttery, but not so much so that it causes any product kick up in the pan. This makes them really easy to blend and work with.  This is probably one of the easiest eyeshadow formulations for me to work with. I don't have any problems with fall out, and the wear time is fantastic. It doesn't crease or fade at all. I can wear it with any primer or just over concealer and I will not have any problems.

These palettes come in black packaging that is made of hard plastic. For limited editions or new collections, Lancome will switch it up a bit. On the front of Mon Regard Parisien is what looks like Santa's belt. That is just what it looks like to me. I am kind of ready for Christmas already. The case is sturdy, and it would be great to travel with because it is smaller.

Even though this a wonderful little palette, I think the colors are very dupe-able. I am pretty sure the Lorac MegaPro 2 has similar shades and for $9 more, you can get 32 shadows. Granted the individual shades are smaller, but who doesn't want more? I like it a lot, but it is not a must have for me. 

I did use this palette for today's FOTD, which you can see here.

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