If you happened to catch my ridiculously spoiled birthday haul from this year then you probably caught how much I wanted this beautiful palette from Lancome. The Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mint Jolie looks youthful but sophisticated. This was my first Lancome Color Design 5 palette although I had swatched it in stores (pretty much every store I went into…) for a very long time. The shades go together beautifully, you can create looks year round that are on trend, & they honestly feel amazing. I’ve been really excited to share my swatches & review with you so here it is!
So in a weird twist…I can’t find other reviews on this palette. I find this odd since it is not only on trend but from such a popular brand. Hopefully if you were searching for swatches or a review like I did before purchasing you’ve had better luck. Apparently this is an unsung palette! This palm sized palette comes in the usual grey-silver Lancome packaging with the iconic rose. The palette itself is simple black, sturdy packaging with again the silver iconic Lancome rose symbol.
The Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palettes all come set up the same way. You get 5 shades total, each with a different suggested purpose. Shade 1 is an all-over base shade, 2 is meant for the lid, 3 is for the crease, 4 is a highlighter, & 5 is meant to be a liner. In the photo you see a clear insert labeling each shade which is easily removed. This diagram also appears on the back of the palette for reference.
Let’s look at the specific shades you’ll see in the palette. The photo above is with flash. You can see the shades in natural lighting below.
1. is the All-Over Base shade & it is a shimmery vanilla.
2. is the Lid shade & is a pastel mint with soft gold shimmer.
3. is the Crease shade & is a beautiful taupe with nice pigmentation.
4. is the Highlighter shade & is a beige crushed glitter which means it is slightly flaky. The flakes themselves are a very soft gold. You’ll get a bit of fallout with this shade if you use it dry & it will look more metallic when used wet.
5. is the Liner shade & it is a smoky black base packed with emerald shimmer. I really prefer this shade wet as it is more pigmented.
Swatches left to right on bare skin (no primer) are all done dry. You can also wear these shades wet.
You can see the taupe changes a bit depending on the lighting. This makes it a true taupe! Love! The mint also shifts a bit as the gold sheen catches the light.
This liner shade is definitely blacker when used wet & more pigmented. I wanted you to be able to see the emerald shimmer though, it is really lovely! I’d love this shade in a stick form!
I really love this palette. You can create multiple looks with these shades from day to fun to night time sexy. I can’t wait to get some tutorials up for you guys because I definitely think these shade look better on the eye. All of the eyeshadows are very soft. I can see some people complaining that they aren’t pigmented when using a brush so I wanted to give you a tip. Use a firm brush, sponge applicator, a damp brush, or even your fingertip. This really helps to deposit the color beautifully onto the lid. This also helps to prevent fallout.
Stay tuned for tutorials! You can purchase the Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Mint Jolie for $49 from the Lancome website. You can also purchase this palette where Lancome is sold since it is part of the core line.
What do you think of this palette? Are these shades you would wear? When it comes to the tutorial would you like to see a day, dramatic, or smoky look?