A few weeks ago Lancome asked a few of their favorite style bloggers to create short films inspired by the colors of their Color Design 5 Pan palettes, and I was honored to be included. They sent me the Lancome’s Color Design 5 Pan palette in Taupe Craze (which I truly do love and have been wearing to death), and my cameraman (aka my husband) and I got to work filming, mostly in our Brooklyn Heights apartment and on The Promenade, which is a few blocks away. (We did the filming a few weeks ago, so I’m about five months pregnant in the vids… )
You know that mythical object that beauty editors always talk about, the perfect beigy pink eye shadow that makes you look like you’re wearing nothing and instead just look totally awake and alive? It exists — and it’s in this palette. So I kept thinking about those rare mornings (rare for me, at least!) where you get up and the world is so full of possibility and promise and you can’t wait to tackle your to-do lists, and you actually do look awake and alive.
The other thing I kept thinking about was diamonds. My other favorite color in the palette, this dark dark brown (intended to line your eyes), has some serious sparkle to it. I’m always wary of sparkly makeup, especially for work, because it can go wrong in so, so many ways, but this one just looks revitalizing and flattering. You can see it sparkling both in the case and in some of the close-ups of my eyes. My beloved right-hand diamond ring (which I feel like I’m always mentioning on this blog) makes a fairly prominent appearance in the video, as do my dangly diamond earrings that I wear for most major social occasions.
Without further ado, here’s the video!
You can find out more about the palette by checking out some of Lancome’s social channels, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. And, like I mentioned above, I’m only one of videos that Style Coalition did — they’ve been releasing one every day on the Style Coalition YouTube channel! The other bloggers who I’m honored to be among include What I Wore, M.I.S.S. Omni Media, College Fashion, Karla Sugar, Style Observer, nitro:licious, Dramatis Personae, The Jet Set Girls, Beauty Sweet Spot, My It Things, Afrobella, Pretty Shiny Sparkly, Fashion Pulse Daily, Chic Galleria, ThinkThruFashion, Eye4Style, Closet of Style, The Curvy Fashionista, and Beauty Blogging Junkie. I agree 100% with College Fashion and Dramatis Personae, both of whom mentioned the eyeshadow’s long-lasting qualities — it really does stay put for 8-12 hours.
(The hubs and I shot the raw footage — but huge, huge thanks to Style Coalition and IKA Collective for doing such an awesome edit. Oh, and thanks to my friends who came over for a dinner party and wound up getting roped into filming the toasting scene — they are now having an amusing discussion via email critiquing their toasting styles. Ah, lawyers. Oh! And huge thanks to my old friend Michelle of Thursday Night Smackdown, who graciously let me use brownie shots from her drool-inspiring (and hilarious) food blog.)
Disclosure: I received compensation for shooting this video, and was gifted with the Taupe Craze palette.
Readers, what luxury makeup indulges do you like the most? How often are your “wake up and conquer the world” days?