Lancôme Rose Étincelle | Holiday 2013 | Review & SwatchesWednesday, December 11, 2013
Lancôme has brought out a stunning illuminating powder for their Holiday Collection. How gorgeous is it? Lancôme has really outdone themselves with this limited edition Highlighter Rose Étincelle. I've been eyeing it since it popped into the blogosphere.
Packaging is gorgeous, as usual. The glossy black compact is classic and at certain angles, you can see the timeless Lancôme rose imprinted on the lid.
The imitation of crystalline frost in the powder is perfection. I really can't get enough of the embossed design: the iconic rose surrounded by mimics of snowflakes. There's a bit of a silver overspray. While I'm not a huge fan of overspray, thankfully it doesn't ruin the intended effect.
This illuminating powder will suit most skin tones, although if you have a medium / deep skin tone, you have to moderate your application. Apply too much and it can look too frosty on the cheek bones. I typically apply it with a finger or a small brush and then buff it out. You still get that luminosity and iridescent without the frostiness.
For those who missed out on Lancôme's holiday offering last year, here's a little comparison.
While similar in texture, application and longevity (about 6+ hours), the actual colours are quite different. Last year's highlighter (the Moonlight Rose Illuminating Blush*) was a champagne with a hint of rose, while this year's highlighter is a very pale pink.
So different that it's worth owning both ;).
l-r (heavily swatched): Rose Étincelle, Moonlight Rose Illuminating Blush
l-r (blended out): Rose Étincelle, Moonlight Rose Illuminating Blush
What do you think? Will you be picking one up?