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Lancôme COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold

What it is:An intensely buildable and long-lasting eye shadow that comes in an array of versatile shades designed by Lanc$#244me's Global Makeup Artists.What it does:This eye shadow is formulated with exclusive Micro-Air technology for ultimate smoothness and blendability. Available in a chic palette of shades, it also comes in five finishes: dazzling metallic, twinkling shimmer, soft, illuminating sheen, color-rich matte, and intensely pigmented.
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Is there some way to tell which colours from this line are the Metallics, which are the Shimmers, Sheens, & Mattes?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
4 answers
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answer 1
For a few more Shimmers, Sheen's, Metallic's, Mattes & Intense:

I <3 KITTEN HEEL! (A Shimmer) It's a Light Apricot Color with some color play going from a summery shimmer of apricot to a coral pink.
Goes perfect with so many eye shadows!
"-LEZARD-" (A Matte with Gold flecks!) A true Milk Chocolate color, with lots of pretty gold flecks
(that don't come off on your face!) This "does" go Perfectly w/Kitten Heel.
-LATTE~ (A Matte) Is very light. Similar to Daylight w/just "the lightest hint of tan.
"Latte" is in the 'white-ish' zone.
-CIEL DU SOIR- (A Matte) This eye shadow is a beautiful Gray/Blue. It has a hint of Green, only to show up outside or under bright lights.
-DESIGNER- (A Metallic) A Bronze/w a hint of Army Green. Really Pretty.
This shadow has been replaced by "STYLE GURU" a beautiful color with more bronze for the Summer ;D
-STYLE GURU- (A Shimmer) This is a Gorgeous Summer, Bronze Shimmer w/a hint of Khaki.
"A must have for this year!"
-COLOR DU JOUR- (A Metallic) A very Fun Summer Color Show! (It kinda looks red-It's Not!)
A Purple/Bronze with a lot of Glold Shimmers! Gorgeous.
-AFTER DUSK- (A Matte) A Medium tone of Brown/Gray...Wow, I'm wearing this with
-FILAGREE- (A Shimmer) it's perfect together & adds a little white/golden lights- an awesome, sexy combo
(on fair to medium skin)
-EXHIBITION- (A Shimmer) This has been around for a long time w/reason. I call "Exhibition" a Floral.
It's a Deep Rose/Lanvender/Pink color. It's no where near a Red, but Rosy w/a bit of Lavender under tones. Shimmery, Light and pretty.
I <3 the NEW BLACK (an Intense w/ gold flecks) more than STATUEQUE (an Intense w/less gold flecks)
Plus...
You are gonna L O V E Camisole!!
I just got it a few days ago! Sephora's helpful CS has said Camisole
and a few new colors will be online soon!
Lancome's Camisole is not a pink, it is a beautiful shade of Medium Lavender.
This Eye Shadow is a Shimmer. Highly pigmented.
Again, this shade is a deep Lavender with beautiful Gold Shimmers.
(And on the back side is called a Shimmer)

And-
I bought Visionary, a color choice by chance, and it's Gorgeous!
Visionary is a "Sheen" This Eye Shadow color starts out as a Medium Pink/Red sheen,
depending on the way you turn your head,
it appears again as a Pink/Lilac, but also has a gold sheen to it.
(I would think this to sound strange or scary, but it's not)
Visionary is a "Beautiful Shadow Show" that is as wearable to the office, as it it is to a night out.

Daylight, (a Matte) White, is a Perfect Match with Visionary,
when using Daylight for highlighting this shadow compliments
Visionary, not taking anything away from this Fabulous color.

I like adding a deeper color to the crease of my eyes, with the
2 colors I purchased above "Snap-a shimmer" is perfect for during the day,
this eye shadow is plummy brown with gold shimmers.
I <3 the NEW BLACK (an Intense w/ gold flecks) more than STATUEQUE (an Intense w/less gold flecks)
&
I bought "Pose" Thinking this was a bright Yellow, it's not.
But I'm not disappointed at all!
Instead "Pose" is the color of a Bright Shinny new Penny.
A "Metallic" Copper Penny. Stunning!

Next, I bought "Off The Rack" This is a "Metallic" also...
A "Metallic" Baby Pink (with the slightest hint of Lilac)
I thought I hit Gold! But I saved the Best for Last!

"Luring" Is a highly pigmented "Sheen" It is 3 colors...
A medium Blue, Green, and Purple. So Beautiful!
With "Luring" it all depends on which way you move
as the colors change...

All 3 Colors knocked me out! Each one is so Ka-Pow there!
And so smooth, so pigmented, so PERFECT!
I <3 Lacome's eye shadows!
~Hope these help someone~
But all these colors are Beautiful!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
answer 2
I <3 KITTEN HEEL! (A Shimmer) It's a Light Apricot Color with some color play going from a summery shimmer
of apricot to a coral pink.
Goes perfect with so many eye shadows!
Ahhh, "-LEZARD-" (A Matte with Gold flecks!) A true Milk Chocolate color, with lots of pretty gold flecks
(that don't come off on your face!) This "does" go Perfectly w/Kitten Heel.
-LATTE~ (A Matte) Is very light. Similar to Daylight w/just "the lightest hint of tan.
"Latte" is in the 'white-ish' zone.
-CIEL DU SOIR- (A Matte) This eye shadow is a beautiful Gray/Blue. It has a hint of Green, only to show up outside or under bright lights.
-DESIGNER- (A Metallic) A Bronze/w a hint of Army Green. Really Pretty.
This shadow has been replaced by "STYLE GURU" a beautiful color with more bronze for the Summer ;D
-STYLE GURU- (A Shimmer) This is a Gorgeous Summer, Bronze Shimmer w/a hint of Khaki.
"A must have for this year!"
-COLOR DU JOUR- (A Metallic) A very Fun Summer Color Show! (It kinda looks red-It's Not!)
A Purple/Bronze with a lot of Glold Shimmers! Gorgeous.
-AFTER DUSK- (A Matte) A Medium tone of Brown/Gray...Wow, I'm wearing this with
-FILAGREE- (A Shimmer) it's perfect together & adds a little white/golden lights- an awesome, sexy combo
(on fair to medium skin)
-EXHIBITION- (A Shimmer) This has been around for a long time w/reason. I call Exhibition a Floral.
It's a Deep Rose/Lanvender/Pink color. It's no where near a Red, but Rosy w/a bit of Lavender under tones. Shimmery, Light and pretty.
I <3 the NEW BLACK (an Intense w/ gold flecks) more than STATUEQUE (an Intense w/less gold flecks)
But all these colors are Beautiful!
I hope these explanations have helped (honestly I have even more!)
To wear these Eye shadows with the honor they deserve...
Please wear some sort of primer underneath. By doing this you'll find they last so long.
Plus you'll have no creasing. Just your Beautiful Eye Shadow Art...as it should be.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
answer 3
I just checked out Lacome's site.
They don't tell you whether it's a matte, sheen, shimmer or metallic.
The site only gives which color family the shadow belongs to.
Honestly, I think we as reviewers should start adding which category
the Lancome Eye shadow's fall into on Sephora's (Q &A) site.
This would really help all of us ladies.
PS.
I listed 3 today (soon to be posted)
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
answer 4
For a more detailed account of these shades, I would suggest visiting Lancome's web page.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
katieberit5335
(Portland OR)
Question
Best colors for blue eyes?
I keep buying colors that are too light or do nothing to complement m,y eyes/skin, I need suggestions for blue eyes/fair skin.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
meggy75
(St. Louis, MO)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
4 answers
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answer 1
I have blue eyes and blonde hair. I use honeymoon and mannequin as basic go-to's for the office. They are very subtle but make me look polished and together. My eyes look really good with them.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mabs01
(Sausalito, Ca)
answer 2
try "kitten heel"!

i don't know your skin color (i'm pretty pale), but i know through my friends that "kitten heel" works on pretty much every skin tone. it's natural but has enough pigment and shimmer to really make your eyes pop, especially if you apply it towards the inner part of your eye.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
jenniferdee
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
A gold or orange(y) shade would be great, since orange compliments blue eyes and is opposite on the color wheel. You could try bikini golden, sun touched, or the golden grandeur duo.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lingeriepinkysl
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 4
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
lancome smooth hold
which of the eyeshadows are metallic?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
gourmet
(columbus ohio)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
3 answers
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answer 1
To help answer these questions, it would be great if everyone listed what they've bought so others know too.

I just bought "Pose" a Metallic, A Bright Copper...just like a new shinny Penny.

Also "Off The Rack" a Metallic, A Beautiful Baby Pink (with a hint of lilac)
And...
"Luring" -- This Shadow knocked my socks off!
Luring is called a Sheen, but it's highly pigmented and is 3 Colors:
A medium Blue, Green and Purple, all depending on which way you turn!

*Please keep this going, and list Your Eye-Shadow Colors*
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
answer 2
Style Selection and Color Du Jour are metallic, while Kitten Heel is a shimmer.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
pawb4
(Troy, Michigan)
answer 3
The New Black is shimmery and slightly metallic. And it's a true black, not like the Sephora swatch shows.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ThreeCrazyCats
(San Leandro, CA)
Question
Lancome Matte Eye Shadows or Velvety Textures
I am 46, medium skin toned and I like this eye shadow and the colors, but the description does not specify what finish each shadow is. I prefer matte and finishes with a velvety texture. I do not like sheens, shimmers or metallics.
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Hector123
(Baltimore, MD)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
Another great matte color is Ciel Du Soir. It is a dark grey with blueish undertonesand is very wearable.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
pawb4
(Troy, Michigan)
answer 2
Most of these colors have shimmer in them; however if you're looking for a matte finish, Chic, Latte, Positive, Waif and Mochaccino are great matte colors
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
annar
(NJ)
Question
which colors are shimmers
Lancome eye shadows
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
JoannaFab
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
Wow, I'm so sorry...The last 2 colors I gave you are called Sheens.
Both "Ciel du Soir" & "Luring" are Sheen's.
(I still absolutely love them!)
One of the Shimmers I have is Filagree.
This is more of a base color, but is shimmery & beautiful.
After realizing my mistake, I thought about the Lancome eye shadows I own;
The only Lancome Eye shadows that have no shimmer are the Matte Colors. I have few Matte's in Lancomes line.
So don't be afraid to try a Metallic, Sheen, or Shimmer...
Because all 3 pigmented eye-shadows ~ really Shimmer!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
answer 2
Us reviewer's are trying to keep the Eye Shadows listed under the questions & answers...
But here are a few I know of-
"Luring" is a shimmer, it's Gorgeous!
And it's 3 colors in one shadow: A medium Blue, Green, and Purple.
"Ciel du Soir" is a shimmer that's Green, Gray, and a hint of Blue.

Please look under the other questions, I know there are some others listed :D
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
Question
Lancome Daylight Eyeshadow
Is this eye shadow matte?

thanks
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
I have a quad that I got at a free gift thing. It has Daylight in it, and yes, it is matte. A matte white colour.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
mogknight7777777
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 2
The shade I just got, Ciel du Soir, is matte.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
katieberit5335
(Portland OR)
Question
If you depot lancome e/s, would it fit in the mac pallettes?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
lovemitzi
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
I think it does, i need a mac palette, but i compareed it to the eyeshadow size pan after I depotted it and it was the exact same size so I guess you'll need to put a magnet on the bottom and i THINK the mac depotted eyeshadows are 26 mm in diameter? idk i think so hope thislll help :]
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
bubbles2014
answer 2
Since I buy both...
I really don't think these eye-shadows would fit.
Lancome is a flatter pan, while Mac is little-but deep.

I was curious about your question...
Because if you have 5 empty Mac Pan's you should turn
them in. Once you get up to 5 empty pans (of any Mac product)
You would get a "new' eye-shadow free!

On the other hand the Lancome pic is somewhat deceptive-
It is wider, and I think you'd have a "possible"problem with breakage
trying this type of change over.

I Love the Lancome packaging, even during our trip to Alaska, I hadn't
had "any" breakage with the shadow or the case.

BTW, I've just compared the 2, and they really aren't the same size-
So be careful! I wouldn't change a thing.
(you must really like the durability of the Mac pan) But it's not a true fit.
I don't want to see you lose a great eye shadow over this!
~~~~With Care~~~
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
debbee7
(Idaho)
Question
What is a good "going-out" color for a dark blonde with blue eyes?
I'm looking for a fun, funky "going-out" color and definitely am going to buy one (or two) of the Color Design shades. I'm dark blonde, fair-medium with blue eyes. During the day I wear Clinique's duo in Sunburst or Beach Plum.

I think I am going to order Pose, and then I want one more "funky" color for going to concerts and festivals -- think bright color, lots of glitter, etc. (Last time I wore neon blue eyeliner and lime green shimmery cream eyeshadow and it looked awesome, so something like that.)

What would be the best color for this? I'm thinking Best Dressed, Fashion Forward, Personal Style or Drama. The colors also look a little different on the Lancome site, so I'm going off of that. Any advice? I'm 22.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
I'm blonde, blue eyed and have soooo many funky colors!
A major fav is "Luring" OMG!! This is "nothing" like the swatches!!
~Luring~ (A Sheen) Has a lot of Play! Based in Medium Blue; but with "any" movement you make the Shade changes...
with shimmers of Purple or Green. Sometimes all 3 colors show.
It's Fun. A fabulous Shade. It's amazing.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
debbee7
(Baby, it's Cold Outside)
answer 2
Just some color info. Pose is a VERY METALLIC copper. Personal style is a more sheer, metallic, lustre-ish robin's egg blue (almost Tiffany's blue/green). Fashion Forward is a metallic mint green and again somewhat sheer. Best dressed is a much more highly pigmented blue with a sheen. Not quiet crayon blue, but not light or baby blue. I would try personal style on the inner lid and crease and garment (navy) on the outer corner and crease to accent. Also, check out Lancome's artliners! Action is limey and cranberry is as it sounds! I love blueberry too! FYI, Lancome's site is pretty accurate for color depiction.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
femfatale
(Chicago, IL)
Question
What's the best way to wear Lancome's Color Design in Couture Intense? Please help me create a whole look.
Medium skin tone, light brown eyes, blond highlights.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Patita2304
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
Love that color! I use it as a liner and in the outer V of the eye with bikini golden all over the lid as a wash of color, with dirty pink as just a lid color and daylight as a highlight for the browbone and inner corner.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sowazupb
(Ramona, CA)
answer 2
you need to use the eye shadow a little more dark so you colo eye stand out
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
nikiofdalove
(new york new york)
Question
How much eyeshadow is included in the eyeshadow holder?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(new york, NY)
on COLOR DESIGN - Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Smooth Hold
2 answers
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answer 1
If you mean how much do you get in a container, the color design shadow holds 0.042 oz. or 1.2 grams.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sowazupb
(Ramona, CA)
answer 2
The diameter of the shadow itself is slightly larger than a quarter.
How long it lasts...I guess would depend on how heavily it is applied. I don't use much & for me it lasts at least as long as you are supposed to keep eye shadow (3 months?) -maybe longer. This is the 2nd time I have bought it. I lost the 1st one after several months.
I hope this answer is helpful.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
mlxkh
(Philadelphia PA)
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