Bring on the metallique shine
Metallics are the focus for Lancome’s Summer Swing make-up collection.
BEAUTY brand Lancome is firmly on board the current trend for metallics, with a summer make-up collection called Summer Swing that matches bold eyes with fresh, glowing skin.
From highlighting to strobing, the world’s make-up artists use all manner of techniques to illuminate skin and sculpt contours.
This summer sees Lancome go for “soft draping” with blusher and “contouring” with bronzing powder, for a glowing, radiant and slightly sun-kissed complexion, like after spending a day in the sun.
For this, the French beauty brand has an all-in-one product to slip into your suitcase this summer – Belle de Teint Bronzer & Blush – available in Patio Mediterraneen for paler skin tones and Patio d’Une Nuit d’Ete for darker complexions.
Within its graphic, mosaic-style case, the palette features two bronzing powders (one light, one dark) and two blushers to sculpt the face and decollete.
Forget pastel shades or natural looks for eyes this summer. Most beauty brands have gone for metallic shades, bringing an electric flash of shimmering colour to eyes.
Lancome is no exception, with its Metallique Eye Shadow liquid eye colour landing in a selection of new shades that channel the trend. The summer colours are shimmery, almost burnished metallics, for a striking finish.
There’s a turquoise blue (Brise Azur), a gold (Or Farniente), a pink (Tempo Mediterraneen), a shimmering brown (Mocha Swing) and a bronze (Bronze Rivage).
The electric effect can be amped up to the max for sizzling summer nights by pairing the liquid eye colours with Le Stylo Waterproof eye pencil. The range of colours matches Lancome’s seasonal Metallique Eye Shadow offering, with gold, bronze, turquoise, dark blue and mocha pencils.
Nails also get shimmering shades with a selection of Vernis In Love polishes in metallic shades, matching the summer eye colours with stylish effect. The collection features four colours: L’Echapee Belle, a shimmering blue-green, L’Esprit Libre, a turquoise blue, and two more neutral yet just as intense shades – Reflet d’Argent and Grain de Folie. – AFP Relaxnews
Lancome’s latest collection for soft draping and contouring: (from left) lip and eye colours, bronzer and blush, and the set. — Photos: AFP