A woman glances through her window at the cold night outside. In the warmth of her Parisian apartment, she finishes getting ready. A long, fluid black dress. Hair tied back in a carefree style. High heels. A beaten gold cuff. A delicate sautoir chain around her neck. A spritz of Trésor. She's ready!
She steps into the street on the lookout for a taxi. The shop windows sparkle, as does the sky, transformed by the season's lights. Seasonal hints of red here and there warm up the winter scene. She climbs into a car with smoked windows and looks into her bag. All her essentials are safely inside.
For this Christmas Collection, Lancôme celebrates the radiance of Parisian end of the year festivities with a reinterpretation of the city's famous lights. Gold in all of its guises, cold or scintillating, textured, intense or ethereal… Every facet of gold, combined with a hint of richly festive red velvet. An elegantly gilded new interpretation of the smoky eye, subtly warmed by a touch of cabaret red. Nails are precious gems, adorned with gold dust or fully metallic. Skin is sublime, its radiance warmed by a subtle veil of gold. The most sophisticated of elegance for the most delicate seduction imaginable…
POUDRE DE LUMIÈRE
Shimmering loose powder
Nestled in the torpor of the taxi, she begins her ritual. The windows of rue de Rivoli fly past as she delves into her bag. Her fingertips detect the hammered gold of her powder case's lid, a precious accessory that truly embodies Parisian glamour. Suspended gold showers over skin, illuminating her face and décolleté, with all the radiance of the streaming lights outside. The soft powder puff caresses its ultra-fine, iridescent powder in a moment of sheer delight.
Poudre de Lumière
Lancôme tip: apply Poudre de Lumière to the central part of your face and décolleté to subtly illuminate and accentuate these key areas.
DRAMA EYES HYPNÔSE PALETTE
5-colour smoky eye palette
A glance at her watch as she passes the Louvre. She'll be on time. The car slows – just what she needed to dress her eyes. She opens her Hypnôse Drama Eyes Palette. Its magnetic brushes are easy to pick up and never fall out. A saturated gold, a soft pink, an intense black, a pearly brown and a vibrant gold… She creates an ultra-sophisticated smoky eye with ease. Satisfied, She closes her gold palette with a delicious click.
DR8 – Parisian Lights
DR9 – Or Vendôme
Shimmering colour, cushioned touch
Place des Pyramides. Mechanically, her fingers search in her bag. Three little jars slip out – she'd almost forgotten! And yet they're absolutely essential… A gold-studded black, a warm gilded pomegranate and a pure gold… Vibrant colours to adorn skin with dazzling shimmer. A true sensorial delight, their cushioned texture glides over her lids like silk for an infinitely workable result. Finishing touches do make all the difference…
201 – Rouge Cabaret
303 – Soirée Parisienne
116 – Or Vendôme
Lancôme tip: use the Hypnôse Lumières de Paris Palette to create an intense smoky eye with a quirky twist courtesy of Hypnôse Dazzling Or Vendôme eyeshadow at the inner corner and Hypnôse Dazzling Rouge Cabaret in the lid fold to truly awaken the eye and boost its intensity.
POUSSIÈRE D'OR MANICURE
As she passes the sleepy Tuileries gardens, she feels the urge to beautify her nails. She nonchalantly applies a Manucure Poussière d'Or tattoo to her ring finger. The bare nail is instantly showered in elegantly luxurious gold, before being dressed in a topcoat or coloured varnish. It's so easy to apply – why go without?
Lancôme tip: apply a nail primer before choosing a patch of the right size for the desired nail. Take off the protective plastic film and lay onto the nail. Press down for 10 seconds. Remove the paper layer. Apply a topcoat.
VERNIS IN LOVE
Stay-true glossy shine
The taxi swings round to Place Vendôme, in all of its illuminated glory, enticingly adorned with jeweller's displays. Temptations in gold and vivid colour. Two new shades of Vernis In Love would fit perfectly: a fabulous deep pomegranate red and an intense cool gold of phenomenal luxury. But tonight, she falls for the third bottle. A textured glittery varnish like she'd never seen before. It goes on like a traditional varnish and only reveals its secret on drying: an ultra-matte yet sparkling finish…
137 - Rouge Cabaret
560 - Or Vendôme
550 - Illuminations
Lancôme tip: for a sophisticated contemporary manicure, apply a nail primer followed by the Or Vendôme shade. Once the lacquer is dry, apply a coat of Rouge Cabaret to the outer border of the nails.
The final stretch, rue de la Paix. Just enough time to check everything is perfect. One more finishing touch: beautifying lashes with a little mascara. Its light fluid texture allows her to build made-to-measure volume. Separated, defined and densified, her lashes are irresistibly coated and quite simply hypnotic!
01 – Black
Lancôme tip: use the brush to grasp the lashes at the root and move up to the tips in a zizag motion. Repeat as often as you like.
Replenishing cream lipstick
Finally, she reaches the steps of l'Opéra Garnier. For the final stage of her metamorphosis, a touch of lipstick. Radiantly beautiful, she is the object of every gaze. Finally, the show can begin.
132 - Caprice
160 – Rouge Amour
349 – Rouge Carrousel
Manucure Poussiére D'Or Tattoos for Nails: RRP $49
Vernis in Love 550 Illuminations: RRP $31
Vernis in Love 137 Rouge Cabaret: RRP $31
Vernis in Love 560 Or Vendôme: RRP $31
Hypnose Dazzling Or Vendôme 116 Limited Edition: RRP $44
Hypnose Dazzling Soirée Parisienne 303 Limited Edition: RRP $44
Hypnose Dazzling Rouge Cabaret 201 Limited Edition: RRP $44
Hypnose Palette Drama Eyes DR08 Parisian Lights: RRP $87
Poudre de Lumiere 001: RRP $90
Available at David Jones and Myer department stores and online at www.lancome.com.au.. Stockist number: 1300 651 991