I found this little beauty in Boots in the January sales (which are sadly coming to an end…sigh). Although it was limited edition, there are still Hypnôse Doll Eyes palettes available just without the pretty Alber Elbaz packaging and slightly different colours, yet similar enough!
You can see just how gorgeous the packaging is. I was really lucky to pick it up in boots for just £18 or £19, down from the original price of all these palettes – £37. There are five beautiful colours, and unsurprisingly I chose the more neutral version as opposed to a more blue focussing one.
All colours are shimmery apart from the black (top middle). It is a very versatile palette because one can easily make a classic, light and pretty day time look and also a smokey, dark and sexy night time look – all very flattering. For the day time I love putting the gold-ish colour (bottom middle) all over the lids, and the either one of the shimmery greys (far left or central middle), depending on how intense I want it, smudged along the lash line; followed by the highlight pink (far right) in the inner corners. For a more sexy, night time look, I’ll sweep either of the greys in the outer corner and crease on top of the gold, and smudge the matt black (top middle) along the lash line and sometimes to add further depth into the crease. Wow… sorry if I made that sound really complicated, it’s really not! I like how the tools that come with it (brush and double ended sponge applicator) are actually worth having, because there is also a mirror so if you really need to do it on the go, which, let’s be honest, does happen even to the best of us, you’ve got everything you need.
I have really enjoyed using this palette, and will definitely be looking at more of these eyeshadows from Lancôme, as not only are they pretty, the quality is great and they are really pigmented – hopefully shown in the swatches above.