Each year in Paris there are little signs that spring will be coming soon. Like at the beginning of February when I start finding birdies making their way up my stairwell — a slight wrong turn as they search for places to begin building their nests. I have to tell them this spot is taken and suggest they would much prefer a place with a view of the park, at least. That’s usually where they end up, perched somewhere near the corner. I know this because in about a month or so I will hear them singing there again for the first time in months.
And the other sign that winter will be on its way out in no time? The arrival each year of the
Lancôme spring collection. I always look forward to it showing up in the mail! Every year it
seems even more flirty, even more sweet, and even more fun, just like spring’s arrival after a
long hard winter. This year though, Lancôme has really outdone themselves delivering a
collection more darling than ever.
Lancôme has given us lots of way to play with violet in our makeup this year to add a bit of
vibrance to our look. And here in winter I say, why wait? Consider some of my favorites and how
to wear them…
The theme is sugary sweet, but it’s too sweet to eat! The pièce de résistance is Le Teint
Macaron, a box of blending sponges and cream blushes in the shape of French macarons. Isn’t
that cute? The other star of the collection is the Les Toppings Eyeshadow Palette — a bright
and colorful set of shadows to be mixed and matched like toppings on your ice cream,
although these are for your eyes to create unlimited delicious looks. It is definitely a must-have
for the season, complete with a mirror and double sided brush for everything you need,
packaged in a playful pattern. If you’re a fan of creamy shadows for your eyes, the new Ombre
Hynôse Mini Chubby comes in four fresh pastels — a yellow called Bleached Flour, a green
called Fresh Mint, a purple called Crispy Lavender, and a pink called Milky Pink. And if there’s one thing other
than the return of beautiful pastels spring brings to mind, it’s flowers! I can’t wait to see Paris in
bloom again, and I also can’t wait to try Lancôme’s new Jelly Flower Lip Tint for spring! It
encapsulates real flowers to give your lips a bright finish and subtle rosiness which is perfect to
complement the colorful eye looks from the collection.
I couldn’t wait for spring to start planning looks with the new collection, I simply had to give all
the beautiful colors a try. So when the sun finally came out for an hour or so last week I sat in
the park down the street and played with some of the new products, the same place those little
birdies will be singing again soon. For both of us, spring really can’t come soon enough!