Spring is one of my favorite time of the year (after the holiday season) for makeup releases. Spring collections give me so much happiness and brightness after what is usually a rainy dark winter. For Spring 2019, Lancome released a Parisian inspired collection. I’ll be showing you how to create a spring eyeshadow look with the new Lancome Cafe Bonheur palette.
Name: Lancome La Palette Cafe Bonheur
Shades: 5 Glitter shades and 5 Satin Shades
Size: 5 x .2g and 5 x .8g
Find on Lancome online, other pieces of the collection available on Nordstrom
With so many neutral palettes out there, I’m so glad to see something completely different for this limited edition release. The collection focuses on a Parisian vibe and I feel the soft cool tones definitely capture that look. I visited Paris two springs ago (don’t miss my Paris travel guide!) and the city just exudes sophistication.
What is unique about this palette is the 5 glitter shades in the top row. While they don’t swatch particularly well, I’m so impressed with how they look on the eyes!
Are the glitter shades messy?
I usually hate working with glitters because it just means messy fall out. But using a dense flat brush, I can get a beautiful glitter look with out too much of a mess! In the swatch, you don’t see a lot of actual glitter particles, but you’ll see in my tutorial that it is quite easy to pick it up.
Gorgeous satin shades for every day use.
The second row has more wearable shades for every day use. I especially love the second and third color. Satin finishes are my favorite finishes in eyeshadow. It gives that healthy sheen to your eyelid space. I’m very happy with the pigmentation and longevity of the shades. It is definitely better suited for those with light to medium skin tones though as the shades are pretty light.
Spring Eyeshadow Look for Asian Eyes
The colors that stood out to me in this palette are the light and airy pinks. If not used carefully, pink eyeshadows can make you look like you have red eye. But I feel like I pulled off a romantic, feminine look and I hope you think so too! I find popular eyeshadow tutorials generally don’t look good on me. So I created this spring eyeshadow look for Asian eyes that might be more useful!
This whole eye look is completed with just using just the palette. I have eyelash extensions on (Vancouver peeps, check out Prep Beauty Parlour for your eyelash extensions) but no mascara or eyeliner otherwise. If you like this tutorial, make sure to check out some of the other looks I created especially for Asian eyes.
Use a fluffy brush and start blending color 1 on the outer corner of your eyes. This is one of the most important steps as it sets the framework for the rest of your look. To get the result in the photo, I probably went back 3 times in the pan and blended it for about 20 seconds each time.
Using the same fluffy brush, start blending color 2 around the same area but closer to the lash line. Don’t exceed where you have placed color 1. You want the
Pat the glitter shades (color #3 and #4) in the part of your eye lid crease. Definitely use a dense eyeshadow brush that will not kick up glitter. I put color #3 closer to the outer corner because it had a rose gold base color and was a bit deeper. Color 4 had more of a silver base color so it reflected light and I put it all over the lid.
Add dimension to your outer corner with the deepest shade in the palette (color #5). I try to use a makeup brush that is meant for eyeliner or detail work as my eyelid space is so small. If you have asian eyes, you can probably relate and using the right size brush is really important for adding the dark color to the outer corner.
Lastly, you want to blend the colors in your lash line too. I used color #5 all along my lash line. Then I used color #2 just on the outer corner. Lastly I patted some glitter on the center of the lash line.
Overall, I’m very impressed by the formula of the glitter eyeshadows. They were easy to distribute on the eyelid and did not fly away. I also love the Parisian vibe in the shade selection, name and packaging! It’s definitely a pricey palette and not one to start your makeup collection. But if you already have lots of items and want a special piece, this is a nice buy.