Lancôme Glamour Eyes by Michelle Phan + EOTD

While I was replenishing some makeup I needed from Sephora, I came across this Lancôme Glamour Eyes kit on display. YouTube makeup guru and Lancôme video makeup artist Michelle Phan put together this kit that’s exclusively sold at Sephora for $59.50. I had plans to try out the Lancôme Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner sometime, so I figured I’d just buy this kit since it comes with a full-size Artliner in “Noir” that is already $29.50 on its own. This kit also comes with a Color Design Eye-Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow and Line Palette called “307 Chic by Chelle” and a travel-size Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in “Excessive Black”.

A closeup of the “Chic by Chelle” palette and swatches are shown below. You can also see a swatch of the Artliner on the far right. The eye shadows in the palette are numbered. As shown in the palette (from top to bottom, left to right): the all-over base color (1) is a satin peach, the lid color (2) is a shimmery purple, the crease color (3) is a shimmery taupe brown, the highlighter (4) is a glittery silver, and the liner (5) is a shimmery dark gray.

The eye shadows in this Color Design palette were picked out by Michelle to create three types of looks — natural, smoldering, and diva. She recorded the video below showing how to do these 3 looks. I didn’t find out about this kit until I saw it at my nearby Sephora store, so I didn’t watch this until after I had already purchased and tried out the kit. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy these looks as much as some of the ones she created for her YouTube channel, but you be the judge (and leave a comment with your thoughts)!

Of all the colors in this palette, I was mainly interested in the glittery silver. However, I noticed Michelle didn’t use this color in any of the looks she created for this kit. I like the Midnight Kiss makeup look she came up with for the other video she recorded to promote Glamour Eyes where she used silver glitter. However, she used a silver liquid liner and silver cosmetic glitter instead of the glittery silver in the palette. It would have been nice if you can recreate that eye makeup look using just this kit — it’s called the Color Design “All-In-One” palette after all.

Here’s the Eye of the Day (EOTD) that I came up with using everything (including the liner and mascara) that comes with Glamour Eyes. I didn’t use too much of the purple because it ended up irritating my skin (I’m allergic to some red/pink/purple eye shadows, but I can usually wear them without a problem on top of primer — unfortunately, that was not the case with this purple :().

  1. Prime your eye area (including lower lash line) with a colorless primer or one that is a color similar to your skin tone. This step is a must, especially for the glittery silver eye shadow that easily result in fallout. The one I’m using here is Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
  2. Apply the peach all-over base color as a wash on your entire lid (click here to see how to apply an eyeshadow wash).
  3. Using a dense eye shadow brush, pack on the glittery silver highlighter on the center lid to inner corner.
  4. Apply the taupe brown color along your crease with a fluffy blending brush.
  5. Using a blending brush, apply the dark gray (liner) color on the outer V, and blend it lightly along your crease so that it fades. Also apply this color along the outer lower lash line.
  6. Apply the purple color along the center to outer lower lash line, blending where it meets the dark gray.
  7. Line your upper lash line with the Lancôme Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner in “Noir”. You can also add a wing like I did here — click here for more details on the winged/cat eyeliner technique.
  8. Curl your lashes and apply the Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara in “Excessive Black” to both your upper and lower lashes.

The Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara didn’t do much for my stick-straight lashes. This mascara separates and adds some length to my lashes, but it doesn’t hold a curl for me at all. I always stick to waterproof mascara for this purpose, so I wasn’t surprised that I wouldn’t be using this mascara in the kit. However, I was surprised to not be impressed with the Artliner as well (which is why I got the kit in the first place). I much prefer the Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in “Perversion” over this one (and it’s much cheaper at $18.00 compared to $29.50 for the Artliner!). So in the end, I returned my Glamour Eyes kit at Sephora (after making sure I took enough pictures and swatches for this review for those of you who are interested in this kit, of course)!


Eden-AvalonJanuary 25th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I also saw this kit but passed after reading bad blog reviews. Sephora is rumored to have removed SEVERAL negative reviews on this product, which makes me sad. Oh well – at least you could return it!

WyceeJanuary 26th, 2012 at 3:28 am

Hi Eden-Avalon,

I didn’t get a chance to look up reviews since I had bought it on a whim, thinking my readers would want a review of this kit (good or bad). That would be really upsetting if Sephora actually did that! I’m glad I was able to return it though without any hassle. :)

LilyJanuary 27th, 2012 at 9:41 am

Perfect review Wycee, I completely agree with you.

WyceeJanuary 31st, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Thanks Lily :)

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