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This year’s French Idole Fall Collection from Lancome has some of my favorite shades for fall – olive greens, plums, amethyst, charcoal, golden tones – love them all! An intense smoky eye with either eye shadow palette, deep rich shades for nails, defined brows and lips kept natural with color left to a minimum.

Lancome Fall collection

On the top row the palette Golden Sage eye shadow palette has a light golden nude and deep tones of olive green with a shimmering gold to it and dark sage with charcoal black liner. The nail shade on the top right is Tourmaline Noir a shimmery charcoal with a hint of green in it. On the bottom row the nail shade is Amethyste Brune, a deep amethyst with some shimmer and my favorite piece of the collection, the eye palette Olive Amour.

Lancome Fall 2014 Olive Amour

The palette has a neutral base shade with a rich, deep golden high shimmer, sage with golden flecks satin, dark plum satin and a liner in a greyed plum. These shades look great with my green eyes – the plums bring out the green and will look great with a new olive sweater I have for fall. Personally with my skin tone and eye shades I felt the Olive Amour would work best as while I love the shades in Golden Sage I felt they wouldn’t “pop” as much with my eyes. Lancome Olive Armour

On my hand the shades from left to right are the top neutral shade, the 2nd row of the palette sage shimmer, deep plum shimmer and the high shimmer golden and then the greyed plum liner. This is a fun palette to play with placement of shades. I’ll say it again, yes there is shimmer and the only shade you may want to be “careful” with placement is the high shimmer shade – the one with the Lancome rose imprint. Just a possible dusting of that shade on the top of the center of the lid or a light tough in the inner corner of the eyes. The formula is a soft creamy powder and the pigments are fairly strong, so for a lighter look be sure to use a fluffier brush and lighter hand when applying.

For now I did pass on the nail shades, however I do really like them. The lip shades they are showing with this collection are not new, but taken from the existing collection – Exotic Orchid and Fleur Impressioniste. I already own both of these shades and the L’Absolu Rouge lipstick collection is one of my favorite as they are super moisturizing on the lips and last a long while. Lancome also has new brow pencils, too.

The collection is at counters now and at Lancome.com starting Sept. 2.