Parisiennes are fans of user-friendly make-up products, which are easy to apply with a customisable finish. Products which nonetheless offer an ultra-sophisticated finish and which allow a quick makeover in the back of a taxi or on a cafe terrace.
So Lancôme has collaborated with Sonia Rykiel to dream up on-the-go make-up products whose textures and design promise surprising simplicity of use.
LA PALETTE SAINT-GERMAIN
Lancôme has reinvented its eye palette in honour of Sonia Rykiel.
Restyled in the colours of the collection, the brand’s most user-friendly and versatile maxi-palette has become the season’s must-have fashion accessory.
In collaboration with Julie de Libran, Lisa Eldridge has come up with two harmonies inspired by the Saint-German-des-Prés style: trendy, chic, bold but extremely easy to wear.
Rose and prune half-tones make up ‘Parisian Spirit’ while shaded bleu nuit, gris and kaki make up ‘Saint-Germain ‘.
Each of these two palettes contains six matte or iridescent powder eyeshadows, a special eyelid base, two liners hidden under a silver clasp, and a double-ended expert applicator. Everything a woman needs to create endless customised looks.
PARISIAN LIPS – LE CRAYON
As beauty experts, Parisiennes know the latest trends by heart. Particularly the blurred lips effect seen in fashion shows, which we can recreate by blending the colour of a lipstick to achieve a blurred look. With this in mind, Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel have developed the dream lip product for Left Bank women: the Parisian Lips pencil. Definitely the best tool for achieving this effect quickly and easily.
How is it unique? It combines two tips for two textures and finishes on the lips.
On one side is a translucent balm for gentle colour with subtle shine. On the other is a hyper-pigmented matte and wonderfully creamy formula. How to use it: apply the balm texture to the whole of the lips to deepen their colour, then dab on the matte colour-intense formula to the middle of the lips. This is the blurred lips effect reinvented by Lancôme to achieve that just-been-kissed look. So Parisian!
Lisa Eldridge, make-up creative director at Lancôme, and Julie de Libran, creative director at Sonia Rykiel, have come up with four funky and vibrant shades with packaging decorated with the two designs created for this collection.
French Sourire, a radiant pink which demands good spirits, and French Baiser, a radiantly sensual red, have adopted the stripe motif. Meanwhile, Parisian Audace, a deep and edgy orange, and Parisian Spirit, a radiant, charismatic purple, are adorned with André’s motifs.
VERNIS IN LOVE
The iconic Lancôme nail varnish is available in four shades inspired by the multi-coloured stripes of the collection’s design. The colours are very sixties with really modern accents. They’re brilliantly updated vintage tones. The nuances are: Café Blanc, Saint-Germain, Café Philo, Joie de vivre.
CUSHION BLUSH SUBTIL
Whether it’s from a burst of laughter, strong emotion, an early-morning stroll on the banks of the Seine or a kiss that brings out the pink of the cheeks.
Parisiennes often have that incomparable, soft and gentle romantic flush giving them a lovely glow.
To coincide with this exclusive make-up collection Lancôme has revitalised two shades of its brand-new Cushion Blush Subtil with its ethereal texture and soft-touch applicator. Presented in Sonia Rykiel collectors’ cases, the soft Sorbet Rose and Splash Corail shades allow you to create a confusingly natural ultra-fresh flush like that of cool girls from the Left Bank.
THE SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS LOOKS
Using products from the collection, Lisa Eldridge has created two wholly Saint-Germain-des-Prés beauty solutions: Parisian Spirit, a fresh, easy-to-wear look, and Saint-Germain which is slightly bolder and more sophisticated.
Gently accentuated eyes, a rosy complexion, prettily impertinent lips and graphic nails: a classic, very Parisian look with a touch of fun for a subtle twist. The embodiment of what Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel do with perfection: elegantly shaking up codes.
A pretty hint of boldness on the eyes, the mouth and the hands… The colour moves up a tone, giving the smoky eye and petal mouth so popular with Parisiennes an ultra- contemporary look. The art of surprise as cultivated by Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel. This original and edgy beauty makeover remains chic and timeless nonetheless.
See all the pictures of the collection in the Gallery above.
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