French Ballerine is a concise collection with soft, feminine colours, the look is a pink flush to the cheeks, sheer luminous shadow and soft rosy lips. The collection features two of their cream eyeshadows,Ombre Hypnôse Dazzling Eye Colours, I avoided the pink one and bought Topaze Dore (£21).
Its a golden peach shade with a heavy dose of
shimmer/metallic, which makes it look a bit frosty.
Reminiscent of Chanel Illusion
d'Ombres, though similar they are not the same.
Lancome's has a
more spongy texture, application is not as faultless as Chanels as
they don't adhere as well (you can see in my photo below the bald
spot on the lower outer section) and its hard to control the level of
colour, one application gives a sheer wash, but one more clings
onto the shadow so much that the second layer is much heavier, I think this performs much better when used over a powder shadow.
terms of wear, these do need a primer to prevent creasing, though
the colour stays true through the day. There is a lot of fall out
with this particular shade though, and I do end up with silver
sparkles half way down my face.
Swatched below once and then twice
Though I like the shade over a shadow, there is nothing here that would
make me choose this formula over Chanel.
I bought this from Boots.