Sunday, July 26, 2009

If Dorothy had a palette...

Remember the land of munchkins, witches, Toto, the wizard, and her friends? To this day, I have always had a pair or two of red shoes (be it flats or heels) in my repertoire to be pulled in for use on an otherwise boring fashion day. I was returning a pair of previously mentioned type of red shoes at Marshall's because they were a bit too big and a bit hobby lobby (i.e. a touch tacky). While in the store, I thought I'd do a quick drive by on the beauty products section for one never knows what treasures lurk there.

(photo from: yahoo movies)

This is what I exquisite Lancome palette, which is probably some left over holiday collection. The pictures are not going to do it the beautific justice it deserves.

The palette is called Pampered and Privileged, which is why it's been renamed The Dorothy Palette. It reminds me of an understated version of her red slippers and not gawdy, cheap, or too kitsch.

Here are the colors themselves.
The top row:
Enamored (sheen), Breathtaking (sheen) and Elite (metalic)

Bottom row: Stunning (matte), VIP Scene (matte), and Captivated (intense)... Don't quite know what intense means in makeup land???

Really, at the end of the day, it's just a neutral palette for doing your basic to dramatic brown smokey eye. But oh la la!...the packaging is divine. It's like tiny beaded rows of ruby delights that are ever so slightly irradiant and prismatic... and the mirror is lovely as well. The colors go on well, velvet, smooth, you get the drift. It is Lancome after all.

Do you have any items in your collection that seem to be beautiful objects on the outside regardless of the contents within? If so what are they?


  1. I have nothing like this Lancome palette! What a great find!
    and your blog is great. I look forward to reading more.

    Come and check out my blog if you get a chance.
    Michelle x

  2. Thank you Michelle... I'm following and look forward to reading more of your posts:)

  3. Great find!!! I love finding little makeup jewels like that!!!!

    Come by and see me sometime....

  4. Hi, Lorla, I adore the plette, I like stuff has concept behind :D

    The Style Of Neighborhood

  5. You have an artist's eye. Great find! Please post more; I like your blog so much.

  6. Oooh I love that Lancome palette very Dorothy indeed!x

  7. @Steph, Yi, and Lily: Little utilitarian jewels can be too much fun!

    @Anon: Thank you:)