So many beauty brands are doing collaborations right now with celebrities and designers, and I’m not typically one to get excited over collaborations however the Lancome x Olympia Le Tan collection was exceptionally hard to resist. Olympia Le Tan is a self taught fashion designer with ultra feminine designs with quirky detail and joyful colour, and she has collaborated with Lancome for a limited edition fall/autumn “poetic and original” makeup collection.
There are seven different products in total within the Lancome x Olympia Le Tan Makeup Collection including lipsticks, mascara, eyeliners, a palette, nail polishes and an Lancome Cushion Highlighter, which is what I have from the collection.
I already own the Lancome Cushion Foundation and the Lancome Cushion Blushes, but I’ve never tried a cushion highlighter until recently. The Lancome Cushion Highlighter £30 has stunning packaging inside and outside the box, with the cushion compact featuring a beautifully unique embroidered design by Olympia Le Tan.
I don’t recall ever seeing embroidered details on a makeup collection before, but it’s incredibly cute and there’s no way I could ever throw the compact away once I’d finished the highlighter as it looks and feels so special. The embroidered design depicts an angel resting on a pink cloud whilst wearing the most fabulous glasses, and a red ribbon in her pink hair – the attention to detail is amazing for a makeup product.
“Designed by Olympia le Tan, the Lancôme cushion highlighter gets a new look. A collectors edition, the limited edition case features an embroidered top designed by Olympia Le Tan. Enhance the look of skin with a sheer veil of light, use for strobing or simply highlighting the cheekbones.”
Just like most cushion compact makeup products, the compact opens to reveal a mirror in the lid and puff laying on top of the lid to keep the cushion from drying out. The lid lifts up to reveal the saturated cushion, and you can apply with the puff included within the compact, or choose to use your fingertips, brush or blending sponge depending on your preference.
There is only shade available of the highlighter so it’s not going to work for everyone, and it does look a little dark within the compact. When you first dab the highlighter on the skin, it’s a warm beige colour which looks almost orange against my pale skin but the colour becomes a lot more muted with a little blending, which I hope you can see in the swatches above. I personally prefer to use a dampened sponge to apply it as it gives more of a dewy glow, and I find it helps to blend it into my foundation.
The highlighter does have a little sparkle to it so it’d be a great choice if you like your highlighter to be intense. The sparkle is more shimmer than it is glitter, but it’s definitely noticeable on the skin but I think the sparkle helps to make the skin look really radiant.
The highlighter imparts a very subtle peach tone to the skin, and I think it would look particularly beautiful on warmer complexions than mine but even though it looks dark within the pan, I can still make the shade work without worrying about a peach streak across both of my cheekbones.
I really hope Lancome consider adding more shades to their cushion highlighter range as I love the formula, but for now I’m more than happy with my adorable Olympia Le Tan compact which I’ll certainly be reusing once I finish the highlighter.
What do you think of the Lancome x Olympia Le Tan Makeup Collection?
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