Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos

Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
Having decided not to pack the Clarins Bright White Travel Palette reviewed here, I decided to take another look at the Lancome Absolu Voyage Travel Palette, which I had picked up alongside from the airport en route to Lisbon. I had fallen hook, line and sinker for this stunning palette for the packaging alone, and I use the contents more often than I use the Clarins palette.
Travel palettes are an easy way of taking along some 5-6 eyeshadows, a couple of lip products, basic eyeliner and mascara, concealer and a couple of face products - powder and blush, at least - without filling up half your suitcase. And the Lancome Absolu Voyage ticks all those boxes, especially for everyday looks.
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
The packaging is absolutely delightful. A sleek black case in a velvet pouch. The case is a fingerprint-magnet, though.
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
It flips open to reveal a mirror on one side and some lovely eyeshadows (details below), three L'Absolu Rouge lipstick pans in shades 354, 06 and 320, a concealer in 02, a blush subtil in Rose Sable or 02, face powder in shade 01 and a mini Virtuose Mascara (used up last year).
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
There's another compartment below which slides out to reveal a lip liner crayon, a mini khol liner pencil, a powder brush, a lip brush and a basic eyeshadow brush and a soft sponge.
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
The lipsticks are absolutely fabulous! As you can see from the pans, they've received a lot of love. I'll do on-the-lips swatches along with my other Lancome lipsticks for you. The only problem is that they don't have staying power. I prefer Rouge In Love over L'Absolu Rouge and Absolu Nu anyday!
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
My problem with the eyeshadows is that while there are two good crease colours, the rest of the shades are highlighters on my medium skin tone. Maybe a slightly deeper shade or two for the lid would have helped.There are four Ombre Absolue powder shadows in F60, F70, F25 and D01, one Color Focus shadow in 250 and one Color Design in 603. I'm presuming it is the Ombre Absolue shadows that are light and chalky. The darker two are fabulous beyond description, though.
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
Or, like Benefit, they could have light, medium and deep versions of the palette to reach out to all skin tones.The same is the case with the face powder, though I can pull off the concealer in shade 02. Oh, and the sponge is a dream. The blush subtil in 02 is also very pretty and mild.
Lancome Absolu Voyage travel palette review, swatches and photos
The swatches are in natural light and in direct evening sunlight. From left: lip liner, eyeliner  pencil, eyeshadows, concealer, blush, face powder and lippies.
So am I packing this palette into my suitcase? Ummm, nope. Argh, I leave tomorrow and still need to decide on my makeup! I'm off to take another look at my stash.

8 comments:

  1. Love Lancôme, the mascara and the perfumes are really great.

    Katharina from Katinka & don't miss the
    Christmas Giveaway

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  2. This is the palette I resisted and ended up buying the Magic Voyage. The Absolue Rouges are definitely more pigmented than the Color Design but the eyeshadows in the Magic Voyage are more suited to indian skin tones. Maybe you can buy that from the Duty free....lol.

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    1. Haha if I have money left from the trip! And am taking along Morris West to re-read in the airport.... *if I tell them I missed my flight because I got involved in my book, you think they'll refund me?*

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  3. Haha.. With so many things in your stash it be a mighty tedious task to decide what to take n what to leave :D

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  4. This palette looks so pretty! I am not sure it would cover everything I needed, but still the shades are lovely.

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  5. I love the colors in this! I am not sure it would cover everything I needed for a full face, but the colors are still lovely.

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  6. I love the colors of this palette. I haven't seen this before. Maybe they only sell it in airports? Anyway, this looks like a great purchase!

    http://www.lavieenmay.blogspot.com

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