From swatches of the magnifique eyeshadow palette to the lowdown on each covetable piece, here’s what you need to know about the limited edition range
Since it landed on our screens in October 2020, Emily in Paris has had audiences both hooked and polarised. It’s essentially Marmite telly. Love it or hate it though, there’s one thing that we can all agree on – it has serious style.
From the fashion to the jewellery, season one served up plenty of inspo for helping us channel our inner Parisienne girl chic. And with the arrival of season two on Netflix, we can say ‘Salut’ to even more of the same. This time around though, there’s something extra special that’s certain to get fans excited - a new Lancôme x Emily in Paris collection of limited edition make-up, skincare and fragrance must-buys to infuse our beauty look with a dose of French flair.
What does it comprise of? The hero of the collection is the Emily in Paris eyeshadow palette housed in a heart-shaped box and 12 shades inspired by the show’s most beloved characters. You’ll also find special editions of the brand’s renowned Advanced Genifique Serum, L’ Absolu Rouge lipsticks (in three shades), a beautifully bottled Idole Eau de Parfum and the volumising Monsieur Big Mascara. Featuring the red and pink colour codes of the show, as well as Emily’s Eiffel Tower bag charm motifs, the products are a pretty amazing treat for the eyes.
Available exclusively through Boots and Lancôme in the UK, it contains everything you need to take your look from fresh, dewy daytime skin to a classic red lipstick at night. Here’s our deep dive into the range to provide you with the inside scoop before adding it to your baskets and/or Christmas wish lists. It’s going to fly off the shelves!
Lancôme x Emily in Paris Eyeshadow Palette (£38)
• Size: 9.6g
• 12 shades
With its range of matte and metallic finishes, there’s something for every mood and occasion inside this palette’s heart-shaped box. The 12 shades offer plenty of choice however, the fact that they’ve been separated into a trio of colourways prevents it from becoming overwhelming.
Each has been expertly curated by Lancôme to create three key looks using four eyeshadows – one to highlight, one to illuminate, one to sculpt and one to define. What’s more, all are helpfully labelled to take the guesswork out of your handiwork.
The shadows themselves are beautifully buttery and easy to blend, allowing you to be as subtle or daring as you like. Come winter or summer, day or night, this is one buy that’ll see you through all the seasons. It also has a huge mirror which is always a welcome addition!
Swatches from left to right:
The ‘Born in France’ look - four glimmering nudes
The ‘Parisian at Heart’ look - four romantic pink shimmer and matte shades
The ‘Paris à la Folie’ look - four bold and intense glitter shades
Lancôme x Emily in Paris Monsieur Big Mascara (£22.50)
• Size: 10ml
• Flake and smudgeproof
If you love big and bold lashes (and who doesn’t, right?!) then this mascara could soon become your new daily staple. It’s not just its limited edition packaging that sets it apart, its full bodied brush that grips and plumps each lash and intense black pigment offers noticeable impact even when worn solo.
It’s also impressively long-lasting with a formula that’s not only flake-resistant but smudgeproof to ensure it looks just as good in the evening as it did in the morning.
Lancôme x Emily in Paris L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick in 274 French Tea (£27.50)
• Size: 3.4g
There’s something about the unique scent of a Lancôme lipstick that’s instantly recognisable and this, coupled with the satisfying ‘click’ that sounds when you press on its top to open it, makes the joy of application go beyond actually putting it on.
This creamy nude, reminiscent of the buttery deliciousness of French baking, glides on like a dream and provides a veil of wearable colour that pairs beautifully with a catch-up with friends or a dramatic evening eye. Its hourglass packaging fits perfectly in the palm of your hand too and its warming shades are also wonderful for perking up a range of skin tones – ideal for this time of year!
Lancôme x Emily in Paris L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in 82 Rouge Pigalle and 505 Attrape Coeur (£27.50 each)
• Size: 3.4g
If you prefer the pigment and coverage of a matte lipstick, one of these two punchy numbers are the perfect addition to your collection.
They aren’t your average red lipsticks though – a subtle change in the outline of their bullets gives them an extra dose of precision to keep your work in bounds. Their unique shape adds greater definition as they skirt your lip line, while the choice of the brighter Attrape Coeur and the richer Rouge Pigalle, offers a shade to suit both brunch and black tie attire.
Swatches from left to right:
L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in 82 Rouge Pigalle
L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in 505 Attrape Coeur
L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick in 274 French Tea
Lancôme x Emily in Paris Idole Eau de Parfum (£78)
• Size: 50ml
• Fragrance family: Chypre
Perfume – it’s the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. The least visible layer, but perhaps the most powerful when it comes to adding a final flourish. It can also be incredibly personal and while a great scent is often subjective, we’d argue that this fragrance would pique the noses (and interests) of many.
Sophisticated, elegant and enveloping, its notes of rose, jasmine absolutes, bergamot, juicy pear and pink peppercorn make for a result that’s fresh, sparkling and sweet (but not sickeningly so) and heady (but not so intense that it causes you to get a headache). It’s the perfect balance. Plus, its limited-edition bottle provides an element of fun and playfulness that differentiates it from the original.
Lancôme x Emily in Paris Advanced Genifique Serum (£83.50)
• Size: 50ml
Think of this serum as fresh, dewy skin in a bottle. Sounds great, right? As well as the ultimate beauty sleep booster, it also works great underneath make-up to create the ideal base. Twenty years of research has gone into its formula and its roster of radiance boosting ingredients work wonderfully for fighting all signs of fatigue and supporting your barrier function (skin’s first line of defence against environmental aggressors and moisture loss).
Lightweight and fast-absorbing, its silky texture melts into skin to leave it feeling glowing, fresh and well-rested. The ideal antidote to the stresses of modern life if you ask us!