LANCOME ‘Auda(CITY) in Paris’ eyeshadow palette and GIFT with purchase
While my man was busy at the Apple store, I ventured over to Nordstrom. I’d been looking at this AudaCITY in Paris palette by Lancome online for a while and walked over to the Lancome counter to check it our in person. And, after trying on some of the gorgeous eye shades, I found that it was a gift-with-purchase time and could not resist purchasing this item.
The cover of the palette is very slick and sophisticated in itself with a matte black cover design of all the famous monuments in Paris (Tour Eiffel, l’Arc De Triomphe, La Pyramide, Sacre-Coure, Notre Dame, Moulin Rouge, etc . . .) including giant high-heeled legs walking amongst them.
The colors selected for this palette are a fabulous combination of tones and shades, allowing for a grande multitude of possibilities.
Colors along the right side:
Filigree – golden shimmer
Choquette – light peach matte
Parfait – pale pink matte
Joie – light bronze shimmer
Voyage – light terracotta matte
Sante – warm golden matte
Exhibition – orchid shimmer
Zip Me Up – medium purple shimmer
Volcano – silvery taupe shimmer
Audacious – sable brown shimmer
Couture – matte mink brown
“It” List – pure black matte
Colors along the left side: Kitten Heel – metallic pink/peach, Tenacity – medium metallic brown, Clock Strikes 12 – deep grey metallic and Nuit – grey/black metallic. A near perfect range of highly wearable hues.
The compact also includes a dual ended brush for applying these eyeshadows, with a flat brush end for lining eyes or applying color in saturation and a fluffy brush end for blending color out or applying broad strokes.
And, with this purchase, I qualified for a Lancome gift with purchase – yay! I got to choose between a black or navy cosmetics bag with contents based on a warm or cool makeup combination. I selected the navy bag with ‘cool‘ choices. (I noticed that if received from an online purchase, the gift bag contents were pre-selected in one of three combination choices on the Nordstrom site.)
Lancome Gift items:
- Absolute Night Premium Bx Night Recovery Cream 0.05 oz, two other choices of creams to select from
- Full-sized Color Design Lipstick in Fashion Icon (love this color – a reddish purple with irisdescence, the other color choice was Sugared Maple
- Travel size Blush Subtil in Rose Flush (one blush, one counter shade and one highlight shade), the other color choice was Nectar Lace
- Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate 0.27 oz
- Cils Booster XL Super Enhancing Mascara Base 0.07 oz
- Deficils High Definition Mascara in Black 0.07 oz
I am very pleased with this purchase, especially since with the purchase of this expensive palette I was able to receive a gift of other Lancome products to try.
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The gift with purchase looks like a huge value- is that a full sized blush?
No – the blush/highlighter/contour compact is pretty small – roughly 2″x2.5″ in size. However, the colors are very nice, the main cheek color is a bright and cheery pink. And, I suppose its just small enough to get all the colors in one swipe to apply them from your brush, angling the highlighter color to the top of your cheek. Thank you for your question!
Lance always does the best gift with purchase goodie bags!
Hi Lauren, thanks for visiting! Yea – I love the Lancome gifts too. Always nice to get a couple full sized items. Have a fabulous day. 🙂