October 31, 2011

Lancôme 2011 Holiday Collection Created by Abassadress Kate Winslet

Lancôme's collection for the 2011 Holiday season has been created by the brand's Ambassadress, Kate Winslet. The collection is in support of Winslet's charity, the Golden Hat Foundation which aims to "better the lives of autistic children by removing or limiting the barriers they face." The charity works to educate autistic children on how to communicate more clearly as well as providing other aids like job training and recreational activities.

The collection features five shades of L'Absolu Rouge lipstick (RRP €25.00), five shades of Le Vernis nail polish (RRP €20.50) and a face powder (RRP €45.00). Each of the products featured for Holiday 2011 have been embossed with the foundation's logo and feature Kate's signature. In creating this limited edition make-up collection alongside Kate, Lancôme have pledged to donate €150,000 to the Golden Hat Foundation. 

We have the powder, Poudre Golden Hat, to show to you all and we've included swatches and first impressions!

Upon opening the powder compact, I was immediately struck by how incredibly glittery the powder was. The rose pink base is chock full of big, sparkly pieces of glitter while the raised hat detailing has an iridescent gold finish which looks almost like gold spray paint.

Admittedly, I wasn't sure how this powder would work for face as it is so shimmery but, after swatching, it seems that the gold hat is merely an overspray and the glitter, while definitely apparent throughout the powder, is just that it more concentrated on the surface.

While this is a gorgeously artistic piece of cosmetic kit, it's not going to a product that everyone likes, purely because of how glitzy it is, even after the overlay has been removed. I would use this cautiously as a highlight but, if you suffer with big pores already, I would probably steer clear as this will only serve to draw more attention to them.

What do you think of Kate's collaboration?


  1. Not sure I'm liking that at all, except for the packaging. The outside packaging looks lovely. SO GLITTERY looking though...

  2. The design was very cool!~


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