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Friday, February 17, 2012

Lancaster Sunlight Palette in Sunny

Lancaster is a brand which I have recently discovered at Shoppers Drug Mart. Their products are mainly focused on skin and sun care, but they also have a few products that are classified as 'sunless beauty'.

This palette is meant to give you a glowing tan without the aid of artificial tanners or the sun.

From their website:

"Recreate an instant gorgeous summer glow with our classic Matt & Shine bronzing powders ... Your secret to sunless beauty all year round our fabulous self tans and sun makeup range mimic the sun, any day of the year, to guarantee a gorgeous, luminous result every time."

$35 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Swatches without flash (clockwise from the top with the middle colour last)

Swatches with flash (clockwise from the top with the middle colour last)

 Although pricey, this is a unique products in that the colours are very pigmented and have no fall out. The five shades are a mix of gold, bronze and champagne that can boost the colour of almost any skin tone. They seem as if they are a mix between a regular pressed eyeshadow/powder and baked one. It has a smooth finish and is not shimmery in that you can see very fine pieces of shimmer, but it's more of a satin/metallic mix- almost the finish of a baked eyeshadow/powder, but without the fallout. It is very blendable and a little goes a long way.

This palette can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks. I've used it on my eyes over a primer and it lasts quite a long time. What I noticed about this product is that a brush will pick up a small amount of product, but it's so concentrated that it's all you need. Therefore, when you apply it on your eyes, you end up applying a thin layer that is less likely to crease.

As for using it on the face, it is recommended that all the colours be mixed together by swirling your brush in the palette. Applying this will give a subtle glow that is not obviously noticeable, but will provide some radiance. It can be built up to be more intense.

The packaging is made of metal and is easy to open, but won't easily open in your bag. It is lightweight and contains a mirror.

If you're interested in this product, I recommend saving your Optimum Points (redeeming 22,000 points will give you $30) or purchasing this product during an event that will give you many points in return.

There is another palette available called "Natural" which is pictured below:


This product is worth it if you are looking for a high-quality bronzer that is not matte, but has glow to it. It is also worth it if you're looking for eyeshadows with similar properties.

Pigmentation: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Staying Power: 5/5 (on the eyes)
Price: $35
Availability: Shoppers Drug Mart
Repurchase: Yes
Dupes: A matte dupe of this could be GOSH's Trio Eyeshadow in TR2 Smoky. The texture is similar, but the finish is not. 

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