Olympia Le-Tan is well known for her edgy runway designs and eccentric accessories that fuse art, literature and pop-culture into interesting avant-garde fashion. This year she has teamed up with Lancome to create a makeup collection that represents her distinctive style and flare for color.
If you haven’t tried Lancome’s Matte Shakers ($30.00) you are definitely missing out and Olympia has created new custom shades for her collection. The cute martini shaker lip pigments have a moisturizing oil-infused formula with the intensity of liquid lipstick for durability and comfort. These pigments are some of my favorites from the brand because they cling to the lips like a second skin for optimal staying power and the cushion applicator soaks up loads of color for precise, saturated application.
Shades: 1980 (bright coral) and 1976 (purple)
As the color glides on it feels cool, moist and alleviating. The matte finish makes lips appear full and contoured while the oils seep in and condition to prevent dryness. The best thing about the Shakers (aside from the versatile shade selection) is the texture. It feels very light and almost undetectable so you can layer heavier to enhance the color.
I’ve heard of Cushion Foundation before but this is my first Cushion Highlighter. The packaging is very unique – featuring feminine pink fabric modeled after Olympia’s famous clutch book designs.
The highlighter ($55.00) is available in just one shade – sheer, luminous silver with a hint of sparkle. I don’t think the little sponge pad is ideal for blending so I use my finger for neater application. The undertone is quite frosty and may appear white on medium to deep skin so I use it sparingly for a subtle glow. The incandescent finish is very soft – perfect for the fall/winter season.
The L’absolu Rouge Le Bisou Lipsticks ($40.00) are available in 3 rich autumn hues suitable for all complexions. The hydrating, buildable color is creamy, long-wear and supple, with a lustrous satin finish. I love the puckered lip design on the application tip and the delicate rose fragrance is wonderful!
Shades: 1988 (deep wine) and 1955 (bright red)
For winter I like shimmery silver polish and the glossy lacquers ($22.00) compliment the rest of the collection so you can match your nails to your eyes or lips. The smooth, long-wear formula is easy to apply, fast drying and layers well for professional results.
The limited edition Olympia Le-Tan Collection is available at Lancome counters nationwide and online at lancome.ca.