Lancôme C’est Magnifique Holiday 2008 Color Story is a bit predictable. It reminds me alot of other collections that have been launched recently, umm, Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels and a host of others. The colors are jewel tones and many shades are meant to be bold and dramatic for the holidays. It isn’t a horrible collection, it sure isn’t magnifique, but it is a nice collection if you don’t have colors like this. I think that Lancome has seen better days.

EYES: Colour Design LE Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad comes in Glamour Première which is a shimmery ruby set that would look amazing on brunettes and dyed redheads. The other is Hollywood Seductive which has shimmery metal shades and a deep sapphire. There is a Virtuôse Black Carat Mascara that is a black with shimmer. For some reason it gets on my nerves. I love the two new Artliner Liquid Eyeliners. There is Star Studded which is a dirty/antique gold shade and Midnight Glam which is alot like existing Blueberry but this blue is metallic. We have three Colour Design Sensational Effects Shimmering Eye Stylo. These are loose shadows in a tiny tube with a sponge tip applicator. They are alot like those that Victoria’s Secret have. The colors are Award Winning Gold which is a pale gold shimmer, Fashion Flair Bronze which is a lighter bronze, and Modelesque Plum which is a plummy mauve. These are pretty worn as a wash of color with lots of mascara and bold lips.

LIPS & NAILS: We five new Juicy Tubes with delicious gourmand fragrances. We have In All Her Splendor which is a cherry red, Luminous in Lace which is a pale bronzey shade, Showered in Diamonds which is a clear with tons of shimmer, Icon of Stage which is a dramatic plum, and Pretty In Pink which is a nude pale sheer pink. We have Le Rouge Absolu Lipstick in Cinema Noir (love this shade) which is a deep merlot, Bordeaux which is a satin reddish wine, Pampered which is a pale pink, and Golden Girl which is a golden bronze. Three Le Lipstiques Lip Liners have been featured: Charme which is a nudish brown peach, Enchantment which is a brickish red, and Mauvelle whihc is a perfect berry. I really like the two new nail shades in In All Her Splendor which is a shimmery seasonal red and Midnight Glam which is a shimmery cobalt.

FACE: Of course the normal ole face products have been relaunched. The real stars are Colour Ideal Illuminator in Shimmering Pink which is lovely on face and eyes. The blushes are Colour Design Cream Blush in Signature Look which is a peachy pale pink and Retro Rouge which is a firey blushing red.

I remember when I first saw this. I thought it would be so gross. I was imagining the actual DKNY Be Delicious fragrance infused into a clear, shiny lip gloss tube. Even as a fragrance fan, nothing is worse than having a “perfumey” lip gloss. I’ve revisited this product because apples are falling off of trees here in Washington. Since I am new to the area, this is very novel.

DKNY Be Delicous Lip Gloss is a clear super shiny lip gloss with medium thickness. It is loaded with a green apple scent and flavor. This is not Jolly Rancher green apple. This is still a bit “synthetic” but not candy-ish. Apple scents are hard to replicate. It is very fresh, crisp and juicy. I’m not a huge fan of DKNY Be Delicious, it makes me sneezy, but I do like this fun product.  It retails for $16 and it available at sephora.com and nordstrom.com.

The packaging is simple but adorable like most Phiolosophy products. This is a new Lip Shine Trio set: The Soda Fountain. It contains three yummy and fizzy lip glosses that are packed with the right amount of shine and flavor. There is Cherry Cola which smells like the real thing with a hint of burgundy shine. There is Root Beer which you can feel the tickle of bubbles and it has a hint of brown shine. There is Fruit Punch which is very fruity and sweet with a hint of red shine. The texture of the gloss is nice and does pack a flavor. It is a fun product even though Bonne Bell makes similar items for dirt cheap. This product is a little more grown up than Lip Smackers and the cost is more. The 3 piece kit goes for $28 and makes a really cute gift. You can get it at sephora.com or philosophy.com.