Remember how I wrote about my obsession with the French Revolution in “Vive Le Lancome Revolution” about Lancome’s royally chic Declaring Indigo collection? Well, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that Too Faced’s holiday collection is inspired by Marie Antoinette – mon dieu! Too Faced, experts at making me fawn over their sexy fun and retro chic collections that make my heart go pitter-patter when I enter Sephora, have unveiled four limited-edition kits filled with “everything a glamour queen needs to overthrow an old beauty routine.”
The punk rock by way of boudoir packaging is reminiscent of Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette and the eyeshadow and lipgloss shades aren’t far off from the film’s sugary colours of pink frosting, turquoise, dusty rose, mint green and lemon cream yellow.
Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"
There’s the French & Fabulous palette, travel-size Glamour To Go III kit and Queen For A Day makeup bag filled with popular and exclusive products. The piece de resistance is the Glamour Revolution makeup book that contains nine eyeshadows, three lipglosses, bronzer, blush and an eyeshadow primer along with cards on how to create different looks. So run out, pick up one of these kits and have fun — just don’t lose your head in the process.
Too Faced Queen For A Day Set, $58.50 at Sephora
Too Faced Glamour Revolution Kit, $52 at Sephora
— Jodi Goulart
Anyone who knows me well knows about my obsession with French Revolution history. There’s something about the decadent and indulgent opulence of that time that was found in everything from the powdered wigs to the silk stockings, gold gilded furniture and architecture that when contrasted with the violent social upheaval is absolutely thrilling. So when I discovered that Lancome’s Fall Makeup Collection, called Declaring Indigo, was inspired by the French Revolution, I became completely giddy.
For inspiration, Lancome’s Artistic Director for Makeup, Aaron De Mey, looked to the rich colours of the Parisian coat of arms and the emblems of Paris and the French Revolution. The collection’s colour scheme of bright blue indigo, flaming red matte, iridescent gold and sooty black with a gold sparkle are nothing if not avant garde, luxurious and, depending on how you wear them, rebellious. Like Marie Antoinette’s reputation, Declaring Indigo is far from boring.
Here are some of my favourites items from Declaring Indigo, which is in stores now:
Lancome Palette Liberte "Bleu Royaute", $54 at department stores
Lancome Color Fever Matte Lipstick "Red Avant Garde", $31.50 at department stores
Lancome Le Vernis "Indigo Paris", $21 at department stores
— Jodi Goulart