|Above: Three French beauty products for endless look.|
- The shade offerings are fantastic…admittedly, I am generally not fond of eyeshadow palettes because I find myself only using a few shades while ignoring others, thereby using each shade at a disproportional rate and creating waste. The hues in the Audacity Palette, however, are extremely versatile. I use the pale and shimmery shades as highlighters and the mid-toned neutrals as an overall wash of color. To be fair, I haven’t yet dipped into the smoky charcoal options yet, but know that they will be useful to my aims at some point.
- The shadows are finely-milled and pigmented…I am very impressed by how buttery smooth and color-yielding the hues are. They swatch like a dream and have very little powder fall out. The shimmery shades are not overtly luminous, making them an excellent option for those who prefer a bit of radiance without a “glittery effect.”
- Even without primer, the shadows are long-lasting and crease-free…I intentionally have been experimenting with the palette without primer to get an authentic experience with the formula. Much to my delight, the shadow applies smoothly and lasts the entire day without any telltale creasing or migration.
- This palette works on a spectrum of skin tones…because it contains a beautiful balance of pale and dark, matte and satin, and warm, cool and neutral options that can be built up for additional intensity when applied with a dampened brush, the Auda(city) Palette offers immense diversity for heterogeneous coloring.
- In sum…if you are looking for a collection of shades that possess the capacity to strike the perfect balance between daytime appropriate and evening allure, consider Lancome’s Auda(city) in Paris Palette.
|Above: Swatches in natural sunlight.|
|Above: A closeup of the resulting look.|
For the eye look depicted towards the end of this post (also shown above), I applied:
- (6) Sante all over the lid
- A mixture of (7) Exhibition and (8) Zip Me Up in the crease and along my lower lash line
- (13) Kitten Heel, blended up to my brow bone for a luminous transition
- The whole look reminds me of a sunset in fall ; )
|Above: My Auda(city) shade choices.|
|Above: My perfect shade match is 10 Golden Sand.|
- The foundation offers customizable sheer to nearly full coverage…a singular click, blended out with one’s fingers, the built-in brush or even a Beauty Blender creates velvety, light- medium coverage that blurs imperfections, visible pores and unevenness. Another click, strategically applied to areas that need more attention (in my case, the center of my face) offers nearly full coverage that still looks like natural, albeit perfected, skin.
- It has all of the classic By Terry qualities…the fragrance is reminiscent of the Cover Expert formula; additionally, it is housed in a sleek purple (one of Terry De Gunzburg’s favorite colors) case, representative of the effortless luxury of the line.
- Despite being rather liquid in nature, the formula is stalwart…I like to apply this over a primer (either Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge, Veil Sunset Light or the By Terry Hyaluronic Face Glow in #02 Nude) and find that its thin, liquid texture offers impressive coverage and lasting power for hours on end. A dash of powder in my T-zone and I am touch-up free for the duration of wear.
- In sum…this foundation is marvelous for those seeking buildable coverage with a slightly glowing finish; even though it is portable, I find that I don’t really need to touch up throughout the day. In terms of coverage and finish it is a lovely combination of the By Terry Coverage Expert, Sheer Expert and Densiliss Foundation…tres magnifique~
|Above: Golden Sand is a great match for NC 25-27 skin.|
|Above: All six shades in their respective click pens in indoor lighting.|
|Above: A copious amount of swatches in indoor lighting.|
- 01 Rosy Light: Pale pink beige for the rosy alabaster skin (@N/NW 10-15) skin needing immense brightening.
- 02 Apricot Light: Light, warm beige for @N/NC/NW 15 skin.
- 04 Rosy Beige: Light, neutral beige for @N/NC/NW 20 skin.
- 05 Peach Beige: Light-medium peachy beige for N/NC/NW 20-25 skin. This will likely be my shade in the dead of winter.
- 10 Golden Sand: Medium warm beige for N/NC/NW 25-30 skin.
- 11 Amber Brown: Medium-dark warm beige for N/NC/NW 35+ skin.
|Above: The Viseart Nude Lip Color Palette.|
My observations are as follows:
- The palette is brimming with options…from the palest of beige to the deepest creamy rose nude, there is no question that you will get your “nude fix” with the twelve shades housed in the case. Mixing them to create the perfect hue further heightens the excitement!
- The shades are pigmented and buildable…texturally-speaking, the lip color is not as thick as a MAC matte option, but that does not mean that the shades aren’t saturated with color. One swipe offers light to medium coverage and an additional coat (which is definitely a reality when one starts mixing shades) builds to comfortable and inconspicuous full coverage.
- The formula is creamy and hydrating…it also contains no scent to speak of; although I get respectable lasting power (3-4 hours), I wouldn’t deem this lip color “long lasting.” I don’t mind, however, touching up…my lip mix progressively gets more customized as the day moves on. You can easily use your finger to impart color or, as in the images below, a small brush will also do; in said photos, I applied my selected shades with the Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R Brush for maximum precision.
- In sum…if you prefer nudes in the light and medium family, then this sleek yet bountiful palette is a must. The shades are well-balanced and flattering and make even the most feel pedestrian beauty buff feel like a bona fide makeup artist.
|Above: Swatches of the Viseart Muse Nude Lip Palette in natural outdoor lighting.|
|Above: Last look.|