I'm not a single eye shadow kind of gal and I much rather use palettes which already have a selection of 3, 4 or 5 (or more) complementing shades of eyeshadows which can be used in a variety of ways to create countless looks. I try to stick to neutral colored palettes but every once in a while I get tempted to try and use something a little bit different.
The Lancome Doll Eyes Palette in Rose du Marin is a palette with 5 purple toned eyeshadows. The shadows are soft, blendable and easy to use. With these shades you can create a number of different looks. The shadows can be used dry or wet for a more dramatic look and better color payoff.
The palette includes a double ended applicator and a small brush, along with a pretty big mirror which makes it a perfect companion for travelling. The double ended applicator has a sponge tip on one side, which you can use to colour the eyelid and add a touch of light in the inner corner of the eye, and a flocked tip to highlight the arch of the eyebrow and to draw a perfect line if you're using the shadows wet as an eyeliner. Included brush is soft and perfect for sculpting the eye, adding depth into the crease and blending.
The packaging feels sturdy, but the palette doesn't come with a velvety pouch that luxury brands usually include. The closure is magnetic so you shouldn't worry about it opening if you decide to carry it with you or travel with it.
Swatches of the shades (they don't look their best here, sorry!). They are all well pigmented except for the lightest shade which contains micro glitter and wasn't photographing the best. I've found a couple of tutorials on the official Lancome's Youtube site which were helpful with ideas for creating different looks, especially if you are a beginner with eyeshadows, since the palette doesn't come with illustrations of sampled looks (like the Chanel does for example).
If you're interested in trying this out they're available in four different color combinations here.