Look & Final Verdict of Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste Hypnose Palette

Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste review

A while ago I showed you a sneak peek of two new Lancome Hypnose Palettes (in case you missed out, check out the post here), and today I’m showing you the look and final verdict of the purple palette, Reflet d’Améthyste!

My first impression of Reflet d’Améthyste wasn’t all that positive. The two biggest shades contain micro glitter, and the lightest shade has very weak color payoff.

Lancome Reflet d'Amethyste closeup

Lancome Hypnose Palette Reflet d'Amethyste swatch


When I used it for the look however, I realized there is only one trouble-maker in the palette: the lightest shade. The shade on the left (the first one you see in the swatch) turned out to be fall-out free despite the fact that it contains some micro-glitter. The lightest shade however, basically leaves some micro-glitter behind and no color. Do note that even this one produces no subsequent fallout, which really surprised me!

For the look I used the shade on the left (first in the swatch) for the inner half of my lids, the one in the middle (third in the swatch) for the outer half, the bottom shade (fourth in the swatch) lightly blended over the crease, the lightest shade (fifth in the swatch) in the inner corners, and the darkest shade (second in the swatch) over Urban Decay Rockstar 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil on my lower lash line.

Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste EOTD


For the rest of my face, I used Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Blush on my cheeks, and Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G on my lips.

Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste look


Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste FOTD


Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste palette FOTD


Bottom line: While I am more impressed with how Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste Hypnose Palette performs on the lids than how it swatches, the fact that the lightest shade has next to no color payoff is the sore point here. If it were a great shade, this palette would be much more versatile (because you can use that as the main lid shade to tone down the purple when you don’t want obvious colors), but it really drags the value of this palette down. Both shades that contain micro-glitter produce no subsequent fallout (the purple one produces no fallout at all), which is a pleasant surprise.

Now that you have seen how it looks, what do you think of Lancome Reflet d’Améthyste Hypnose Palette? Technically speaking these palettes should be available already, though I haven’t seen them around. Have you spotted them in your area?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    These purples are so pretty against your skin tone, Sunny! *sigh* I just love purple shadows! I don’t know that I’d go for this one though–the quality seems a little mediocre. Maybe Guerlain’s Attrape Couer 😀

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Becca! Yes, definitely take a look at Attrape-Coeur!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    I haven’t spotted them yet. Too bad the lightest shade has no color payoff. That really doesn’t make it worth to buy it.

    • Sunny

      I agree. It’s sad, because all the other shades are just fine!

  • http://mykingdomforadress.wordpress.com/ Alina

    Well, it does look good on you- and I love the top you’re wearing!
    But considering the price and everything, not a must have for me (even though I do love me some purple).

    • Sunny

      Thanks Alina! That’s actually a dress from Mango that I got years ago! You can definitely find a better purple quint around!

  • L

    i think i’ve seen this palette though im not %100 sure. it looked like an average palette to me nothing really too unique therefore didnt really scream “buy me!” especially since theres glitter bits in it 😛
    the purple suits you, sunny!haha i feel like everything you post suits your coloring&lovely face brilliantly^^keep ’em coming!

    • Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean! I do like the other taupe-y ones better. I’ll try to get the look up ASAP!

      Thanks sooo much for the nice compliment, girl! xx

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    It looks great on you! Purple really suit you well.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Kelly! Purple isn’t actually too hard of a color to wear. You just have to find the right purples for your skin tone!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    that eyeliner makes it even prettier :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl!

  • http://www.caramelboots.blogspot.com Jaspe

    That deep purple looks so amazing on you ! I doubt if it would do anything for me though, because of my dark skin…


    • Sunny

      Hey Jaspe, so psyched you came by and left a comment! Have you tried to use a lighter base underneath colors that won’t show? I know in most cases it can get the eyeshadows to pop! Hope this helps 😉

  • http://wade-ashore.blogspot.com Caise

    oh such beautiful colors! they look great on you! purple is my favorite color but I have to be very careful with it because it makes me look sick

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! If you have that problem, maybe the purples you’re using are a bit too light. Experiment with different variations in the purple family, because there are so many of them and I think everyone can find some that work!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    You really look amazing with purples hon! So happy to hear that the palette performs better than you initially thought but I think I prefer Attrape-Coeur because that palette is just so amazing!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri!!! I still think Attrape-Coeur is the best purple quad/palette of the season. It offers a combination that’s rarer with enough contrast!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    I haven’t seen this palette in Singapore too and despite the ‘lower than expectation’ texture, the colours do look good in your LOTD pic.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Ruby! Well there’s one shade that’s a pain, and the other four are just fine!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    The Dior designer palettes also come with one shade that’s just pure glitter, I think they’re meant to glitterize (I’m coining that word) other shadows without putting down any colour of their own. I like you in purple !

    • Sunny

      Haha glitterize 😉 I know what you mean! It’s like Sequin and Swan Diorshow Monos. The thing with this shade is I don’t really think it’s designed to do that either. The micro-glitter isn’t sparkling enough for that to be honest!

  • http://thehappysloths.blogspot.ca/ jasmine

    …ok now I need the UD rockstar eye liner…. haha

    • Sunny

      Haha I got a mini in a set a couple of years ago. I only use pencil liners on my lower lash line, so they seem to last forever! It is a shade I’d repurchase when I run out though :) Stash is another favorite of mine!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Thank you for the honest review. I really like the look you created. Soft but eye-catching at the same time. By the way, you know what is kind of funny? Yesterday I made a promise to myself to wear purple more often and all of a sudden I seem to read about purple make-up EVERYWHERE :-)

    • Sunny

      LOL soft purples are great for spring. I’m sure that’s why 😉 Or perhaps it’s a sign that you really should play with purple more often!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I have a question. Do you use a primer under your swatches? This palette is beautiful btw!

    • Sunny

      Hey Peggy, nope I never use primer underneath my swatches (only on my lids). On top of a primer it’s hard to tell which shade naturally performs well and which doesn’t, but if I wear eyeshadows without a primer not many would last more than a couple of hours!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Ahaha, tons of purple on my feed today! I just came from Teri’s blog 😛 Everyone pulls off purple so nicely, but it looks horrible on me, hahahaha.

    • Sunny

      LOL yeah apparently the purple vibe is strong today 😉 I’m sure you can do purple too, Larie! You just have to find the purples that you can wear effortlessly. With so many variations, I’m sure they exist!

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    Pretty! Purple really suits you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Marijke 😉

  • http://www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com Yolennie

    Purple always looks great against brown eyes :) Nice review!


    • Sunny

      Thanks Yolennie!

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    I’m not really a fan of the micro-glitter shades, but I love the look you created! I love how purple shadows look with brown eyes. One of my favorite purple palettes is a Tarina Tarantino one, and the pigmentation on all of the shades is stellar. Great post, Sunny :)

    • Sunny

      OOO I think I know which one you’re talking about! I was looking at it but ended up missing my chance when TT was clearing out of Sephora. What a shame!

      Thanks Tiffany! So nice to have you drop by!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I really love purple eyeshadow on brown eyes. It really makes them pop !

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jill! I think brown eyes have it easy to be honest. Nothing really clashes with brown 😉

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    I know I’ve said this before, but I love purple shades on you!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Emi! xx

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    This is gorgeous Sunny… Damn that light shade. The rest all seem like winners though. I love the look its so fun and perfect for spring :-)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Taylor! Yeah it’s too bad that lightest shade doesn’t work too well. Everything else is just fine!

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.com Chris

    You look gorgeous in purples Sunny!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Chris! They seem to always find their way to me LOL