Review & Dupe: Lancome’s Pose Color Design Eyeshadow

I recently ventured to the mall with my sister where we stopped by the Lancome counter being a fan of their Hypnose Drama mascara I decided to try their eyeshadows as well and one thing led to another and now I the proud owner of three. This despite the fact that I prefer palettes to singles. I really like the shadows in the Color Design series. Color Design shadows boasts Lancôme’s Micro-aired technology that promises effortless application and smooth-gliding color that’s beautifully bendable. They are long-lasting, pigment-packed and the color stays true for daylong wear. (

I’ll be posting about all three eventually but for now here is the lovely Pose.

Pose is an intense golden – copper with a metallic finish and retails for $18.00 for 0.042 oz.


I love gold/copper shadows so when I swatched it, I instantly had a dupe from the WetnWild Golden Goddess palette (Holiday Collection 2010).

It is most similar to the last shadow in the first column.
From L to R: Pose, shadow #2 first column, #3 first column (dupe) and #2 second column. They are very similar with the only difference being Pose is more gold while the dupe is more coppery.
See you in the next post 🙂

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss Dupe

Recently, I purchased a Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Enchanting (a Rosy Nude) 0.2oz for $20 from Sephora I love it so much I had included it in my May favorites. It is a sheer, rosy color, easy to apply, has extremely fine shimmer which isn’t noticeable once applied and is not scented nor sweet. Great lip gloss.

I think I stumbled on a dupe for this gloss, AVON’s Lip Radiance, 0.19oz for $6.00 but is currently on sale for $1.99. It is very similar to the ISL but with noticeable shimmer in the tube and on the lips. I rather say it’s more like glitter than microfine shimmer. AVON only has four shades Adoring Coral,Chocolate Frosting, Naturally Nude and Berry Bliss.

L to R: Illamasqua, AVON

If you want to try out this dupe, they can be purchased on sale for $1.99 at AVON (through my online store) while supplies last.

texture, sheen, size, wear (roughly an hour depending on what you’re doing), application,  design.

price $20 vs $1.99, weight 0.2 oz vs 0.19 (well not by much), size of glitter/shimmer particles.

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me for my personal use.