The Wait Is Over – Lancôme Show By Alber Elbaz Is Here!

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Above: The wait is over!



It’s time to get excited. Lancôme’s collaboration with talented Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz is finally here!

However, Alber isn’t dressing his usual A-listers and models for this clever collab instead he’s showcasing his iconic aesthetic in a limited-edition, must-have beauty collection that will knock your socks off.

Lancôme Show is a beautiful collection of existing Lancôme mascaras ($58 each), eye palettes ($88 each) and eye shadow monos ($51 each) – all with a complete package makeover by Alber himself. If you know the designer, you’ll know he loves to create quirky illustrations, and these pretty products are like little pieces of his iconic artwork that you can collect.



Above: Lancôme Show mascaras ($58 each).


The four best-selling mascaras were designed to match a specific palette. Each eye shadow palette was given a unique, cheeky design – Hypnose Doll Lashes and the Doll Palette were dressed in black and red hearts; Hypnose Drama and the Drama Palette are adorned with hot pink and black dots; and Hypnose Star and the Star Palette are designed with black and blue stars. The Definicils high definition mascara is covered in adorable green and black eyes.



Above: Lancôme Show Doll Eyes.



Above: Lancôme Show Drama Eyes.




Above: Lancôme Show Star Eyes.


The pièce de résistance (in our opinion) is a set of amazing false eyelashes ($95) housed in an adorable illustrated case. The limited-edtion lashes “represent Alber’s modern reinterpretation of classic Lancôme style” and it’s the first time Lancôme has ever released false lashes. We adore them because they add serious drama to any look, but don’t actually look like you’re wearing faux lashes.



Above: Lancôme Show False Lashes ($95).


A longtime fan of Lancôme’s beauty products and ethos of French-inspired glamour, Elbaz was thrilled to be tapped for this project. Inspired by the idea of live performance, the current Lanvin artistic director created stunning, feminine “outfits” to personify Lancôme’s four best-selling mascaras.

“I wanted to think about the stories you can tell with mascaras: a story of eyes, and their shape,” explains Elbaz. “I took the four mascaras and built a story around them, with polka dots for Hypnose Drama, stars for their namesake Hypnose Star, hearts for Hypnose Doll Lashes, and for the fourth mascara, Hypnose itself, I took the legendary Lancome rose and mixed it up with eyes.”

“Beauty isn’t a question of being the right age or having the right look, it all comes down to attitude, individuality and character…” Elbaz explains. Incorporating Elbaz’s signature joyful approach to luxury, the collection represents a whimsical, playful approach to beauty. “When people think about makeup, they often think about disguising or hiding the truth,” says Elbaz. “But true style is about bringing a woman’s individuality to the surface. Not hiding it or playing a role, but truly revealing it.” With this exclusive collection, Elbaz gives women a chic new way to wear their innermost personas on the outside.

Lancôme Show by Alber Elbaz goes on sale today at Lancôme counters nationwide!



We have a set of gorgeous Lancôme Show false lashes valued at $95 to give away to one very lucky Insider.


To enter to win simply tell us in the comments below which Lancôme palette you would choose. Then click here to whip over to my Facebook page and share this competition post with your Facebook friends. Everyone who has shared this post and is a Style Insider subscriber will automatically go in the draw to win. Winners will be drawn and announced here next Monday (1 July).

Good luck!