Pretty Shiny Sparkly & Lancôme House of Color

It’s no secret that I’m a girly-girl lover of pink. Pink is the color of my soul, and definitely the color of the blood running through my veins. So it’s only natural that when my makeup obsession collides with pink creating a gorgeous shimmering luxurious explosion of pink…one should celebrate, yes? I’m so delighted, and excited to finally be able to tell you about a fabulous collaboration I had been working on…with Lancôme!! When Lancôme asked me to create a video and post using their new Color Design 5 Pan palette in, appropriately, Pink Envy, as inspiration, I instantly knew I what to do: an outfit post! Duh. And, flinging open the door to my tiny, cramped closet, I knew I had only one problem: what shade of pink to wear? It became clear that I own every shade of pink the spectrum allows. Check out this video that Lancôme and I created for the Color Design 5 Pan palette launch:

The eyeshadow palette is pure indulgent luxury. The eye shadows are so fine…so friggin micro-fine, that it easily lifts onto your brush, and deposits color where you want it. I love that it doesn’t dust my cheekbone accidentally, either. It goes where you want it. And it has a surprising amount of shimmer! It’s not sparkly, just shimmery, almost like a mirage–it’s subtle, classy, and it doesn’t scream HI I’M WEARING GLITTER. So it’s perfect for work or play.

Lancôme has teamed up with 19 Style Coalition bloggers to share their own colorful points of view that you can see over the next four weeks here. You can also keep on top of the House of Color campaign by following Lancôme on twitter, facebook and YouTube.

Shimmery pearl and silver complement the pink and purple tones of the Lancôme Color Design 5 Pan palette in Pink Envy. Above: pink nails and metallic accessories are a complement to my already-endowed love of pink and grey.

Disclosure: In accordance with FTC Guidelines, I am disclosing that I have received material incentives for my time spent creating this video and post.


  1. says

    I adore your lacey dress, its so pretty and perfect for spring summer. Your make up and hair look beautiful, fabulous palette. The eyeshadow looks the perfect mix of shine without being too 'in your face'. Great stuff!

    • says

      I couldn't be more excited to have been personally selected by such a reputable name. And since I love cosmetics almost as much as I love clothes, it was truly a thrill! Thanks Rachael for your sweet comment!

  2. says

    I love the dress – I am completely lace obsessed right now! The nail polish & necklace are equally amazing with that outfit…LOVE!!

    • says

      Thank you! It had kind of worn off in the humidity by the time we were done filming and photographing, but that's because I definitely didn't put enough on in the first place, and I had put it on first thing in the morning and this was late afternoon!

  3. says

    Pink. Pink. Pink! I love it! I think pink is the only shade in my wardrobe because there are so many hues that can express different emotions. I like how the soft Lancome eyes make your coral lips stand out, yet it's all super airy.

  4. says

    I think one of my favorite things about these videos is hearing everyone's voices! I love the palette the picked for you– couldn't have picked a more appropriate one!

  5. says

    I hate to be that person that says 'Great Post' but sersiously, GREAT POST!!

    I love how you incorporated outfits pics & a vid – this palette looks divine!

  6. says

    You rock. Would love for you to do a post about the "story" behind this. Did you film the video? Did they? Did you do your won Make-up? Did they? How did you happen upon such a cool gig? I especially like the script!

    You look stunning in that F21 dress. As you know, the shoes aren't my favs but they are really perfect with this outfit.

    • says

      Thanks for your sweet comment Shelley. The background post idea is a great idea, I will check with them to make sure they're okay with it and maybe write a quick one up about how it came to be. We'll see!

  7. says

    You did such a great job!! I've really enjoyed checking out the different bloggers that participated in this collabo with Lancome — you're in excellent company!

  8. says

    impressive video!! congratulations on collaborating with lancome, it's such a big brand in the makeup industry!! and have fun with all the glittery eyeshadow and nail polish … love the pale pearly pink!!

  9. says

    Love this look but not sure what to wear it with? Go check out and add a look like this to your virtual closet! You will love how easy it can be to have your dream closet by the click of a button.

  10. says

    You did an amazing job with that video! You sounded and looked so comfortable in talking/showing about you and the product… maybe this is your new calling?

    And I adore this outfit and the photographs – perfect!

  11. says

    gorgeous! I love the color pallet and the way you've created a subtle eye look is simply stunning and oh so wearable! Love this!

  12. Natalie says

    Congratulations on this collaboration, Kristina! Lancome shadows are some of my favorite, especially, "Pink Carpet", which, if it's still around, you should definitely check out. Pink, pink, PINK!

    P.S. Your hair and makeup look amazing.

  13. says

    I love the close up of the color on your eye, it looks great on you! I can see what your saying about the shade being shimmery not sparkly. Very pretty as is the dress your wearing… great job :)

    • says

      Aww, thanks Xtina! It was definitely a production, and a bit stressing at first, but ultimately we had fun with it and celebrated after with some much-deserved drinks & sushi. :)

  14. says

    What a wonderful collaboration! I certainly wouldn't have watched a make-up commercial on purpose had it not had your name on it, but now I've bookmarked the nearest stores. Win, win.

    …rocker chic is a fabulous thing!


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