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Sonia Rykiel x Lancome (Danielle L reviewed it & won)

Lancome + Sonia Rykiel

Fashion collaborations in the beauty world are nothing new. But this season, Lancome is offering one of the most interesting of the year thanks to a partnership with French fashion brand Sonia Rykiel. What makes the project so interesting is both Rykiel and Lancome are quintessentially French brands, expressing an effortless French chic to a new generation.

sonia rykiel fashion fall 2016

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016

Sonia founded her eponymous fashion label in 1968 in the Paris district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The collections are designed today by Julie de Libran who took over creative direction of Rykiel in 2014 following work at Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Marc Jacobs. She chose the stripe as the signature accent for her collections and reworked the carefree silhouettes of the 60s for a modern customer. You’ll always find a nod to vintage design in her creations. “I want to make things which are real to women of today,” she says.

sonia rykiel eye design for lancomeBrand: Lancome

City: Paris

The Project: a collaboration with beloved French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel

sonia rykiel fashion show fall 2016

The designer: Sonia Rykiel launched her first store in 1968 on Paris’ Left Bank. Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve became early fans. She started in knitwear but now oversees a complete lifestyle brand. She has over 1,000 stores worldwide. In 2009, she was awarded France’s prestigious Order of Legion d’Honneur in recognition of her 40 years of service in the French fashion industry.

The quote: “It’s not true that clothes look better on skinny girls; what counts is the attitude.” – Sonia Rykiel

sonia rykiel designer julie de libran

Sonia Rykiel designer Julie de Libran

The collaboration: Rykiel’s Julie de Libran partnered with Lancome to create the brand’s fall 2016 colour collection.

Star products: A pair of chic eyeshadow palettes. Palette Parisian Free Spirit is grounded in crisp shades of blue, navy and accents of champagne and ivory. Palette Rive Gauche contains rich purple & deeper neutral shades. Both are wrapped in signature Rykiel imagery: whimsical illustrations or stripes.

Inspiration: “Dreaming while reading French literature, Sonia imagines this intellectual Left Bank Café painted with sixties-inspired shades, modernized with pop art doodles and arty illustrations.”

sonia rykiel fall 2016The artist: French artist André was commissioned to design the whimsical illustrations for the packaging – signs of cafe culture in Paris. There are coffee cups, hearts, pencils and notebooks for sketching and doodling.

Lancome’s International Makeup Artist worked with Julie to select the perfect colour harmonies for each palette.

lancome parisian free spirit palette

sonia rykiel palette 2Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette

“Rose and prune half-tones make up this first palette,” says Eldridge

lancome palette saint-germain

lancome sonia rykiel palettePalette Saint-Germain Eye Palette

“While shaded bleu nuit, gris and khaki make up the Saint-Germain palette.

lancome love paris eye look

The Giveaway: I’m gave away both Lancome palettes to one lucky reader. To enter this giveaway, I invited readers to tell me in a blog post comment below which of the two palettes is their favourite. Danielle L from Chicago told us and we drew her name at random. Congrats Danielle!

lancome sonia rykiel palette

sonia rykiel palette 2

sonia rykiel fall 2016

Lancome and the Sonia Rykiel x Lancome collection is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


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  • Judy Duong
    September 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Love them both, but if I have to pick one it would be Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette! I just have this obsession with eye shadow lately. Fingers crossed! @jujumyvegas

  • intissar
    September 2, 2016 at 8:11 am

    So wonderful, I wish so much its experience 😍😘❤💖👌👌 @rengarenkci

  • Karen Dietrich
    September 1, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette. @karen_dietrich

  • Karen Dietrich
    August 31, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I like both but Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette is my favorite. @karen_dietrich

  • Monika
    August 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I prefer the Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette. The rose, violet and neutral shades work best with my blue-green-grey eye colour and fair skin tone. I also adore the striped packaging, which is both modern, yet evokes Sonia Rykiel in the 70s and 80s. So sad to hear of her passing – I admire her staying true to her own style.

  • Violet
    August 31, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I prefer the Palette Saint-Germain Eye Palette!@violetta_6524

  • anna
    August 31, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love the Parisian Free Spirit palette

  • laura cannas
    August 31, 2016 at 11:27 am

    probably the Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette cause i’d use it more often but they’re both amazing!
    @laura_cannas

  • Chanel O
    August 31, 2016 at 10:50 am

    These palettes are beautiful! I especially love Parisian Free Spirit!

  • Tanja
    August 31, 2016 at 10:36 am

    My favourite is Palette Saint-Germain 🙂

  • Heather Goodwin
    August 31, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I love both, but for my plue eyes and pale skin, prefer the Palette Saint-Germain Eye Palette.

    @HeatherAGoodwin

  • Aisha Muhammad
    August 31, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette

    @iamaisha5

  • Daniela Cardoso
    August 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette @dubbismurf

  • Cathy Badenhorst
    August 30, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette
    @cathybadcar

  • Chalene Cardoso
    August 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette
    @chalenecardoso

  • Wendy Stroud
    August 30, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette
    @stroudw1

  • kristine
    August 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I adore the Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette …love the brown tones…so beautiful! @bankerginger

  • Bev Breeds
    August 30, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette
    @bevbreeds

  • Sara Cehennemden
    August 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    My favourite is Palette Saint-Germain 😀
    @scehennemden

  • Katerina
    August 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    My fav is the Parisian Free Spirit <3 @rena_mark

  • Sarah T.
    August 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I love the Palette Parisian Free Spirit one so much! It is beautiful!

    @sydneybristow8

  • Dani
    August 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

    My preferred one is the Palette Parisian Free Spirit Eye Palette. It matches my hazel eyes perfectly! Twitter name is @daniellelevsky

  • Sasha
    August 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Gorgeous, both are, this is a tough one Dave. I’ll have to pick Palette Parisian Free Spirit, the Rose and deep neutrals are very pretty. @ASmashingLife

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