ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Lancome x Alber Elbaz Collection

High fashion and mass market retailers collaborations are always anticipated with bated breath – Stella McCartney for H&M, Jason Wu for Target and possibly even more exciting Isabel Marant for H&M.  Fashion and beauty collaborations hold just as much excitement for me, and this newest one,  Lancome x Alber Elbaz Collection, is no exception. Cue giddy school girl jumping!  The collection launched on June 15th, and  if you are a true beauty and fashion lover you are probably scrambling to get your hands on every piece.  Here is a video preview of collection.

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The Lancome x Alber Elbaz Collection will include:

A set of false lashes

Lancome x Lanvin false lashes

  4 different Color Design Eye Shadow Palettes

Lancome x Lanvin eyeshadows

4 of Lancome’s Best Selling Mascaras:

Hypnose Drama, Hypnose Doll Lashes, Hypnose Star and Definicils

lancome x Lanvin mascaras Both the palettes and the mascaras will have the same cartoonish and colorful motif with blue stars, red hearts, pink polka dots and green heavily lidded lashes.  In Elbaz’ words, “eyes are the new fashion accessory.”  As if the makeup  pieces themselves weren’t amazing enough, Lancome has teamed up with Vogue magazine to host a series of exclusive fashion shows at flagship stores around the country, showcasing the eye looks with Vogue-curated fashion looks.  Here are the three that are taking place in the Tri-state area:

Lord & Taylor

New York, June 18, 11:00am-7:00pm

 Hosted by Natalie Joos, Tales of Endearment


Saks Fifth Avenue

New York, June 20, 11:30am-7:30pm

Hosted by Jessie Artigue, Style & Pepper



New York, June 20, 12:00pm-8:00pm

Hosted by Karla Maria, Shoe Signature

If you are interested in attending, go to the Lancome website to RSVP. At the event you will receive a makeover by a top Lancome makeup artist, custom mini issue of Vogue, and one-of-a-kind Lancôme makeup mirror, shopping bag, and Lancôme Show brochure, all embossed with Elbaz’s chic signature artwork – so FUN!

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the collection and have been playing around with one of the eye palettes and I am in love!

All pieces are available on Lancome’s website and most major department stores.

What pieces from Lancome x Alber Elbaz Collection are you picking up?

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Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.


  1. Katrina Schenfield says:

    Very interesting. When I see a distinguished, expensive label partnering with a low-end or mid-level company it always lessens the prestige of the brand for me. High fashion designers command such high prices because they bare their souls in their incredible designs. They’re on the cutting edge of creating exclusive fashion, using exquisite materials. When I see that they’re catering to mass markets, that means they’re spitting out watered down versions of their work/products by using cheap materials, cheap labor, fast and simple designs. The mid-level company they’ve partnered with are raising prices for the consumers when the product probably isn’t worth that higher price they’re paying.

  2. J. says:

    I just bought my first items from this collection and i have to say I love them! not only is the design absolutely amazing and everything looks so cute, the quality of the mascaras I got is really high too. What more could one ask for?

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