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Dramatis Personae & Lancôme’s House of Color: Sienna Sultry

by Ashley on May 17, 2011

I’m pleased to be one of 20 Style Coalition bloggers (with some of my favorite bloggers like Fashion Pulse Daily, The Curvy Fashionista, and Pretty Shiny Sparkly) who are working with Lancôme Paris.

I was lucky to receive Lancome’s Color Design 5 Pan palette in Sienna Sultry. It’s a pretty, lovely palette with warm pinks, nudes, and browns. It’s soft and subtle, which is what I look for in my day-to-day eyeshadow– something that helps me look put together without looking too made up.

These boast an 8 hour wear– when coupled with primer, it lasted upwards of 12 hours.  That’s 12 hours of spinning in circles, running around, eating cupcakes, and running a press photo shoot (for work) in humid 89 degree weather.  It also survived the biggest test– me rubbing my eyes too much!  I’m dying to test this out on a hot sweaty summer night on a packed dirty dance floor.

Anyone who has read my blog knows that my home of New Orleans is a huge inspiration to me– with a site called Dramatis Personae, there are few places I’ve lived where I can express all of my different sides!  I’m not alone in this– everyone I know in the city lives a dual life: the tattooed librarian, the drag queen costume designer, the paralegal party girl, the Trashy Diva shop girl/D&D player, and the indie shop owner come Noisician Coalition member.  It’s a city that encourages you to be yourself, to try on different masks, and be whoever you want for the night.

It doesn’t help that sometimes I wear too many faces– from arts manager to blogger and reformed party girl.  It leaves me yearning for my greatest luxury– quiet time on my own!  To enjoy a cold beer, a quiet night with my Beau, a stroll down Magazine street window shopping, or a streetcar ride in to the French Quarter (which I STILL haven’t done since moving home!).  It’s a city that values time so much so that we have New Orleans time– running at LEAST 15 minutes behind for everything.

To see the other videos posted so far (and what other bloggers are inspired by & what their favorite luxuries are), visit  What I Wore, M.I.S.S., College Fashion, Karla Sugar, Style Observer, and Nitrolicious. You can see the rest of the upcoming videos at Style Coalition’s Youtube channel.  You can also keep an eye on the House of Color campaign by following Lancôme on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

In accordance with FTC policy, I was compensated for the creation of the video and post and gifted Lancome’s Color Design 5 Pan palette in Sienna Sultry.

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