Hitting counters on 1st January – so a mere month away – is Lancome’s very pretty, very whimsical French Innocence limited edition collection, and this is the star piece.

Lancome my french palette open

My French Palette will be €55, and is a clever twist on the naked palettes we might all just be getting a wee bit jaded with by now. Nine shadows are arranged into groupings of matte and iridescent textures, it’s also designed to give you two looks: a played-down Paris Chic finish which can be enlivened by lifting the lid on the ‘secret spot’ over on the right. That’s where you can amp things up a little, to recreate your own French Innocence finish.

How’s it look? Oh, y’know, like this:

Lacome French Innocence visual

Em, pretty bloody gorgeous, actually.

I love that confident swipe of colour on the bottom lashline. I seek to emulate it, STAT. You?