The Palette Liberté in Indigo Royaute (known as Indigo Charm in the US) is an eyeshadow quad of blues and golds released as part of Lancôme's Declaring Indigo Collection, one of the few fall makeup collections that has captured my attention this year. As with most Lancôme eyeshadows, the Indigo Royauté powders are finely-milled, smooth and very pigmented. From left to right, Liberty is an electric, deep royal blue. Audacity is a pearly bronze-gold. Charming is a bright, almost-metallic gold and Declaration is a sparkling indigo. Liberty and Declaration look quite similar in the compact but because Declaration is an indigo hue, it has a somewhat purple finish on the eyes.
Although it is very easy to go wrong with blue shadows, as they have been overused in the past, the blue shades in Indigo Royauté are very fashion-forward. They are bold, chic and mysterious. The gold shades, meanwhile, add a wonderful touch to the eye line and also look great alone. My only complaint about palette is that the accompanying sponge tips are somewhat rough. I prefer using Lucky Trendy's Tina's dresser eyeshadow tips instead.
For a limited time, you can receive a Declaring Indigo Kit pouch with any Lancôme Japan makeup purchase totaling 8,400 yen or more. The pouch was designed by Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan's most well-known avant-guarde artists today. Since they are in limited supply and were released over a month ago, the pouches may no longer be available at most Lancôme counters. Like all of Lancôme's pouches and purses, the Declaring Indigo Kit is of high quality and great for storing your latest beauty items.