Dec 22, 2010
Let's be honest: Beauty gift sets—housed in those flimsy cardboard boxes with the crinkly plastic windows—don't usually make for the most elegant present. But this season, Lancôme raises the bar on prepackaged offerings through its collaboration with fashion designer L'Wren Scott. The L'Wren Scott Pochette Set is as sleek and sophisticated as one of the designer's slinky confections. Instead of dinky cardboard, this collection comes tucked inside a pretty black velvet clutch with a rosette clasp. No glaring logos, no wacky colors—just a simple black bag your gift recipient can actually use (it's even available in two sizes). The five products found inside—most of which were co-created by L'Wren and makeup artist Aaron de Mey, Lancôme's artist director of makeup—are equally classic: A rich red lipstick and gloss, a smoky-eyes shadow palette, black mascara (Hypnôse Drama), and a steely metallic silver nail polish (the much buzzed-about limited edition shade, Le Gris L'Wren). The one detail about this set that's conventional? It's only available at fine department stores, such as here on


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