Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Look with Chanel Malice and Tumulte

Here are a few pictures with Chanel Malice and Tumulte on my cheeks. I applied them a bit heavier so they would show up on camera. I wore Hourlass Gypsy on my eyes for both sets.

Malice is pictured with YSL Sheer Candy in Tangy Mandarine, and Tumulte is shown with YSL Sheer Candy in Cool Guava.





Do you ever have the feeling you are being watched when you are taking ridiculous pictures of your face? Well, just as I suspected.......

David :)




Chanel Malice and Tumulte: Swatches and Review

Malice, Tumulte, Pink Explosion? It all sounds a bit crazy, but it is just another release of blush for Chanel.

I originally reviewed Pink Explosion here, so I didn't take another picture for this post.

Malice is a pinked coral with silver shimmer. The shimmer isn't completely milled into the finish of the blush, a bit like In Love or the original Pink Explosion.

Tumulte is a light cool pink with a subtle sheen. It has the standard formula I have come to expect from Joues Contraste blushes- soft, smooth, and glowing.

Tumulte is lighter and cooler than Pink Explosion. It is also less saturated than Rose Tourbillon. Blush Horizon is a warmer pink than Tumulte. Tumulte is less sparkly than her pink friends.



Malice is more coral than peach. It doesn't lean as pink as Horizon, but it has just enough to pink to set it apart from the peach category.

Malice is pinker and deeper than Espiegle. It is very similar in finish and depth to In Love, but it is also more pink. Horizon is much pinker and lighter by comparison.

I am excited to see Chanel release such wearable colors in time for Spring, and I will be sharing a few pictures of them on my cheeks as I get the chance!





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eclosion Explosion FOTD

With the rerelease of Chanel Pink Explosion Joues Contraste, I thought I would pull my first edition out and take it for a spin. Heads up: Cafe Makeup reports this release of Pink Explosion is not the European baked formula!

I decided to use my Chanel Eclosion quad, a mix of peach, gold and burgundy. I love these colors for spring.

Spring is definitely here, with an explosion in our goat population. Four babies have been born in the past week, and all are healthy! I included a picture at the end of this post.


Borjouis Healthy Mix 51

Givenchy Prisme Loose in Light Pastel

Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash



NARS Smudgeproof Base

Chanel Eclosion

-shimmery beige all over

-deep burgundy in crease and outer V

-peach on lid

-light gold on inner corners

Mally Firework Shadow Stick on inner corners

MAC Blacktrack

L'Oreal False Fiber Lashes Waterproof in Black



Chanel Pink Explosion



Edward Bess Secret Desire

This is a pair of twins born this week!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Bucolic Poppy FOTD

Happy new blush!


Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 51

Givenchy Le Prisme Loose in Light Pastel

Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash


NARS Smudgeproof Base

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird all over

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bejewelled Skylark in outer V

Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels on inner corner

MAC Blacktrack

Urban Decay Underground Pencil on Lower lash line

L'Oreal False Fiber Mascara in Black Waterproof


Givenchy Bucolic Poppy


Edward Bess Secret Desire

Friday, March 9, 2012

Givenchy Bucolic Poppy: Swatches and Review

Givenchy's newest blush is supposed to invoke happy fields of flowers. Le Prisme Bucolique comes in a colorful compact with Givenchy's logo on the lid.

The compact is a tiny fat square, smaller than I imagined but very cute!

The shimmering pastel peach background is splattered with golden warm rose.

The compact is divided into quadrants. The bottom is more heavily rose, while the top is lighter. If you wanted, you could get a couple different effects depending on where you swirled your brush.

A tray pops out from underneath, revealing a tiny brush.

The pan is almost the size of a Bobbi Brown blush pan, although I am not sure how they stack up in product included.

I swatched the lighter top of Bucolic Poppy separately from the deeper bottom for the first set of swatches. It is much warmer than Chantecaille Joy even though they are similar in intensity. The top appears close in hue to Ruge Bunny Rouge Orpheline.

Sunlight swatches:
Here I have swatched the blush mixing the whole pan together. Poppy has more coral than Tarte Natural Beauty and is still warmer than Chantecaille Joy.

Overall, this blush gives a lovely sheen and natural pop of color. It lasts all day and has a beautiful silky color. I am eager to try more of Givenchy's blush offerings.

If you would like to see more swatches of this blush, here is a list:

-Musing on Beauty has a lovely look featuring Bucolic Poppy and the matching lipstick.

-The Driveller has swatches of the entire Givenchy Spring collection.

-Best Things in Beauty has both blushes and the highlighter as well.



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

This Week

I purchased another LancĂ´me Rouge in Love, called Roses in Love. (Yes I am parked in a parking lot.)

This little mess turned three years old:
Sally Hansen nail stickers have some cute spring designs out. This is four days of wear, still going strong! I also purchased a new perfume from CJ Scents called Vanilla Autumn Night. It smells wonderfully foody, vanilla, and warm without being sickening. I can't stop smelling myself!

Later this week I will have a review of Givenchy Bucolic Poppy blush and a FOTD. My baby goes to get ear tubes next week, and it will be such a relief!