Friday, September 13, 2013

Hazy Grey FOTD

Another MAC look, and everything is probably sold out by now. I liked this combination too much to skip posting the pictures though.



FACE

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation in Light/Medium

Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Spot Concealer in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Maybelline Great Lash Clear on brows


EYES

NARS Smudgeproof Base

MAC Sex and the Oyster all over lid

MAC Eat, Love in outer V

Urban Decay Naked Basics

-Venus on inner corners

-Crave over Blacktrack liner

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara


CHEEKS

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud blush


LIPS

Dior Indescrete


 

 

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chanel Convoitise Illusion d'Ombre: Quick Review

This is not a detailed review and comparison, just a quick post with a few pictures.

Convoitise looks like a yellow shimmery gold in the pot. It has the same light and bouncy textures as the other Illusion d'Ombres, but without as much glitter or sparkle.

On the skin, Convoitise is a light gold. There are shimmer particles, but this mostly has a smooth finish.

 

Convoitise might be my favorite Illusion d'Ombre yet. It is less sparkly than the others I own, (swatches here) making it great for an everyday look. The gold color is very brightening, and adds a polished glow to my lids.

 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lido FOTD

I was inspired to use this color combination by Laurenli, of the blog Dizzy Makeup. Here is the link to her dreamy Lido look.

 

 

 

FACE

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation in Light/Medium

Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Spot Concealer in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Maybelline Great Lash Clear on brows


EYES

NARS Smudgeproof Base

Shiseido Lido

-deep shade on outer lid, crease, and lower lash line

-medium blue on lid

-lightest color on inner corners

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Urban Decay Freak liner above Blacktrack

Urban Decay LSD liner on lower lash line

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Waterproof


CHEEKS

Dior Coral Nude Bronzer


LIPS

Dior Indescrete

 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chanel Seduction FOTD

I almost titled this post "Camel Seduction", after my last entry was incorrectly spelled and posted as such. One quick reader caught the mistake before I fixed it, and emailed me. We both laughed about that one :)

 

FACE

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation in Light/Medium

Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Spot Concealer in Fair/Light

Benefit Powderflage

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Maybelline Great Lash Clear on brows

 

EYES

NARS Smudgeproof Base

Chanel Seduction Quad

-peach on lid

-rose in crease

-brown in outer V

-cream on inner corner

Chanel Convoitise Illusion d'Ombre on inner corners and lid

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof mascara

 

CHEEKS

Lancome Pommettes D'Amour blush

 

LIPS

Urban Decay Rush Revolution lipstick

 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Chanel Seduction Quad: Swatches and Review

Chanel recently put out a mini collection with two quads, two Illusion d'Ombres, and eyeliners to go with each set. I wasn't planning to get anything, but after seeing the collection in person, I left with two things. I purchased Convoitise Illusion d'Ombre and Seduction Quad.

Seduction has a rosy brown color combination with a bit of peach thrown in.

It really doesn't look special or amazing, but the rose color is what sold me!

The palest color is an off white satin. The peach has a slight golden shimmer that layers beautifully with the rose. The rose color is almost burgundy in some lights, and has a silver shimmer. The deepest color is a matte brown, which adds depth to the crease or could be used for liner.

I can tell that this will be the perfect color palette for fall. The rose tones are warm and natural.

I have a thing for rosy colors, as documented below:

 

Chanel Eclosion has a lighter color scheme. The peach is brighter and the burgundy is deeper.

 

Chanel Harmonie du Soir has a more shimmery finish. The burgundy color is lighter and more metallic than Seduction.

 

Guerlain Turandot is warmer than Seduction and also has more varied textures.

Chanel Seduction has wonderful pigmentation and applied smoothly. I did experience a bit of fallout from the rose shade, but it was better when I patted the color on instead of sweeping with my brush. I loved the effect on my blue eyes, and I think it would be flattering on green and brown as well. Definitely take a second look at Chanel Seduction if you have passed over this collection.