Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chanel Fall 2014 Look

Here is what I have been wearing all week with my new pieces from Chanel Fall.

 

FACE

NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Finland

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi UV Loose Powder

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear on brows

 

EYES

NARS Smudgeproof Base

Chanel Admiration on lid

Chanel Hesitation in crease

Chanel Palpitation to blend crease

Chanel Magic Night in outer v

Urban Decay Venus on inner corner

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Maybelline The Rocket WP Mascara

Chanel Le Volume Mascara

 

CHEEKS

Dior Aurora Bronzer

Estée Lauder Crystal Baby Gelee

Chanel Innocence Joues Contraste

 

LIPS

Chanel Intime Rouge Coco Shine

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chanel Admiration, Palpitation, and Hesitation Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows

The original item I had to get from Chanel Fall was an eyeshadow. I love the single eye shadows when they are done well, and these do not disappoint.

Admiration is a golden yellow with sparkle. This was a bit tricky to apply dry, as it is more powdery due to the sparkles. The sparkles adhere nicely when I use this one wet.
 
Palpitation is a matte dusty pink. This eyeshadow is very smooth. It makes a great transition shade when paired with Hesitation.
 
Hesitation is a warm brownish purple with a slight sheen. It is a lovely crease shade that requires almost no blending. This is my favorite of the bunch, and a shade I will wear frequently.

 

I really don't have any yellows to compare Admiration to, but purplish brown shades are my thing.
Limit is much cooler and lighter than Palpitation. Nooner is browner than Hesitiation. Berry- Rose is close, but matte and more brown as well. Chanel Seduction has more shimmer, and Magic Night is much deeper.

 

I am loving these shades together for a fun summer look. If I had to pick one, Hesitation is an absolute favorite!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chanel Innocence Joues Contraste: Swatches and Review

Innocence is a medium neutral pink with a slight shimmer.
It goes on smoothly, with a very natural finish. The color gives a soft pink glow with a slight sheen.

I figured that I had something similar, and Chanel Rose Petale is very close.

Rose Ecrin is more brown than Innocence. Rose Petale is just a touch warmer and brighter. On the cheeks, they look less similar- Innocence is more muted than Rose Petale.

Even though Innocence might be redundant, I am glad I decided to purchase this lovely color. It is the perfect muted pink that will easily go with many different looks.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chanel Fall 2014 Overview: Initial Swatches and Thoughts

Here are my picks from Chanel Fall 2014. Yes, it nearly hit 100 degrees here this week and I said fall.

Hesitation was my planned purchase, but I think the golden yellow will be a fun accent color to play with. Palpitation is a smooth, rosy transition shade.

Both of the Rouge Coco Sines are sheer "my lips but better" shades. They are the type that will live in my purse this summer for quick touch ups.
Innocence is a pretty light pink. I am sure I have a few similar shades, but I couldn't pass up a classic.

Here are my closest Chanel shades for comparison:

I plan to do more in depth reviews and some comparisons as I am able to test out these items this week.