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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose
Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose ($55.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “duo of pinks.” It’s a light-medium, muted pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It seems to have less sheen than a satin, but it’s not quite matte once it is blended and buffed on the skin. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is a touch lighter, cooler. Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is warmer. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is very similar. Divergent Misty Rose (LE) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever #330 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product. NARS Love (LE, $29.00) is warmer, darker. bareMinerals Glamour (LE, $19.00) is similar. MAC Formal (LE) is slightly cooler-toned. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is similar. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler-toned. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is similar. NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is slightly darker. MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is darker. Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture is finely-milled, but it’s also a little firm, particularly in comparison to Chanel’s blushes and cheek products. It had decent to good, somewhat buildable pigmentation, though it is a subtler shade. I’m medium (about NC25/NC30), and it is subtle on my skin tone, so it might be one to try in-store for those with similar or darker skin tones. I would also recommend using a smaller blush brush, as a larger one didn’t seem to swirl quite as well in the pan, so it applied the colors unevenly. I noticed this more because the blush itself didn’t blend as effortlessly as many Chanel blushes do. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. I was surprised to see it only contained 0.10 oz., whereas a regular blush contains 0.21 oz., though the compact itself is the same size as the Joues Contraste blushes.

The Glossover

LE
product

Jardin de Chanel

B

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Spring 2015 Collection

Chanel Spring 2015 Collection is now available online. (and I think some counters have it in, too, but it might not be at all counters yet). Here’s a quick sneak peek with full reviews to come! :)

P.S. — I did grab the nail lacquers as well, but they ship ground, so I don’t have them yet!

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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette
Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette

Flawless Contouring Palette ($50.00) (New, Permanent)

Through her artisan lens, developed over years of working as a professional makeup artist, Laura has carefully chosen these neutral shades in a darker range that help sculpt the face. The key to everyday contouring is to be discrete. Laura’s Contouring Palette is designed to define and highlight your features with five delicate, but buildable crèmes. The extraordinary formula is more blendable than typical contouring powders, allowing for a natural, flawless, fool-proof application every time.

  • 0.17 oz Contour #1
  • 4 x 0.1 oz Contour in Medium #2, Deep #3, Highlight #1, and Highlight #2

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last blush you wore? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerTom Ford Lovelust! Well, when I originally wrote the post, that was true, but it actually ended up being Chanel’s spring blushes!

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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Eye Palette
Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Eye Palette

Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Eye Palette ($39.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a set of 24 eyeshadows to celebrate the color of the year: Marsala. Last year’s palette was larger in size and in amount ($48.00 for 1.53 oz.) with 24 eyeshadows and one blush. This year, there are still 24 eyeshadows (but no blush), and each eyeshadow is 0.017 oz. (compared to 0.059 oz. each) — just a heads up. As of this morning, it is already available for purchase from Sephora. I’m working through testing the shades, but there are quite a few here, so while I’m working as fast as I can, it may be three or four days before I have a review ready (possibly longer).

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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Choose or Lose


What type of applicator do you prefer for your liquid eyeliner?

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Thanks to Kat for today’s question!