Friday, December 26th, 2014

My Christmas Look (2014)
The fabled Chanel Dragon…

I’ve grown so accustomed to having different eyeshadows on each eye that whenever I apply the same eyeshadows on each eye, I’m a bit taken aback by how it looks to match! I can’t say I wasn’t testing anything on Christmas (namely, the eyeshadows), but I did bring out some of my all-time favorites. :)

Look Breakdown

EYES: ColourPop Tea Party applied to inner third of lid, both applied with a narrow brush as well as patted slightly with fingertips. ColourPop Solstice applied to the middle of lid using a medium-sized, eyeshadow brush. ColourPop Sequin applied to the outer third of the lid using the same brush as before. ColourPop To-a-T applied into the outer crease using a synthetic rounded crease brush and buffed above crease towards the brow bone. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (dark brown side) applied into outer crease and diffused slightly above crease. Burberry Trench was dusted underneath the brow bone as a highlighter with a fluffy blending brush. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (teal side) applied with an angled eyeliner brush to the lower lash line with ColourPop Sequin smudged underneath. I used Sephora Blonde Ambition on the water line to brighten.

FACE: Guerlain Parure Gold (02 and 03 mixed equally) mixed with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial applied all-over the face with a flat-topped round, synthetic brush and buffed into the skin. I patted Urban Decay Naked Loose into the skin to help set and finish the base with a tapered powder brush. Tom Ford Love Lust was applied to cheeks to add warmth and color with a feathery blush brush. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight was dusted on top of cheek bones and down the bridge of the nose to highlight. Guerlain Wulong was lightly dusted all-over face to finish the look.

LIPS: Chanel Dragon applied to lips.

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a brightened, pink-red that has a very slight warmth to it and a satin-matte finish. It was nearly opaque applied to lips with a lightweight, velvety texture that was fairly thin but was comfortable to wear and applied well. It lasted for six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is redder. Lipstick Queen Have Paris (P, $50.00) is warmer. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is lighter. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $21.00) is more matte, pinker. Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter. Chanel La Malicieuse (46) (P, $34.00) is pinker, lighter. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is more matte, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel La Romanesque (50) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “magenta.” It’s a muted, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. It was very slightly drying towards the end for me. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is darker. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is a smidgen lighter. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker. Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is glossier. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (P, $30.00) is darker, redder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vivid coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but I thought the texture was a little thin and not quite stiff, but not creamy either. It was lightly drying over the five hours it lasted on me, unfortunately. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is slightly darker. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is similar. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is glossier, slightly pinker. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is more orange. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $35.00) is less pigmented. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $51.00) is glossier, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Badine (154) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium, slightly muted pink with subtle, warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. The texture was more emollient than Insaisissable, but I felt like this one bunched up in places as I applied–almost as if it was catching on flakes I didn’t know I had (but I don’t really see what I felt in the close-up image). This shade lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter, more matte. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is similar. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is a smidgen darker. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is lighter. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is lighter. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is less glossy. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Chanel Tisse Paris (238) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Paris (238) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Paris (238) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is the cooler-toned quad in the collection. I think this particular quad is less pigmented than the original set of quads released in the new eyeshadow formula. If you like the concept and don’t mind using your eyeshadows with a dampened brush, then you might still enjoy this, or else use a white eyeshadow base to get the colors to pop more. If you like the idea of softer pinks with gray, this might work. I wish the darker gray was more blendable, though.

Tisse Paris #1 is described as a “soft rosewood.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, though it was a smidgen darker and had a stronger sheen when applied with a dampened brush. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Tarte Pampered Pink (LE) is similar. Chanel Jardin Zen #3 (LE) is slightly cooler-toned. Urban Decay Minor Sin (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Aveda Bare Bellis (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Scratch (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Paris #2 is described as a “delicate ivory.” It’s a light, gold-shimmered beige with a soft, frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and with a dampened brush, it was easier to use and had less powderiness to it, plus it was more opaque. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading. Colour Pop Onai (P, $5.00) is a cream product, less shimmery. Colour Pop Girly (P, $5.00) is a cream product. LORAC Vanilla (LE) is a smidgen lighter. theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less golden. Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is brighter. NARS Andromeda (P, $29.00) is more golden. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is darker. Too Faced Champagne Truffle (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Mylar (P, $15.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Paris #3 is described as an “intense rosewood.” It’s a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. Applied dry, it was a little faded compared to the pan, and it wasn’t quite opaque. It’s a shade that would apply and look better with a dampened brush, because it is a little powdery to work with dry, which made it prone to sheering out. On me, it started to fade after seven hours of wear. Make Up For Ever S814 Light Rosewood (P, $21.00) is a smidgen lighter. MAC Rose (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Scratch (P, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Paris #4 is described as an “intense slate grey.” It’s a deep, dark gray with a silver and teal metallic shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was somewhat dry, which made blending more difficult (I think it needs a more velvety base to do well) and resulted in semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Smoky Black Friday #3 (LE) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is lighter. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is lighter. theBalm A4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Spell #2 (LE, $18.00) is more sparkly. MAC Hint of Sapphire (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Chanel Desinvolte (97) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Desinvolte (97) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Desinvolte (97) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s a medium,c oral-orange with warm undertones and a soft shine. It is semi-sheer, though it tints the lips noticeably, and it is going to be a color easily impacted by your natural lip color. The color coverage is as expected (the Rouge Coco Shine formula is supposed to be sheer, hydrating, and shiny). It has a very soft, emollient consistency (as if it melts against the lips) that makes application effortless, but the wear time is a bit shorter at three hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating for me (and unfortunately, it should be hydrating). Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is pinker. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $34.00) is very similar. Revlon Cruise Collection (P, $9.99) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Chanel Etourdie (98) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft shimmering raspberry.” It’s a soft, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a very light pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that tinted the lips with a soft pink coloring, but it didn’t hide the natural lip color so this may look different on you, depending on your natural lip color. It had a really glossy shine with a higher slip consistency that was comfortable to apply and wear, but it only lasted for two and a half hours on me. I wore it twice (in a row), but it wasn’t hydrating on me. Bobbi Brown Raspberry Shimmer (1) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (LE, $25.00) is more opaque. Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Madame Reve (862) (LE, $51.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “coral.” It’s a medium coral that leans slightly pink, but it is quite close to true coral to my eye. It had a matte finish, even when buffed and worked into the skin. I think it will a little pinker if you have naturally pink undertones. Tarte Pampered (LE, $26.00) is similar. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is darker. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is pinker. MAC Sideshow You (LE, $21.00) is similar. Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is more orange, cream. Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is slightly pinker. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is similar. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is similar. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new blush, just released with Chanel’s spring collection. If you’re unfamiliar with the formula, it’s described as a “silky” blush with “buildable coverage” and “easy application.” The texture is very silky and finely-milled, though a smidgen on the powdery side if you’re not careful. It had buildable coverage that went from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. It sits well on the skin and doesn’t look powdery or too flat, though there’s no sheen at all. The silky consistency made it easy to blend on the skin as well. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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