Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Look: Chanel SoHo Story

I finally received my Chanel SoHo Story goodies that I ordered last week (blast them! for only allowing me to select ground shipping) on Monday, and here’s a quick look I created using nearly all Chanel products.  Reviews of several of the products to follow shortly! :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), Chanel Stupendous Eyeshadow Quad (icy blue, plummy brown, burgundy brown, soft pink), Chanel Cassis EyelinerChanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (plum), (black)
  • Face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation (140), Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (translucent)
  • Cheeks: Chanel SoHo de Chanel Blush (darkened rose)
  • Lips: Chanel Stunning Rouge Coco Lipstick (muted pink-beige), Chanel Star Glossimer (sheer icy pink shimmer)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 116 (dense blush brush)

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply the icy blue eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and pull upwards along the inner tearduct, and then lightly blend out along the upper lash line towards the middle. Lightly blend the plummy brown eyeshadow on the middle of the lid and pull outwards to the outer lid with the 239. Next, apply the burgundy brown eyeshadow into the crease with the 222, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend the soft pink eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Cassis eyeliner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply SoHo de Chanel blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Stunning lipstick first, and then layer Star glossimer for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos!

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103 thoughts on “Look: Chanel SoHo Story

  1. natalia

    ooh! pretty!

  2. Beautiful look, Christine!

  3. Michelle

    Gorgeous look Christine! I didn’t end up getting anything because I couldn’t find any good swatches (the swatches on the Chanel website are truly *horrible*). The Stunning lipstick looks gorgeous! Very pretty!

  4. Kimberly

    That icy blue pop of colour looks gorgeous on you! Love the idea!

  5. ioanna

    i love the look very nice!

  6. Oh I really like this look on you Christine! I love the unexpected frosty blue for inner highlight. :)

  7. Rosamaria

    I love how you used these colors. The icy blue color in the inner turned out nice, but I would love to try this! Nice job!! Isn’t this collection gorgeous?!

  8. Nancie

    Gorgeous look on you! The eyes and lips are a beautiful combo and really compliment your skin tone and hair. Great choice!

  9. baby in a corner

    this is pretty. I wouldn’t have thought of putting dark brown with icy blue but it really works! I tried your birthday cake look you did ages ago again at the weekend and it worked out really well.

  10. That’s a gorgeous look girl!!! I have not yet bought any of Chanel’s cosmetics!

  11. I really like the icy blue with the browns! And that blush looks really pretty on you! Great look as always!

  12. Becca

    I’d love to see real photos of the quad – it looks lovely on you!

  13. Girlygirl70

    Gorgeous! I might have to splurge! :)

  14. Frances

    Will this quad show up on me?

    No, ma’am, it will not.

    Will that stop me?

    Hell to the no.

  15. Dini

    This is so pretty! This look is very special, but doesn’t come across as so dazzling that you would look out of place wearing it on any given day. It suits you very well! Love everything about it!

  16. Tiffany

    Nice! I love this. Any substitutes from other brands?

    • Thanks, Tiffany! Maybe something like MAC Gleam for the pinky champagne shade, UD Mushroom for the grayish-brown shade, MAC Moon’s Reflection for the bluish shade, and MAC Beautymarked for the burgundy-brown.

  17. Jessika k

    Gorgeous Christine! You really have skill girl! I know this is kinda random but you should totally add coastal scents HD foundation to your foundation matrix. Since it’s online, I’m sure alot of us are having trouble picking a colour. Help!!

    • Hey Jessika,

      New foundations are added when people can add their shade match to it – that way it’s based on people who’ve actually tried the foundation, have such and such skin tone, etc. Even though it’s not 100% accurate, it’s more accurate than the alternative!

  18. Love this! Looks so beautiful on you! 😀

  19. Alexis

    I didn’t give this quad much thought at first but it looks very pretty on you. Then again, you know how to work it!

  20. I usually pass on Chanel shadows, but seeing this look makes me want this! So pretty :)

  21. Holly

    I love this whole look!

  22. Charlotte

    Super gorgeous look! I thought the silvery blue in the inner corner of your eye was too much in the close-up but it looks great in the full face shots. I also thought you were wearing one of the MAC dazzle lipsticks because your lips are so sparkly!

  23. joanne w

    Love this look! It’s kinda neutral but there’s nothing boring about it at all 😀

  24. I LOVE the color placement with this! I would have never thought to use the colors in this way. Now I wanna try it :) So pretty!

  25. nicci

    really pretty!! I love the lipstick. I didn’t get the glossimer but it goes really well w/the lipstick. I haven’t tried out the quad yet, but I am anxious too seeing what you were able to produce :)

  26. Corinne


    Any chance you have a swatch of the new Rouge Allure Laque (is that what it’s called) on lips? I’ve seen a swatch on skin but not on the lips…

  27. Lisa

    Christine this look is absolutely stunning!

  28. Merel

    this look is so pretty! oh my gosh!

    greets from the Netherlands!

  29. Evelyn

    This is so evil. I saw swatches online and I really wasn’t into this collection but you put the look together so beautifully it’s making me want to buy buy buy! lol

  30. This is GORGEOUSSS! One of my fav looks ever

  31. Shontay

    Gorgeous, gorgeous look. I thought this collection was a yawn until now. Don’t know if I’ll actually buy anything, but it’s much better than I anticipated.

  32. Ashley D.

    Flawless! Is Chanel Stupendous Eyeshadow Quad already available in stores?

  33. SusyLovesMac

    Loves it!!! :)

  34. Yumi

    What really stands out in this look to me is that icy blue color. Just gorgeous. Your looks are usually really good but that eyeshadow is what makes it amazing. This has got to be my favorite! :)

  35. Shu

    This looks awesome on you. Love everything about it

  36. Kim

    gorgeous!! very beautiful!

  37. Gabrielle

    Beautiful makeup Christine as usual ! I just wanted to know why you never say what concealer you use for your fotd ?

  38. nicci

    weird! Now I see my comment?!

    • You should (generally) see your comment, even if it’s waiting to be approved, but I imagine it’s probably by IP, so if you left it on a different IP (your workplace), that might be why! I just replied to your original comment, so it should be public now.

  39. JJ

    Thank you for sharing this look, it gives me some idea of how to make the most of this collection. You look absolutely gorgeous, Christine!

  40. ilexica

    This looks so lovely on you! Suits you!

  41. Myna

    Gorgeous look. Will Chanel be releasing this collection in Europe?

  42. Hilana

    Just beautiful. Love this look Christine!

  43. Petra

    It may be cool-toned, but it’s not overly so I guess because You are totally rocking it! :) Wish it wasn’t a US something only. :( But I think I’ll be duping it tomorrow with MAC Satin Taupe or UD Mushroom, some champagne colour (not sure which one yet)and maybe MAC Suave Intentions. The weather’s gottan all gloomy-cold here anyways. :)

  44. civa

    That icy blue shadow is gorgeous on you! and the lip stick IS stunning as its name :)

  45. elbas

    ahhh they took the lipstick off the Chanel site! I guess they sold out! is there any dupe for the Rouge Coco in Stunning?

  46. Ashley

    I love this look. It’s so pretty. One of my favorites.

  47. trang axtman

    i just got my quad in the mail it!!!!!!

  48. Janice

    This is so pretty! One of my favorites on you :]

  49. oh my gosh I love this! going to try it on monday :)

  50. Christy

    I’m wanting this collection so bad but the girls at the Chanel counter told me it’s only available at the Soho boutique.