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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection
Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection

Chanel’s La Perle de Chanel Collection recently launched online (and I have no idea if it’ll make its way to stores, and if it does, when) with several limited edition products. I bought some, but not all, and it was mostly a let-down for me, unfortunately. I liked Mysterio (102) Illusion d’Ombre, but it’s fairly dupable. There is a five-pan lipstick palette, along with a limited edition shade of Rouge Allure lipstick and two limited edition shades of Aqualumiere Gloss also available.

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection
Tom Ford Spring 2015 Collection

Tom Ford’s Spring collection is short and sweet with products for eyes and nails. My favorite product was Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes, as I’m a huge fan of his cream eyeshadow formula for its rich color payoff, impressive long-wear, and blendability. The new Eye Color Duo were decent to good, but the lighter shade in each duo could have applied more smoothly over bare skin. I think the shades in each duo pair well and layer exceptionally well to create a true third color; the lightest shade is better layered over the darker one than alone, from my experience. The collection is now online at Neiman Marcus,
Nordstrom, and Saks.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer
Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Black Jade Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a blackened green with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a fine lighter green shimmer. It was nearly opaque in a single coat, though I applied two to be sure. The finish was naturally glossy when it dried down, and the coverage was smooth and even. It wore well for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. NARS Shutter (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Dior Amazonia (LE, $24.00) is warmer, less shimmery. Deborah Lippmann Billionaire (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tom Ford Indigo Night Nail Lacquer ($32.00 for 0.41 oz.) is an inky, blackened navy blue with fine, brighter blue shimmer. It was opaque after two coats of polish, and the color went on evenly with smooth, glossy end results. The texture was slightly thin with this shade. This shade also lasted for seven days on me with very minor tip wear. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Distortion (LE, $10.00) is warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Mazel Tov Madness (LE, $3.99) is brighter. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter. NARS Night Flight (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Double Trouble (LE, $16.00) is brighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Survey Says

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is pinker, lighter. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is brighter. Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is more matte. MAC Hi Jinks! (LE, $20.00) is a cream product. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is more matte. Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is slightly warmer. Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is darker. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is brighter, cream. MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is more muted. Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is lighter, pinker. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is warmer. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Dior Pink Glow Blush (LE) is less shimmery. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Here’s an example of when Chanel gets it right: a beautiful, silky-smooth texture that doesn’t turn powdery and blends effortlessly on the skin with excellent color payoff that is easily built-up, sheered out, or applied at full, true-to-pan intensity. The finish is luminous with a subtle sheen that gives the skin a natural glow but doesn’t emphasize pores. It’s a color that is often made (as is obvious given how lengthy the dupe list is!), but this is a lovely iteration of it for anyone who tends to look for high-end blushes. Malice lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

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