Chanel Taupe Gris Eyeshadow (Fall 2010)

Chanel Taupe Gris Eyeshadow

In addition to Vert Khaki, Chanel will launch Taupe Gris ($28.50 for 0.07 oz.) with their fall collection. The name is completely spot-on–it’s a grayed taupe brown with a soft sheen. It has the same silky smooth texture of Chanel’s single eyeshadows, and while the pigmentation is there, it’s not quite as rich as Vert Khaki’s. Fans of shades like MAC Smoke & Diamonds and Stila’s Lil’ Diamond may want to consider adding this smoky taupe shade to their collection.

I like Taupe Gris for a subtler smoky eye–when you don’t want to go silver and gray and black. It can work well with plums and burgundies, as it almost looks like it takes on a purple tone when paired with them. Similarly, it is just as nice to add darkness to the crease in a smoky brown eye, too.

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RECOMMENDATION: The formula is good but not quite as great as I’d expect from Chanel. It’s just a little sheerer than other single shades, but it’s still smooth and buttery, and on the lid, the pigmentation difference is further minimized as it blends out beautifully.


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The Summer Season: Milani Cabana Coral Lipstick

Milani Cabana Coral Lipstick ($4.99) is a shimmering coral-orange with a frosty golden shimmer-sheen. It’s nearly opaque, and it’s bright without being blinding. It wears for two to three hours, but the formula is smooth, rich in color, and lightweight on lips.  I like that it’s noticeably orange, but it’s a lot more wearable than true oranges.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here. The Dupe List Launches The Dupe List!

In the next week or so, we’ll be launching the official Foundation Matrix in its entirety (as it has gone through numerous versions, revisions, etc., we have been working on a master copy since we first announced it). Now that that project has proved to be such a valueable resource, we want to work on The Dupe List!

I invite the beauty community to help us help everyone by creating a comprehensive list of product dupes. The goal here is to create a reference where people can find dupes for discontinued/limited edition products, more affordable alternatives, or simply keep from buying the same shade unknowingly.  Thank you in advance for your contributions!

Please Contribute!

We’ve created an easy to use form to help us keep The Dupe List clean and updated regularly: here. Input the dupes you’ve found one by one, and it will automatically show up on The Dupe List!  (It may take several minutes before it shows up publicly, but not to worry!)

You can view The Dupe List here.

P.S. — I put in all the product type categories I could think of, but if I missed one (I am sure I did!), just let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it ASAP. There is also an “Other” category available in the meantime!

Dior Fall 2010 Beauty & Makeup Collection

Dior Fall 2010 Collection

Dior Fall 2010 Beauty & Makeup Collection

“Dior women are not shy, they’re modern and daring,” says John Galliano. The Dior fall color collection pays tribute to this idea of unabashed femininity with shades of sensual mauve, deep purple and smoky charcoal and grey tones. The eyes are the focal point of the look: endless and full lashes, mysterious, smoky lids and soft, pink hues for the lips.

Dior 2-Colour Logomania Collector’s Edition in Silver Screen #085 ($38.00)

Embossed with the Dior “Logomania” pattern, this limited edition 2-Colour shade plays with highlighting silver and sparkling black shades to light up the eyes with a dramatic, shimmering effect.

The Collection

  • Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Misty Mauve #844 (except Sephora) ($58.00)
  • Dior 5-Colour Designer Eyeshadow in Pink Design #808 ($58.00)
  • Dior Serum de Rouge in Pearly Pink Serum #470 (except Sephora) ($32.00)
  • Dior Serum de Rouge in Radiant Pink Serum #560 ($32.00)
  • Dior Serum de Rouge in Pink Diva Serum #670 ($32.00)
  • Dior Serum de Rouge in Ruby Serum #870 ($32.00)
  • Dior Serum de Rouge in Plum Serum #880 ($32.00)
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Tailored Mauve #692 ($26.50)
  • Dior Addict Lipcolor in Spectacular Mauve #694 (except Sephora) ($26.00)
  • Dior Addict Lipcolor in Technicolor Red #873 ($26.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Cherry Blossom #386 (Sephora Exclusive) ($21.00)
  • Dior Vernis in Black Sequins #905 (except Sephora) ($21.00)

Availability: August 2010

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