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Monday, October 6th, 2008

This is a very quick post, because I’m in between classes, and I can’t get over how lovely the Beiges de Chanel quad is. The quad comes from Chanel’s Holiday 2008 offerings, which are lovely in their own right, but this is the only item I’ve been able to see and play with in person. I did a super fast look using the quad before I jetted off to class–seriously, five minutes or less–and I was so pleased with the results! The colors are so soft and smooth, and they’re incredibly flattering. They blend seamlessly with each other! I even take back what I said about the “highlight” color — it might swatch chalky, but it softens like a dream when actually used. So truly, I urge you all to visit your local Chanel counter for a look-see and swatch-a-roo when it’s fully released! (It’s been popping up in some areas, but not all.)

Monday, October 6th, 2008

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Lark About pigment (white duochrome), Blue Zone 2 Eyeshadow Duo (light lavender/dark periwinkle), Parfait Amour eyeshadow (purple), Rite of Spring eyeshadow (purple-toned highlighter), Rave pearlglide liner (purple), Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Petalpoint blush (soft peachy pink)
  • Lips: Hot Gossip lipstick (cool, bright pink), Crystal Rose lipglass (pink with fuchsia-purple shimmer)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Lark About = Frozen White; Blue Zone = none for lighter color; Parfait Amour for darker (not a great dupe!); Rite of Spring = Pink Opal; Petalpoint = Breezy; Crystal Rose = Flashmode

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Lark About pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner-to-middle lid, apply Blue Zone duo (light side) using the 239. Apply Parfait Amour to the outer-middle lid. Darken the outer lid using Blue Zone duo (dark side) and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Rite of Spring eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Rave pearlglide liner on lower lash line, and Chanel Excetionnel mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Petalpoint blush using the 129. Apply Hot Gossip lipstick to lips, and then top with Crystal Rose lipglass for color and shine.

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Monday, October 6th, 2008

Lancôme for Holiday 2008icon

  • Eye & Face Palette in Filigree, Avant Gold, Revealed, In-the-Know, and Guest List; Shimmer Mocha Havana and Cedar Rose Blush ($52.50)
  • Holiday Eye Palette in Pampered and Privileged / Starlette and Stunning ($45.00)
  • Juicy Tubes Holiday Set ($39.50)
  • Travel Brush Set (Face) ($55.00)
  • Travel Brush Set (Basic) ($55.00)

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Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Hit List

Best Eyeshadow Primer/Base? What product wins this category?

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Launchicon is available now through Nordstrom! Are you getting anything? The eyeshadow quartet looks cute, but I’ll have to see if I can test it in-stores first!

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Monday, October 6th, 2008

Dior Deluxe Travel Paletteicon ($70.00) is finally available on Nordstrom’s website, so I imagine it should already be in stores (and if not, it will be shortly). I’m going to have to check it out in person before I decide whether to pick it up or not, but I love the way it looks! I know we’ll see a few more holiday palettes from Dior yet, so I might have to wait for those!