Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

5 Spring Palettes

As summer collections start to debut, I thought it might be nice to do a recap of five of the best spring palettes we saw this year!

What was your favorite spring palette this year?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Brown & Green Look with Chantecaille

This is one of the looks I wore when I swatched the Sheen Supreme lipsticks.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249.  Apply the base eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239.  Next, apply the eye color eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239.  Then, apply the eye definer eyeshadow to the outer fourth of the lid.  Highlight the brow bone with base eyeshadow with the 239.  Apply #12L liner on the lower lash line.  Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Tea Petal cremeblend blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.

For lips, apply Kissable slimshine for a complementing lip.

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Saturday, February 19th, 2011


Chantecaille Sea Turtle Palette

Chantecaille Spring 2011: Sea Turtle Palette

Chantecaille Sea Turtle Palette ($79.00 or 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition color palette for spring. It is a refillable palette, and the eyeshadows are easily removed if one desires. Inside, there is a base color, eye color, cheek color, and eye definer. There is a raise turtle design on each shade, and the turtle itself has a metallic sheen overlay (which disappears upon first swatch).

The base color is a pale, gilded beige with pale gold shimmer-sheen. The eye color is a medium-dark brown with slight warm undertones finished with a soft satin sheen. The cheek color is a pink-peach with a peach-gold sheen–think shades like MAC Springsheen, NARS Orgasm, etc. but less shimmer, less golden, and pinker. The eye definer shade is a charcoal forest green with a frosted finish. All four shades were silky smooth and nicely pigmented; there were no issues with the textures or the colors at all.

The three eye colors can all be used wet or dry, though I had no issues with pigmentation and they went on so prettily dry I didn’t even think to use them wet until I read the description of Chantecaille’s eyeshadows online! Funny enough, this palette is cheaper (by the ounce, at $188/oz.) than MAC ($290/oz.), Make Up For Ever ($238/oz.), NARS ($228/oz.), and Urban Decay ($340/oz.).

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

final thoughts: I think it’s a really well-done palette with not just a lovely set of colors presented with beautiful decor, but the quality of the eyeshadows and blush is fantastic.  Very smooth, soft, and easy to use.  They blend effortlessly and pack quite a bit of pigment.  I’m also happy to see how much product was included in the palette and love that it is refillable.

where to buy: Nordstorm

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