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Chanel Tigerlily Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Chanel Tigerlily Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “golden orange.” It’s a warm tangerine orange with a soft golden orange shimmer set in a low-sheen finish. It reminded me a lot of MAC Juiced, which is a little dirtier–not quite as clean of a color as Tigerlily. MAC Straw Harvest is also similar but lighter.
The color payoff is good, delivering a healthy amount of color without having to pack it on, and the texture is soft, smooth, and even. Though I’m not always in love with Chanel’s eyeshadow quads, I’ve had really good luck with their individual eyeshadow formula. They tend to have that silky-smooth feel that just adheres to the lid without work; it’s like they just melt against the skin for a smooth appearance that’s about as natural as orange skin is ever going to look. The shimmer is faint but noticeable; it enhances but doesn’t overwhelm, so if you find frosty finishes tend to accentuate lid texture, this is a nice way to get some of the reflective qualities of a frostier finish without that problem.
I buy way, way more as a result of being a beauty blogger! I think it ends up being a wash, because beauty blogs show you so many things that look amazing, so while I’d expect I would get better products overall, I don’t think I’d buy less!
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Zoya Nail Lacquers in Cho, Farah, and Bevin
Zoya’s True Collection include six spring-time shades: Cho (full coverage, vanilla shimmer metallic), Farah (full coverage, latte beige cream), Bevin Full coverage, pale sage green cream), Tru (full coverage, gilded purple orchid metallic), Lotus (full coverage, light lotus purple metallic), and Skylar (full coverage, silvered slate blue metallic).
The creams were a little thick; I really felt like I had to wipe off excess color more than I do normally with polishes, because it was easy to overapply color and get too thick of a coat. There’s really no need for really thick coats with this polish, because they were all really opaque, and semi-opaque in a single coat at that. The metallics had a better consistency and applied easily without any concerns. The color coverage is really good, though, which is great, since Zoya describes all six as “full coverage.” I’m always surprised when I’m unable to quickly find dupes of polishes; it’s just totally unexpected that there are still original shades to be made sometimes (and I suppose that goes with all color cosmetics). It’s very spring-esque without being perfectly pastel; there is a soft, muted quality to all of the hues in the collection, but they aren’t washed out.
Zoya Fleck Effects in Maisie, Opal, and Chloe
Zoya Fleck Effects include three shades that feature mylar flecks, which can be worn alone or layered over another polish: Maisie (blue tint with mylar green fleck effect), Opal (green tint with mylar green fleck effect), and Chloe (pink tint with mylar green and gold fleck effect). Each shade retails for $8.00 and will be available online on January 13th.
I swatched all three shades alone (two coats each) and then each shade over a darker base color for layering. The formula on these is thicker, more jelly-like, similar to many glitter polishes on the market. It distributes the flecks evenly for the most part, and you won’t find yourself doing really wacky things with the brush, like dabbing and laying it flat across the entire nail and swirling it.
Alone, Maisie and Opal look different, but when they’re layered over another polish, I couldn’t tell the difference. I suspect over a really, really light base color, you might see the blue vs. green tint come into play, but if you anticipate layering over mostly darker bases, having both is superfluous. Because of the thicker, jelly-ish consistency, I felt like these took longer to dry down. I tested the wear of Chloe layered over Zoya’s Tru, and I had minimal tip wear after a week with no chips.
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects. Each bottle retails for $8.00. This collection will be available January 13th, 2012.
A fresh bloom of dewy color. Inspired by the runway looks of top designers. This collection features slightly muted and unexpected spring shades in six easy to wear, full-coverage creams and metallics.
Zoya Nail Polish presents – three new mylar fleck glazes that can be worn alone or layered over the new ZOYA TRUE collection colors for a unique and beautiful nail look!