Forgive my uneven lips, they know not perfection. They do, however, appreciate the perfection in this lipstick.
I’ve had this lipstick for well over a year, and I tried to snuggle it into summer looks this summer but it refuses to compromise its wintery essence.
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in #107
I took these photogenic (;p) photos in the office (Im trying to explain the dull lighting here!). Im addicted to this colour. Every autumn I see myself grab this or M.A.C’s Rebel because despite it JUST turning cold here once it’s October in our calenders fall colours awaken from their summer slumber.
I’m sharing these pics today because in my stats page I read some people had been searching in the glorious world of the interwebs this specific lip liner.
This is a beautiful dusty pink kind of nude on me and it lasts forever on the lips.
I became obsessed with wearing it alone because I can make my lips look bigget without overdrawing them much and it’s that velvety matte texture. It reminds me of Lime Crime’s Velvetine lip products that we sadly don’t have available here in K-town.
I’m goinh to go on the hunt for an ox blood red lipliner with the same supermatte velvet texture. Wish me luck ;D
The second pic shows a dupe for the Chanel liner: Bourjois Lèvres Contour in Enjôleuse #11. It doesn’t last as long but it’s almost identical. It’s the swatch on the left side. It is just slightly darker, just a hint darker but when you wear it it’s almot identical.
This review isn’t really easy to write, not due to the complexity of the topic (I mean come on, we’re talking about blush not a solution to the Middle East :P). But this blush colour is really not that easy to describe. It’s like a nude rose with a lot of very finely milled silver shimmer.
When I apply the blush, at first it looks muddy. Yes muddy! But I blend it out and I get a sheer nude pink with a lot of glow….a sheen on the skin you usually would have to grab a highlighter to get. So it’s interesting, and because I have an oily t-zone I try to use this very carefully.
I apply it to my upper cheekbones and blend it downward to make sure the majority of the shimmer is higher up an away from where my pores are humungous.
I don’t think the colour is good for everyone per se, but I think it’s pretty darn unique that I highly recommend it just for that. You can layer this blush on top of other matte blushes as well.
The texture of it is amazing. Very very silky. And I think Chanel’s blushes in general have drastically improved. So thumbs up for that.
All in all I give this 4.5/5 just because you really have to be careful. I love how it has a different effect depending on where and how the light hits your cheeks.
So yes. Me likey, a lot!
Ok, I went obsessive compulsive and completely irrational to get my hands on this palette and some other goodies from the Chanel Holidays 2013 collection and I wasn’t disappointed.
The palette is a 5-colour neutral palette consisting of 2 shimmery colours and 3 semi-matte (to me at least, the matte shadows are run through with very delicate shimmer) colours.
It’s a very basic palette with flattering everyday colours in a compact palette that is easy to travel with and would be all you need. It’s also pretty expensive. I bought this from nordstrom.com along with the pretty unique blush in Accent and a gorgeous mascara topcoat in Bronze Platine.
But the point of this entry is the eyeshadow palette. I’ve gotten from a lot of people that same comment about this: it’s too neutral, it’s similar to the UD Naked palettes yada yada yada. And on most points I agree.
For starters, this is a simple 5-colour neutral palette. The colours are nothing new or unique in the market of neutrals (except for the darkest colour in the palette that looks like a dark grey/purple blend). Naked and Naked2 carry similar colours and so does my Amazon Escape palette by Tarte.
But here’s the deal for me: I haven’t seen exact dupes for the colours in this palette, and I love the texture, finish, and subtle colour pay off from Chanel cosmetics. So in terms of the result I get I’m a pretty big fan. For me it was a no brainer whether I should splurge on this or not.
However, my love for the brand aside, I have to give an honest rating and review of this.
Since it is the holidays a more unique or sparkly palette would have been more interesting. And I’m sure most people who love that extra little bit of glitz and glamour will this palette redundant in the market of neutral palettes. So I wouldn’t go and get everyone excited over this. But if like me you love the quality of Chanel’s make up and the ease of use I think you would enjoy this.
Plus, neutrals will never go out of style and are really flattering on everyone.
Also, this palette works so effortlessly at creating daytime and nighttime looks.
So it gets a 4/5 rating from me, purely for the lack of originality in the colour selection. However, I’ve had this for a little while now and I’m smitten….I’m in love….enamored…..but I tried to make this an unbiased entry for you guys.
So it makes a nice gift and is a luxurious palette that’s easy to travel with. So if you like but can’t justify the splurge then telll a loved one to get this for you for Christmas. Or your birthday (if it’s soon ;p).