Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE in Vision

May 22, 2014 comments   

Purchased two of Chanel’s cream eyeshadows a few weekends ago after Karme convinced me they were the bees knees. I originally just went for the shade mirage. A neutral shimmery beige. However when I saw the gold shade of vision with its stunning chunks of sparkle I got it as well. I had been looking for a gold cream shadow to replace the Dolly Wink version I tossed months ago.


Chanel Illusion D’Ombre

Pros
Sparkles like a star (photo doesn’t do it justice)
Easy to apply
No fallout
Easy to remove
No creasing when used with an eyeshadow base

Cons
Application brush is really stiff
Some sparkles left after initial face washing

The application brush is a lot stiffer than I thought it would be. It’s ok for applying the color as a liner but I haven’t quite found a good use for it. Also there is some dreaded “leftover” sparkle after washing away the eyeshadow at first but a quick second splashing can remove that. I haven’t been stuck with glitter all over my face for days like I have been with other cream glittery shadows. If I accidentally touch too low under my eye when applying I can simply wet a tissue and wipe it away easily.

The mirage color is even easier to apply and remove and both of these are great for low-maintenance makeup days. Really glad I got these. :)

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Current Makeup Collection 2014

May 17, 2014 comments   

It’s been over a year since I’ve done a “current makeup” post. The last collection post was in April 2013. Unfortunately in a year’s time I’ve tried things, used them up, and didn’t or couldn’t rebuy so those things can’t be shown.

When taking these photos I realized I’m really happy with the amount I currently have. Not too much but not too lacking either for my needs. I used to feel like I always had too much and it gave me a lot of guilt. But I don’t sweat it much these days.

makeup collection

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT in 2 Luminous Ivory
Anastasia Brow Wiz Ash Blonde
Ettusais BB Mineral Cream shade Light 10
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

makeup collection

Coffret D’or shade Peach 02
Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek Shell Pink
Majolica Majorca Cream de Cheek Shiny Highlight
TOO FACED Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Peach Beach
KISS mix heart shade Dolly Pink
Anna Sui Rose Cheek shade Mystic Rose (100)
KIKO Rosa Confetto
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek shade Cherry Macaron (rd414)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek shade Peach Macaron (pk301)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek shade Raspberry Macaron (pk415)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek shade Vanilla Macaron (highlighter)
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek shade Apricot Macaron (or302)

makeup collection

Shu Uemura bowwow! magic queen palette
Shu Uemura reindeer kiss xxxx palette
TOO FACED Boudoir Eyes
Shu Uemura 6♡ Princess Enchanted Black Parallel palette
SUQQU Himesango palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics
Paul & Joe Beaute eye color Siamese, Please
NARS Earth Angel
Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes RD 784
Integrate Pure Big Eyes BE332

makeup collection

Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE eyeshadow Mirage
Chanel ILLUSION D’OMBRE eyeshadow Vision

makeup collection

Stila brown liquid eyeliner
Eyeko Alexa Chung Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
Eyeko Alexa Chung Eye Do Mascara
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara jet black
Love Switch Pink Brown Mascara
Lovedrops Long Brown Mascara
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Benefit Eye Bright

makeup collection

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Evasion 48
Chanel Rouge Mademoiselle 05
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited PK 315
Guerlain Shine Automatique 760
Dior Addict Gloss No Angel
Fresh Sugar Cherry Tint
Yojiya Yuzu lip balm
Benefit benetint

makeup collection

Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Sheers 600
Chanel Rouge Allure Insolente

makeup collection

deborah lippmann Flowers in Her Hair
deborah lippmann Mermaid’s Dream
butter london Slapper
Dior Waterlily
Chanel Frenzy
Chanel Black Satin

Estée Lauder Pure Red
ciate’ Mistress
Estée Lauder Fallen Angel
YSL Rose Baby Doll
Estée Lauder Narcissist
deborah lippmann Mermaid’s Kiss

OPI Glitter-off base coat
deborah lippmann quick dry base coat
Dior gel top coat
Integrate [インテグレート] WT951 (white shimmer)
Nail Parlor [ネイルパーラー] Ginger Ale
Sephora by OPI Keep Me on My Mistletoes
Sephora by OPI Good Tidings We Bling!

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