GUERLAIN Écrin 4 Couleurs in Les Precieux for Spring 2015

It’s so wonderful to see non pink eyeshadow shades this Spring. Many brands have released bolder shades for Spring 2015, and although Les Precieux is not the boldest among them all, the colors are not too girly for my liking yet not too bold for a daily shades. Between the two palettes Guerlain released for Spring 2015 Les Tendres, I didn’t think for long to pick this one compared to Les Nuées as the deep green caught my immediate attention.

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The colors in this palette are:

#1: a deep green with shimmers. The pigmentation of this color is good, the color shows on the first swatch. What I love most about this green is that the color payoff is lovely, and the shimmer is not too much.

#2: a sheer pale pink with frosty finish. This shade is not my favorite in this palette as it doesn’t suit my skintone to use it as a base color nor as a highlighter.

#3: a pale ivory shade with heavy shimmers.

#4: bronzy shade with shimmers. This is a gorgeous bronze that will be wearable on most skin tones.

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How do I like this eyeshadow palette?

The shades in this eyeshadow palette has inconsistent quality. I would say so because although the green and the bronze applies smoothly, I find that the pale pink and the ivory shade has some fallouts. In terms of lasting power, I shall say that this are good for about 7 hours with primers. The color stays put and does not crease within 7 hours. As for the color combination in the palette, I must say that this palette leans more towards daily use or elegant look. I am still playing and experimenting on how to create a more fun look with this palette. Nevertheless, I think this palette is worth a try if you’re a sucker for deep greens like me.

Below is a simple look I did with this eyeshadow palette. For this look, I use the bronze as the base color and blend it all over my eyelid. To create a more in depth look, I added the deep green shade on my outer corner and above my eyelid very softly. For my inner corner, I used a pointy eye brush to apply the pale ivory shade. And for the last touch, I applied the sheer pink shade nearer to my eyebrow and use it as a highlighter.

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Have you picked anything from this collection?

 

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YSL Ombres de Jour Couture Palette

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I am still in the mood of exploring Spring items collection as they offers bright and wearable colors. However I notice that this Spring season, there are many brands that have launched their Spring collection with a twist. I personally think that YSL Palette Ombres De Jour is somewhat the colors I would expect from a Spring collection but with a little bold approach.

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Palette Ombres du Jour comes in a beautiful pink glittery packaging. The eyeshadow format & texture follows the latest couture formula which was launch last year. The eyeshadows are generally smooth and have silky texture. Pigmentation is nice with most colors pops on the first swatch except the pink one. I find that the pink is a little bit sheerer than the other shades.

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Top Left: Light taupe with no glitters/shimmers, leaning towards satiny finish

Top Right: Milky white with shimmers

Bottom Left: Medium brown with gold shimmers

Bottom Right: Light frosty pink

Middle: Matte black with pink glitters

I would say that generally the shades in this palette has good quality – they’re soft, smooth and buttery. However I faced some problems when I applied the black shade. I noticed some fallouts although I have used some primers. And the black shade is not as smooth as the rest of the shades too.

This is a look I did with this palette. I applied the light taupe all over my lid. Then I apply the pink shade on my 3/4 on my lid – I kept layering the shades to create a more popping pink. With a pointed brush, I applied the black shade starting from my outer corner (near the lash line) and blend the colors up. After blending, I re-added the colors until I get the look I desired.

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Overall, YSL Ombres de Jour Couture Palette is an interesting palette where it showcase the beauty of spring shades without making it look too boring. I love that YSL added a matte black with pink glitters – it makes this palette a lovely spring palette to me. Generally the textures are fine – buttery and silky smooth and it has decent pigmentation too. Packaging is certainly one of the reason why I bought this product – just look at how pretty is that glittery casing! I would say that this palette is not a must have – but if you’ve been collecting YSL Limited Edition make up, this is one that you don’t want to miss! :)

Tom Ford Spring 2015 Swatches and EOTD of Raw Jade

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If there’s a brand that always makes me excited over their launches, Tom Ford is definitely one of them! For Spring 2015, Tom Ford has launched some rather unusual colors. The brand focuses on bold eyeshades rather than the usual pastels shades that we would see in most brands.

Tom Ford has three limited edition eye color duos for this Spring;

  • Raw Jade
  • Crushed Indigo
  • Ripe Plum

Each palette would consist of two shades; an opaline shade that’s created uniquely for each palette and a darker metallic shade. Raw Jade is a khaki green and paired with a mint shimmery finish. Crushed Indigo is a combination of dark blue with shimmer and a metallic lavender shade. Ripe Plum is a combination between dark brown and a light metallic pink.

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Without any doubt, Tom Ford eyeshadow delivers excellent pigmentation quality. This can be seen from my swatches above. It’s very easy to get the colors pop – no need too much layering. The eyeshadows can also be worn dry and wet. I’ve the swatches below for both wet and dry. When it is swatched wet, the metallic shades pops better than when it is swatched dry.

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I’ve tried both wet and dry application to my eyelids; and for the sake of efficiency, I would prefer to wear it dry.

Here’s some closer look of Raw Jade when it is swatched both dry and wet over indirect sunlight.

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For this spring collection, Tom Ford also released two new mascaras, Teal Intense and Black Plum.

“Tom Ford’s mascara has specially designed brush, full and dense, allows lash filling powders in a creamy formula to last throughout the day without clumping or crumbling, amplifying the eyes’ dramatic impact”

I’ve got Teal Intense to match with my Raw Jade, and so far this is one of the mascara that doesn’t smudge on me! Thumbs up!

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Alongside with this collection, Tom Ford also releases 4 Lip Shines that which will be out earlier than the rest of the collection. This will arrive in February in Singapore.

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In the EOTD below, I am using a green pencil eyeliner and smudge it out. I also used a primer under neath to make sure that the color stays longer. Then I applied the deep green shade on my outer corner and build the colors by layering. I applied the metallic mint green shade on my inner corner to accentuate the look. As you can see, when both colors are layered together, it creates a new shade of green – it comes out as a lovely mid metallic green.

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Other than the excellent pigmentation, another thing that impressed me the most is the staying power. This eyeshadow stays perfectly for at least 6 hours with me. I did notice the color fades a little by the 9th hour, but it is totally forgivable as I was spending my time outdoor most of the time on that day.

 

RETAIL PRICE

Tom Ford Eye Color Duo – SGD85

Tom Ford Extreme Mascara – SGD65

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer – SGD48

AVAILABILITY

TANGS Orchard Level 1 for a limited period from March 2015

 

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Chanel Reverie Parisienne for Spring 2015 – Tisse Fantasie & Blush Camelia Rose

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Hi lovelies!!

Today I decided to post my thoughts on Chanel Spring 2015 – Reverie Parisienne. I am sure many of you would have read the reviews and looked at the products in real life, but let me share my excitement and to show how happy I am to be able to purchase these :)

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Firstly I picked Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose. This blush caught my attention at the first sight. Just look at how pretty the sculpting of the camelia in the pan, I simply can’t resist getting this and make it part of my collection.

There are two pink tones in this blush; one is darker and the other is lighter. The swatch below was taken at home with indirect sunlight, with the darker shade on the left side and the lighter shade in the middle. The shade on the right side the shade when both shades are mixed. I detect a very very slight shimmer in it but it was not captured very well in this picture.

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Another item that I picked unexpectedly during my trip to Chanel store is this Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Fantasie. I didn’t plan to get any les 4 ombres but the light khaki shade is simply pretty that I just had to caved in.

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Chanel les 4 Ombres in Tisse Fantasie turns out lovely when it is swatched on my arms. I really like how it glides on softly on my arms and the colors shows up nicely. The pigmentation was decent for all these shades, it’s not overly pigmented nor too sheer.

  • Top left – Coral shade with satiny finish
  • Top Right – a shimmery white shade. It’s a little too white for me that I have to think of how to work on this color on my eyes without destroying the whole look on me.
  • Bottom Left – a shimmery khaki green with golden shimmer. This one gotta be my favorite shade from the palette for its beautiful shimmers and versatility.
  • Bottom right – a dark brown with slight red tone and golden shimmers.

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Overall I think the quality of Tisse Fantasie is quite balanced, the pigmentation comes up nicely on my eye lid. I didn’t experience any fallout for most colors but for the khaki shade, I did see some fallouts. Below is my FOTD look with Tisse Fantasie and Chanel Camelia Blush. 

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Shu Uemura Holiday 2014 Collection x Karl Lagerfeld – Shupette

Here we are coming into the last quarter of the year. I can’t believe time flies just like that and Christmas collection has started to flow in. This year, Shu Uemura launches a holiday collection together with Karl Lagerfeld with a Shupette theme. Shupette is the snow white long haired pussycat princess created for this collection.

The collection consists of many items, but in this post I’ll focus on few items as photographed below.

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Now let’s start with the star of the collection, Shupette has it all Lip & Eye Palette. 

This palette won my eye sight for the cute shupette print at the front. It’s made of mirroring metal and it also comes with a fury white pouch. The fury white pouch makes a good compliment for this palette – it fits perfectly and matches the theme.

 

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Shupette has it all Lip & Eye Palette consists of 8 eyeshadow shades and 6 lip shades.

Here are the eyeshadow shades in the palette (starting from top left)

E1: is a black

E2: this shade is described as dark grey but on my swatch below, I can see that there’s a mixture or grey and violet shade.

E3: burgundy brown with some silver shimmers

E4: described as Toffee shade –

E5: this shade is called as shupette blue – it’s a light cloudy blue with metallic sheen.

E6: described as cool grey, looks like white to me and it also has a metallic sheen finish

E7: rosy shade with metallic finish

E8: light beige champagne with metallic finish

 

L1:Lip bonbon magenta

L3: Lip bonbon violet

L4: Lip bonbon pale pink

L8: Lip bonbon salmon pink

L5: Lip bonbon deep red

L2:Lip bonbon baby pink

I must say that the quality of these eyeshadows varies. Some shade performs much better than the other shades. Shade E1, E2 and E3 are smoother and pigmented than other shades. Some of the other shades are just quite dry although the colors are very pretty.

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Eye Need Shu Trio 01 – Parisienne Chic Look

This season, Shu Uemura releases two trio eyeshadow; 01 Parisienne look and 02 Tokyo Kawaii look.

Here I have 01 which is shades of blue. On the left, that’s shade E9 P which is a glittery black, E5 which is a pastel blue or Shupette blue. This shade is also available in Shupette Has it All Lip and Eye Palette. Lastly this is E6 cool grey which is also available in Shupette Has it All Lip and Eye Palette.

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TSUYA Skin UV Under base mousse

Tsuya Skin UV under base mousse gives a luminous and brighter looking skin. This holiday season, it comes in a special Shupette design in a cute pink shade.

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Here’s the full list of items available in Singapore

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This collection will be available islandwide on the October 20th

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