YSL Couture Palette #7 Parisienne

This Summer, YSL is launching newly designed and reformulated eyeshadow palette  Couture Palette. This range of eyeshadow is created to capture the essence of Yves Saint Laurent. The range consists of 11 shades – ranging from soft shades to colorful and bold shades to play with. I have with me no 7 Parisienne to show you, hope you enjoy this post :)

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The packaging of YSL Couture Palette is the same as the previous eyeshadow palette – encased in luxurious gold casing with the iconic YSL logo. The colors presented in Parisienne is inspired by the twilight of parisian apartment. The colors in this palette are exceptionally girly in a captivating way.

The shades in this palette are very girly, sweet and the colors are easy to wear. The shades are shimmery but without giving any over shimmery look. The shades in this palette are mostly sheer, not too pigmented. It’s such an easy to use palette without having to worry that you’re applying too much products

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  • The base color is a light taupe shade with shimmers
  • Highlight shade is the frosty soft pink – I recommend to dab your brush lightly into this shade as dabing into it too hard will create a too frosty finish
  • Shade 1 is a brown – purple shade, this shade has less shimmer and it is less frosty compared to the other shades
  • Shade 2 is a light plum shade with shimmer
  • Shade 3 is a shimmery pink, at some lighting it looks a bit lilac to me.

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Swatches according to the shades: B – H – 2 – 3 – 1

 

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The shades in this palette could never go wrong. My personal favorite shade has got to be shade 3. It’s such a sweet and natural shade without being boring. I love how this shade brightens my overall look without making me looking washed out.

Although most of the time I would opt for a more pigmented shades, I would say this is one of the sheer palette that has won my heart. Wearing the shades are not a chore at all, not to mention that there’s no fall out at all. I applied the shades using eyeshadow brush and the eyeshadow sets easily and stays for a good 5 hours with no signs of fading.

I did a simple look with Parisienne. Please pardon the eyeliner on my eyelid, I wasn’t being patient to wait for my liquid liner to dry :)

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If you have not checked this range yet, you should! The range of colors are beautiful and pretty wide, so there should be one that catches your attention ;)

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Utopia & New Moon

 

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Chanel has released its Reflets d’Ete de Chanel Summer 2014 collection worldwide. In this collection, there are three illusion d’ombres being released for the collections; they are mirage, utopia and new moon. I picked up Utopia and New Moon as they’re limited editions; Mirage is a beautiful shade too but I decided to wait.

 

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Initially Utopia did not really catch my attention when I saw the promo picture. But once I visited Chanel counter and swatching it, there’s no turning back. It’s a sparkly lilac shade with medium intensity of color. It’s a sparkly shade which I will use as a base or an eyeshadow on its own. I don’t think I have any similar shade of illusion d’Ombres that looks like Utopia.

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New Moon is a gorgeous sparkly bronze combined with purple. I seriously think that I don’t need more browns or bronze eyeshadow shade, but after looking at the beautiful sparkles, how could I ever resist such beautiful limited edition shade?

As some of you may know, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres range is one of my favorite product ranges all the time. I love how soft and bouncy the texture is. Not to mention the beautiful sparkles that Chanel never fails to bring. Utopia and New Moon have once again won my heart.

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This is how Utopia and New Moon look on my eye. I like both shades – Utopia, with its shimmering lilac shade instantly brightens my eye look. New Moon on the other hand, creates more noticeable eye make up look because of the intensity of the shade itself.

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Have you picked anything up from the collection?

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold and Amethyst

Hello hello!

Let’s talk about these new items on my stash which I purchased from Sephora. Jacqueline from MyBeautyHoard has been telling me how much she loves this product and I have seen a lot of swatches of these on her blog.

I picked up Rosegold and Amethyst to try for the first time.

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Caviar Stick Eye Color comes in a very handy size; as the name suggest, it comes in a stick form and you can get the product by twisting the pen.

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Laura Mercier comes in a buttery and soft texture. I love how the product just glides on my skin and shows the color in just one swipe. It doesn’t take too much effort to blend the color nicely – I usually use my finger or my eyeshadow blending brush like Tom Ford #13 Eyeshadow Blend Brush or MAC 217 to blend the colors evenly all over my lid.

 

I picked up Rosegold and Amethyst.

Rosegold is a soft gold tone with a pink undertone which is very nice to be used as a eyeshadow base. I usually apply this eyeshadow as a base color on my work days and I am good to go. For a more defined look, I am using Rosegold as a base and I will top it up with powder eyeshadow.

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Amethyst is a deep brown with a purple undertone in it. It has golden shimmer in it. I use this on the corner of my eye to create a subtle smokey look. I also use this as an eyeliner; I picked up a slanted eyeliner brush and pick up the product and draw it on my lash line.

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What I love most about Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour is the long lasting and the creaseless finish. Many cream eyeshadow crease on me and fade after I finish my day, but Caviar Stick Eye Color stays perfectly for almost the whole day without creasing. After using this for the whole day and try to remove it, it requires no hard effort at all. I am using my eye make up remover and I cleanse my eye make up using one cotton pad.

Overall, I am liking this caviar sticks for the ease of application and for the long staying power. These are my first purchase and definitely won’t be my last.

 

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

 

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 – Plush Shadow The Vamp Swatches + Quick Review

Marc Jacobs Beauty has made its way to Singapore! It’s been a while that beauty ehnthusiastics were waiting for this brand to arrive in Singapore. I was lucky as I was able to attend the launching of the brand in Sephora few weeks ago. All thanks to my friend who is very kind to ask me to go along with her.

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The Vamp is one of the unique palette compared to other MJ Style Eye-Con where it has mixture of neutral shades and colorful shades to play with.

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The packaging of MJ Style Eye Con is long and sleek. I find it to be a stylish palette and a nice eye candy. The slim shape makes it an ideal travel companion for me but not for my everyday make up bag. It comes with a fabric pouch with a clip at the end.

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As the name suggest, this eyeshadow consists of 7 shades ranging from neutrals to unique shades.

From the left :

  • midnight blue with iridescent shimmer
  • silver taupe sheen
  • matte off-white
  • metallic burgundy
  • metallic jade green
  • metallic golden brown
  • black with iridescent shimmer

The shade description is taken from Sephora website. 

The eyeshadows in this palette has nice pigmentation. The shade pops up nicely on first layer, but for the swatched below I applied two layers. The texture is generally soft and smooth, but I find that some shade has a smoother texture compared to others. The difference is not that much so I am fine with it.

My favorite shade from this palette has got to be the metallic burgundy and the metallic jade green. I have not worn the burgundy on me but I just love how it looks like when it is swatched on my arm. It looks feminine and the metallic shade adds the beauty into it. The jade green is a stunner to me! It looks glam and it makes a perfect subtle smokey eye for me.

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Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Tom Ford Summer 2014 – Eye & Cheek Compact in Unabashed

Here’s one of few make up item that has made my heart skipped a beat when I see real thing by myself. I fall in love with many products but not many products could make my heart jumps faster when I open it for the first time. Tom Ford releases an eye & cheek compact for summer 2014 collection. The palette is called Unabashed.

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Firstly let’s talk about the packaging of this product. Unabashed comes in a hefty packaging; with white casing and golden mirrored case inside. Tom Ford products never fails to amaze me with its ultra luxurious packaging; looking at it makes me happy. The size of the palette is larger than most of the make up products I own. It also comes with a velvety pouch.

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Unabashed consists of 3 eyeshadow shades, a bronzer/highlighter and a blush.

There are 3 eyeshadows in this palette; 2 of these are matte and the other is glittery.

  • The eyeshadow on the top is a champagne shade with silver glitters. On the first touch, it feels kinda dry and powdery. It looks dazzling on the pan. When swatched on my arm,  it was quite sheer on the first layer, however when I added another layer, the color pops out better and I can see the glitters obviously.
  • The midlde shade on the pan looks like a grey – taupe to me. The texture of the matte shades are to die for. It is very smooth and feels rather creamy to me. It glides on very nicely and pigmentation was great. I like to wear this lightly on my eyelid for my day make up when I want something simple and fast. However I find that this shade is best when mixed with a shimmery eye color base.
  • The shade on the bottom is a matte electric blue. I am sure many of us have heard a LOT people are talking about this blue. It has excellent pigmentation, the color pops out true to pan in a swipe. The texture was smooth and there was no fallout during swatch and application. I do find that this blue stains on my skin after a while, therefore I make sure that I have to use a very effective cleansing oil to clear all the stains. I like to use this blue as a liner more.

 

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The palette also comes with a bronzer/highlighter and a blush. The bronzer is a warm bronze with sheen. Since I don’t use bronzer to create a tan look, I am using this as a sculpting powder. Some people suggest that this could be used as a highlighter. For me personally I find that this is too dark to be used as a highlighter. I use this as a sculpting powder. As a sculpting powder, it works fine for my skintone. I don’t find the sheen to be intimidating. In fact, it creates a glow onto my face. For a moment, this bronzer reminds me of Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder .

The blush is a warm pink with a mixture of peachy shade and golden shimmer. In line with Tom Ford blushes, this blush has a great pigmentation. I make sure that I always dab on lightly to make sure that I did not pick too much color on my brush and I can always build up the color whenever I want to.

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In the look below, I applied the taupe shade all over my eye lid. After blending it all over, I applied the glittery shade on my inner corner. I applied the blue shade as a liner. I purposely didn’t apply the blue until the end inner corner of my eye. I wanted to emphasize the blue more on the outer corner.

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Linda from Silverkis helped me to get this via Saks Fifth Avenue (thanks babe! :) ). I paid US$95 for this. For the luxurious design, hefty packaging and the amount of product I am getting, I think that USD 95 is worth the kick. Yes I agree that it is expensive, but I guess I will be so disappointed if I let this palette go as this is a Limited Edition product.

Have you picked this up or will you pick this up? Share your thoughts!

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

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