Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in 88 Abstraction and 89 Vision | Review + FOTD

Chanel has released two more Illusion d’Ombre; a gold one called Vision and a pink called Abstraction. I have seen the swatch of both products for about 1-2 months and immediately fell in love. However these things has just hit Singapore last week. I grabbed these items while Isetan is having 10% discounts in the pas few days. These retail at S$52 in Singapore.


Abstraction

This is a shimmery peachy pink that’s sheer  but also can be worn opaque. It’s a color that I like because it’s easily can be worn as a base or a highlighter. This pink looks good on my skin tone as it does not create a striking pink look on my eye. I like to use this eyeshadow combined with a taupe or a dark purple. Moreover this color can create both sweet look and glam look.

The swatch above is taken under indoor lighting. I applied a thick amount of illusion d’Ombre on the left side and a light amount on the right side. I tried this eyeshadow on my eye with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Purpura #3. I am sorry that the falsies look a bit messy there.

In the picture below, I have looked some pink eyeshadow in my stash that looks pretty similar to Abstraction. I am quite surprised that Dior Sunset looks pretty similar to Abstraction. L’Oreal Forever Pink and ETK Sweet Fire are a little bit more toward pink and have less peachy undertones.

Vision

Vision is a gold sparkle that’s more to sheer. For me, I’d rather use this as a eye highlighter rather than a base. It would be too sparkly if I would have to wear it as a base. I think this eyeshadow is a bit too glittery for my liking. It’s quite hard to control the glitter that can be messy. In my opinion, the texture resembles Chanel Illusion d’ombre in Fantasme.

The swatch above is also taken under indoor lighting. You can see that even I have applied quite a thick amount of it, it still looks very sheer. In the picture below, I did a look with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill in #1 Blast of Blue and I topped it with Vision. I applied a sheer amount of vision on top of Eyes to Kill. I don’t want to have a too sparkly eye look on that day.

I have looked my stash and found out that most of my eyeshadow lean towards beige or peach. I don’t have many gold hence I don’t do a comparison for vision.

Final Thoughts:

As a big fan of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre, these range never disappoints me. The texture is really smooth and easy to blend. Moreover Chanel’s sparkles is one of the best among most brands. Abstraction attracts me better than vision. Abstraction can be worn as both base and highlighter. Vision is a little bit too sparkly for my liking but I have no regret in collecting this baby. As far as I know, this is a limited edition. If you’re a fan of Illusion d’Ombre, these items worth your every penny and you better go and grab them before they disappear forever :p

Thank you for reading and leave me a comment below to tell me what you think of these products :)

Lunasol Noble Shade Liner in 03 Reddish Brown

Last month, Kanebo held a beauty sale at Chevron House. I made a flash visit to the sale and felt very satisfied leaving the sale with few items that’s really worth buying. One of the items I bought was Lunasol Noble Shade Liner. I can’t remember the exact price but if I am not wrong this was sold at S$17. There are 3 colors for this range; 01 Noble Black, 02 Khaki Brown and Reddish Brown. I picked 03 reddish brown as I don’t have anything like this in my stash.

The packaging is good. It’s made from glass and metal material which makes this eyeliner looks tough. I am a big fan of this packaging. It makes me feel this product is worth buying since they pack it into a very nice looking product. The handle is made from metal and it’s very easy to use. It’s long enough for my hand size and the brush is designed pretty well. The size of the brush is not as small as Chanel’s liquid eyeliner (here); it’s slightly bigger but I think it’s good enough for me to draw a line in my lid.

What I love most about this product is the texture. This liquid liner is not as runny as other liquid liner. It’s somewhat sticky. I would say this looks like a gel liner in a liquid form (I wonder if I said this correctly). It’s very pigmented. You can see the opacity in one swipe. Another thing that I love is the waterproof quality of this product! Yes it is quite hard to remove when it comes to face cleansing time but given the fact that I have a very oily eyelid, this eyeliner does not smudge at all! How fantastic is that! I rarely find eyeliner that does not smudge at all with me (K-palette color tattoo is one of them though :) ). This is a good find for me. You can see the swatches below

I don’t have too many brown eyeliner in my stash to compare ut looking at these 3 eyeliners, I am glad I bought this eyeliner. I don’t have anything similar to Lunasol’s.

In the picture above, you can see how waterproof it is. This picture is taken while water is flowing from my sink. The color doesn’t change at all. It looks just right.

And here are two pictures to show you how this eyeliner look on my eye. FYI the eyeshadow I am wearing is Benefit Tattle Tale and Chanel Matelassées .

Final Thought:

Overall I am very satisfied with this eyeliner. The packaging is really good; it’s convincing and makes me feel confident that this eyeliner would works very well. I bought this at approximately S$17 during sale but I have not checked the exact market price for this. The texture was great too; it doesn’t crease at all after 6 hours of wearing. The color looks unique and I don’t have anything like this. I don’t have any bad thing to say about this but if I have to, I would say that the ONLY bad thing about this is that this product is very hard to remove. However this is not a problem for me. I would rather have a hard to remove product rather than an easy to remove product but create smudges.

I hope this post helps and leave me a comment below to let me know what you think :)

Thank you for reading.

Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush – 14 Rose Nuance

Today I present this review to all of you. This is my first ever Estee Lauder blush. I am always very reluctant to purchase anything from Estee Lauder. I just don’t really like the packaging and the logo. However after looking at Eileen’s post from  PrettySeaEagle , I immediately fall in love with this. I saw this blush in Changi Airport during my trip to Indonesia last month and I grabbed this without any second thought.

I believe there are few shades for this blush but the one I picked is Rose Nuance. Correct me if I am wrong here but I think this blush has the pinkest shade among all the blush in this range.

As you can see, this blush is very beautiful. I love the color gradation in this pan that tells me I can use this blush as both highlighter and blush. The packaging is fine, it’s a standard Estee Lauder packaging. This case is made from plastic which kinda disappoints me, I would  be much happier if the case is made from metal. I don’t mind having a heavy metal case as long as it looks pretty. Despite the material made for this case, I am still loving this blush.

This blush produce semi matte finish. If you have been reading memoiselle, Meryl usually prefers blush thats contain shimmer. Although this blush does not contain any shimmer, I am still in love with this blush. It’s a good thing having a blush that’s a bit different with most of my blushes. As you can see, the color on the left is very pale, I like to use this color after I finished applying my blush. The color on the right side looks a bit too pink for my liking, hence I always end up swiping in the middle of this pan.

Final thought:

I am pretty satisfied with my purchase. The color gradation in this pan is too pretty to be missed. The color pigmentation is fine, it’s not too creamy and this blush produces a fine natural finish. Although I would much prefer this blush to be in a metal case, I still don’t have any complain over this product. As this product is my first purchase from Estee Lauder, I do not have any comparison to be made of.

Thank you for reading and leave me a comment of what you think of this product :)

 

Sally Hansen Blogger Event

Last few weeks, I was invited to Sally Hansen’s blogger event party. The event was hosted in Full House at Rendezvous Hotel.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy:

Free Sweets for all the ladies there :)

The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Range

Before the event start, I took a polaroid picture with Mabel from sheshopsmakeup.onsugar.com

with the gorgeous make up artist Sarah Chaudry from www.facesbysarah.com

and thank you Sally Hansen for giving us lots of hampers :)

 Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No-Chip Nail Color and Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat are infused with real Micro-Diamonds, Platinum and Aluminum! The superior formula that ensures an uncompromised pampering delivery of brilliant, rock-hard, long-lasting color and shine.

 Sally Hansen Diamonds Strength retail for $13.90 at major department stores such as Watsons and Guardian. The top coat retails for $16.90. This top coat dries really fast and produce long lasting shine :)

To finish this post, here are some random pictures that I took from my instagram @memoiselle

on my left is Eliza from Elizabeauty.com and on my right, I wish I had talked to you more :) whoever knows her blog please let me know :)

Thank you Sally Hansen for inviting me and I really enjoyed myself there :)

FOTD: Chanel Sable-Émouvant Eyeshadow Duo & Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige

Hi everyone!

In my latest haul, I picked up few things from Chanel Summer 2012 which are the duo eyeshadow and Chanel bronzing powder in Sable Beige. Seems like everyone in blogosphere adore the duo eyeshadow. And yes count me in! the texture is just lovely and the neutral shade, I was totally sold. The other item I bought is Chanel bronzer in Sable Beige, this item didn’t make it to the wish list in the first place but I bought it anyway.

Swatches of Chanel Sable-Émouvant Eyeshadow Duo, both shades are very pigmented especially the brown one.

I am very happy with the eyeshadow and also the bronzing powder, I haven’t got much time to play around with them until few days ago. As usual apply moisturizer, you don’t want to apply make up on dry skin then Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation which my latest foundation from Chanel then I applied Burberry concealer (forgot to included in the picture) under my eyes to hide my dark and puffy eyes then set it with loose powder. For the eyes I applied the light color over my eyelids a bit over the crease then apply the darker color from outer eyelid halfway through, blend it with finger or blender blush, then use eyeliner. I used liquid eyeliner from dolly wink which again left out from the picture Sorry! I used false lashes in this FOTD with D-Up lashes glue which I found much better than Duo. For cheeks, I apply bronzer in my upper cheeks then swipe a bit of blush. And last but not least a touch of lipgloss.

 

With Flash

Without Flash

Overall, can’t go wrong with neutral shades, hope you like it like I do. Have a good week :)

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