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

Chanel Spring 2013: Illusion d’Ombres in Diapasson & Le Vernis in Tapage Swatches

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After reading so many positive review on Diapasson, I finally decided to purchase this item. Diapasson is added to the permanent collection and it is a deep purple with very fine shimmer. I am a big fan of Chanel Illusion d’Ombre; I love the bouncy and smooth texture. The eyeshadow is so easy to apply and to blend and the pigmentation is superb!

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Diapasson is a deep purple with duochrome effect. In certain light, I see it as a deep purple and sometime I see a hint of brown in it. In this picture, I couldn’t really capture the shimmer but you may see the fine shimmers in the next picture below. I applied two layers on the swatch below. The swatches below is taken outdoor with indirect sunlight.

 

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I did a comparison of Diapasson and some other two Illusion d’Ombres that I think might look similar. They are Illusoire and Ebloui. The swatches below is taken under indoor lighting. The shimmers are captured better here.

Initially I thought Illusoire would look quite similar to Diapasson but it turned out that Illusoire looks much deeper and it has a deep grey tone in it too. Ebloui carries a plummy tone but it also leans more to brown shade.

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I also purchased the nail polish shade from this collection. Le Vernis Tapage looks like a very deep pink that leans towards red. I love Chanel red nail polish so I thought of adding this to my red nail polish collection. In the swatch below, I applied two coats of Tapage and I used Chanel Extreme Shine top coat.

Here’s a quick swatch of Tapage:

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And there it goes my pick for Chanel Spring 2013! I have posted a short review of Chanel Quad in Quadrille and the Cream Blush in Intonation few days ago, you may read the post here.

So what is your pick from this collection?

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

 

 

My Picks from Chanel Spring 2014 Collection – Quadrille Eyeshadow Quad & Intonation Cream Blush

Happy humpday everyone! It’s Wednesday and it’s two more days to the weekend :)

I recently picked up few items from Chanel Spring 2014 collection. Initially not many products caught my attention but after swatching and playing around, I gave up and picked up few items from the collection.

If you have been following our instagram, I have posted this picture few days ago and here are my picks from the spring collection:

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So in this post, I am showing some swatches and a quick review on the eyeshadow quad in Quadrille and the creme blush in Intonation.

Quadrille is a limited edition blush released this season. I am thrilled to see a non baked Chanel eyeshadow in Singapore! Usually I would need to order online to get a non baked formula and now I can get it right here in Singapore.

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The shades are as follow:

  • Top left: greyish purple 
  • Top Right: Soft pink with soft shimmer
  • Bottom Left: Salmon pink with a satiny finish
  • Bottom Right: Dark plum

The eyeshadow has a nice quality – it has the same quality as my other Chanel’s non baked eyeshadow version. It has quite smooth texture  but the pigmentation of these 4 shades varies. I find that the greyish purple shade and the soft pink is not as pigmented as the salmon pink shade and the dark plum. Nevertheless the quality of the quad is not disappointing as I love the shade combination and I find that the texture is workable.

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Now onto the second product for this post; it’s Chanel Creme de La Blush in Intonation.

This blush is also a Limited Edition item from Chanel Spring 2014 Collection. Intonation is a warm peachy pink. I love the hue for my “everyday blush” kind of blush. The color might look too vibrant  in the pan but when swatches and blended, it looks very wearable.

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Like other Chanel cream blushes, Intonation has a silky smooth texture. When swatched, I can feel that despite being a cream blush, you can actually feel that it is powdery when applied to my skin. You may read my thoughts on Chanel Cream Blush when it was launched last fall.

In this picture, I have a swatch comparison between intonation, revelation and presage.

 

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In my opinion, revelation leans more towards peachy pink and intonation has more pink hues in it. On the other hand, presage is a true coral.

Here’s how intonation looks like when it is blended.

 

 

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Overall I am happy with my purchase. Quadrille has a nice shade combination and the texture of the eyeshadow is smooth and the shade stays perfectly for 5 hours without primer. Intonation is a nice warm peachy pink shade which I think would work on both fair skin and deep skintone.

 

I will post a swatch on the nail polish in Tapage and the Chanel Glossimer in Murmure in another post.

 

What do you think of this collection? Has anything caught your attention?

 

 

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Chanel Holiday 2013 – Blush in Accent Swatches & Comparison

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Hello everyone :)

Many of you may have seen the review of Chanel Blush in Accent from the Holiday 2013 collection Infinie de Nuit. This blush is a limited edition. I just got mine recently. The one I got here was ordered from Nordstorm and thanks to Jacqueline from My Beauty Hoard  for helping me to get this :)

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This Christmas, Chanel releases a unique blush shade. Accent is a beige – dusty rose with a slight shimmer. It’s my first Chanel blush with a dusty rose kind of shade. The shimmer might look a little bit intimidating but upon application, it is almost invisible.

I am very glad that I am able to get Chanel Joues Contraste in US Pressed Version. I can feel the difference in the texture, it is smoother and the pigmentation is better. What I love most about Chanel blushes is that they have such a fine shimmer that adds a very nice glow to your face. The shimmer is refined that it doesn’t look too much at all.

 

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I pulled some of my blushes which I think could be similar. They are Burberry Tangerine, Tarte Exposed and Burberry Earthy.

As you can see, these four shades are different. Chanel Accent leans more towards rosy beige and it has more shimmer as compared to the rest.

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This will conclude my Chanel Holiday 2013 picks. I have reviewed some other products from this collection:

Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Initiation : HERE

Chanel Rouge Allure in Radieuse : HERE

 

What do you think of this collection? Would you pick anything from this collection?

My First Post of “What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” – November Edition

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Hello everyone!

It’s my first ”What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” post ever. I am so excited to write this post as these products are the ones I use regularly for my touch ups. I hope I would be able to post this regularly once every 2 months or so. So here are the products I currently have on my make up bag:

  • NARS Fairy’s Kiss Palette: This is the palette that I currently have on my make up bag. It has 6 versatile shades to be used for my day/night look. I did a review of this palette on my previous post. You may read the review HERE
  • Chanel Compact Mirror which I received from a friend. I am really glad that she gave me this mirror, I love how beautiful the red color is.
  • Urban Decay Naked FLUSHED palette: This is a genius palette which I love a lot. It is a complete three in one palette consisting of bronzer, blush and highlighter. The shade can be used nicely on people with either dark or light skin tone. I have done a detailed review HERE
  • YSL Touche Eclat: This is a must have product on my make up pouch. I use this product to highlight my browbone and as a corrector. Believe it or not, I have never changed this product from my make up bag for more than a year as I find this product is very useful as a touch up tool.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte powder: This is a relatively new product that I tried recently. So far this powder has works pretty well on me. It helps to control the oil in my T-zone area. I must admit that this powder is not the best powder I’ve tried but considering the price I paid, I am happy to repurchase this again.
  • Maybelline Rocket Mascara: This mascara is my current favorite mascara. It helps to lengthen my eyelash and at the same time it makes my lashes looks thicker. I have a short and rather droopy mascara and there are only few mascara that works for me. Maybelline Rocket mascara stays for the whole day for me without smudging. Moreover, cleaning this mascara is so easy! Warm water is all you need to clean all the mascara on the lashes.
  • Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush: I love the softness of this brush. The hair are dense and this brush can be used as a blush brush, bronzer brush and even powder brush. It’s a perfect brush to be kept in my make up pouch. I have reviewed the product previously, you may read it HERE
  • YSL Glossy Stain in 101 Reckless Pink: What I love about YSL Glossy stain is the texture. The shade stays on for a long time (4-5 hours at least) and the I love the shine this lipstain has. I specially love shade “reckless pink” as it looks natural on my lip but the shine it has adds something more to my look. I have reviewed & swatched YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes on one of my blogpost HERE
  • Chanel Rouge Allure in 88 Evanescente: This is a natural pinkish nude lipstick. I always rotate my nude lipstick shade every two weeks or every month. This is to make sure that all my nude lipsticks are well loved :p
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: hands down! This has got to be my all time fave liquid eyeliner. It has never fail to stay on my lid for the whole day without smudging. The brush size is nicely designed; it’s not too long and not too pointy, the size is just nice to apply line along my lash line. This eyeliner retails at SGD 20-25 (I can’t remember the exact price) at major drugstore in Singapore.
  • Last but not least, is a Chloe perfume miniature. This is one of my fave perfume and it’s always a pleasure to add a bit of smell after a long day at work.

 

Wah I just realized that I have quite a lot of things on my make up pouch ;) Some of my friends have commented that I have so many things on my make up bag; however I enjoy bringing these make up on my bag. It’s a pleasure to do a touch up during lunch break or after work before dinner.

I’ll try to rotate the products in my make up bag and I hope that I’ll be able to write on this topic on a regular basis :)

 

 

Share with me on what you have on your make up bag, please :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

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