31 August 2015

chanel caroube and fall 2015 collection

I had serious FOMO last week as I watched Anna's video where she uses the Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in 147 Caroube. I had practiced restraint and passed on it when it was in stores, reasoning that I had too many bronze eyeshadows already. However as I watched Anna I realized I NEEDED it. Lucky for me it was still available on their website, and I am so glad it was. I have two other Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows and they are one of the few stick eyeshadow formulas that work for me. It does crease slightly throughout the day which can be minimized when I use a primer, but it does not have that weird sticky texture at all. The color is gorgeous and actually not a standard bronze. It has a more plum/pink tone instead of a gold tone. This now permanently resides in my gym makeup bag for a truly quick eye look. Seriously considering getting a backup. Just watch Anna's video, and that is pretty much how I use it as well.

Since I was already ordering from Chanel, I decided to splurge a few of the new Fall collection pieces. It's been getting great reviews from some of my favorite bloggers and the colors really caught my eye. The Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in 254 Tissé D'Automne is such a classic fall palette with the greens. The light peach on the top right is a pretty sheer highlight that blends in with my skintone and just gives a glowy effect. Moving counterclockwise, the light olive green is absolutely the standout shade in the palette, hopefully you can see the complexity of the golden sheen in the photos. The warm bronze really helps to compliment the greens and gives them structure, I like to use it in the crease to create a "sunset" effect around the edge. Last is the deep matte olive green that is perfect in the outer corner to add depth. This is the first time I've tried one of the new Chanel quads and I was not disappointed. All four shades blend so easily and can be layered and built up when used over a primer (which I always do). They do have a slightly powdery texture that is expected in a baked type of product.

I also bought my first Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in 99 Mélancolie. The color is a rich reddish nude brown with copper shimmer. The shimmer is a little scary in the tube but does not look frosty when applied, it just adds to the shine. It's a very comfortable glossy formula that lasts a solid 3-4 hours. It pairs perfectly with either eyeshadow for either a monochrome look or a contrasting effect. I've worn it almost everyday since it arrived, this is one of those lipsticks I could see myself finishing.