Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion d’Ombre vs Nars Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Burberry Mulberry Sheer Eyeshadow and Urban Decay Roach Eyeshadow

Rouge Noir vs Mulberry vs Roach vs Subra comparison swatchesI’ve been playing with Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion d’Ombre, the newest addition to my eyeshadow collection, this morning to see how it compares to other burgundy and plummy shades I own. I ofter go crazy about a product just to realise I already own something very similar when I get home. I’ve pulled out Nars Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, Burberry Mulberry Sheer Eyeshadow and Urban Decay Roach Eyeshadow to see how they compare.

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Chanel Rose Initial #72 and Rose Pétale #99 Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Initial Rose Petale Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Initial #72 is a bright, warm, medium pink with yellow undertones. On me the shade looks similar to MAC Dainty Mineralize Blush, but the finish of Rose Initial is more subtle. It has Chanel’s signature micro glitter, just about the right amount not to be over the top but to lift the shade so it doesn’t look flat on the skin.

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Comparison Swatches: Finishing Powders

Illuminating finishing powders comparison swatches

I have finally managed to get some decent photos of my finishing powders yesterday, I’ve tried taking them twice so far but the weather in London just didn’t want to cooperate in the past few weeks! These are my favourite face products, I use them all a lot and rotate depending on the effect I would like to achieve on a particular day. I hope you’ll enjoy the comparison photos and find them useful!

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Comparison Swatches: MAC Jolly Good vs Adored Mineralize Skinfinish

 

MAC Jolly Good Adored swatches

As mentioned in my previous post, here are the comparison swatches of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Adored vs Jolly Good duo from Kelly Osbourne collection.

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Comparison Swatches: Mid-tone Taupe Nail Polish

Dior Palais Royal OPI Berlin Illamasqua Stagnate comparison

I pulled out two nail polishes I thought would be similar to Dior Palais Royal (reviewed here), one proved to be a very close match.

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Comparison Swatches: Plummy Pink Blushes

Pink-Mauve-Plum blush comparison

I find mauve cheeks very flattering on my fair skin and easy to wear all year round. Bellow are the comparison swatches of some of my favourite shades – each beautiful in its own way and, in the eye of a blush lover, different enough from another.

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres EU eyeshadow palette vs US palette

Chanel Tisse Camelia vs US Prelude comparison swatches

I’ve been asked how the new Chanel quads recently released in the EU compare to the powder formula of the US quads – I’ve done some comparison swatches to help you see the difference. Bellow are the swatches for #202 Tissé Camélia (EU) (reviewed here) vs #33 Prelude (US). I’ve also done a comparison of the bottom two shades from the Tissé Camélia quad with the duo from the spring collection #70 Rose Majeur.

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NARS Mississippi Mermaid Eyeshadow (LE)

Nars Mississippi Mermaid eyeshadow

Mississippi Mermaid eyeshadow has been realised in the Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 collection. It’s one of the new, but limited edition, Cinematic Eyeshadows with a brand new formula.

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Illamasqua Blush in Ambition

Illamasqua blush Ambition

As you might have guessed from the blog’s name, I have a thing for blushes. Illamasqua Ambition is guilty for that obsession. It’s the first blush I really fell in love with, the one that made such a difference when applied to my ghostly skin.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Mood Light

Due to high expectations, my relationship with Mood Light started on a rocky patch. I wanted to try the Ambient Lighting powders for ages, I loved the concept and read a bunch of reviews saying it’s great as a setting powder.

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