I’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.
Makeup brushes are another one of my guilty pleasures and something I’m willing to splurge on as I consider them a great investment. Today I’ve chosen 5 of my favourite blush brushes to share with you. Each one of them I love for blush application, but I also use them for highlighting or contour.
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.
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!
Pink Cult is a blush that will be repromoted as part of the MAC Artificially Wild Blushes collection. This collection will soon hit the counters and it will consist of three blushes. Next to Skin is a brand new shade, while Pink Cult and Taupe are repromotes.
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.
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.
The newest Chanel’s liquid foundation release has been on the counters for a while now, and it has been getting a lot of attention on beauty blogs. Perfection Lumière Velvet is a water-based foundation recommended for normal and combination to oily skin. It’s described as a lightweight, second-skin foundation with a velvety matte texture that transforms into a natural powdery matte finish and disappears onto the skin. The “smooth-effect” powders are supposed to diminish surface irregularities and instantly smooth pores.
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.
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.