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.
Named after Chanel’s cult nail polish Rouge Noir, Chanel’s highly anticipated 2015 Holiday Collection is full of gems that any makeup lover would find hard to resist. As a fan of Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows there was no doubt that I would rush to pick up one of the Rouge Noir cream eyeshadows first.
Bar #056 is an eyeshadow palette from Dior’s permanent range, realised in Fall 2014. It won me over after testing it in store where every shade swatched creamy soft and the colour combinations looked perfect for a smokey eye look. However, after I bought it and have been using it for a while this palette proved to be a hit and miss for me.
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadows are my all time favourite single eyeshadows. They simply tick all the boxes when it comes to the formula, staying power, shades and finishes. Burberry recently reformulated their mono eyeshadow range, they are now called Eye Colour Wet & Dry, and I admit – I’m a bit scared to try them as I absolutely love the old ones.
Pearl Grey is a shade from Burberry’s permanent eyeshadow range. It’s a medium toned grey with a tint of blue. As the name suggests, it has a subtle pearl finish and a sheer texture.
Sunny days finally arrived in London, and with it my desire to reach more often for brighter colours, bronzers and highlighters. Although I wear them all year round, I enjoy them a bit more when the sun is out as that is the time when their beauty shows the most.
Lately I’ve been trying to cut my spending on beauty products – I already have so many that I enjoy (and eventually share on this blog), but I couldn’t say no to the following few.
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.
Earlier this year Chanel released eight brand new, reformulated eyeshadow quads. Inspired by the famous Chanel tweed, they feature sophisticated, easy to wear shades. The colours are available in matte, iridescent, and metallic finishes.
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.