Recent Beauty Buys

Beauty haul Dolce & Gabbana Lancome Chanel Sisley

Sorry for the hiatus everyone, it was unplanned and unfortunately inevitable. I’m slowly getting back into my everyday routine and looking forward to sharing with you some of my recent buys – the ones that I absolutely love, and those that haven’t proved to be a good choice.

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Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet in 20 Beige

chanel perfection lumiere velvet Beige 20

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.

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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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Chanel Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette in # 202 Tissé Camélia

Chanel Tisse Camelia #202 eyeshadow quad

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.

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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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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in #45 L’Adorée (LE)

Chanel Lipstick L'Adoree

From the moment I first laid my eyes on L’Adorée lipstick (limited edition shade from Chanel’s Spring 2014 collection) I new it was a “must have”. It reminded me of Rouge Coco in Culte, but for some reason that shade looked really bad on me. And even though I knew the shade of L’Adoree would also be hard to pull off, I’ve picked it up without even swatching it on my hand.

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Chanel Illusion d’Ombre cream eyeshadow in #92 Diapason

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Cream Eyeshadow #92 Diapason

Released in January as part of the spring 2014 collection, #92 Diapason is a complex, duochrome shade. The main colour is purple with light blue sheen, while the base colour is warm purple, almost brown. It’s packed with silver, purple and blue glitter.

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Chanel 2014 Spring Collection, Notes de Printemps

CHANEL Spring Collection 2014, Notes de Printemps

Chanel’s Notes de Printemps Collection has arrived and they have done an amazing job with it! I can’t decide whether I prefer the purple and pink hues of the eyeshadow duo, cream eyeshadows and Charivari nail polish, or strong bright colours of the new blushes, lipsticks and lip glosses.

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MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush

Official description: violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (satin).

Released as a part of the Divine Night Collection, Lavish Living is a gorgeous plummy purple with a hint of brown and grey packed with silver glitter (I don’t see any gold in it!) that gives it a frost pearl like finish. In artificial light it has a beautiful multicolour micro glitter.

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Burberry Fresh Glow Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Powder in Nude Radiance

Official description: Designed to create multiple effects on all skin tones, it can be used to highlight, contour and sculpt the face. Ultra-fine illuminators give natural radiance and intensify light diffusion, while rosa canina fruit extracts soothe the skin. With a whisper-light texture, it gives instant luminosity in a convenient portable compact.

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