Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fantastic February Haul - Muji, Shu Uemura, Armani, etc.




PRODUCTS SHOWN IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
Muji Travel Shears
Muji Travel Sized-Containers
Lancome Ageless Minerale Holiday Set in Natural Beige 10
Chanel Le Sourcil de Chanel Perfect Brows Kit in 20 Brun
NARS Albatross
YSL Creme de Blush in 6 Passion Red
Kiehl's Mango Lip Balm
Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment
Kiehl's Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion
Shu Uemura Lash Curler
Shu Uemura Spring 2011 Morphium Blue Palette
Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani in 405
Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 La Femme Bleue Long Wear Waterproof Eye Pencil in 01 Black
Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 La Femme Bleue Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Transluminence Face Palette
Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in 2
Giorgio Armani Manta Ray Eye Duo in 3
***** Temptalia.com's Press Release had the Manta Ray Palettes listed as $38.00 but they are listed on Nordstrom.com and Giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com for $32.00!


Giorgio Armani Contacts -

Elyse Wrathall
714.549.8300 Ext. 1420
Giorgio Armani Counter Manager
South Coast Plaza Nordstrom in Costa Mesa, CA

Anne L. [?]
702.893.8327
Giorgio Armani Boutique
Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV


Products I'm Wearing in the Video:
Lancome Ageless Minerale Holiday Kit - Natural Beige 10 and Translucent Powders
Shiseido Natural Black Brow Pencil
Lancome Taupe Craze 5-Color Shadow Palette [only the lid color]
Lancome Artliner
Lancome Defincils Waterproof Mascara
Burberry Sheer Blush in Peony
Shu Uemura Unlimited Gloss PK333 - GWP, shown in Video!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chanel Spring 2011 Review, Photos, Swatches


Products Used in Tutorial:
Chanel Pro Lumiere - 20
MUFE Duo Mat Powder - 202
Cargo Blu_ray Powder - 30
Anastasia Brow Wiz - Medium Ash
By Terry Eye Primer - 002
Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel - Eyeshadow Quint
Ardell Lashes - 81
Lancome Artliner - Black
Lancome Defincils Waterproof - Black
Chanel Joues Constraste - Espiegle
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite- Cristal Rose

Nail Color: Black Pearl

If you haven't seen the tutorial, here it is!


Haul Photos and Swatches

Ombres Perlees de Chanel:
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Espiegle Joues Contraste:
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Swatches, from left to right:
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Peregrina Rouge Coco [too orange for my taste] and Cristal Rose Double Intensite
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Espiegle Joues Contraste and Ombre Perlees Quint

Vernis:
Chanel Black Pearl 513
Chanel Pearl Drop 511
Chanel Peche Nacree 515
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The photos do not show the differences between Essie's Show Me the Ring and Pearl Drop but Essie's polish is rather sheer and glittery. Pearl Drop is much richer in pigmentation and looks good with two coats, though you can see a bit of streaking. Overall, Show Me the Ring is close enough to make do but it is NOT a dupe.
Black Pearl is rather unique but it is all up to personal preference. I assume the color hasn't sold out simply because it's not as eye-catching a color as Jade or even Particuliere.
Peche Nacree.. how I wanted to LOVE this so. The formula is the most lacking of the three. It requires the most maintenance, at 3 or 4 coats, and it streaks rather easily. It's not a nightmare but this should not be your first Chanel Vernis or you will be disappointed. Lovely frosted peach, though!

The quint is a must-have for everyone and the blusher is pretty but it's permanent! You can wait and save up for it :) The shadow palette, though, is truly a high-quality piece that is worth every penny. These powder shadows are nearly creamy, so easily buildable and ultimately flattering.
I forgot to take photos of the Cristal Rose but it looks very, very similar to Constellation Glossimer, so close that I do indeed consider it a dupe!

If you have any further questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!
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