Archive - June 2010

Chanel Les Contrastes de Chanel Fall 2010: Cassis Long-Lasting Eyeliner Equals Love

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Cassis Long Lasting Eyeliner Review Swatches Photos

Coco doesn’t do anything halfway, and with Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Cassis ($28), she’s setting her sights on our eyes!

I always knew it would take something special to lure me away from my tried-and-true MAC Technakohl eyeliners. Cassis, a dark plummy black matte liner (cassis, aka blackcurrant), just barely outlasts the Techs (should be noted, though, that it costs considerably more), and it’s one of two eyeliners in the new Les Contrastes de Chanel fall collection, the second being Chanel’s $27 Intense Eye Pencil in Clair.
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Chanel Les Contrastes de Chanel Fall 2010: The Joues Contrastes Will Leave You Blushing for More

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

chanel pink explosion joues contraste blush reviews photos swatches
Chanel Pink Explosion Joues Contraste Blush

To complement the dark, smokey eyes and soft lips of fall’s Les Contrastes de Chanel makeup collection, Chanel crafted three of the most beautiful Joues Contraste Powder Blushes ($42) I’ve seen from the line in a really long time. I mean, just look at ’em in their pans!

Rose Temptation (a warm and shimmery rosy brown), Plum Attraction (a shimmery deep plum) and Pink Explosion (a shimmery cool pink) wow me in ways that last year’s Fresque didn’t.

All three of the new limited edition shades pack off-the-charts pigmentation yet still look pretty natural at the same time. The recipe Chanel used of subtle, shimmery powders and buttery, blendable colors just works, and like previously released blushes in the Joues Contraste line, all of them have the subtle signature JC rose scent.

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Chanel Plum Attraction Joues Contraste Blush
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Puzzled by Smokey Eyes? Maybe the Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Quad Can Help

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

chanel enigma eyeshadow quad review swatches photos

There’s something to be said for tradition. Take fall makeup, for instance, and the Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Quad ($56). Although I love that Chanel went totally renegade with the summery Rouge Coco lipsticks and Glossimer lipglosses from the Les Contrastes collection, it’s also kind of comforting to get seasonal products that typify the season, ya know?

The moment I saw this quad, the first thing I thought was, “What’s the connection between these shades and the new Rouge Coco colors?” I didn’t immediately see how/if the four shimmery shades of peach, chocolate gray, violet gray and dark plum were related to the lippies, but I think I’m beginning to understand.

Doesn’t the shimmery peach shadow in the quad look related to Rouge Coco lipstick in Chintz? I feel like its golden pink undertones also play off the iridescence in the Petite Peche, Coral Love and Rose Dilemma Glossimers.
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Comment to Win MAC Studio Fix Lash Mascara

Published in: Just For Fun, MAC Makeup

Longing for lashes that look so full they could almost pass for fake (me too!)?

Today’s giveaway features MAC Studio Fix mascara, one of my favorite mascaras in the MAC mascara family.


(Winner randomly selected)

One (1) tube of MAC Studio Fix Lash mascara. This overachiever excels at grabbing, extending, separating and lifting even the stubbiest of lashes. Plus, it doesn’t smudge or flake. All that, and it’s still easy to remove! 🙂 Prize valued at $13 (one winner).

After just one layer…


Just answer the following question in the comments (no worries; there are no right or wrong answers):

“When was the last time you batted your lashes at someone?”

My answer: Hmm… I think it was earlier this week at Trader Joe’s. I was starved while shopping for groceries (never a good combo) and wanted the dude working at one of the free sample tables to hook me up with seconds!


The giveaway is open to US and international readers. Please, one entry per person, and don’t forget to leave a valid email address in the comment form so I can reach you if you’ve won.

I’ll choose the winner at random from the entries received by 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, June 25, 2010.

Semoga sukses!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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