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My Cheeks Just Had a Revelation! Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel

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Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme

Wearing Chanel’s Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Revelation on my cheeks

I had an a-ha! moment the first time I swept Chanel’s Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Revelation ($38) on my cheeks.

A revelation, if you will. :)

It was almost as great as the first time I had blueberries in a salad. Gurrrl, blueberries in a salad. You gotta try it.

Revelation is a soft, shimmery pink that creates a natural-looking cheek flush.

I built it up in layers here so it would show up in these pics, but for everyday looks, I’d probably wear it sheer.

Either way, I think it’s tops. It lasts all day long (as long as I keep my hands away from my face) and looks fab on top of bare skin, foundation and/or powder.

Chanel really did a great job on these cream blushes. I’m impressed!

Revelation is part of the Chanel permanent line, and you can find it now on counters and online.

Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel, $38

Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel, $38

Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme swatch

Chanel Khaki Bronze Le Volume de Chanel Mascara: Heralding the Start of a New Bronze Age

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Khaki Bronze Mascara

Wearing limited edition Chanel Khaki Bronze Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($30)

There was a time when I felt that mascaras in colors other than black were incredibly depressing. Having naturally black lashes, I felt that attempting to overpower their natural pigment with anything other than black seemed like (yawn) a waste o’ precious time. I mean, there are only so many hours in the day in which one can work on important projects like tracking down new shirtless pictures of RyGos.

Ya feel me?

Chanel Khaki Bronze Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, $30

Khaki Bronze Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, $30

That changed when I discovered fun fringe pigments like blue and plum and their ability to create eye-catching effects on different colored irises.

Plums often look amazing with blue, hazel, brown, green and gray eyes, and blues deepen and enrich brown, green and hazel eyes, among other eye colors.

It was a little weird at first seeing my lashes coated in Chanel’s latest adventure into the world o’ colorful mascaras, Le Volume de Chanel in Khaki Bronze ($30). Much as I love Le Volume (my favorite high-end mascara when it comes to dramatic lift, curl and thickness), I didn’t fall for Khaki Bronze immediately because it lightens the look of my lashes a shade or two, an effect that grew on me over time.

I was on the fence about it the first couple of tries, but I changed my tune when I saw how it looked in pics.

The name describes it perfectly — Khaki Bronze.

If you wear warm bronze, gold or dark khaki shadows often, I think you’ll want to treat your lashes to Khaki Bronze. It creates beautiful music with each of those shadow shades, bringing out their various tones and nuances. I’m wearing it here with the dark golden khaki color in the new Chanel Mystere quad as a liner and with bronze and gold shadows on my lids (MAC Bronze and Woodwinked), and I think they complement each other perfectly.

The Le Volume mascaras are all about drama, so if you like your mascaras quiet (shh…), then you may want to unload much of the product from the brush before applying.

Me, I lurves me some Beyonce/Mariah/Diva-licious lashes, so I go full-on, all-out with two, or sometimes three (or four!) coats.

I exercised a little restraint for these pics… For these I’m only wearing two. :)

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Chanel’s Smooth Nude Icone Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

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Chanel Icone Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour

Wearing Chanel’s Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Icone ($34), from the fall 2013 Superstition collection

It’s not easy to find a smooth nude lipstick, but Chanel’s new Icone Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour ($34) is exactly that.

This golden beige makes for a killer nude lip… I can totally see Angelina Jolie wearing it with a cat eye.

Sometimes I top it off with MAC’s Big Baby Plushglass, which adds a hint of pink, or MAC Nice Buzz, which makes it look even more golden.

I think it’s perfection worn alone or with a gloss.

Icone lives in Chanel’s permanent line on counters and online. :)

Chanel Icone Rouge Coco, $34

Icone Rouge Coco, $34

Chanel Icone Rouge Coco Lipstick (left) and Esprit Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick (right)

Icone Rouge Coco Lipstick (left) and Esprit Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick (right)

Sheer, Shiny Burgundy Chanel Esprit Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick Reminds Me of Weird Clothing

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Chanel Esprit Rouge Coco Shine

Say bonjour to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in Esprit ($34)

Random MBB Fun Fact: From sixth to ninth grade (circa the late ’80s, early ’90s) my idea of high fashion was Esprit clothing, and I loved it so much that I covered my walls in Esprit ads.

I lived for the rare times when my mom would drive me out to the Esprit outlet in South San Francisco.

Looking back, I ended up wearing some pretty weird clothes (don’t even get me started on the full body black-and-white giraffe print ensemble), but eh — at least my tweens were interesting. :)

Anywho, I think of those days whenever I wear the new Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Esprit ($34), a sheer and shiny burgundy lip shine from the Fall 2013 Superstition collection.

What should you know about Chanel Esprit Rouge Coco Shine?

  • It has a lightweight, non-sticky formula.
  • It’s fairly moisturizing, but not as moisturizing as something like a Clarins Natural Light Lip Perfector.
  • Lasts from 3-4 hours for me and fades to a pretty berry-colored stain.
  • Has a yummy rose flavor and scent.
Chanel Esprit Rouge Coco Shine, $34

Esprit Rouge Coco Shine, $34

Chanel Icone Rouge Coco Lipstick (left) and Esprit Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick (right)

Icone Rouge Coco Lipstick (left) and Esprit Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick (right)

Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Destiny, and Conversations With My Magic 8-Ball

Published in: Chanel, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Destiny Blush

Blushing for the camera with Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel Cream Blush in Destiny on my cheeks

KAREN: Oh great, all-seeing Magic 8-Ball, may I ask you a question?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Yes, definitely.

KAREN: Can you see my destiny?

MAGIC 8-BALL: You may rely on it.

KAREN: Do you see a new fantastic everyday cream blush in my future? Something that I can just blend with my fingers or any old brush I have on hand, and it’ll last at least six hours, maybe eight?

MAGIC 8-BALL: As I see it, yes.

KAREN: Is it from the new Chanel Le Brush Creme de Chanel line that launched with the Fall 2013 Superstition collection?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Without a doubt.

KAREN: If I were to wear it, might a stranger confuse me with an applicant for clown college? In other words, would my cheeks look like Bozo’s or Ronald McD’s?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Very doubtful.

KAREN: Will it look flawless and natural on bare skin or atop foundation and power?

MAGIC 8-BALL: It is certain.

KAREN: Do you foresee this blush highlighting my pores or emphasizing their size?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Don’t count on it.

KAREN: Interesting… Would you say that it’s similar to the satiny, silky, long-wearing cream blush I’ve been obsessed with for a year, By Terry’s Ginger Glaze?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Signs point to yes.

KAREN: Is it Chanel’s golden beige blush creme in Destiny?

MAGIC 8-BALL: It is decidedly so.

KAREN: SWEET! So…will I be wearing Destiny when I finally win the lottery?

MAGIC 8-BALL: Better not tell you now.

KAREN: :(

Chanel Destiny Le Blush Creme de Chanel, $38

Destiny Le Blush Creme de Chanel, $38

Chanel Destiny Blush Swatch

Chanel Destiny Blush
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