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Chanel Goes for the Glitter on Lashes and Lids in the New Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel for Holiday 2013

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Collection Nuit Infine de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013

Wearing makeup from the new Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection, new for holiday 2013

Assuming Tabs the naughty ninja kitty doesn’t knock the tree over again, my Christmas is going to have some major competition — and not from the glittering, diamond-encrusted Beyonce-themed ornaments (I WISH). Chanel’s holiday collection is officially in the house, and it’s ready to glimmer and glisten, big time, on lids and lashes.

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanelfor Holiday 2013

9 of the 14 pieces from the new Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel

From what I’ve seen of the collection so far, it’s a full-on glitter parade, especially on eyes. I mean, it’s so glittery that I’m pretty sure that if holiday tinsel could talk, it would yell “BISH STOLE MY LOOK!” at the top of its lungs.

Hey, I’m not complaining! I love me some glitter. I just wish it showed up more readily in these pics. In all of the shots I took today, the glitter appears much more subdued than it does in real life.

I tried, le sigh.

It’s too bad that it’s so hard to get security clearance here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC, because I would love to see your eyes twinkle when you saw how these eyeshadows, mascara and liner radiate in person.

I guess we’ll have to just settle for the next best thing, which is you and me hanging out on opposite ends of the keyboard. :)

Ready to get to it? Glitter in three, two, one…

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation ($36)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

  • A sheer, glittery platinum bronze
  • One of two Illusion D’Ombre cream eyeshadows in the collection
  • Can wear alone or as a base for other shadows
  • Soft, bouncy texture
  • Apply with fingers or a brush
  • I apply with a flat eyeshadow brush (easier for me to control the product).
  • Non-creasing, long wearing
  • This particular pot might be old since it seems to have dried up (the shadow should touch the edges of the jar)
  • Experienced some fallout because of the glitter, but it’s not crazy.
  • Camera has a hard time picking up the sparkle; appears much more glittery in real life
  • Prefer this one over the second shade, Fatal, because it’s easier to wear on warm skin
  • Love the color, love the sparkle, wish it didn’t exhibit fallout (shouldn’t for the price)

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation on my eyes

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation on my lids


Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation

Lil’ pots o’ joy

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal ($36)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

  • A shimmery, silvery purple with red undertones
  • Second cream shadow from the collection
  • Reddish purples make me look like I’ve been crying, so I have a hard time pulling this off
  • Not as glittery as Initiation, but still very shimmery (borders on a frost)
  • Texture’s slightly smoother, more bouncy
  • Easier to apply and blend
  • No fallout
  • Loved the texture and application, not so crazy about the color
  • Better for cool-toned gals/guys who can carry purplish reds well

MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fatal

Wearing Fatal on my lids

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel 505 Particuliere Le Vernis Nail Colour

Published in: Chanel, Guest Post, Nails, Unsung Heroes

Chanel Particuliere 505 Le Vernis Nail Colour

Sabrina of The Beauty Look BookAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Sabrina of thebeautylookbook.com. You can also find Sabrina on Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin and on her new lifestyle blog stylednotes.com.

Chanel Particuliere 505 Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27 for 13 ml/.04 fl oz) is a classic taupe putty grey cream. Former Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips designed the color for the spring 2010 collection (read about how he chose the name in his interview with the LA Times here), and years later it’s still a classic, universally flattering staple.

I love it for its no-fuss polished look. Particuliere is an office appropriate neutral with a little bit of edge to prevent it from looking boring. It applies smoothly with just one coat; two coats give fully opaque coverage.

It’s one of those go-with-everything shades, and whenever I can’t decide what to wear on my nails, I end up going with either taupe Chanel Particuliere, or another classic, deep red Dragon.

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Published in: Chanel, Face, Guest Post, Makeup, Unsung Heroes

Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($43)

Sunny of Mostly SunnyAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Sunny Hu of mostlysunnyblog.com. You can also find Sunny on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Have you ever gone from feeling lukewarm about something to realizing that life without it would be pretty tough? Well, that’s my story with Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($43). I’d read that it ticked all of the boxes for a good blush when I first got it, but I wasn’t in love. It just seemed so…ordinary.

It turns out, that’s the secret to its versatility!

The long-running Makeup and Beauty Blog Unsung Heroes series features much-loved permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.

Neutral Pink Chanel Rose Initiale is just pigmented enough to show up easily, and the blendability makes sure you never have to fear going too far with it! The tiny shimmer in there looks like a satiny sheen on the cheeks, which gives it a natural finish and keeps it from looking dull.

On the left: Chanel Rose Initiale swatched heavily; on the right: blended out

While Rose Initiale might look like any other pink, it works with absolutely everything! It’s magical! When I can’t decide which blush to wear, I go for Rose Initiale. When I want to take face shots for five different lipsticks in one go, I reach for Rose Initiale. From berry to wine, from nude to red, I have yet to find one single lipstick Rose Initiale doesn’t work well with.

Chanel Rose Initiale on my cheeks

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Don’t be Scurred! With the Right Brush, This Blush Is Fantastic: Chanel Le Blush Creme De Chanel in Fantastic

Published in: Daily Photo

Chanel Fantastic

Fantastic! — Chanel Fantastic Le Blush Creme De Chanel ($38)

Bwah!

Oh, sorry… It’s just that this burgundy cream blush startled me in its pan.

But then I saw it on my cheeks and thought, “downright fantastic!” With the right brush (I like it with a flat-top duo fibre brush like the MAC 188) and a light touch, I think it’s fantastic, like the name implies.

Fantastic dries to a powder finish that I bet’ll look particularly fetching on darker skin tones.

It’s limited edition, so if you’re feeling the urge to get Fantastic, better stop by your favorite Chanel counter or point your browser toward chanel.com soon.

Chanel Fantastic Swatch

Chanel Fantastic

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 Face Powder: When It Comes to Chanel, There’s Nothing Boring About Beige

Published in: Chanel, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Chanel Les Beiges

Wearing the new Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour face powder with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in No. 40 ($57.50)

Leave it to Chanel to take something as seemingly boring as beige (seriously…the standard dull color of boring apartment walls everywhere) and turn it into something schmexy and worthy of being coveted.

Their new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 face powders are doing just that.

From the elegant packaging to the cozy brush to the sheer, finely-milled powders (barely there on the skin, and perfect for natural-looking weekend makeup, or other times when you just want to look like yourself but a little put together), everything about it whispers “luxury…”

Chanel Les Beiges Packaging

Pretty packaging…

Chanel Les Beiges

The brushes feel soft like bunny bottoms on my skin…

The line comes in seven shades with numerical names, No. 10 to No. 70. Right now I’m wearing No. 40, which is a perfect match for my mid-summer tan.

I’m kind of surprised by how well it works because I find that many beige products have a little too much pink for me. Many of them appear grayish on my warm skin tone, but at least for Nos. 40 and 50, which contain enough warm golden tones and also have a slight sheen, I’m not seeing any signs of gray.

Chanel Les Beiges

No. 40 on the left and No. 50 on the right


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