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It’s Zen and the Art of Camellia Blooming With Coco’s New Quad: The Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Jardin Zen

Published in: Chanel, Eyes, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Wearing the new Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow on my eyes

Oh, OK! I get it. Jardin Zen. The name of this Chanel quad means “zen garden” in French, and that’s kind of what the pattern on the pans looks like — one of those Japanese gardens with the little stones that someone rakes cool patterns and design into. Neat.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Of course, Coco Chanel’s zen garden would have to have a design that looks a little like her favorite flower, the camellia. It’s only logical.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Just like mine, if I were ever to make one, would have cats and cupcakes on it. :)

A new limited edition online exclusive available now on chanel.com, the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Jardin Zen is part of the 11-piece Jardin de Camelias collection.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Also on my eyes in this look: MAC Cork Eyeshadow (crease), NARS Black Valley Liner (upper lash line) and MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash (lashes)

A beautiful Monday through Friday eyeshadow palette of basics for the girl/guy who wants something other than a bunch o’ browns. I’s like a Chanel Flap bag, with its chain and quilt detailing, but in a color like greige, as opposed to basic black. Something you could wear all the time, and it goes everything, but it’s a little different, ya know? I like that.

You get a gorgeous violet gray, a golden beige, a pastel pink and a soft black — all colors that are easy to work into an everyday makeup routine. Practical, but not too boring or basic.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

That’s Jouer Peony Blush on my cheeks and MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste on my lips…

Being from Chanel, it’s expensive, though, but it’s also Chanel quality. Sure, you’re paying a premium for the name, but I also think the shadows perform extremely well.

Long-lasting, easy to blend with other shadows and each other, and they contain a perfect amount of pigment. Plus, they don’t crease, as long as I wear them with primer.

Chanel Jardin Zen Swatches

Chanel Jardin Zen Swatches

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The Two New Chanel Nuit Magique Le Vernis Nail Colours Will Cast Their Cosmic Magic Online Soon

Published in: Chanel, Nails

Chanel Cosmic Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel’s Cosmic Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27), one of two new online exclusive shades in the Nuit Magique collection

My last magical night was the final night of my trip to Kauai with El Hub last August. After dinner, we walked down to the beach by our hotel on Kalapaki Bay and took a long, leisurely stroll on the sand under the moonlight.

The moon was so full and round that night. I felt like it was just above my head, like I could reach right out grab it. We walked and talked from one end of the beach to the other while listening to a band playing somewhere in the distance. The music mixed with the sound of the waves gently lapping at our feet.

We talked about all kinds of things as we walked and watched the moonlight reflect on the water — the fun things we did on our trip, the other places we still hoped to travel, and where we saw our little family in the next few years.

It was a magical night, and I wished it would never end. I remember looking down at my feet at one point and watching the water wash over my toes…

Chanel Magic Le Vernis Nail Colour

Incidentally, I was wearing Chanel Taboo! :)

I love Taboo… It’s one of my all-time Chanel faves (right up there with Jade), but if I’m ever lucky enough to have a another magical night like that one, I hope I’m wearing one of the two Chanel nail polishes in the Nuit Magique collection (magical night, en Français) — ya know, to go with the whole magical theme of the night.

Chanel Magic and Cosmic

The two-piece limited edition collection of dark and moody colors goes on sale December 2, exclusive to chanel.com.

Both of them seem like perfect colors for a big night out. Or a big day (if you’re into deeper shades like I am).

Chanel Magic Swatch

Two coats of Magic

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The Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013: Cheeks and Lips

Published in: Chanel, Face, Lips, Makeup

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel, new for holiday 2013

Chanel Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel: Cheeks and Lips

  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Accent ($43): A sheer pinkish beige with a hint of plum and a sheen finish; I need 2-3 layers to see it on my cheeks
  • Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder in Moon Light ($52): A sheer peachy beige with glitter; I’d use this sparingly, otherwise skin can end up looking REALLY glittery
  • Rouge Allure Lipstick in Radieuse ($34): A blueish pink with a smooth and creamy texture and soft shine finish; surprisingly wearable
  • Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Precieuse ($43): A vivid red matte that leans slightly blue; similar to MAC Ruby Woo, but with a thinner texture and less severe matte finish
  • Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Desiree ($43): An extremely pigmented burgundy red matte with smooth texture; can’t skip the lip liner with this one
Chanel Accent Joues Contraste

Joues Contraste in Accent ($43)

Chanel Accent Joues Contraste

Accent

Chanel Accent Joues Contraste

Even closer!

Chanel Radieuse La Desiree La Precieuse 1

Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks ($34 each)


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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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