Chanel Les Naturels de Chanel Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

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Happy Thursday, ladies! How’s your day coming along? This morning I wanted to play with the Chanel Les Naturels de Chanel Eyeshadows and Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Nonstop (hot pink in the hizz!), so I grabbed both and put them to use in this face of the day. πŸ™‚



That’s Lotus, Lily, Mahogany and Slate on my eyes, layered beneath Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit.

To balance out the blinged-out lips, I went with a neutral cheek and applied Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Orchid Rose ($42, also from the Les Naturels de Chanel collection), a pinkish brown blush with a touch of shimmer, onto the apples of both cheeks.

And for added glow, I swept Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette on the upper cheek bones.



It’s easy to turn a look like this into something more wearable for work by switching the hot pink lip for a beige, brown or light pink one.

Swapping Nonstop for Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Curious (a creamy toasted almond) and Chanel Glossimer in Unity (a shimmery pinkish brown) takes the look from “I’m ready for a mojito” to “I’m ready to fill out those TPS reports.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Victoria R. says:

    wow! i LOVE this look!

  2. YadiQ says:

    hold up wait a minute!

    you look stunning karen!!! this is like america’s top model status girl

    honestly you just made me want these colors badly even though i was one of the people who felt ho hum about it – you took ho hum to va va voom!!

    Awesome look! oh man – now i am antsy to run out to macy’s and get these after my mac haul yesterday my fiance thinks i shouldn’t be “allowed” to buy anything for a hot minute. hmm not like he notices what i have new in my stash *hee hee hee*

    • Karen says:

      Hi YadiQ,

      Girl, that’s why I carry a big purse when I go to the MAC counter. It’s easier to sneak it back into the house, hee hee! πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you like this look! I always think of you as a brights girl… would you ever wear this?

  3. LayLa says:

    nice one Karen…
    you look pretty
    DAMN!! WELL !!!

    nooow i really
    want those neutrals
    soo badd =S hehe…

    • Karen says:

      Hi LayLa,

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ I am happy with how this turned out, too.

      You can do the same look with a couple of MAC dupes… Ricepaper or Shroom could replace Lotus, you could use something like Showstopper or any deep, dark brown on the lid and lower lash line.

      Happy Thursday!

  4. CC says:

    I love, love, love this look! The makeup and shirt are totally my style, too!

  5. I.D. says:

    Hi Karen,
    I have seen a lot of pictures of you (of course! ;-), but this one in particular (the one juste after your sentence “And for added glow, I swept Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Glow Palette on the upper cheek bones.”) is my favourite! You are very BEAUTIFUL on that picture! I don’t know if it’s your pose, your smile, the glow on your skin, the way you have applied your makeup or the color of your lipstick, but its really a good picture.
    I think I’ll buy the Curious shade, I love it!
    Thank you for making me discover it!
    .-= I.D.’s last blog post… La tendance est aux palettes sur mesure =-.

  6. Elle says:

    Um, HELLO HAWTNESS! Girrrrl you ain’t messin’ around. You look gorgeous. I don’t own any Chanel makeup, but you are seriously tempting me with these products. Your hair looks awesome, too!

  7. YadiQ says:

    yeah i love my brights and neutrals tend to bore me to tears but this isnt your average neutral application – this whole week i have been lazy and i have just been doing washes of this shimmery champagne fluid irredelle from chanel, black liner and mascara and i called it a day. i love dramatic neutrals and you totally did this right! i have a really nice neutral compact set from chanel i got a couple years back i will have to compare the colors to see if i can swap them out with the compact colors – you have inspired me with this neutral application – who knew i could be excited about neutral colors lol !

  8. Karen B says:

    Wow, you look amazing! This is such a gorgeous look on you. Love that lipgloss.

  9. Alison says:

    Wow you look amazing! Thanks for showing us the look you can create with the Chanels I now need all of them! I love how by just changing the lip colour takes you from office to par-tay! I also think I need orchid rose – my Chanel fixation never ceases and I am constantly broke!

  10. Merylynmagic says:

    You look great, I love this look on you. Honestly, you were right, the colors looked sorta boring at first glance but they really work well together! And I love how this a smokey eye with a slight difference in the color placement. LOVE!

  11. Lara says:

    I agree with all the above comments. This is an amazing look for you. I read your blog faithfully everday and deeply enjoy-so keep up the good work. I saw these colors in person and I knew they would be wonderful on. Chanel does wonderful neutrals and shades that you keep going back to. The only thing better would be a quad with all these colors. I can dream!

  12. leanne says:

    Love this look.. very classic and love your lips!

  13. gio says:

    I love this look! You look gorgeous!

  14. Heather says:

    Karen! Please spill… What foundation gave you that gorgeous air-brushed skin?? I wish I could look as pretty as you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heather,

      It’s my regular old Laura Mercier Oil Free, along with some Becca stick foundation and MAC Sheer Mystery Powder to set. πŸ™‚

  15. Laurie says:

    Your skin looks ubelievably flawless!! And the lip gloss is saucy – love the hot pink:)

    Hope you’re having a great week. Did you watch SYTYCD last night?

  16. Kate & Zena says:

    This is beautiful! This is a beautiful FOTD.

  17. Nicole15 says:

    Wow Karen! I know i’m echoing all the ladies above when i say you look absolutely gorgeous. El Hub is a lucky man. This whole FOTD just works unbelievably well for you. I know you just had a recent b-day & they ain’t kiddin’ when they say “you get better w/ age!” You go girl!!!

    BTW – are you a SYTYCD fan? I saw Laurie’s comment above. So LOVE that show. Did you not love Shane Sparks’ face last night when they were giving the critiques of the routines he choreographed?!!? You can tell that man was like, “Let me see you mo’fo’s go up there & kill it! BIATCH!!” Oh god, I love it πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nicole15,

      I haven’t been watching it lately — I keep forgetting to Tivo it. I *LOVE* Shane Sparks, though. When will ABDC come back? I hope it’s soon!

  18. shivotra says:

    You look gorgeous!! Love the lips <3

  19. Lucy says:

    Hi Karen! I just wanted to say that this is the most stunning look you’ve done. You really look lovely. I enjoy your blog and get the updates by email. I just had to comment on this look. Just beautiful.

  20. Cindyrella says:

    Wowza! I love this look on you! Simply stunning but very classy too. I get your blog via email and read it every day and I must say, I think this is my favorite look.

  21. Laurie says:

    Yes!! Shane Sparks was probably like – why did I come back to this show again? They hated on both his numbers! Although I’ve got to say – his Boom Boom Pow on last Thursday’s opener was ah-frickin-mazing!!

  22. Indian Girl says:

    Totally Red Carpet worthy !
    .-= Indian Girl’s last blog post… The Body Shop Hot Brights Collection : Review =-.

  23. ines says:



    i love this look – so polished! also, it is tres tres chanel!

  24. Tami says:


    I passed by the Chanel counter today @ Macy’s…damn I should have stopped lol!

    But then again there’s always the weekend…

  25. Jaime says:

    Love that 2nd look – it’s gorgeous!

    TPS report – heehee… πŸ™‚

  26. Marina says:

    you look GORGEOUS, Karen.
    love this look!
    and nice shirt:)
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Summer Must Have: Papaya & Mango Scented Products =-.

  27. Kitty says:

    Wow, you look absolutely stunning!

  28. Hyzenthlay says:

    My jaw dropped when these photos came up in my Google Reader . . . You look STUNNING! I love both color lips. All I can say is WOW!!

  29. Erika says:

    Look at you, hot stuff! GORGE!
    .-= Erika’s last blog post… Get the Look: Lauren Conrad Makeup =-.

  30. Lina says:

    Gorgeous!!!! Very elegant and I love the eyes/lips!

  31. Babybubblz says:

    Beautiful look! I love the lip color!

  32. Kristine says:

    Verrry pretty!

  33. Louise Gray says:

    Simply beautiful. You make those colors work! Louise

  34. Kypris says:

    I love the look, Karen. It is super classy! Now that it’s summer, I’m so tempted to buy more makeup and experiment, but I’m actually going to Europe on an internship for two months and will be spending plenty of money traveling, so I think I should save…

  35. Heidi says:

    You look gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  36. Nicole15 says:

    Laurie – you are so right! Last week’s opening number made me wish i was a dancer. Let’s see what they hit us with tonite!! Can’t wait πŸ™‚

  37. Julia says:

    This is a stunning look and I want it all. πŸ™‚ Your cheeks look particularly gorgeous!

  38. Rachel says:

    Wow! So sio so pretty! Love your skin and the lip color!

  39. Paris B says:

    Ok you are looking so amazing in these pics! You got me believing the Les Neutrals might actually work for me hehe…
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… 1819 Couture Soaps Γ’β‚¬β€œ Pretty and affordable handmade soaps =-.

  40. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I love the last picture. You look classy and polish, just like a Chanel girl. πŸ˜‰ What lippies did you use for the last picture?

  41. Sexy Sadie says:

    One of your best looks to date.

  42. Noelle says:

    Wow Karen! You look absolutely stunning! Definitely one of you best looks ever! This look suits you =) Makes me wanna try all the shadows. Btw, what foundation did you use? Your skin looks amazing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nicole,

      I did a little something different in these pics. I did a layer of Laura Mercier Oil-Free all over the face and then applied Becca stick foundation to red spots around my nose. I topped it all off with MAC Sheer Mystery Powder.

  43. Tiffany says:

    So pretty, Karen! Your skin looks AMAZING πŸ™‚

  44. Nadrah says:

    beautiful look! I always like your smokey looks.

  45. Shiny says:

    Wow, you look amazing!
    I was out for town for most of the week, but I did spend some time yesterday catching up on the posts I missed πŸ™‚

  46. Catherine says:

    Gorgeous look!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Answers to some Questions =-.

  47. Rani says: look SO pretty here! I am esp. loving the lippy. gives the perfect pop of color…plus you look so out JLo!

  48. Tali says:

    Fab look!! love the eyes!!
    .-= Tali’s last blog post… By Terry & Beauty Lusts for Summer =-.

  49. Marisol says:

    Karen, you look stunning!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… I’m officially part of the Dirty Thirty =-.

  50. Bea says:


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