When I wear the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadows in Vanites ($57; part of the new Chanel Sophisticated Eye collection), unicorns shoot glittery rainbows from their horns, every cat within a 10-mile radius rolls on its back and flashes its tum, and Ryan Gosling materializes on my doorstep and offers to take me to Pinkberry for a salted caramel fro-yo.
Well, at least that’s how I feel when the colors in this divine eyeshadow quad are decorating my lids.
I tried them on this afternoon, and the purple, pink and two duo chromes couldn’t have been much easier to blend; I barely had to flick my wrist. It was like swish, swish, DONE!
“Ooh, nice!” El Hub said when he got home from work, which loosely translated means, “Your eye makeup, while bold, doesn’t scare me like it does sometimes when you wear crazy-@ss purples.”
Chanel Vanites on lids and lower lash line, Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Purple on lashes, and MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating on lower water line
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Enchanteresse on cheeks and Glossimer in Wild Rose on lips
I think the duo chromes even brought out my Cullen side when I stepped outside to water the plants in the late afternoon sun; the sparkle on my lids was easily Vampire Edward caliber (one flashes from plummy brown to pinkish gold, and the other from pale pink to purplish gold). Just too. Darn. Good.
Vanites could become one of fall’s sleeper hits, and I really do think it’s worth the price (especially if you have a weakness for purples and taupe).
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters, stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A TO THE PLUS!
You know you’re a cat lady when…
…you discover that the cocktail ring you like at Nordstrom Rack is called “Cat’s Eye” and you can’t contain your excitement.
Pretty, isn’t it? In a gargantuan glowy ring kinda way? The designer’s name is Ariella.
Do you ever wear giant cocktail rings like these?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,