CHANEL Ombre Essentielle #90 Fauve Review and Swatch

Fauve is the second eyeshadow from Chanel L’Ame d’un Regard collection (the other is Twilight). The eyeshadow has 2 grams and it retails for 26 euros.

Please note that I have only tested this eyeshadow at the counter so I won’t comment on how longwearing it is.

Fauve is a greyish purple with satin finish. I’d describe it as a warmer, slightly lighter and less frosty version of Urban Decay AC/DC eyeshadow (from Book od Shadows vol.2). I believe that the shade is universally flattering and I’d pick it this instant if I didn’t have AC/DC.

The eyeshadow texture is extremely soft and silky. The shade Fauve is very pigmented and easy to blend.

If I had to choose betweeen Fauve and Twilight, I’d pick Fauve because of its overall quality, which surpasses Twilight for sure.

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CHANEL Ombre Essentielle #89 Twilight (L’Ame d’un Regard LE) Review and Swatch


This eyeshadow is a part of Chanel L’Ame d’un Regard Collection.

It is the same size as all other Chanel mono eyeshadows (2 gr) and it retails for 26,5 euros.

Please note that I have only tested this eyeshadow at the counter so I won’t comment on how longwearing it is.

Chanel Ombre Essentielle eyeshadows are, unlike the quads (euro version), very silky and they apply evenly.

Twilight is a baby pink shade with silvery shimmer. The pigmentation is very good, but since the colour itself is light and complimentary to my skintone, it doesn’t show as good as it should on the swatch.

The shade Twilight is very similar to Urban Decay Sphynx (from Book of Shadows vol.2), but Sphynx has a lot of multicoloured chunky glitter. Chanel #89 Twilight is more subtle and the shimmer simply „melts“ into the colour, so I don’t believe that there would be a shimmer fallout. I’d say that Twilight is definitely the more wearable version of Sphynx.

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CHANEL Sublime de Chanel Mascara Review

Some days ago I saw a woman in the tram and I swear that her lashes were at least an inch long. At first I didn’t believe that they are natural, but since she wasn’t wearing any mascara I could see that they were real. This was enough to make me obsess about long eyelashes so I’ve decided to find some lengthening mascara.

I’ve already been writing about Chanel L’Ame d’un Regard Collection which is available in Europe since February. The only item I’ve purchased so far is Sublime de Chanel Mascara in Deep Black. 6ml retail for 30 euros.

Sublime de Chanel is first and foremost a lengthening and curling mascara. Shade Deep Black is a very intense true black shade.

The mascara has a plastic/silicone bristles brush which is good at separating and defining lashes without sticking them together.

Sublime de Chanel doesn’t flake or smudges. I’ve tested it doing exercises and sweating a lot and yet the mascara hasn’t budged.

The mascara is indeed lengthening an it makes my lashes look considerably longer (but they are still not an inch long). I usually don’t curl my lashes because they are naturally slightly curvy, but the mascara didn’t straighten my lashes. However, I don’t know how will it react if you put it on the curled lashes. Since this is not a volumizing mascara, I didn’t expect volume at all, but my lashes did get a slight volume.

Sublime de Chanel is the most appropriate as an everyday mascara. It is natural looking enough so it won’t be over the top and you can combine it with a more volumizing mascara to get more dramatic look.

Overall impression:

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CHANEL Les 4 Ombres in #29 Lagons (LE L’Ame d’un Regard Collection, Spring 2011)

As I’ve posted yesterday, Chanel has launched another spring collection along with Les Perles de Chanel collection. I’ve prepared several swatches. Please, note that this review will be based only on the testing I did at the counter, so I won’t rate the product. I also cannot say anything about staying power, since I didn’t wear it long enough.

I’ve tried Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in the shade Lagons. The product contains 1,2 grams of eyeshadow (European version) and it retails for 47 euros.

Lagons contains these shades: light baby blue, medium dark greyish blue, dark royal blue and medium dark baby blue. I’ve swatched the European version. The three lighter shade have a very tiny silvery microshimmer and the darkest shade (royal blue) has a bigger blue shimmer particles.

The texture of the eyeshadows is very silky and smooth. The pigmentation is average – on the swatch I applied three coats. Whan I’ve applied the first coat, it went patchy and uneven. You have to blend it, but the eyeshadow will look very sheer. For more intensity, you have to apply second layer, blend it and then apply more if you’d like even more intensity. The two shades on the right were the easiest to apply, the top left shade was a little chalky. Although the bottom left shade is gorgeous (I think it is the prettiest shade in the quad), it doesn’ t apply evenly.

Overall, if you are into blue shades and you like Chanel quads, this quad might be worth purchasing.

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CHANEL L’Ame d’un Regard Collection Preview


Along with Les Perles de Chanel, another spring collection has been launched: L’Ame d’un Regard. The collection contains the following items:

Les 4 Ombres in #29 Lagons (blue)

Le Sublime de Chanel Mascara in 3 colours: Black, Brown, Dark Purple

Ombres Essentielle single eyeshadow in  Fauve (taupe purple) and Twilight (pink)

Stylo Yeux in Marine (blue) and Espresso (brown)

The collection is available in Europe since February 1st, but I’m not sure when will it be available in the US.

I’ll publish eyeshadow swatches soon.

CHANEL Ombres Perlées de Chanel Review and Swatches (Spring 2011)

Yesterday, I gave a preview of my new Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel eyeshadow palette. As I’ve promised, today I’ll give you a full review. I’ve also taken a lot of pictures to illustrate how, depending on in which condition the picture was taken, the eyeshadows appear to look.

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CHANEL Ombres Perlées de Chanel Preview (Spring 2011)


Yes, I finally got it. Ombres Perlees de Chanel, the most coveted item from Chanel Spring collection is finally mine.

This post will just be a quick preview, the real review will follow tomorrow. I’ve made a quick swatch, but it is night here, and the light is horrible. Nevertheless, the swatch is made with only a light swipe of finger (this is why the shadow seems very sheer). Tomorrow, I’ll make a comparison between wet and dry application, as well a more in-depth review.

But for today, just enjoy the pictures :-)

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GIVENCHY Naïvement Couture Make-Up Collection for Spring 2011 Preview

In this collection Givenchy releases:

Blush Gelee in Candide Pink

Prisme Yeux Quatour in 78 Candide Garden (earth tones)

Rouge Interdit Shine in 27 Candide Nude

Rouge Interdit in 50 Candide Tangerine

Gloss Interdit in 30 Candide Tangerine

Magic Khol in 15 Coffee

Vernis Please! in 173 Candide Peach

Also, Givenchy will launch a new foundation: Photo’Perfection Light Evanescent Fluid Foundation. I wonder how it is compared to regular Photo’Perfexion.


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LANCÔME Ultra Lavande Make-Up Collection for Spring 2011 Preview

The collection includes:

La Rose Butterfly Blush

Ombre Magnetique in Disco Gold, Disco Silver and Ultra Lavande

Ballerine Color Fever Gloss Natural Origin in  Beige Ballerine, Lavender Rose and  Ballerine Ballerine

Le Vernis in Disco Silver and Lavande

Glossary Touch Absolute Lipstick in Lily Rose, Berry Rose and Daisy Rose

Khol eyeliner in Ultra Lavande, Pink Ballerina and White

Artliner Gel Eyeliner in Ultra-Lavande

What do you think about the collection?


YVES SAINT LAURENT Boheme Libertine Make-Up Collection for Spring 2011 Preview

YSL Boheme Libertine collection includes:

Palette Celebration

Creme de Blush in 5 shades: 1 Velvety Peach, 2 Powdery Rose, 3 Silky Praline, 5 Temptation Fuchsia, 6 Passion Red

Mascara Singulier in a new shade: 6 Deep Plum

Ombre Solo in two new shades: 15 Gold Leaf and 16 Topaz Blue

Golden Gloss in four new shades: 40 Golden Impertinence, 41 – Golden Insolence, 42 Golden Obsession, 43 Golden Irreverence

There are also two shades of nailpolish included (sky blue and medium reddish taupe), but I have yet to find out their name.

Love it or hate it?


CHANEL Les Perles De Chanel Make-Up Collection for Spring 2011 Preview

Chanel has prepared a wonderful collection inspired by pearls. Les Perles de Chanel collection includes the following:

Ombres Perlées de Chanel – a palette of 5 eyeshadows (pearly white, pearly warm pink, pearly plum, pearly dark green and pearly teal)

Le Crayon Yeux in Gris Scintillant

Les 4 Ombres Regard Perle (green, rose, beige, ivory)

Joues Contraste in Espiegle (peachy shade)

Poudre Universelle Compact in Rose Merveille

Rouge Coco in two shades: Peregrina and Jersey Rose

Rouge Allure in two shades: Coquette and Flamboyante

Glossimer in two new shades: Aragonite (white) and Nakkar (berry pink)

Le Crayon Levres in two shades: Peche and Framboise

Le Vernis in three new shades: Pearl Drop, Peche Nacree and Black Pearl

Do you like it? Have you had a chance to try something form this collection?


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GUERLAIN Sur Mes Levres Make-Up Collection for Sping 2011 Preview


Guerlain Sur Mes Levres collection includes:

Ecrin 6 Couleurs in Rue de Rivoli (white, dirty pink, light pink, lilac, dark greyish purple, fuchsia)

Blush G de Guerlain Serie Noir (a mix of 4 shades: coral, bright pink, peach, light peachy-pink)

Rouge G de Guerlain Serie Noir Jewel Lipstick Compact in 24 Rouge Sensuel, 45 Orange Euphorique, 70 Fuchsia Delice and 71 Rose Desir

Meteorites Compact (three shades will be available)

What do you like the most from this colection?


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CLARINS Neo Pastels Make-Up Collection for Spring 2011 Preview


It’s a new year and I wish to start it by showing what we can expect on make-up counters in the 2011.

I’ll start with Clarins Neo Pastels collection. Clarins has started to change a package on their product – it is not a rounded red, but they switched it to square gold (much luxurious looking in my opinion).

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