Chanel Les Ombres Quadra 14 Mystic Eyes

Apr 25, 2017

Chanel Les Ombres Quadra 14 Mystic Eyes

I remember when Chanel Mystic Eyes Quadra was first introduced. Neutral eyeshadow lovers were buzzing on the makeup board and it was even considered as a must have. I didn't pay much attention to it probably because at that time I was more into purple and blue eyeshadows. It was last year when I suddenly wanted this classic quad like a hole in my head. Surprisingly, Chanel still has Mystic Eyes available on the website. Maybe it was repromoted at some point. Chanel U.S. website had retired non-baked Quadras quite some time ago, and what is available now seems the half-baked formula. I hesitated a bit since I actually like their baked eyeshadows a lot, but ended up getting the old version off eBay

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer White & Luminous

Apr 20, 2017


NYX Pro Foundation Mixer review swatch
NYX Pro Foundation Mixer White & Luminous

For me, a good shade match is the single most important factor in choosing a foundation. Finish and wear come after that. Normally, I wouldn't bother, but I just love how this Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation wears and feels on me. I initially tried using a brightening primer and a highlighter on top, but it still looked very off. Buying a lighter shade of the same formula and mixing two would be an option, but the lightest color from the range is #2 and it would be supposedly a good match for me by itself. Besides, the image of two GA foundation bottles sitting on my vanity was too much even to think about it. I have other foundation bottles and tubes, you know. So I bought these NYX Pro Foundation Mixers on sale from Ulta.com. It seemed a sensible choice since they are quite affordably priced. (I didn't realize that each tube is as big as a full sized foundation until later on...)


Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Rose Pulpe & Tendresse

Apr 4, 2017


Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Rose Pulpe & Tendresse
Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss 728 Rose Pulpe & 172 Tendresse

I didn't have good pink lip gloss (no, really) and also wanted to see if Chanel had reformulated Glossimer for better indeed (not for an excuse to raise the price). Trust me, I was ready to criticize and almost wanted them to fall short of expectations. But, what can I say? I fell in love with them and might get a few more very soon.

Lunasol Modeling Glossy Eyes 01 Icy Glow

Apr 1, 2017


Lunasol Modeling Glossy Eyes 01 Icy Glow

Encouraged by the successful introduction to Lunasol eyeshadow palettes (Beige Beige), I got four more. I bought Icy Glow with extra confidence, too. It is a cool-toned gray smoky palette with pinkish highlight colors and a gorgeous taupe, which looked like an easy one. However, for some reason it took a while for me to appreciate this palette. 

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