4.25.2017

Chanel Les Ombres Quadra 14 Mystic Eyes

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

4.20.2017

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer White & Luminous


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...)


4.04.2017

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Rose Pulpe & Tendresse


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.

4.01.2017

Lunasol Modeling Glossy Eyes 01 Icy Glow


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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