This was an impulse buy. I went to the Chanel counter intending to buy an eyeshadow quad, which I did. Then, on a whim, I decided to get one of the Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks. For the price, this lipstick is just okay. It’s very sheer, which I like, but it’s not as moisturizing as I expected. It feels moisturizing when you first put it on, but it disappears very quickly and leaves a dry feeling in its wake. I know that sheer lipsticks generally don’t have much staying power, but this one wears off within minutes. It also has a slightly gritty texture. You can feel the shimmer bits when you press your lips together. I expect a more refined, luxurious formula from a prestige brand like Chanel.
This eyeshadow quad from Chanel, #226 Tissé Rivoli, has turned out to be the sleeper hit of my recent Vancouver haul. I seriously didn’t expect to love this as much as I do. I bought this purely because I’ve always wanted to own at least one thing from Chanel and figured that these basic neutrals would be a safe bet. As it turns out, there’s more to this palette than meets the eye. They’re a little more sheer than say, Urban Decay, but they still have decent colour payoff. The sheerness comes from the lighter, baked texture rather than from a lack of pigment. I love the way these look on the skin. They add colour and dimension without the bulk that you get from some shadows. The shades in this palette are perfectly coordinated and give you a lot of options for looks ranging from daytime to evening. They look almost humdrum in the pan, but once they’re blended onto the lids they catch the light beautifully and create a look that’s rich and sophisticated. The taupe in the upper left corner is particularly stunning, because it has very fine multi-coloured glitter particles that change colours with the light. I thought this would be something I’d only use once in a while, but I keep reaching for it again and again.
So…I went to Vancouver this weekend…and this happened:
Clockwise from left:
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in “Panic”
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 226 “Tissé Rivoli”
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in 54 “Boy”
Dior 5-Coleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 796 “Cuir Cannage”
Dior Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow in 661 “Météore”
Dior Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow in 381 “Millenium”
I’ve already fallen in love with a few of these products, the ones that I’ve tried so far. I will be testing these things out over the next little while and will be posting full reviews very soon. Stay tuned…