Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chanel Powder Blush in Rouge Profond Review and Swatches

I'm never sure which blush to use with red lipstick.  This one is perfect (and made for reds@).  A warm, pigmented red, touch of pink, touch (barely) of nude brown.  Micro shimmer that shows up in sunlight.  It's darker than in the product photo but my camera, usually great for these sorts of photos, couldn't capture it.  The swatch is accurate.

Chanel Lipstick Rouge Allure Rouge Ingenue, Velvet Charnel and Audace Review and Swatches

This collection is lovely!  The lipstick shades are flattering and (amazingly) distinctive.  How to make a new red?

Rouge Ingenue is the Rouge Allure formula.  High shine, and high sheen.  A pink beige with a warm nude (brown) tint.  Wears almost 2 hours, which on me is forever for a nude.

Rouge Allure Velvet formula for Rouge Charnel and Rouge Audace.  Charnel is a classic red, slightly warm and ever so lovely.  Audace is a deep, darkened red; hints of brown (barely).  Great wear and even application considering how deep the shade is.  They apply with a slight sheen and dry down to a rosebud matte look.

All three formulas are light and creamy.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No 1 by Lucia Pica Swatches Summer 2016

I'll have a video review up soon but these just arrived so I wanted to post swatches.  Gorgeous!  I love all items and am now tempted to order more.

Blush in Rouge Profund; Deep warm red with barely there micro glimmer.

Illusion D'Ombre Rouge Brule and Rouge Contraste.  Swatches below include Viseart Minx copper on the left; Brule in the middle; Contraste on the right.
Brule is a red copper with shimmery sheen.  Contraste is a red brown, satin matte, that works as a liner but can be sheered out for a perfect lid color.  Both are very pigmented.

Rouge Allure in Ingenue, Charnel and Audace.  Super creamy formula with great coverage.  Ingenue is a little more sheer than the others.  A creamy beige peach nude.  Struggling with Charnel (I'm tired).  Basically a perfect red, very pigmented and stunning.  Audace is a burgundy red that looks like a deep red on me.  Better coverage and formula from the former Noir.

Tom Ford Pipa Moisturecore Lip Color Review and Swatches

Couldn't resist getting Pipa too.  Pinky coral.  Great finish.

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum Review

Love this as a summer fragrance, sultry and creamy without coconut.  Sophisticated.

Tom Ford Black Bloom and Velvet Bloom Powders Review and Swatches

Underwhelmed for $80 each.  The gold (black) is a little too yellow gold and pigmented.  The velvet (pink/purple/touch of blue) barely shows up on me.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sweet Glow Palette Review and Swatches

I really like these.  Slightly metallic, but like a more finely milled Becca.  The shades are not your standard, but not so far out there they become hard to wear.