Category Archives: Chanel

Holiday Palette Love: Chanel Tentation Cuivree Palette

Chanel’s Quadra Eye Shadow in Tentation Cuivree from the holiday 2010 collection is perhaps my favorite item of the collection. It’s a very comforting color mix of chocolate and pink and it’s one of those quads where you can wear every color together…at the same time. It’s so flattering!

There’s just enough sparkle in these shades to give it some glam. The dark chocolate shade is perfect blended into the outer crease and the lighter color is absolutely beautiful all over the lid for a smokey chocolate eye. I find the vanilla highlighter shade to be the perfect base or blender shade and the pink is soft and feminine. I like to wear the pink on its own with just a smidge of dark brown along the lashline.

All in all, very happy that I purchased Chanel’s Tentation Cuivree. It’s a beautiful quad for the holidays! Let us know if you’ve checked this out yet, and if you did, what did you think?

Chanel Holiday 2010 Makeup Collection Brings the Pink

Chanel’s Holiday 2010 Makeup Collection, Les Tentations de Chanel, is very appealing to the bright pink lover in me. When I saw the collection promo, I thought a few things. First, I need that gold clutch purse. Second, I need to recreate that makeup for my own holiday party.

The crux of this look is dependent on a fuchsia cheek, lip and nail. But the collection also mixes in warm, rich chocolates, courtesy of a gorgeous eyeshadow quad that we will review for you soon! Here’s the rundown on the entire collection:

Les Tissage de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect ($45)

  • Tweed Fuschia

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow ($56)

  • Tentation Cuivré – Special-edition shadow quartet from Europe, includes rich brown and copper shades and soft, flirty pink and tender beige

Ombres D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow ($32)

  • Splash – Soft, smoky pewter

Levres Scintillantes Glossimer ($27)

  • Charming – Delicate pink
  • Pleasing - Rich bronze
  • Pink Pulsion – Dramatic fuchsia

Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour ($30)

  • Magnolia – Soft pink
  • Patchouli – Subtle copper

Stay tuned for our thoughts on the eyeshadow quad! Also, let us know if you’ve picked up anything from the collection or added anything to your holiday wishlist. :)

Just Another Mani Monday: Chanel Les Khakis de Chanel Collection

This week’s Just Another Mani Monday is brought to you by the letter C… that is C for Chanel. Just like everyone else, I practically drooled over the Les Khakis de Chanel collection. It sold out in stores but if you were able to pick up a bottle or two while they were available in stores, you’re one of the lucky ones. :)

The shade above is Khaki Rose, my favorite from the collection. I’m normally not a brown girl but this shade is perfect for me to venture into brown territory without feeling like its vampy. The touch pink in it adds a little something, something and I think it just looks oh so chic on shorter nails. I’m attending a media event for Kim Kardashian on Friday and this shade is exactly what I need for the event. I wonder if Kim will be wearing OPI’s My Private Jet…

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Beauty VIP of the Week: Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara

Speaking of Chanel, I have a new favorite mascara. For awhile, I couldn’t tear myself away from Mally’s Volumizing Mascara but during my Beauty Stylist appointment at Nordstrom last week, Kirk introduced me to Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara and it was love at first lash. ;)

I had heard good things about this mascara (or it’s other incarnations) in the past but never gave it a try because its price. When I took a look in the mirror after Kirk was done working his magic, I was truly amazed. He used this mascara in Purple (one of the four shades available) and my lashes looked amazing! They looked so feathery that I felt like a baby fawn, all I could think of was Bambi when I saw my lashes.

As for the mascara’s wear, it stands up to my 2 must haves: no clumping, good separation and it doesn’t migrate and give me raccoon eyes.  Then there’s the shade… for brown eyed gals like me, this purple mascara is fantastic. It’s dark enough to remind you of black but purple enough to make your brown eyes pop and of course, that’s always a good thing.

Currently Loving: Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

If you’ve been to a Chanel counter recently, chances are you’ve seen this display featuring Chanel’s Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss. This is the newest gloss to enter the Chanel line-up and this one’s all about intensity and shine. And I am all about this gloss.

Chanel had me at hello with the packaging. It’s a glossy, sturdy black, similar to the Rouge Allure Laque, also promoted on this display. And the applicator is something I wish was on all glosses – it’s a flexible, pointed doe foot-esque wand – and it really makes a difference. But the best part is the gloss! It’s a blast of shine and imparts long-lasting color. No shimmer or fuss, just a beautiful shine. I will say they have more “stickiness” than most Chanel glosses but they do last for hours.

There are nine shades gracing this display, and they are all divine. I’m particularly obsessed with Insolence, a bright candy pink. I sort of wish that I didn’t love them as much as I do, because a $32 gloss obsession is an expensive one. But hey, I’m not @llglossy for nothing!

We received a sample, but I’ve also purchased this product on my own volition since!

Just Another Mani Monday: Chanel Vendetta

Happy Mani Monday everyone! For this week, I resurrected an old favorite – Chanel Vendetta. This is one of my favorite Chanel polishes. I love the color, the wear and pretty much everything about it. It’s a deep blue-purple that flashes more purple in the sun. Indoors, it looks navy but never black. I like that about it because sometimes dark polishes always pull black indoors.

This polish is also consistent with my mood starting this week. It’s dark, dynamic and mysterious. Sometimes you just need a polish to complement your state of mind. How about everyone in reader-land? What are you wearing on your nails this week and does it fit your mood?

New! Chanel SoHo Story Makeup Collection

If there were ever a year for Chanel makeup, 2010 is shaping up to be the one. We were just saying the other day how it’s been one fantastic release after another. Would everyone agree? And here we have yet one more, the Chanel Soho Story Collection, launching in celebration of the re-opening of the Chanel boutique in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.

The “story” behind the collection, according to Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Makeup Peter Phillips, is a study in extreme contrasts, partnering feminine pinks and roses with strong, industrial metallics. There’s a definite Pop Art influence reflected in the collection’s signature product, the SoHo de Chanel Highlighting and Blush ($65), and it really is a standout.

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Beauty VIP of the Week: Chanel Taupe Gris Eyeshadow

Chanel’s Taupe Gris eyeshadow for fall is nothing short of spectacular. It’s a Beauty VIP for being my go-to all week and I suspect it will be a forever favorite of mine. I’ve been majorly sleeping in all week, which means I’ve had to condense my morning routine. Taupe Gris gives you the complexity of a well thought-out eye makeup look in the simplest possible way. All over the lid, just in the crease, smoked out over liner — it can do it all. And this week, for me, it did.

The swatch above was taken in sunlight. For me, this pulls very purple but in the sun it appears more brown. I couldn’t be happier with this eyeshadow.

What’s been your savior all week? Let us know if you have any VIP products to share with us!

Coming Soon: Les Khakis De Chanel Nail Collection

Big news, Chanel fans. To celebrate Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out on September 10 during New York Fashion Week, Chanel is releasing its newest nail collection sensation: Les Khakis De Chanel. Shown above from left to right, the collection includes: Khaki Rose, Khaki Vert and Khaki Brun.  If I’m looking in my crystal ball, Khaki Vert is going to be the new “it” shade. It almost reminds me of “Sew Psyched” from Essie Fall. I’m happy to see a new muted neutral enter the spectrum. Perhaps this green-beige hybrid will be called “greenge.”

Any of these shades calling out to you? How about after seeing these swatches? If you’re me, and all three are, take careful note: each retails for $25.

Beauty VIP of the Week: Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque

If you’re looking for a lip color to stand out in a crowded makeup bag, look no further than Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque. This luxe beauty is stunning in every way – from the packaging to the formula to the color and the familiar rosey scent. With yet another week of ridiculously high heat and humidity, I found myself wearing minimal makeup and instead brightening up my face with the most beautiful rosey pink lip color–Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming, this week’s Beauty VIP.

I literally wore Ming every day this week and just can’t get enough. I have an excessive amount of lip products, but this one is a cut above and always stands out. I like to call it an LBD for the lips – it’s your savior when you don’t know what to wear and always looks great.

What’s your Beauty VIP this week? Let us know!