So this happened over the weekend. I know I said I was trying to be thrifty but judging by the pics in this post it’s pretty apparent that I couldn’t step away from the Chanel counter quick enough. I ended up picking up two pieces from the Reflets d’Ete collection and actually showed quite a lot of restraint in the process; my love of shopping is clearly being tested at the moment, especially in regards to all the new beauty releases (gahh). The two products I picked up include an Illusion D’Ombre in New Moon and Blush Creme de Chanel in the shade cheeky.
I actually didn’t anticipate picking up the Blush Creme de Chanel in Cheeky (79). I honestly didn’t think I’d be so enamored as it seemed really ordinary in pictures I’d seen online. However, after swatching it in person, it really stood out. Cheeky is a gorgeous bronze shade with neutral-to-warm undertones. The cream-to-powder formula is super easy to use, and applies effortlessly, whether your a cream blush pro or newbie. If you’re familiar with the shade Destiny #61 (from the Fall 2013 Superstition collection) it’s somewhat comparable but much more of a cooler version.
What I love most about blush Creme de Chanel is that the formula never looks cakey, nor does it settle into pores. The satin-matte finish pairs beautifully with all of my foundations, but I’m particularly loving it with my Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. As for wear time I get a good 8 hours if I use a primer or powder, but I suspect it would last longer if you have normal to dry skin. I think this shade would also double as a contour if you have a fair to medium skin tone. I’m about an NW20-25 and get away with it. The other product I picked up, is an Illusion D’Ombre in the shade New Moon. I was really excited about the shade and on swatch, I wasn’t disappointed. The colour is divine, a beautiful brown with hints of iridescent copper. What surprised me most about New Moon was the amount of glitter/sparkle – Chanel really went to town with the fairy dust. I found that over the course of the day I had quite a bit of residual fallout, something to bare in mind if you don’t like glittery products. Having said that New Moon can be applied sheer or can be built up to an intense shimmer, depending on what floats your boat. Of course with a product such as this, strategic placement is crucial. With that being said, it’s quite a unique shade and I think if you’re a fan of Illusion D’Ombre’s you’ll love this. Sorry about the terrible swatch pic. I’ll try and replace it with a better photo soone. The downside of shooting in winter is that the light is all over the place and once the clouds roll in, there’s Buckley’s chance of getting consistent lighting in my pics – the perils of relying on natural lighting.
Let me know if you picked up anything form the Chanel Summer collection. I had to side step the Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Violet Touch and the Stylo Yeux in Ambre Dore (#911) for fear of retribution, luckily I didn’t care much for the glosses.
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