FOTD: Smokin’ Burgundy

I dug back into the Chanel Ecolsion Palette (Spring 2012) for this look. I LOVE the Burgundy color in this palette. I think it’s fair to say that it’s my favorite…

FACE
Illamasqua Skin Base #14
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Chanel Horizon Blush
EYES
Chanel Eclosion Quad:
Burgundy Eyeshadow (lids and under waterline)
Peach Eyeshadow (crease)
L’Oreal HIP Kohl in Burgundy (waterline)
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (lashline)
Dolce & Gabanna Mascara
LIPS
By Terry Lip Pencil in Dolce Plum
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire

FOTD: Burgundy Smoke

I went back to the Chanel Spring 2012 Ecolosion Quad for this. These shadows are so amazing… just gorgeous.

FACE
Chantecaille Future Skin (Banana)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Charming
Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Brilliance (highlight)
EYES
Chanel Eclosion Quad:
Burgundy on lids and under waterline
Taupe blended through the crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero on lashline and waterline
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
LIPS
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow

FOTN: Gold & Shine

I only had a bit of time to get ready, and I wanted to try the new Amore Pacific Foundation. Wow, I really like this stuff. I think it’ll work great on dry skin, as my oily skin needed a bit of blotting after about 4 hours. But overall, it held up beautifully:

FACE
Amore Pacific Skin Renewal Foundation (206)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chanel Blush in In Love
EYES
Chanel Eclosion Quad:
Gold on lids
Guerlain Retractable Eye Pencil in Gold
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
LIPS
Ilia Lip Care in Arabian Knights

Chanel Spring 2012 (Shadow Palette & Eye Pencil)

I got to take a look at the Chanel Spring 2012 collection and OMG… love much of it. There are some major passes for me… the lipstick is a no, as well as the nail polishes. I just don’t care for them. The Lip Pencils are a pass, same for the rose eyeshadow single, and two of the glosses. But the rest? FABULOUS!

So, for starters… I brought home what I feel are the two absolute must haves of the collection:

The Eclosion Eyeshadow Palette and the Grenat eye pencil are unexpectedly wonderful. The palette colors are all extremely silky, richly saturated, and really pigmented. They blend together effortlessly. Chanel does Spring probably better than just about any other time of year. They really capture the richness of fresh color, without going overboard. I was really impressed with the quad.

The sleeper hit of this collection for me is the Grenat Eye Pencil. At first, I turned my nose up at the idea of a ‘burgundy’ eye pencil… especially for Spring. But it is just beautiful on. It’ll work much better with olive based or brown skin tones. I can see this color looking too ‘pronounced’ on fair skinned beauties… without some major blending.

Swatches:

Grenat Eye Pencil
Eclosion Eyeshadow Quad
I’m still waiting for my other favorite pieces from this collection to arrive by mail. When they get here, I will swatch them all to be damned… and share my thoughts.
Ciao for now!