FOTD: Grenat n’ Gold

Okay… maybe not gold. More like Bronze.

I used the new Metal X Cream Shadow from MAC (Venetian Tarnish) and Chanel Pencil in Grenat to get the job done:

FACE
Armani Face Fabric (#5)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid (Sea of Tranquility)
EYES
MAC Metal X Cream Shadow in Venetian Tarnish (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Cherry Black (lashline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (waterline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Grenat (under waterline)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire
Now, I wore this look for about 12 hours (8am to 8pm). When I got home, I took another picture of my lids, to show what happened to the Metal X Cream Shadow:

Creasing… yes. But on these oily lids, I’m not really complaining. It IS a cream shadow in the truest sense of the word. Next time I’ll use a base, and see what happens.

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!