FOTD: NORDSTROM Trend Event – Spring/Summer 2013

I went to the Nordstrom Trend Event this morning… and I needed to look the part. Hundreds of women descended on Topanga Mall today (from away as New York) to attend this event. So I dug out my Burberry Foundation and went to work:

Burberry Sheer Foundation in Trench #10
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
Burberry Fresh Glow (mixed)
LORAC Pro Cheek Color in Petal Pink
By Terry Loose Powder Apricot Sable
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in Obsidian Grey (#21)
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire (blended through crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (lashline & waterline)
Volume de Chanel Masacara
Hourglass Lip Gloss in Opium

FOTD: Cool Tones

This was quick.. and I have to say, I’m really getting the hang of the Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows. I find that they have the most staying power when I used them over powder. But it I use them alone, they’ll also really stick if I use my fingers… not a brush. This face lasted all day. I put it on at 8am… and people were still commenting on it by 6pm in the evening. No touch-ups.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige Ambre 64)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
By Terry Blush Terrybly in Sexy Plum
Chanel Illusion d’ Obmre in Fantasme (lashline to just above crease)
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire (lids)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
By Terry Rouge Shimmer Terrybly in Kiss Me Quick

FOTD: Metallic Smoke

I wanted to smoke out my eyes with metallic colors… but I didn’t want them to get lost (sometimes when you blend too many shimmers the colors lose their identity), so I mixed two distinctly different shimmers/textures.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation (Beige Ambre 64)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
MAC in Lilyland Pearlmatte Powder (blush)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom & Black Bear (brows)
Bobbi Brown Light Peach Color Corrector (browbone)
NARS Cream Shadow in Ponderosa (lids)
Chanel Illusion d’ Ombre Eyeshadow in Illusoire (lids)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (blended through crease)
YSL Shocking Eyeliner in Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Raffinee

Chanel Autumn 2011: Illusion d’Ombre (Illusoire)

Okay, this one may be my favorite of the bunch. That’s the good news. The bad news is, I REALLY don’t need it because it’s a dead ringer for its Armani counterpart. Check it out:

Both Illusiore and Armani’s #4 are a greyish purple. Armani has tossed a little red in there, but so has Chanel… you just can’t see it unless you get really close. Armani’s version is a bit ‘chunky’ with the color mix, and Chanel’s is fine. But it doesn’t matter because they pretty much look the same on the skin.

The proof is in the swatch:
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire
Chanel is on the top
Armani is on the bottom
I was blown away by the similiarities. The only real difference between these products is staying power. You know Armani has that in spades. But it’s easier to layer the Chanel version with powders because the formula is more pliant.
Illusoire and Mirifique top my list of favorites from the cream shadow collection… followed by Epatant. I’m getting the hang of making them work and STAY in place, little by little.

FOTD: Purple Layers

This is one of those times when I HATE that I don’t have a light kit or something. My flash totally blew out the color variations… boo! I layered multiple purpley hued things (with a line of green) for today’s look…

Illamasqua Skin Base (#14)
Guerlain Meteorites (Dore)
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin

MAC Eyeshadow in Studied Brown (brows)
Le Metier de Beaute Eyeshadow in Peachy Keen (browbone)
Chanel Prelude Quad: 
Purple color in crease and under waterline
Taupe color on lids
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Illusoire (lids)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in #7 (lashline)
Estee Lauder Doublewear Pencil in Forest (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara in Night Violet
(and a little smile)
Haughty Cosmetics Lipgloss in Inspire